Tuesday, October 07, 2014

2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 unveiled, is a big disappointment

2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 official high-res photos 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 official high-res photos 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 official high-res photos 2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 official high-res photos
Time for a complete redesign, Suzuki. We love the GSX-R1000, but in 2015, this just looks dull and dated

For 2015, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 gets… ABS. And, well, a new ‘Racing Blue’ paintjob. Really? Whatever happened to Suzuki? Can it really be that they cannot afford to pay an industrial designer to pen some new lines for the GSX-R1000, tweak the engine for a few more horsepower and give the damn thing some traction control?

According to Suzuki, the 2015 GSX-R1000 has “MotoGP technology,” which basically means improved mid-range throttle response through the use of lighter pistons, lighter tappets and “more aggressive” valve lift curves. This, according to Suzuki, “delivers greater drive and acceleration for faster lap times.”

In addition to “MotoGP technology,” the 2015 GSX-R1000 also gets Brembo monobloc radial-mount brake calipers, fully adjustable Showa big piston forks, slipper clutch and 3-step adjustable footpegs. We love the GSX-R1000 but we have to say we’re deeply disappointed with the lack of changes on the 2015 model. It really is time for the styling to change completely, and the bike needs a 200bhp engine along with traction control. Next year, maybe?

What happened? How and where did Suzuki lose the plot? We still remember the 2005/2006 GSX-R1000. THAT was THE bike. And now, in 2015, this...?   :-(
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