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From Suzuki's press material:

GSX-R1000 Features
  • Open-class leader updated with more power, reduced weight, new chassis and a new aggressive, aerodynamic look.
Engine Features
  • Compact 988cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine with gear-driven counterbalancer features new ventilation system to equalize lower-cylinder pressure and reduce mechanical loss.

  • Electronic fuel injection system features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV)- maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and high torque output. Includes Fast Idle System (AFIS).

  • New tapered, double-barrel throttle body design is simpler in design with less weight.

  • New 32-bit ECM with 22-trigger pole rpm sensor, provides more precise control of ignition timing and injector operation for each cylinder.

  • Pulsed-air injection system (PAIR) helps reduce emissions.

  • New internal oil passageways feed hydraulic cam chain tensioner, eliminating external lines and reducing weight.

  • Cylinder head features a narrow 25° included valve angle, creating a compact combustion chamber, high compression ratio and a straight intake tract for high power output.

  • Relocated ram-air intake ducts are 20 mm closer to the center of the fairing increasing ram air pressure, charging efficiency and torque output.

  • Durable SCEM-plated cylinders house new lightweight forged pistons with low-tension rings to reduce friction.

  • Suzuki Exhaust Tuning System (SET) regulates exhaust back pressure in the exhaust system to suit running conditions and maintain optimum engine torque.

  • All new titanium 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system features larger-volume muffler to improve flow and power without increasing noise level.

  • Large radiator and high-capacity oil cooler provide maximum cooling efficiency.

  • Six-speed transmission with high-capacity 19-plate clutch.

Chassis Features
  • Sleek new bodywork includes new front fender, front cowl with vertical headlight, inner rear fender, tail section and fuel tank- all designed for improved aerodynamics.

  • New compact instrument cluster features a step-motor-driven analog tach. and digital speedometer - also includes LCD odometer-tripmeters, coolant temp., clock and EFI diagnostics.

  • New LED-type taillight and new turn signal design are both brighter and more compact.

  • All-new black-painted aluminum frame is both stronger and lighter with adjustable swingarm pivot (kit parts required) - also includes simpler, more durable sub-frame design.

  • Braced aluminum swingarm features extruded arms internally reinforced for strength.

  • Fully adjustable 43mm inverted forks feature Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coated stanchion tubes to reduce friction and improve response - includes cross-mounted steering damper.

  • Fully adjustable piggy-back shock absorber with an aluminum body and temperature compensating system for more consistent damping performance.

  • New radially-mounted four-piston front brake calipers reduce flex for stronger brake performance and permit use of lighter weight 300mm rotors.

  • Opposed-dual-piston rear brake caliper with 220mm rotor.

  • Lightweight cast aluminum wheels and radial tires.

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