- Powerful 998.8 engine with Suzuki Variable Valve Timing
- Advanced Showa suspension and Brembo brakes
- MotoGP-developed Engine Control Module technology
- Butter smooth bi-directional quick shifter
The GSX-R name comes from a long history of ultra-high performance motorcycles since 1985 with GSXR750, and in 2001 the GSXR grew to up to the one-litre segment and fast-forward 20 years later comes the new 2021 GSX-R1000.
With a versatile engine that delivers smoothly and controllably throttle across a broad rpm range. We immediately fell in love with the GSXR smooth, controllable power and it’s handling.
Suzuki’s compact chassis design delivers nimble handling with excellent suspension feel and braking control, I was ready to conquer the twistiness after the long lockdowns in Malaysia. Electronic rider aids such as traction control and butter-smooth bi-directional quick shifter enhance the Suzuki riding experience. We got the Metallic Matt scheme for our official test from Suzuki Malaysia.
The distinctive, aerodynamic GSX-R bodywork make us slice through the wind on our twisty routes.
Equipped with Showa’s Big-piston Fork plus Brembo T-drive rotors and Monobloc brake calipers the GSX-R1000 is ready for a ride through the twisties on the street. The Metallic Matte Paint scheme with subtle black graphics creates a distinctive stealth look.
The 2021 GSXR1000 is powered by 999.8cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder DOHC, inline-four engine that produces great top-end power with a strong low- to mid-range pull thanks to the exclusive Suzuki Variable Valve Timing (VVT) system and the highly efficient 4-2-1 exhaust with a revised muffler (well I do suggest that future owners of GSXR, do invest in a carbon slip-on, to reduce the weight). Believe it a not the 199 horsepower and 188nM is fully usable, and won’t give anyone a heart attack!
Advanced electronics include the Suzuki Bi-Directional Quick Shift System as standard equipment, an Inertia Measurement Unit, S-DMS adjustable engine output, and Traction Control* to increase track and street performance.
The Twin-spar aluminium frame is lighter and more compact than the prior-generation GSX-R1000 for nimble handling with a high level of grip when cornering.
Handling is pretty perfect with the Showa suspension combined with ABS front brake-equipped Brembo T-drive rotors (Lotsa trail braking need when riding a Suzuki) and four-piston callipers for extraordinary handling and stopping performance.
Aerodynamic fairing houses a bright LED headlight and Suzuki Ram Air Direct ducts that feed the engine to boost top-end power, easily hitting 270km/h!
The 2021 GSX-R1000 is available in a Metallic Matte Black colour scheme that features complimentary black graphics and wheels. (Stealth mode onz!)
By the way, the 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000 starts from RM99,289.00.