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The rumor about the renewal of the supreme sports car in Hamamatsu had been around for a long time, and little by little it is materializing into a reality. The Japanese have shown us at the Milan Motor Show 2015 a prototype but seems to be almost ready for production.
In fact, according to what we can see in the photos supplied by the brand, the Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Concept It seems fully functional and is closer to a pre-series model than a prototype. What will be your new superbike, they promise us that it is the lightest and most powerful in the history of Suzuki sports cars, a statement of intent.
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Concept
The older sister of Hamamatsu sports cars celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2015, so Suzuki has not missed the opportunity provided at EICMA 2015 to present the future of blue Superbikes. The next Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Concept It is the appetizer that shows us what the sixth generation will be like. Something much more interesting than a simple face lift.
Unfortunately, it will not be one of the first bikes to arrive in 2016 to fight in the WSBK, surely the over-effort made in MotoGP has delayed this project. So we will have to wait until the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017 to have the new generation of GSX-R on the market. But for that reason we are not going to detract from this beauty.
With what we can see it is easy to venture to say that the cycle part has been reformed in depth with a more compact chassis and a less bulky body for better aerodynamic penetration. The line follows much more minimalist and modern patterns in line with the market.
The lighthouse has considerably reduced its dimensions and now we only have both in front and behind a few compact spotlights supplemented at the front with two led strips for daylight. Under these fine lines of light we find air intakes larger than ever that integrate perfectly with the body.
The wheels are now six-spoke very thin in aluminum alloy, the brakes are Brembo and the suspensions for this new version will be a fork Showa Balance Free and a monoshock Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion like the ones on the new Kawasaki ZX-10R. The ultimate in suspensions.
Latest generation suspensions, cutting-edge technology, more racing design and more power. Those will be the letters of presentation of the Suzuki GSX-R 1000
Engine and technology
To everyone's surprise, it is very likely that the engine includes within its new engine and under the cylinder head a system of variable distribution of the style that Ducati has launched with its Multistrada DVT, but it will not be the only technological remodeling.
We do not yet have official data, but the propellant is very likely to be capable of reaching a power very close to the 200 horses and deliver them in an efficient and dosable way thanks to the VVT (Variable Valve Timing) system.
Through the scorecard and in collusion with a state-of-the-art electronic management system We can choose several power modes, traction control with 10 levels of intrusion, exit control, bi-directional semi-automatic transmission (up and down gears), sports ABS and surely many more surprises. It would not be logical to bring in 2017 only what other brands have already had for seasons.
Although we have been questioning Suzuki's involvement in the World Superbike Championship for years, it seems that the Japanese do not want to bend their arm and now that they have the MotoGP project on track re-invest efforts in developing a good foundation for the WSBK.
For now we will have to wait until Suzuki brings us more data to begin to imagine what options they have against the all-powerful dominant Superbikes.