Suzuki launching stunning GSX-R1000R Legend Edition

To celebrate clinching the 2021 MotoGP championship, Suzuki is giving you the chance to choose your title-winning paint job!

Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition-Sheene

AFTER clinching its seventh rider’s title in the premier class motorcycle world championship, Suzuki has announced a Legend Edition, charting every world champion’s iconic paintjob.

The seven titles in the top flight (covering 500cc GP and MotoGP) were won by Barry Sheene – 76-77, Marco Lucchinelli – 81, Franco Ucini – 82, Kevin Schwantz – 93, Kenny Roberts Jr – 2000, and most recently Joan Mir for 2020. To celebrate taking the top step in the championship once more, Suzuki if rolling out special GSX-R1000Rs, complete with each of the title-winning paint-schemes.

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Alongside the special colours and decals, each bike will also come complete with an Akrapovič exhaust and colour coded seat cowl.

Sadly for fans of the designs, and we guess there are lots, it looks as though the Legend Editions are only available in mainland Europe, we'll update you if we hear that this changes.

All seven Suzuki premier motorcycle GP champions

1976 - BARRY SHEENE

It is only a matter of a few years before Barry Sheene begins to show his skills: in 1976 he obtained 5 victories and a second-place that earned him, in fact, the conquest of the first world title.

1977 - BARRY SHEENE

Still riding his faithful Suzuki RG 500, the British rider managed to take home 6 victories and a 2nd place that allowed him to become World Champion for the second year in a row.

1981 - MARCO LUCCHINELLI

With a total of 5 first places and two podiums, the "crazy horse" was crowned World Champion in 1981 and brought Suzuki back to the top of the standings, four years after the last title.

1982 - FRANCO UNCINI

In 1982 Uncini became Suzuki's spearhead on the track: the Italian rider repaid the confidence of the house from Hamamatsu and succeeded in winning the title of World Champion.

1993 - KEVIN SCHWANTZ

One of the most iconic and beloved riders on the world motorcycle scene, Kevin Schwantz became World Champion in 1993, bringing the title back to Suzuki after more than a decade since his last World Championship victory.

2000 - KENNY ROBERTS JR

The skill of the Californian rider, combined with a competitive and balanced bike, allow him to take home several victories and excellent positions, thus crowning the dream of becoming World Champion.

2020 - JOAN MIR

The young Majorcan rider just needs a few precautions and the competence of the Suzuki Ecstar Team to find the right feeling on the GSX-RR. Combining an attentive and clean riding style, Joan Mir is crowned the 2020 MotoGP World Champion!

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