CARB Filings Point to No New Suzuki GSX-Rs for 2018

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After the debut of the GSX-R1000, there has been a bit of talk about Suzuki’s plans for the rest of its sportbike lineup, namely the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750. A story from AMCN pointed to a new GSX-R750 for the 2019 model year, but said that the GSX-R600 would be no more.

Our own sources disagree with that AMCN report though, saying that we would see both: an all new 2019 Suzuki GSX-R600 and an all-new Suzuki GSX-R750 for the 2019 model year.

We would be on the wrong side of confirmation bias if we said that today’s news supports our claim, but what we can tell you is that it doesn’t look like new GSX-R600 or GSX-R750 models will be coming for the 2018 model year, as Suzuki Motor of America just filed some interesting paperwork with the California Air Resources Board.

Getting approval for its 2018 model year GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 machines, the CARB filings show no emission changes to the sport-bikeing pair, suggesting that the smaller GSX-Rs will remain the unchanged for the next model year.

This is unwelcomed but expected news from Suzuki, as it still seems 2019 is the earliest that we could see a new supersport or middleweight from the Japanese brand.

It is still possible for Suzuki to tip its hand though later this year though, giving us an early glimpse into its new GSX-R lineup at EICMA or one of the other trade shows, like it did with the GSX-R1000. As they say, patience is a virtue.

One last interesting point though, Suzuki has not yet filed anything with CARB for the Hayabusa…a hint that a new model may be coming, perhaps?

Source: CARB