suzuki gsx-r1000

The 35-year-old woman who stopped the vehicle she was driving before crossing the road on foot and causing the death of a motorcyclist has been remanded for two days.

Temerloh District Police Chief, Assistant Commissioner Mazlan Hassan, said the passenger of the female vehicle involved, a 37-year-old Chinese man, was also remanded for three days to assist in the investigation.

“They were remanded from today for further investigation following the accident that involved the death of a man at the scene of the incident,” he said when contacted today.

In an incident at about 4pm yesterday at KM98.6 East Coast Highway 1 (LPT1) in the East direction, a 34-year-old man who worked as a musician at the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) died after the high-powered motorcycle he was riding crashed into a Mitsubishi Triton pickup.

Preliminary investigation found that the accident occurred as soon as the pickup driver hit the brakes after the woman driving a Mitsubishi Pajero jeep stopped on the left shoulder of the road before crossing to the right of the road.

“At the same time, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 type motorcycle that the victim was riding came from behind hit the pickup, before the victim fell in the fast lane while his motorcycle was thrown into the back of the vehicle,” he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 304(A) of the Penal Code for negligence causing death, he said.

Seorang wanita berusia 35 tahun yang memberhentikan kenderaan yang dipandu sebelum melintas jalan sehingga menyebabkan seorang penunggang motosikal maut direman dua hari.

Ketua Polis Daerah Temerloh, Asisten Komisioner Mazlan Hassan, berkata penumpang kenderaan wanita terbabit iaitu seorang lelaki warga China berusia 37 tahun turut direman tiga hari bagi membantu siasatan.

“Mereka direman bermula hari ini bagi siasatan lanjut susulan kemalangan yang membabitkan seorang lelaki maut di lokasi kejadian,” katanya ketika dihubungi hari ini.

Dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 4 petang semalam di KM98.6 Lebuhraya Pantai Timur 1 (LPT1) arah Timur, seorang lelaki berusia 34 tahun yang bertugas sebagai pemuzik di Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) maut selepas motosikal berkuasa tinggi ditunggangnya merempuh sebuah pikap jenis Mitsubishi Triton.

Siasatan awal mendapati kemalangan berlaku sejurus pemandu pikap itu menekan brek mengejut selepas wanita terbabit yang memandu sebuah jip Mitsubishi Pajero berhenti di bahu kiri jalan sebelum melintas ke kanan laluan itu.

“Dalam masa sama, motosikal jenis Suzuki GSX-R1000 yang ditunggang mangsa datang dari arah belakang dan terus melanggar pikap itu, sebelum mangsa terjatuh di lorong laju manakala motosikalnya tercampak ke belakang kenderaan itu,” katanya.

Kes disiasat mengikut Seksyen 304(A) Kanun Keseksaan kerana cuai sehingga menyebabkan kematian, katanya.

Suzuki returns to the Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race, albeit with a difference. The Japanese manufacturer had announced their departure from the sport but has decided to participate in the prestigious race using sustainable fuel for their GSX-R1000.

The Suzuka 8 Hour is part of the FIM Endurance World Championship calendar, and features an Experimental Class within the race. This category is meant for motorcycles that do not conform to engineering norms. However, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 for the race does conform to norms but will use a fuel that is only partly of non-fossil origin.

Instead, the factory will use the Elf Moto R40 FIM, which consists of 40% bio-sourced fuel. Interestingly, the Suzuki MotoGP team had begun using the fuel during their last season in the championship in 2022, as stipulated by FIM and Dorna for the class.


The fuel may does not seem to cause any drop in performance as demonstrated in the first 2024 MotoGP race in Qatar, where some bikes were 14 seconds faster than those in 2023.

Suzuki has not confirmed their rider lineup, as yet. Their long-time endurance championship winning rider, Sylvain Guintoli has since signed with the BMW Motorrad Motorsport WorldSBK team as a test rider.

Suzuki will enter the race under the Team Suzuki CN Challenge banner, also a departure from their long-time Yoshimura SERT Motul Suzuki partner. However, Yoshimura Japan will continue to be the factory’s technical partner and seeks to use the platform to develop sustainable technologies in areas such as the muffler, tyres, oil, fairings, and brakes.

The 2024 Suzuka 8 Hours is scheduled for 19 July 2024.

The day that we thought could never happen has arrived as Suzuki has officially announced the discontinuation of the iconic GSX-R1000 superbike in Japan and Europe. 

  • Suzuki to stop producing and selling the GSX-R1000. 
  • Strict emission standards in Japan halted the development of the GSX-R1000. 
2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

The announcement came at the back of Alex Rins’ heartfelt win at the 2022 MotoGP season-finale in Valencia. 

The end of the GSX-R1000 is as expected, considering the Hamamatsu factory decided to pull the plug from its racing initiatives, including MotoGP and EWC, to pursue other non-performance-oriented objectives.

Despite the sad news, the GSX-R1000 will continue to be on sale in very few markets, including in North America and the Philippines. However, we expect a similar decision to take place in both regions soon.

As previously reported, the most significant factor in play for the GSX-R1000 discontinuation is Japan’s strict emission standard. 

That said, perhaps Suzuki didn’t see it fit to update the GSX-R1000 despite the firm already updating the Katana, Hayabusa, GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000GT and the V-Strom 1050. 

Nonetheless, a Japanese publication, Young-Machine, suggest that this might not be the end of the iconic superbike as a report back in August claimed that the Japanese marque is already working on a new high-performance engine for the next-gen GSX-R1000. 

However, before we wait for that to happen, the GSX-R1000 will be laid to rest for now. 

It’s official, Suzuki is quitting the MotoGP and Endurance World Championship at the end of the 2022 season.

  • Suzuki officially leaving MotoGP and EWC.

  • shutting down every motorsport programmes to focus on new sustainability effort.

Suzuki finally went public this week by confirming that they are leaving the MotoGP and EWC after the news broke out in May.

According to Suzuki president Toshihiro Suzuki, the decision to exit MotoGP and EWC was due to “the need to re-allocate resources on other initiatives for sustainability.”

While the decision to leave MotoGP signals a strong desire from the Japanese manufacturer to shift its focus towards the new goal, shutting down its official Suzuki Endurance Racing Team (SERT) could also spell the end for the Suzuki GSX-R1000 superbike.

Shutting the motorsport programme means that there is no proper platform to test out the litre bike, thus raising the question if we will ever see the next-generation GSX-R1000.

Moreover, with the firm’s new commitment towards sustainability, developing a next-gen petrol-powered superbike seems irrelevant.

2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

Suzuki could turn to develop a new technology that allows a “cleaner” GSX-R1000 to be built. Still, without any involvement in motorsport, there is no purpose for the Hamamatsu factory to push for it.

For other manufacturers, developing a new superbike makes sense because of their effort in MotoGP and WorldSBK. 

A company like Ducati, although it has yet to offer any electric superbike for the masses, has the capacity to do so thanks to its partnership with Dorna as the official supplier for MotoE.

On the other hand, Suzuki’s current generation GSX-R1000 has not changed since 2017 except for minor updates.

Although the Gixxer is an iconic machine to every superbike fanboy, the motorcycle has been something of a hidden player in the sportsbike market over the last few years.

Despite achieving success at MotoGP with Joan Mir taking the world championship title in 2020, the company didn’t see an upturn in sales, which is a hard pill to swallow.

With Suzuki’s motorsport programme shuttered and the market slowly moving away from the company’s litre bike, the odds for the GSX-R1000 don’t look good. 

Suzuki Malaysia has announced that 2021 GSX-R1000R and GSX-R1000 are now available in Malaysia and open for viewing at every local dealership.

While Suzuki Malaysia is yet to unveil the official selling price, other dealers have made an extra effort to release what could be the official price for the two motorcycles.

According to Wilhin Motor (M) Sdn Bhd, the GSX-R1000 and the GSX-R1000R is available for RM99,289 and RM110,289, respectively.

If the price is accurate, this puts the two GSX-R1000 as the cheapest brand new litre bike available in the market right now.

The 2021 GSX-R1000R makes 199hp @ 13,200rpm and 118Nm @ 10,800rpm from its 999.8cc inline-four, liquid-cooled engine mated to a 6-speed transmission.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen when will Suzuki Malaysia intends to introduce the sub-150cc motorcycle (GSX-R150 and Belang 150), however considering that teaser photos are still available on their Facebook page, we can assume that the two models will make their way anytime soon.

Suzuki Malaysia telah pun mengumumkan bahawa dua model 2021, GSX-R1000R dan GSX-R1000 telah pun berada dipengedar rasmi seluruh Malaysia.

Pengumuman tersebut dibuat menerusi perkongsian di Facebook Suzuki Malaysia.

Sebelum ini, salah sebuah pengedar rasmi Suzuki di Malaysia, Wah Motor Superbikes telah pun membuka pra-tempahan bagi beberapa model antaranya Suzuki SV650, GSX-S750, V-Strom 750XT, GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000R dan Katana.

Suzuki GSX-R1000R merupakan motosikal segmen sportsbike yang dikuasakan enjin 4-silinder 999.8cc DOHC dengan penyejukan cecair yang berupaya menghasilkan 199hp dan 118Nm dan dipadankan bersama transmisi 6-kelajuan.

Model ini juga masih mengekalkan ciri Suzuki Even Firing Order yang membantu memastikan enjin kekal lancar dan kurang gegaran sewaktu operasi.

Penggunaan kerangka jenis twin-spar aluminium juga memastikan model ini lebih ringan berbanding generasi sebelumnya.

Menariknya, model ini juga menawarkan paparan digital LCD yang diinspirasikan daripada GSX-RR di MotoGP.

Antara ciri lain ditawarkan adalah:

  • IMU 6-axis
  • traction control boleh laras
  • Suzuki Bi-Directional Quick Shift
  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector
  • Motion Track Anti-Lock Brake (GSX-R1000R)
  • Launch Control
  • tangki 16L

Sementara itu, sistem suspension dikendalikan Advanced Showa Balance Free Front Fork (BFF) manakala sistem brek dibantu kaliper Brembo 4-piston (berkembar) dengan ABS di depan manakala kaliper Nissin satu piston di belakang.

Dalam perkembangan sama, Suzuki Malaysia tidak mendedahkan harga rasmi bagi kedua-dua model ini namun berdasarkan tinjauan di pengedar rasmi lain, GSX-R1000 dan GSX-R1000R ditawarkan pada harga RM99,289 dan RM110,289.

Pasaran motosikal ketika ini telah pun dilambakkan dengan pelbagai model yang telah dinaik taraf dengan reka bentuk, enjin dan elektronik baharu.

Namun, lain kisahnya bagi pengeluar motosikal Jepun, Suzuki, yang masih lagi ketinggalan di belakang terutamanya model ‘flagship’ GSX-R1000.

Bagaimanapun, dalam perkembangan terbaru, kilang Hamamatsu dikhabarkan bakal memperkenalkan GSX-R1000 2022 serba baharu lewat tahun ini.

Menurut laporan, model tersebut akan mendapat pelbagai naik taraf baharu dalam usaha kembali bersaing di pentas Kejuaraan Superbike Dunia (WorldSBK).

Meskipun mencipta nama bersama Joan Mir dengan menjuarai MotoGP musim lalu, kehadiran Suzuki di perlumbaan motosikal ‘production’ terus sunyi.

Difahamkan, Suzuki juga akan memecah halangan 200hp bagi menyaingi jentera lain di WorldSBK antaranya Ducati Panigale V4 R, Kawasaki ZX-10RR, BMW M 1000 RR, Honda CBR1000RR-R dan Yamaha YZF-R1.

Meskipun tiada pengesahan ketika ini namun Suzuki juga dicanang bakal membawa rekaan serba baharu kepada GSX-R1000 tersebut termasuk beberapa ciri elektronik terkini. – asphalt&rubber

Other manufacturers have started to flood the motorcycle market with an all-new model for the last few years.

On the other hand, Suzuki took the most minimalistic approach by “updating” their range of motorcycles to meet Euro 5 emission standards while throwing in a couple of electronics aid.


At the end of the day, the current lineup, especially the GSX-R family, maintain almost the same looks and specifications.

However, new reports suggest the Japanese manufacturer plans introduce an all-new GSX-R1000 for 2022, replacing the current fifth-generation available in the market.

While there is no confirmation coming from the Hamamatsu headquarters, we can assume extensive upgrades are being done as part of a plan for Suzuki to return to the WorldSBK Championship.

Despite making notable success in MotoGP with Joan Mir winning the championship in 2020, Suzuki still lacks in the production-based competition.

We expect the upcoming GSX-R1000 to finally break the 200hp barrier to compete with the likes of Kawasaki ZX-10RR, Ducati Panigale V4R and the BMW M 1000 R.

Suzuki is also likely to include a customizable electronics aid, one of the most notable aspects where the GSX-R1000 is lacking compared to its competitors.

(source: Asphalt&Rubber)

Suzuki is celebrating its official 100th anniversary this year and to kick things off, they’ve unveiled their latest 2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R offering with MotoGP livery taken from their motorsports racing effort, Team Suzuki Ecstar. (more…)

  • 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.

  • A patent filing for the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 was leaked online.

  • The chassis looks similar, but the bodywork sees some changes.

  • The real change should be the engine where it features a new VVT system.

It’s not surprise that a new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is on the way, given that the Euro 5 regulations are coming into effect in 2020.

But just what will be new in the new Suzook? The patent filed in Japan has been revealed.

The patents show a new outline for the new Gixxer. The fuel tank seems a little longer, the seat a bit thinner, there’s a new vent on the main fairing, the tailsection is slimmer and the nose is sharper plus lower. The frame and swingarm look identical to the current bike.

But the biggest change ought to be in the engine.

There was another Suzuki patent filing months ago, particularly for a new variable valve timing (VVT) system.

New Suzuki GSXR-1000 VVT patent

In the current GSX-R1000, Suzuki uses the centrifugal forces of the inlet camshaft to drive the advancer. To sum it up, the faster the camshaft spins, the longer the inlet valves stay open. Suzuki did this to circumnavigate MotoGP’s ban of electronic and hydraulic VVT systems.

The system seems to work better in MotoGP, since the riders usually utilize the upper RPM ranges. It’s a different story on the streets.

In that patent we mentioned earlier, the manufacturer may switch to a hydraulic system with actuates both inlet and outlet cams. The hydraulics are computer-controlled, in turn. This should cater for the wide range of RPM utilization on the streets which usually hovers in the low and mid RPM ranges.

We should be able to see the new bike at the Tokyo Motor Show in October, if bike is slated for 2020.


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