2020 Suzuki GSX-R1000R gets a MotoGP-livery update

The Suzuki GSX-R1000R is brought up to date by being offered in the firm's special 60th anniversary MotoGP-inspired blue and silver replica livery 

Suzuki GSX-R1000R MotoGP replica

The Suzuki GSX-R1000R has been brought into line with its racing cousins by being showcased in a new livery that tips a nod to the GSX-RR race machine that should have been competing in the MotoGP World Championship.

The flagship sportsbike, now one of the older models in its category having been launched back in 2017, appears to be purely cosmetic and not a re-engineering designed to quell an influx of new rivals, including the Honda CBR1000RR-R and the Yamaha R1.

Nevertheless, the updated livery – which is likely to be offered alongside the iconic blue and yellow paint scheme - certainly gives the GSX-R1000R a more understated appearance with its blue and silver Team Suzuki Ecstar hues.

Borrowing heavily from the machine that would have raced in MotoGP had the coronavirus not initiated the widespread lockdown, it in itself has been inspired by the 60th anniversary of Suzuki’s first motorcycling world title and comes in the year Suzuki celebrates its centenary as a company.

The coronavirus meant Suzuki moved online to launch its updated range, but still had MotoGP riders Alex Rins and Joan Mir on hand before the outbreak to unveil it and complete a few laps on it.

Assuming there has been no fettling under the skin, the GSX-R1000R boasts 185hp at 11,500rpm and produces 117Nm of torque from its inline four-stroke four-cylinder engine.

In addition to the GSX-R1000R, the smaller GSX-R125 will also be offered in the updated livery.

It is anticipated the updated livery is will be be included in European Suzuki ranges

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