Suzuki GSXR1000 2008 arrives
The 2008 model Suzuki GSXR1000 K8 has landed in Australia, sporting class-leading performance, cutting-edge technology, design and engineering.
Following in the footsteps of the breathtaking 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000, recently named Two Wheels magazine’s Bike of the Year, the 2008 model GSX-R1000K8 has landed in Australia, sporting class-leading performance, cutting-edge technology, design and engineering.
Offering the latest in race-bred sportsbike technology, engineering and design, the latest class-leading GSX-R1000 delivers a potent combination of power, technology and agility, and incorporates a unique rider-adjustable engine management system with three performance settings. Employing an advanced 999cc, 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine generating phenomenal power, torque and acceleration, the GSX-R1000 is the most powerful, most responsive and cleanest-running open-class motorcycle Suzuki has ever built.
The GSX-R1000 is equipped with Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) advanced digital engine management system featuring a handlebar-mounted switch which allows the rider to easily choose from three engine settings to match riding conditions. Allowing smooth downshifts, the GSX-R1000 has a close-ratio, slick shifting, six-speed transmission with an adjustable back-torque limiting clutch.
The Suzuki litre sportsbike is equipped with a high-volume Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) featuring a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system for maximum torque throughout the rpm range. To accommodate various riding positions, the GSX-R1000 is equipped with adjustable rider footpegs that can be moved into three different positions for greater rider comfort.
Wind tunnel developed, the GSX-R’s bodywork features an aggressive style, reduced frontal area and a taller windscreen for optimum aerodynamic performance. An easy-to-read instrument cluster includes an analogue tachometer, digital LCD speedometer, dual tripmeters, a clock, convenient gear position sensor, rpm indicator light and a new LCD engine mode indicator that displays which performance setting has been selected by the rider.
Now in Australia at an SRP of $18,490 (inc GST) with Suzuki’s two-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, the 2008 GSX-R1000 is available in a choice of Pearl Blue / White, Black / Matt Black or the new Black / Metallic Gold liveries.
# Compact 999cc 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine offers excellent power and throttle response, along with reduced emissions.
# Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) downdraft digital fuel injection brings seamless, linear throttle response and enhanced low-rpm torque. # Fuel injectors are more compact and each has 12 smaller holes (instead of 4 larger holes) to produce a finer spray for better fuel atomization.
# Choice of three engine-management-system performance settings each with its own engine map.
# A handlebar-mounted switch allows instantaneous selection between the three maps developed from racebike maps for rainy, mixed or dry track conditions.
# Iridium-electrode spark plugs enhance combustion and provide a long service life.
# Adjustable, back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifts.
# Self-adjusting hydraulic clutch actuation system minimizes change in clutch feel over the course of a long race.
# Large, trapezoidal-shape radiator, working with a large oil pump and efficient oil cooler.
# High-volume titanium/stainless steel Suzuki Advanced Exhaust System (SAES) features an under-body chamber and two low-slung mufflers.
# The exhaust layout helps increase internal volume, lowers the center of gravity, centralizes the mass and enhances aerodynamics.
# Aerodynamic bodywork enhances aggressive style while maintaining small front area.
# Cast aluminum-alloy frame built for superb rigidity balance to deliver precise feel.
# Optional kit parts adjust swing-arm pivot height for racing set-up.
# Front forks and rear shock absorber both have adjustable high/low-speed compression damping, and fully adjustable rebound damping and spring preload.
# Electronically controlled steering damper: less damping force for lighter steering at slower speeds and more damping force at higher speeds.
# 3-way-adjustable footpegs (brake pedal/master cylinder and shift lever move with the pegs.
Engine 999cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-cylinder
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Front suspension Inverted telescopic, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
Rear suspension Link type, oil damped, coil spring, spring preload fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
Front brakes Radial mount 4-piston calipers, 310mm dual disc brake
Rear brakes 1-piston caliper, 220mm disc brake
Seat height 810mm
Dry weight 172kg
Fuel capacity 17.5 litres
Colours Pearl Blue / White, Black / Matt Black and Black / Metallic Gold
Warranty Two-year unlimited km