30th anniversary Suzuki GSX-R1000 to cost £10,899

GSX-R1000 in 1985 colours to cost £300 more than base edition - and come with Yoshimura exhaust

AN anniversary edition of the GSX-R1000 in the colours of the original 1985 GSX-R750 will go on sale from November at an anticipated £10,899, Suzuki said today.  

The anniversary GSX-R1000, bearing the same blue-stripes-on-white as the classic slab-sided 750, was unveiled at the Sachsenring circuit on Thursday ahead of the German MotoGP.

A similar paint scheme debuted on the GSX-RR MotoGP machines raced by Aleix Espargarò and Maverick Viñales on Sunday.

A Suzuki spokesman said the anniversary GSX-R1000 was due to arrive in UK dealerships by November, adding: ‘I don’t expect there to be any price difference between it and the MotoGP-replica model.’

The MotoGP-replica GSX-R1000, in the usual colours of GSX-RR race bike, starts from £10,899 plus on-the-road charges, rising to £11,299 with ABS. The base edition of the GSX-R1000 costs £10,599 plus OTR charges.

Suzuki’s spokesman said the anniversary model was also likely to be sold in the UK with the same special equipment as the MotoGP-rep model as standard. That means it will come with a clear bubble screen, Yoshirmura silencer and an anodised timing plug, oil filler plug, bar-end weights, top yoke nut and paddock-stand bobbins.

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