2020 Suzuki Sportbikes – Less Flash, Same Dash

  • 2020 Suzuki sportbikes are out, albeit with little fanfare.

  • All bikes will appear for one last year before being changed for Euro 5 in 2021.

  • Suzuki sportbikes are renowned for their agility.

The 2020 Suzuki sportbikes are out, albeit with little fanfare.

There are new colours and graphics, plus some updates but the bikes stay mostly the same as last years. We think it’s probably that Suzuki will roll out the Euro 5-compliant models soon for 2021.

1985 Suzuki GSX-R750

Still, Suzuki sportbikes are among those to die for given their performance mixed with civility. It was the Hamamatsu-based manufacturer who gave us the first real sportbike – the GSX-R750 in 1985.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

The GSX-R1000R is Suzuki’s weapon for World Superbike racing. That’s why it’s the most technologically-laden. Only changes are the new graphics for next year. There are only two colour options in either Glass Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira Red or Metallic Triton Blue factory racing livery.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000

The GSX-R1000 is like the “normal” version. Most if not all sportbike manufacturers market a higher-spec’ed and a normal spec’ed models these days.

Hence the GSXR-1000 (without the extra R) is meant for the masses. It features minimalistic graphics for next year and in our opinion looks much cleaner. Suzuki brought over the bi-direction quickshifter from the GSX-R1000R.

Available in two colours also, called Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black and the other Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R750

Suzuki is the only manufacturer that’s soldering on with the 750cc superbike. The segment was pretty much dead within years of the WorldSBK going to 1000cc inline-Fours, as well as MotoGP going the 990cc four-stroke direction.

But there’s something sweet about 750cc sportbikes as they fill the gap between the 600’s agility and the 1000’s power. The Suzuki GSX-R750, however, uses a bigger engine in the 600cc chassis.

Choose from either Pearl Glacier White/Glass Sparkle Black or Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black.

2020 Suzuki GSX-R600

Speaking of the 600, here it is. Light and agile, it lets you hit the back roads and Ulu Yam with pleasure. Take it to the track and you’ll see that it’s easy to reach its potential. Real value for money.

Comes in Pearl Glacier White and Glass Sparkle Black.

We’ll take the white one.

2020 Suzuki GSX-1300R Hayabusa

Ah hah! The bike which caused superbikes’ top speeds capped at 299 km/h since 2000. It’s the Hayabusa which holds the title of the fastest road bike when it hit 312 km/h in 1999. This was a time when road bikes had about 160 HP.

So, the model continues on after 20 years because it’s still fast and there is demand. The Hayabusa will soon be upgraded but the 2020 model remains sold in the USA.

It’s gone through a number of important updates during its lifetime, including the fitment of Brembo brakes, slipper clutch, larger radiator and so forth.

The Hayabusa will appear in its current design for one last year in 2020.

Offered in Candy Daring Red and Metallic Thunder Grey.

Wahid's lust for motorcycles was spurred on by his late-Dad's love for his Lambretta on which he courted, married his mother, and took baby Wahid riding on it. He has since worked in the motorcycle and automotive industry for many years, before taking up riding courses and testing many, many motorcycles since becoming a motojournalist. Wahid likes to see things differently. What can you say about a guy who sees a road safety message in AC/DC's "Highway to Hell."

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