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Suzuki Unveils Concept GSX-R1000 At EICMA

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On November 17, 2015 at the EICMA Motorcycle Show, Suzuki Motor Corporation unveiled their future GSX-R1000 concept model.

It has been three decades and more than a million sold since the GSX-R line was born. A decade and a half since the first GSX-R1000 changed the open sportsbike class forever.

30 years of experience and knowhow has gone into developing the new GSX-R1000, which is the fastest and lightest GSX-R yet, boasting exciting new racing technology for the 1000cc sportsbike sector.

The engine's design makes it the most powerful GSX-R ever built, increasing top-end output without sacrificing low-end and midrange power. Suzuki engineers, utilising knowledge gleaned from the MotoGP project, have implemented a new Broad Power System.

Suzuki Racing's Variable Valve Timing is the biggest feature of the new Broad Power System, which optimises intake cam timing for both high and low speed rpm and bolsters top-end power without sacrificing power elsewhere in the rev range. There's also a new finger follower rocker arm type valve train system, secondary injectors in the top of the airbox which operate at higher rpm, and two servo-operated butterfly valves in each exhaust header balance tube.

A new 10-level traction control system features, which can be altered while riding, so long as the throttle is closed, while a new quickshifter allows for quicker upshifts and downshifts, which can both be made without using the clutch. Upshifts can be made at full throttle, while on downshifts the system automatically opens throttle valves just enough to increase rpm and match engine speed to the lower gear ratio.

Launch control makes it easier for riders to get a faster start by automatically limiting engine rpm and optimising torque delivery while the rider holds the throttle wide open, and Suzuki's Drive Mode Selector allows the selection of three different engine maps.

Suspension is provided by Showa, with the latest balance free front forks and balance free rear suspension. The new forks were developed by Showa through racing, and have now been adapted for use on production models. The balance free front forks provide more consistent damping and increased corning performance by delivering smoother, more controlled travel.

The new rear suspension unit minimises pressure balance fluctuations thanks to its unique hydraulic circuit, which optimises oil flow. As a result improved damping force responsiveness is achieved, which in turn offers superior traction and absorption capability.

New bodywork is aggressive but purposeful, designed to put performance first and is sleeker, narrower, and more aerodynamic, while headlight, taillight and indicators are all full LED.

The new GSX-R1000 is expected to arrive late 2016 with final specification, colours and price being confirmed closer to launch.

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