It has been three decades and more than a million units sold since the GSX-R line was born. A decade and a half since the first GSX-R1000 (K1) changed the open sportsbike class forever. Now, the wait is over, with the GSX-R1000R arriving in dealers September 7th, for $25,490 +ORC.
The top-spec GSX-R1000R is equipped with the latest Showa BFF (Balance Free Front) forks and Showa BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion lite) rear shock, bi-directional quickshifter, racing launch control, LED position lights, lightweight battery and a unique black LCD instrument panel display letting you know you’re sitting aboard something truly special.
7th September marks the official release date for Australian customers. With the first shipment of stock is nearly sold-out, customers are encouraged to pre-order via their local authorised Suzuki motorcycle dealer to secure their bike.
The GSX-R1000R will be available in two colour schemes – Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black for a recommended retail price of $25,490 + ORC (MSRP $27,490 Ride Away).
Additionally the GSX-R1000 ABS is also available in three striking colour schemes –Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red with a recommended retail price of $21,990 + ORC (MSRP $23,990 Ride Away).
Mark Willis has had a long and distinguished career in motorcycle racing across many disciplines. Australian Long Track Champion (1993), Australian Rider of the Year (1996), Australian Supermoto Champion and has won both the Spa and Bol D’Or 24 Hour World Endurance Championship races. Mark finished fourth in the 1997 Australian Superbike Championship and finished as high as sixth in a wildcard appearance at the 1998 Australian round of the Superbike World Championship. He then went on to ride some unreliable bikes in the 500cc MotoGP World Championship, including the BSL, Modenas and Pulse squads. He made 22 starts in 500 GP with a best finish of 13th at Mugello in 2001.
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