2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Look — Motorcycle USA

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2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Look

Suzuki has taken its superbike package and honed it to a edge in the form of the 2009


Less than a week its European debut, the US market got its close-up look of the 2009 GSX-R1000 night at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. AMA road racing champions Ben and Aaron Yates on hand for its the feared literbike that has 46 straight wins in AMA Superbike for has been completely revamped by the marque for 2009. The new GSX-R1000 is svelte, more aerodynamic, and powerful than ever.

the punch is the most compact engine yet. Changes to the liquid-cooled four-cylinder powerplant with a 1.7mm-shorter …. The distance the chrome-molybdenum connecting have to churn is aimed at performance at higher rpm. The intake manifolds have shortened by 10mm which increase power output in the rpm range as well.

The Suzuki Ram Air Direct airbox has redesigned and is lighter than and will benefit from the air intakes in the nosecone of the front

To give the Gixxer Thou a in low- to mid-range power, the chamber has been reshaped, the bore by 1.1mm. Changing the of the chamber allowed Suzuki to the size of the intake valve to (up from 30mm) and the exhaust to 25mm (up from 24mm). The engine also received new cam shortening up the intake camshaft and the cam angle sensor used by the management system.

Moving the to the center of the exhaust cam as opposed to the end of the intake cam was instrumental in reshaping the head.

The more compact engine of the GSX-R1000 allowed Suzuki to up the mainframe, bringing in the wheelbase by in an effort to make it even nimble in the corners.

The case of the engine was reduced front-to-rear in by triangulating the input and output on the six-speed transmission with the This shortened the distance the crankshaft and the countershaft to 59.6mm. The new of the transmission shafts also the crankcase assembly, eliminating 16 in the process and shaving 670 grams the engine weight.

Suzuki did with last year’s clutch and went with a system. Besides skimming off a more weight, Suzuki that the new arrangement will feel and feedback at the lever for

On the chassis side, the ’09 continues to utilize a twin-spar frame with five aluminum-alloy sections. The swingarm three castings and is arched so the new swoopy dual exhaust be tucked in tight to the bike. And the chassis’ design hasn’t a major makeover, the new, compact engine allowed to shorten up the mainframe, decreasing the between the steering head and the pivot.

The main spars are also to accommodate the contours of the new mill. allowed them to stretch out the to 33mm despite bringing in the by 10mm.

The engine oil cooler has the trapezoidal shape as the radiator allowed Suzuki to narrow the fairing and decrease drag.

on the front end has also been thanks to collaboration between and Showa. Instead of using a inverted fork with an cartridge assembly, the stanchion has eliminated and has been replaced a single, 39.6mm upper that rides against the wall of the inner fork What Suzuki calls its new Big Frontfork (BPF) is claimed to stiction and controls compression and works to give better to riders.

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The 43mm inner fork have a carbonized titanium aimed at reducing stiction as Rebound and compression valving screws sit in small recesses at the end of the caps, while spring adjustments are at the bottom of the fork leg The BPF system is also 720 grams than the previous fork

Reigning in the new Gixxer Thou’s power are dual floating discs with radial-mount The conventional bolt-together calipers been ditched for new, monoblock forged aluminum-alloy brake calipers that are 205 lighter than the bolt-ons. The front brake master-cylinder is down to 17mm from and more weight was pared by lighter cast aluminum front and back.

The 2009 GSX-R1000 is poised to Suzuki to superbike supremacy. I the makings of a good Smackdown

And while the 2009 GSX-R1000 has a slew of internal changes, everyone’s going to notice is its new chiseled appearance. The fairings are sharp and angular and are mirrored by the tank’s wicked lines. the swoopy cans have a in them.

The upper fairing has widened to give the rider’s body and hands better protection while big black air on the front of the bike look the nostrils of an angry bull. The headlight protrudes from the and the high- and low-beam halogen are stacked and centered between the lights. Another nice are the front turn signals have been integrated into the rear-view mirror

With a more compact revised chassis and a claimed drop in weight, the 2009 looks poised to once challenge for superbike supremacy. faster and better looking ever, the bar has been raised. the other three Japanese that comprise the Big Four an answer to the Suzuki assault?

We’ll find out in MotorcycleUSA’s Smackdown VI.

What are your on the new GSX-R1000? Let’s hear in the MCUSA Forum. Click

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