Suzuki INTERMOT 2016- New Bikes
Suzuki has brought their entire updated GSX line-up to the INTERMOT show, Cologne. These include the much awaited GSX-R1000 update, a middleweight naked and a small 125cc sportsbike.
Let’s check out each bike:
Suzuki GSX-R1000 & GSX-R1000R
Update to Suzuki’s liter class offering was long over due, but finally we have one. However, even now the Japanese manufacturer is reluctant to let go of their popular design, with most cosmetic changes limited to the sleeker front. The bike has also become sharper than the outgoing model.
Unlike the old generation bike, this one has no shortage of features and even comes with an extra ‘R’. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 lift many features from the manufacturer’s MotoGP bike including ‘segment first’ addition of Variable Valve timing (VVT). The 1000cc, in-line 4 cylinder mill is the same unit as the outgoing model, but is now tuned to produce 202PS of power at 13,200rpm and 117.6 Nm of torque at 10,800rpm.
Some of the features and equipment include new lightweight frame, Showa suspension, six-axis IMU controlling a 10-level traction control system, Motion Track Brake System, stoppie control system, three riding modes and cornering ABS.
In addition, The new GSX-R1000R variant comes with Showa Balance Free Fork with Balance Free Cushion shock, race-spec Bridgestone RS10 rubber, launch control system and a quick shift system.
Suzuki GSX R125
Another exciting launch from Suzuki is the new GSX R125. The bike gets a single cylinder, DOHC mill, whose figures are not revealed yet. Its design is based on bigger GSX-R siblings, and undoubtedly looks great.
Some of its confirmed features include LED headlight, LED taillight, new digital instrument cluster, keyless entry and answer-back function (Indicators start blinking when you press the key button, so as to locate the bike).
The GSX R125 will compete with the KTM RC125 on launch.
The GSX S750 is a middleweight streetfighter based on the manufacturer’s GSX-S1000. It gets a very muscular design language, along with single headlamp set-up and sharp fairing.
Powering the bike is a 749cc in-line-four cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine producing an updated 112bhp (instead of 104bhp) at 10,500rpm and 81Nm of torque at 9,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Some features of the new bike include three-mode traction control, inverted telescopic, coil spring suspension up front and link type, coil spring monoshock at the rear. Both ABS and non-ABS variants are available.