Suzuki GSX-R1000 legend gets its biggest overhaul – Suzuki's 2012 liter sportsbike hit the bullseye – class-leading power and completely modernized, Suzuki also has the chassis, suspension, and braking system refined for 2012. The GSX-R1000 K11 was a good motorcycle, but, it was a bit heavy, clumsier, less focused than and not as much fun as the GSX-R1000 K5. Which was fine if you wanted a refined all-rounder for your 1000cc Suzuki sportsbike, but not if you wanted to bang heads with resurgent Kawasaki's ZX10R, Yamaha YZF-R1 and Honda Fireblade's.
Suzuki's reworked the GSX-R1000, which resulted in better performance and a drop in weight of about four 2,27 kilograms.
Enter the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 it's a new motorcycle from the ground up and, also like them it consists almost entirely of minor, incremental alterations. Some technology Suzuki used is the more durable forged pistons designed with the same Finite Element Method (FEM), New pentagonal shaped ventilation holes, which reduce pumping losses due to internal crankcase air-pressure resistance to downward piston movement, optimized camshaft profiles for great racing potential, developed using proven MotoGP racing engine technology, and a few more things. Suzuki also reworked the whole 999cc 4-cylinder engine, with Bore x Stroke of 74.5mm x 57.3mm, which brings enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range and high potential for racetrack performance. The Suzuki GSX-R1000 historical success has been down to its balance of extreme performance and everyday useability. For the engine this has meant both class-leading performance and class-leading flexibility – successive GSX-R1000s have comfortably out-performances their rivals across the rev range. This is due, in part, to Suzuki's use of a longer-stroke engine design than most other 1000cc motorcycles. The benefits of long stroke are a healthier bottom end and midrange (for various reasons, but mostly because a longer stroke exerts greater leverage over the crank). A downside of a long-stroke engine is high average piston speed – and high piston speeds mean greater stresses as the pistons change direction. This is why Suzuki is using Finite Element Method (FEM) piston technology and fatigue analysis technology used for MotoGP racing engines, and consequently the pistons are 11% lighter.
The Suzuki GSX-R1000's trick has been to have both – long stroke gives bottom and mid-rev shove, high revs and peak power have been achieved by clever internal materials and design. It all made the Suzuki the most trackable, easy-to-ride 1000cc sportsbike, the one you'd buy on the basis of just a few kilometer test ride because of the impressive way it leaps off the bottom of the rev range.Tag: SuzukiGSX-R1000K121000ccInline-FourSportsbike