The new version of the bike features a new exhaust, an updated engine design, new styling and saves 4 pounds compared to the previous year GSX-R1000.
The following is an industry press release...
BREA, Calif. October 24, 2011 –Suzuki is pleased to introduce the new 2012 GSX-R1000 model to the 2012 Suzuki motorcycle lineup. The new model was introduced to an assembly of national dealers at Suzuki’s annual business meeting held this year at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
As the flagship model in the GSX-R lineup, the new 2012 GSX-R1000 continues in the GSX-R tradition of applying Suzuki racing technology to produce class-leading production models.
“We are proud to introduce the new 2012 GSX-R1000,” said Suzuki Senior Communications Manager Steve Bortolamedi, “this new GSX-R model reflects decades of development through on-track domination around the world and the latest model continues the GSX-R1000’s legacy of championship-winning performance by integrating race-developed technology into our class-leading products.”
The 2012 GSX-R1000 boasts a number of new features including lightweight radial-mount Brembo monobloc front brake calipers, a new lightweight single-muffler exhaust system, updated engine design with lighter, more durable pistons and higher compression ratio, aggressive new styling and an overall weight savings of over 4-lbs from the previous GSX-R1000 model. These changes improve both the handling and performance of the model to reinforce its position as a purpose-built machine designed to Own The Racetrack.
The 2012 GSX-R1000 model is scheduled to arrive in Suzuki dealerships in early 2012.
More information about the 2012 GSX-R1000 and other 2012 models can be found at: www.suzukicycles.com.