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.