2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Priced at $14,599

01/13/2017 @ 1:27 pm, by Jensen Beeler21 COMMENTS

Suzuki Motor of America has released the pricing on its new superbike lineup, showing aggressive prices for the 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R motorcycles, which will start at $14,599 MSRP.

As you may recall, the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 is a brand new design that uses a flat-plane inline-four engine with variable valve timing (VVT), which is of note as it is the first superbike to use variable valve technology.

Official specs on the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 show a claimed 199hp and 86.7 lbs•ft of torque.

Suzuki’s pricing on the base model GSX-R1000 is very aggressive, taking on bikes like the Yamaha R1S ($14,999) and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R ($16,099 ABS) base model, and undercutting both those models on price, while offering more in features.

The same can be said of the Suzuki GSX-R1000R, which has been priced at $16,999 for the 2017 model year, as it compares nicely in terms of price/performance against both the Yamaha YZF-R1 ($16,699) and Yamaha YZF-R1M ($22,499), as well as the Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR ($18,899), not to mention the new Honda CBR1000RR ($16,999) and Honda CBR1000RR SP ($19,999).

We knew from the work that was being put into the GSX-R1000, as well as the Japanese firm’s commitment in MotoGP, that it was serious about making a comeback in the superbike market.

Today’s pricing confirms though that Suzuki is out for blood, and serious about taking back its crown, as King of the Superbikes. We look forward to riding this machine, and seeing if it lives up to the title.

Source: Suzuki

  • AlaskanLaw

    I applaud Suzuki!!! Not only does the machine look gorgeous, incorporating some serious new tech, but the price point cannot be beat. If anything, the only thing stopping someone now from getting a 1000, as opposed to a 600, will be insurance. Honda? Are you listening?

  • Joonil Park

    It all looks good true, but hold your applause until Suzuki finally puts this thing in showrooms. They’ve been telling us about this bike since Fall of 2015 after all.

    Also that can…it’s yooouuj

  • Tom Jahn

    The pipe, who cares how it is stock? The pricing though, compared with the features is a big deal. The fact that Suzuki released those figures pretty much confirms the new gsxr is not vaporware. Soon enough you’ll see them in your local dealership to put this discussion to rest.

  • Jason Channell

    Sat on one tonight at the Dallas moto show. It felt really good. Not too heavy, decent seat height, and not too cramped.

    The RR for about $1500 more has a few nicer things, including the 2 way quickshifter.
    I’m strongly considering buying one.

    Honda..you’re on notice.

  • Jason Channell

    I sat on one tonight. Suzuki wasn’t messing around with this bike.

  • n/a

    I wonder how many recalls this one will have…

  • MichaelAndTheArgonauts

    Call me old school but I think it’s funny that $14,599 is considered a price point to beat for a sport bike.

  • MikeD

    Come and get your OldNewStock Gixxer 1000 before they are GONE !!!! Now upgraded with more “intel inside” and some new found HP !!!!! C’mon folks, don’t let this one pass you by !!!

  • MikeD

    Too bad they did mess around with the RECYCLED looks.

  • FLYGOD

    Really interested to see how it does against the competition. It’ll likely be one of these or a slightly used/leftover ’15 S1kRR for my upgrade next winter.

  • CBR Sean

    Honda is pissing me off lately. Go to the dallas show specifically for the RC213 and the CBR 1000. No where to be seen; Al lamb’s dealer covered with what they could.

  • Jason Channell

    Honda is phoning it it for sportbikes and F1.
    May I interest you in a beige Accord sir?

  • garruckus

    it makes more power than my f350. which is funny because the truck has a straight pipe and the bike has a muffler from a diesel truck.

  • paulus

    No doubt that the technology and power is awesome… but the market ‘new normal’ is 15K-20K for a 1000cc sports.

  • I’m not even sure if there’s a new CBR1000RR on US soil right now, and I’m pretty sure American Honda has a grand total of one RC213V-S here as well. What were you expecting from IMS? Especially in Dallas.

  • CBR Sean

    The RC213 was more of a hope it was there. The CBR was expected to be there. Also, Honda Japan sends Honda NA the bikes, HNA sets up the booth and displays, and employs the people. Just like any other manufacturer, suzuki, kawasaki, and yamaha all had their new bikes on display.

  • FLYGOD

    The base Fireblade & SP were on display at the NY & DC IMS. Not sure what happened with Dallas.

  • Jason Channell

    More evidence that Honda is doing…Lord knows what. You’d think they’d at least parade the new bike around, with their competition already kicking them in the shorts.

    Honda…Marquez and bland commuter cars. And the new NSX, which no one can afford.

  • gabejudah

    I don’t understand the negativity regarding looks. Suzuki has a design language for the gixxers. They can’t/shouldn’t reinvent the wheel here. This bike has a fresh look, as it should.
    When you drastically change the look of your product with every iteration, you make the previous look obsolete and disconnected. Think of Hyundai cars. If you make evolutionary changes, the product line seems to remain “modern.” Think Honda cars.
    I think these bikes look just as they should.

  • motoschmoto

    I sort of love it. I definitely want it! I’ve owned Ducati’s (899 and multi), a Triumph (’12 Bonnie) and a Kawi (ZX6) and I like the new design. I think they fixed the worst part about the old gixer – the giant bulb of a front end (at least from what I’ve seen so far it seems so). The rep for being indestructible, great chassis, cheaper to wrench and possibly generating a massive aftermarket of cheap parts is enticing. I’m assuming the jammed all the Euro4 stuff into the hideous exhaust knowing most will just replace it. Hopefully no more brake fade.

  • Dustin Nisbet-Jones

    To be fair, if you look at the price adjusted for inflation, it’s sort of in line with normal. The 2001 GSX-R 1000 had an MSRP of $10,400, which would be $14,500 in today’s money.