Suzuki enhances GSX-R1000 with new MotoGP colour scheme

The new replica models will be available from March

Suzuki enhances GSX-R1000 with new MotoGP colour scheme

AT THE launch of its 2018 MotoGP livery, Suzuki has also revealed the new replica paint scheme for its 1000cc sportsbikes.

Unveiled at a pre-season MotoGP test at Sepang, the new livery is an evolution of Suzuki’s signature blue with bold white wording, but for 2018 adds a stealthy black to the usual yellow details.

The GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R will both be available in the Japanese manufacturer’s new race colours, but similarities with Andrea Iannone and Alex Rins’ GSX-RR racers do not stop there.

The GSX-R1000 inherits the MotoGP prototype’s VVT technology, which will allow it to produce strong low-down and midrange torque, without sacrificing top-end power. Other elements in the GSX-R’s engine that mimic the MotoGP bike include a finger-follower valve train and stacked intake funnels.

The GSX-R1000R, meanwhile, boasts MotoGP-derived electronic, comprising a 10-stage, lean angle-sensitive traction control system and launch control, plus cornering ABS and a bi-directional quickshifter and auto-blipper.

The MotoGP replica GSX-R1000R will cost £16,099, while the GSX-R1000 is priced at £13,599.

They will be available in dealerships from March, coinciding with the beginning of the MotoGP season.