Suzuki Australia has released the prices on its more powerful and lower weight 2017 GSX-R1000 and new GSX-R1000R models unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne last year.
The GSX-R1000 ABS will be available in Australian dealerships from late June in a choice of Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red at $21,990 plus on-road costs, or $23,990 ride away.
That’s a big leap in price, considering the lo-fi version has been selling for under $16,000 the past few years.
It now puts the bike directly against premium models such as the BMW S 1000 RR.
The top-spec GSX-R1000R will be available in October in Metallic Triton Blue or Glass Sparkle Black for $25,490 ($27,490 ride away).
The seventh-generation model has a completely new Euro 4-compliant engine with 148.6kW (199.27hp) and 117.5Nm of torque,all-LED lighting, lean-angle sensitive traction control, three riding modes, a quickshifter, electronic steering damper, one-button starter, upgraded Showa suspension and weighs 3kg less at 202kg wet.
Suzuki claims it is the most powerful they have built.