2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R First Look: Upgraded!

Acceleration and braking get bumps up on the 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R. New sticker tires come with revisions to the braking system.

Additionally, there are now two positions available for the swingarm pivot. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new on the 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R superbike.2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Ecstar right profile

  1. The 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R is now shod with Bridgestone’s new Racing Street RS11 tires. Gone are the RS10 tires. They’re replaced by track-ready RS11 rubber. These are new tires from Bridgestone that are also found on Kawasaki’s 2019 Ninja H2 models.
  1. The Brembo T-drive brake rotors have a new attachment system. The 320mm floating discs the standard floating rotor spools, of course. However, now the system also features new T-drive fasteners. According to Suzuki, these fasteners allow the rotor to absorb additional braking energy for improved deceleration.
  1. To further enhance braking efficiency, the 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R has stainless-steel braided front brake lines. This, certainly, is long overdue.
  1. The swingarm pivot is now adjustable. Suzuki has a positioning for the street, and a different one for track riding. Suzuki politely requests, “Please use the standard position for street riding.”
  1. There are also new color choices for the 2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R. You can still get the cool Team Suzuki Ecstar graphics, along with Glass Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira Red. Last year’s Pearl Glacier White and Metallic Mat Black No. 2 versions are no longer available.

2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Specs

MOTOR

  • Engine: Inline-4
  • Displacement: 1000cc
  • Bore x stroke: 76.0 x 55.1mm
  • Maximum power: 199 horsepower
  • Maximum torque: 87 ft/lbs
  • Compression ratio: 13.2:1
  • Valve train: DOHC, 16-valve; variable timing
  • Fueling: Ride-by-wire throttle bodies
  • Exhaust: Titanium
  • Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh w/ quickshift
  • Clutch: Wet multi-plate slip-and-assist
  • Final drive: 525 chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
  • Swingarm: Two-position pivot
  • Front suspension: Showa Balance Free Fork
  • Rear suspension: Showa Balance Free Rear Cushion
  • Front tire: 120/70-17; Bridgestone Racing Street RS11
  • Rear tire: 190/55-17; Bridgestone Racing Street RS11
  • Front brakes: Brembo T-drive 320mm floating discs w/ Brembo Monoblock four-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: 220mm disc w/ single-piston Nissin caliper
  • ABS: Standard

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
Rake: 23.2 degrees
Trail: 3.7 inches
Seat height: 32.5 inches
Fuel capacity: 4.2 gallon
Curb weight: 448 pounds

2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R COLORS

  • Team Suzuki Ecstar
  • Glass Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira Red

2019 Suzuki GSX-R1000R Price:

  • MSRP TBA

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