2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Review
The more you look at the GSX-R1000, the more you realize that beauty has many forms. Bred from technologies conceived, refined, and track tested in the development of MotoGP machines like the GSX-RR, the GSX-R1000 proves that beauty is much more than skin deep…
For more than a decade, the GSX-R1000 was the most successful name in 1,000cc production-based road racing around the globe, earning it the title of The Top Performer. The 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is ready to prove itself to be a legendary motorcycle with amazing throttle response, power, and acceleration at mid-range engine speeds – all with great fuel economy. Engineering your dream bike to go fast is not the only priority at Suzuki. Bred from the same DNA as our MotoGP machines, the GSX-R1000 draws heavily on Suzuki’s racing expertise.
Commemorating Suzuki’s 2015 return to MotoGP racing, the new GSX-R1000 is dressed in Suzuki Racing Blue to express Suzuki’s spirit and passion for racing. The GSX-R line delivers outstanding braking capabilities with its Brembo calipers and heat-resistant stainless steel brake discs. The bike maneuvers like a dream with a solid chassis design and responsive suspension. The ability to stop as you please, to turn as you command, is just as important to Suzuki as it is to you.
Simply put, the GSX-R1000 offers outstanding engine performance from idle to redline, smooth suspension performance, responsive handling, and superior braking to reclaim its Top Performer status and Own The Racetrack.
2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 – Key Features
Instruments include a silver-ringed analog tachometer with LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meters, reserve trip meter, clock, coolant temperature/oil pressure warning indicator, gear position indicator, lap timer/stopwatch, S-DMS setting indicator and bar-graph indicating the instrument lighting level, or brightness.
The footpegs can be adjusted to any of three positions in a 14mm horizontal and vertical range. The rear brake pedal and master cylinder move with the right footpeg assembly, and the shift-lever linkage can be adjusted to accommodate changes in the position of the left footpeg.
A high-grip leather seat features outstanding holding properties, providing the rider with a greater sense of stability when accelerating.
Anti-lock Brake System (ABS):
A standard feature on the GSX-R1000 ABS, this system enhances braking performance. The system monitors wheel speeds to match stopping power to available traction, helping to prevent wheels from locking up under hard braking or due to changes in road conditions.
Throttle response and mid-range engine output have been boosted through the use of lighter pistons, lighter tappets and more aggressive valve lift curves. Delivers greater drive and acceleration for faster lap times.
BREMBO Monoblock Radial Mount Calipers:
Top of the line Brembo calipers are lighter and more rigid to provide more powerful and consistent braking performance. Reduced unsprung weight provides even better suspension performance.
Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF):
Quicker reacting with improved damping and more controlled compression under hard braking. Enhanced grip and rider feedback with more controlled weight transfer for a better turn-in.
Fully Adjustable Suspension:
Allows the rider to tailor the suspension performance to their riding style and the roads and tracks they ride.
Race-proven Slipper Clutch:
Improves rear tyre grip and stability when approaching bends by reducing the pressure on the clutch pack under hard deceleration.
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector:
Three separate performance settings give instant control over the power delivery to suit different sections of the road or track.
3-Step Adjustable Footpegs:
Allows you to ride in the position that suits you best, providing greater comfort, control and reduces fatigue.
2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 – Features and Benefits
A 999cc four-cylinder powerplant, with Bore x Stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm brings enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range and high potential for racetrack performance.
Lightweight, durable forged pistons are designed with the Finite Element Method (FEM) and fatigue analysis technology and optimized camshaft profiles was developed using proven MotoGP racing technology.
Optimally shaped combustion chambers and a compression ratio of 12.9:1 promote low-range and mid-range performance and help realize a broad torque curve. 12-hole fuel injectors produce a fine fuel mist for more complete combustion, reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
Pentagonal shaped ventilation holes in the side of each cylinder bore reduce pumping losses, further improving throttle response. The shape of the ventilation holes – wider at the top, narrower at the bottom – matches the actual flow of the trapped air, reducing pumping losses due to internal crankcase air-pressure resistance to downward piston movement.
The 4-2-1 exhaust system, carrying a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve maximizing torque and improving throttle response, especially in the low-to-mid rpm range.
Large, efficient radiator with a trapezoidal shape developed on factory team racebikes and a trapezoidal engine oil cooler both help reduce drag.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase helps reduce friction, improve heat transfer, increase durability and provide better ring seal.
Suzuki Ram Air-Direct (SRAD) air intakes are positioned close to the centerline of the fairing to provide optimum intake efficiency. The intake-duct openings feature a louvered design that heightens intake efficiency, while also contributing to weight reduction.
Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system uses two butterfly valves (primary and secondary) in each throttle body barrel. As the rider opens and closes the primary valve, the ECM reads the throttle position, engine speed, and gear position and incrementally adjusts the secondary valve to maximize the intake-charge velocity. The result is a system that realizes the benefits of near-linear throttle response and torque output across the entire rpm range.
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) system allows the rider to select one of three fuel injection and ignition system maps, adjusting power delivery to suit personal preference. The mode selection switch is mounted on the left handlebar and its two buttons can be easily operated by the thumb and index finger.
The crankcase carries a six-speed close-ratio transmission with vertically staggered shafts, to reduce overall engine length.
A race-proven back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.
Lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum cradle frame made of five cast sections and cast swingarm.
The compact engine allows a longer swingarm and shorter overall wheelbase for improved racetrack performance.
Lightweight, fully adjustable 43mm Showa Big Piston Front forks (BPF) with an endurance-race-proven design deliver superb feedback and responsive, stable operation, and are lightweight.
Rear shock absorber features adjustable rebound damping, spring preload, and both high-speed and low-speed compression damping allowing adjustability for a wide range of conditions.
Electronically controlled steering damper contributes to handling stability and a more alert and agile feel by increasing the damping force at higher speeds and reducing it at lower speeds.
The front disc brakes are equipped with the top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers.
The rear disc brake works with a single piston Nissin caliper mounted above the swingarm. The caliper’s compact design contributes to a reduction of unsprung weight.
The front and rear tires tread patterns and lighter weight contribute to lower unsprung weight and sharper handling
2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13899 USD
Engine 999 cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 74.5 mm x 57.3 mm (2.9 in x 2.3 in)
Compression Ratio 12.9 : 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID50VAZ, 114 links
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Brembo, Disc, Twin
Brakes Rear Disc
Tires Front 120/70ZR17 M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.6 US
Color Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White, Glass Sparkle Black / Metallic Mat Fibroin Gray
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Overall Length 2045 mm (80.5 in)
Overall Width 705 mm (27.8 in)
Ground Clearance 130 mm (5.1 in)
Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Curb Weight 203 kg (448 lbs)
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.