Suzuki has updated its GSX-R range of superbikes with a new MotoGP livery. Thanks to the new colour option, the three GSX-R models look like the race machines of Maverick Vinales and Aleix Espargaro on race weekends. Suzuki didn’t touch the mechanics but the largest Gixxer got a special trim with with an SET (Suzuki Exhaust Tuning) valve and a Yoshimuira exhaust that improves the bike’s performance.
The GSX-R line-up didn’t receive dramatic overhauls in the last couple of years but Suzuki decided to do a small upgrade to the 700, 750 and 1,000cc GSX-R bikes. All Gixxers are now available in Ecstar livery while the largest capacity model also got a new trim, including a Yoshimura exhaust that adds to the general looks, sound and execution. Thanks to the new exhaust, the inline-four produces a bit more horsepower.
The special GSX-R1000 features an SET (Suzuki Exhaust Tuning) valve for customizing the torque and reaction, the GSX-R750 and the 600er depend on the demonstrated SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve). The GSX-R1000 will be offered for €14,990 ($16,410, European value), so it’s just a bit more expensive than the base model (€14,600 ($15,985, European value).
For the GSX-R750 and GSX-R700, the Yoshimura remains on the optional accessories list. The smaller GSX-R comes now with this new silencer and two selectable drive modes as opposed to the three the liter-class machine has.