Suzuki is celebrating its 100th anniversary in style with its most powerful road-going superbike yet, the GSX-R1000R. The 100th anniversary Suzuki GSX-R1000R comes with retro-inspired livery found on the current Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP machine currently competing this season with Joan Mir and Alex Rins.
Retro-inspired, you ask? Yes. The traditional blue and silver colour combo dates back to the 1960s during the early years of the Japanese manufacturer in Grand Prix racing. This lovely GSX-R pays tribute to those lovely years of racing as well as the official company’s inception back in 1920.
With race records and victories collected over the years, this particular Suzuki GSX-R1000R also shares some common traits with its race-going brothers and sisters, particularly the inclusion of the same variable valve timing system to boost both torque and peak power. It is also packed with the latest electronic aids, 10-level traction control, up/down quickshifter, cornering ABS, and that sweet, sweet launch control, baby.
The 100th anniversary Suzuki GSX-R1000R will be produced in limited numbers and for those living in the UK, you can cop one at £16,999, which is around RM92,000 after direct conversion. Will it make its way to Malaysia? We sure hope so and we have high hopes that the new custodian of the brand will do wonders.
FYI, it’s Kawasaki Malaysia Motors (KMSB). Yup, they will convert to Suzuki Malaysia Sdn Bhd and we’re just days away from the official announcement! 2021 will be a good year for the Suzuki motor brand in Malaysia, ladies and gentlemen.