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Suzuki unveils 100th Anniversary GSX-R1000R in the UK

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Suzuki has unveiled the MotoGP replica edition of the GSX-R1000R in the United Kingdom to commemorate 100 years since the incorporation of Suzuki. The 100th-Anniversary edition features a historically inspired livery similar to the GSX-RR MotoGP racing machines. The race livery comes in Blue and Silver paint theme, paying homage to the early Grand Prix racing Suzuki’s, available in very limited numbers.

Underneath the race livery, the Suzuki GSX-R1000R 100th-Anniversary remains the same and features an aerodynamic bodywork optimised for handling as well as top speed on the racetrack. The bodywork also provides protection to the rider from winds, while allowing improved airflow to the engine, braking components, increasing the downforce and improving the engine efficiency. 

The Suzuki GSX-R1000R features an LED headlight unit designed to be compact optimizing the flow of air. The motorcycle also comes with race-style bubble windscreen, a muscular fuel tank, clip-on style handlebars, a high mounted tail section, a full fairing with belly covers, full LCD instrumentation system and a side slung exhaust. 

The Suzuki GSX-R1000R is powered by a 1000cc in-line four-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC engine with electronic fuel injection that produces 202 PS of power and 118 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. The GSX-R1000R features advanced rider technologies such as new Motion Track Brake System, Motion Track TCS (Traction Control System), Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, Launch Control and a Bi-Directional Quick Shift System. 

The 100th-Anniversary edition also remains mechanically unchanged and comes with a square aluminium tube chassis which is more compact and narrower than its predecessor reducing the weight by 38%. It also comes with a bolt-on aluminium subframe and a new aluminium swingarm, braced on both sides instead of on one, to improve weight, rigidity and balance. 

For parts, the Suzuki GSX-R1000R features Showa BFF (Balance Free Front) forks and BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion) lite shock, developed for racing and the stopping power comes from Brembo 320 mm rotors with a hybrid mounting system using a 50/50 combination of 5 conventional spring loaded floating pin mounts and 5 Brembo T-drive floating mounts equipped with radial-mounted monobloc callipers and a radial pump. 

The 100th-Anniversary Suzuki GSX-R1000R is available for order in the UK market priced at GBP 16,999 which roughly converts to INR 16.21 lakhs.