The Matte Black and Triton Metallic Blue colour options get subtle visual tweaks to mark the model year update
It is the season of model year updates in the Japanese two wheeler world and a vast majority of this updates are limited to introduction of new liveries. The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R is the latest motorcycle to receive fresh colour themes for the new model year. The updated liter class supersports bike is set to go on sale in Japan on 30th of July.
Apart from new colour options, there are no mechanical changes to Suzuki’s popular liter-class missile. The colour themes see only subtle changes to market the model year update. The 100th anniversary livery which was introduced earlier this year has been carried forward without any changes. This special colour theme with blue and silver combination with florescent green rim stripes, inspired by the brand’s MotoGP machine stands out from the rest.
The new matte black colour option gets contrasting red decals on the fairing, fuel tank tailpiece and rims. The massive grey SUZUKI decals on the fairing add to the sportiness. The final colour options is Triton Blue Metallic white and florescent green accents. This colour option also give pride of place to Ecstar decal on the front fairing. In reality, one would be hard pressed to realize the tweaks to the colour themes.
As we said, there are no changes to the 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R apart from the updated colour themes. The modern sportsbike continues to employ the 999.8 cc liquid-cooled, in-line four-cylinder engine which belts out an impressive 197 hp and 117 Nm of torque. The motor is paired to a 6-speed transmission by means of a slipper and assist clutch.
The flagship Suzuki Gixxer is equipped with a comprehensive Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) which supports an array of electronic systems include 10-step traction control system, Motion Track ABS, launch control etc. Other feature highlights include three riding modes, quick shifter (for both up and down shifts), negative LCD instrument console, LED headlights, etc.
The 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R continues to be underpinned by a twin-spar aluminium frame with adjustable swing arm pivot to allow modification for race tracks. The superbike sits on top notch Showa upside down front forks and rear monoshock. Braking is courtesy of 4-piston Brembo discs upfront and single-piston Nissin unit at the rear. The front and rear tyres measure 120/70-R17 and 190/55-R17 respectively.