2018 GSX-R1000R lands in Australia

IT has been three decades since the GSX-R line was born in a Suzuki factory, and a decade and a half since the first GSX-R1000 (K1) changed the open sports bike market forever.

Now, the 6th-generation R1000 is redefining the definition of “Super bike”, with the top-spec R1000R equipped with the latest SHOWA BFF (Balance Free Front) forks and SHOWA BFRC  lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion lite) rear shock, a bi-directional quick shifter, racing launch control and LED position lights.

Riders will also find a lightweight battery and a unique black LCD instrument panel display, designed to let you know you’re sitting aboard something truly special, a bike inspired by MotoGP.

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The new model is loaded with technology from the world’s premiere motorcycle racing series including finger follower valve trains, and Suzuki Racing VVT, for simplified variable valve timing.

Officially launched on to the Australian market today (7 September), the new top-of-the-line R1000R model will hit the road at $27,490 (ride away).

Available in two colour schemes Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black, the GSX-R1000R will be joined in show rooms by the GSX-R1000 ABS, which comes in three striking colour schemes –Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red. It hits the road at $23,990 (ride away).

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    • Hi Aditya,

      They are different. The 2018 model is brand new and gets improved shocks and forks for 2018, among other upgrades.

      Exhaust Notes Australia

        • Hi Aditya,
          We have done some investigating. The model revealed in the article you highlighted is just that – a model reveal. The 2018 bike, tagged as 2017 by your article link was then physically launched in July as the 2018 bike. Our article is about that bike now being on sale in Australia where it has been launched as the 2018 model. To this point Australian dealers have been selling the 2016 model. So yes it’s the same bike specs wise, as revealed ny Cycleworld but now it’s here and has been launched as the 2018 bike due to lengthy delays in getting to market.

          Exhaust Notes Australia


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