ORLANDO, FLA. - To the applause of dealers gathered for its 2011 dealer meeting, Suzuki unveiled the newly retuned and reworked GSX-R1000.
The flagship motorcycle joins the OEM's 2012 model lineup with new Brembo monobloc front brake calipers, a new single-muffler exhaust system, a retuned engine designed to improve mid-range power, an overall weight savings of more than 4 lbs. from the previous model, and a host of other changes.
The GSX-R1000 was one highlight of the meeting at the Marriott's Orlando World Center resort and convention center, a gathering that also include the the introduction of a new cruiser and two Adventure versions of the popular DL series motorcycles.
American Suzuki's executive management team also used the time to explain to its dealer network that the OEM is now on a mission to rebuild its market position through new product offerings, improved marketing efforts and better dealer support programs.
“This new GSX-R model reflects decades of development through on-track domination around the world and the latest model continues the GSX-R1000’s legacy of championship-winning performance by integrating race-developed technology into our class-leading products,” said Steve Bortolamedi, Suzuki's senior communications manager.
Other new features of the 2012 GSX-R1000 include the updated engine design with lighter, more durable pistons and higher compression ratio and aggressive new styling. These changes improve both the handling and performance of the model to reinforce its position as a purpose-built machine designed to "Own The Racetrack," the OEM says.
The 2012 GSX-R1000 model is scheduled to arrive in Suzuki dealerships in early 2012 and has an msrp of $13,799.
More information about the 2012 GSX-R1000 and other 2012 models can be found at www.suzukicycles.com.
posted by Dennis Johnson
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