Suzuki confirms 2017 GSX-R1000 prices

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Suzuki confirms 2017 GSX-R1000 prices

SUZUKI has just announced the price of the new 2017 GSX-R1000 at £13,249, while the higher-spec GSX-R1000R is £16,099.
That makes the starting price nearly £2,000 cheaper than the base edition of the new Honda Fireblade, which costs £15,225. 
Meanwhile the GSX-R1000R is over £3,000 cheaper than the Fireblade SP. 
Both versions of the all-new GSX-R make a claimed 202hp and feature 10-mode traction control and ABS that controls rear wheel lift under heavy braking.
The GSX-RR also has an inertial measurement unit controlling cornering ABS, plus launch control, a bi-directional quick-shifter and an auto-blipper.
The GSX-R1000 is due to arrive in dealerships in late March and the GSX-R1000R in May.
Suzuki GB marketing manager Rob Cooper said: “Anticipation is high for both the GSX-R1000R and the GSX-R1000, and we’re delighted to be able to confirm highly-competitive pricing for both models.
“The GSX-R1000R was designed and built afresh from the ground up, and gets a comprehensive electronics package to further enhance its performance.
“We’re also really pleased to be able to offer a stripped back version of our flagship sportsbike that delivers the same unrivaled engine performance and class-leading power at a lower price point.
“Our brand philosophy is to deliver value-packed products at a great price, and the GSX-R1000 is both brand-new and the most affordable litre sports bike on the market."
Read our 2017 Honda Fireblade review.