Suzuki GSX-R1000 For Sale

Suzuki GSX-R1000

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New Price At Launch: £13,250


Current Prices: £9,950–£7,450


Power: 199 bhp

Engine: 1,000 cc, 14,500 rpm red line, 185 mph top speed


Economy: 40 mpg

Range: 140 miles from the 16.0 litre tank


Seat Height: 825 mm

Weight: 202 kg (wet)

What Is It?

It's powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 999.8cc inline four engine, producing 199.2bhp at 13,200rpm and maximum torque at 10,800rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 320mm discs up front with Brembo 2 piston calipers
  • 220mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
  • Cornering ABS
  • Adjustable Showa 40mm Big Piston Fork
  • Adjustable Showa rear shock
  • Assist and slipper clutch
  • 10-level traction control, 3 ride modes
  • Anti-stoppie, electronic steering damper
  • Easy start system, low RPM assist
  • 4->2->1 exhaust system with Titanium muffler
  • LED lighting all round, adjustable levers
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the 2012-2016 model it's more compact, more aerodynamic, more powerful, cleaner running and boasts over 600 new parts. It's a proper re-design for 2017 and the exhaust includes the cat.

The new engine increases power at the top end without sacrificing anything lower down, has a red line 1,000rpm higher and makes 16bhp more almost 2,000rpm higher up the range. New parts include electronic throttle bodies, ride by wire, MotoGP derived 6g lighter DLC coated finger follower tappets rather than bucket tappets and Variable Valve Timing (VVT) to increase high end power without sacrificing the low end. 

Suzuki's implementation of VVT is simple but effective, using 12 Steel balls in slanted grooves within the intake cam sprocket and centrifugal force to shift them at high rpms. It's quite different to the more complex VTEC system found in the Honda VFR series.

They have also removed the balancer shaft, but added new Titanium exhaust valves, high-rpm operated top feed injectors and dual stage intakes; as you near the top end the engine re-configures for maximum power. To keep everything cool there's an extra fan behind the curved radiator.

To help make the bike more compact the new engine is almost 7mm narrower and 22mm shorter. Being shorter it can sit nearer the front wheel, helping front end feel and the 16mm narrower fairing helps the aerodynamics. The fuel tank is even 21mm lower at the top so you can tuck in more.

Suzuki has upgraded the dash to be mostly LCD, with 6 brightness levels. The new 6-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 Bridgestone Battlax Street RS10 tyre at the front and 190/55 at the rear.

  • 2017: Blue/yellow/black, red, black/red (red wheels)
  • 2018: Black/blue, black/red, white/blue, MotoGP Race Rep Blue
  • 2019: White/black added

The £2,850 more expensive GSX-R1000R is a 1kg heavier limited production run which adds a bi-directional quickshifter, launch control system, Showa racing Balance Free Front (BFF) fork, Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion (BFRC) shock, lightweight upper triple clamp, lighter battery and inverted LCD dash.

2019: Quickshifter from the R now standard, exhaust features a better looking black heat shield and tyres upgraded to Bridgestone RS11s.

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Price Guide

Year Dealer Private Part Ex Mileage
2017 £9,300 £7,450 £6,500 3,700
2018 £9,950 £7,950 £7,000 2,100


Popularity / How Many Left

Year On The Road Off The Road Total For Sale
2017 225 118 343 350 / month
2018 147 - 147 190 / month
2019 Data not yet available Rarely

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