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Suzuki GSX-R1000 model history
2001—2004


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Suzuki GSX-R1000 '03

For the model year of 2001 Suzuki introduced a new GSX-R model that replaced the largest and most powerful of the racing replica family, GSX-R1100. As the model name reveals, the engine's cylinder displacement was 100 cc smaller than its predecessor but the new 988 cc engine was more than adequate to give the GSX-R1000 enormous prestanda. It delivers 160 bhp at 11,000 rpm and the bike was capable of making a quarter mile in under 10 seconds.

The GSX-R1000 is light, powerful and more balanced than any other street legal race replica and even many racing bikes! Naturally there's models that are more suitable for touring and commuting but if you are looking for a really fast bike that you like to use both on track and on the road, then look no further. The GSX-R1000 is the bike for you. It's the best bike in its class.
 

Suzuki 2001More Suzuki models from 2001
2001 Suzuki year code: K1

The new GSX-R1000 was voted as the best Internation Bike Of The Year in 2001 by 13 bike magazines from all over the world. The GSX-R750 won the award in 1997.

The GSX-R1000 is not just an enlargened version of the GSX-R750, although it shares many features with its little brother. The main frame is basically the same in both models, but the material used on the big brother is 0,5 mm thicker. According to Suzuki, the torsional rigidity of the frame has increased 10% in comparison with the 750. The dimensions of the bike have more in common with the TT racer Suzuki RGV500 than the GSX-R750.

The GSX-R1000 engine is basically a redigned GSX-R750 engine. The R1000 has 1 mm bigger bore and 13 mm longer stroke, newly designed (sligtly lighter) pistons with lower crown and gear-driven counter balancer, to mention a few differences. The engine weighs 59 kg (130 lbs) which is slightly heavier than the 750 engine but 14 kg (31 lbs) lighter than the engine of the GSX-R1300 Hayabusa.

Using titanium for the exhaust pipe and the inside of the silencer the R1000's exhaust system has become 1,8 kg (4 lbs) lighter compared with the 750. Titanium is also also used in the front fork, the inner tubes are coated with the resistant material.

An unique exhaust tuning valve has been mounted inside the exhaust pipe. Suzuki says the system matches the exhaust back pressure to engine speed, throttle position and gear selection for increased torque, lower emissions and decreased noise.

The swinging arm is adjustable, as with the works racing machines.

Colors available: Blue/White, Black/Silver.
 
Suzuki GSX-R1000 '01GSX-R 1000 2001
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 135 mm (44.7 in.)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 170 kg (374 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 160 hp (118 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 110 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.
Suzuki GSX-R1000 '01GSX-R 1000 2001
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 135 mm (44.7 in.)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 170 kg (374 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 160 hp (118 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 110 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.

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Suzuki GSX-R1000 '01GSX-R 1000 2001
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 135 mm (44.7 in.)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 170 kg (374 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 160 hp (118 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 110 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.

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2001 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Specifications (USA)

Overall length:

2 045 mm (80.5 in.)

Overall width:

715 mm (28.1 in.)

Overall height (2001—2002):

1 135 mm (44.7 in.)

Overall height (2003):

1 133 mm (44.6 in.)

Seat height (2001—2002): 830 mm (32.3 in.)
Seat Height (2003): 820 mm (32.3 in.)

Wheelbase:

1 410 mm (55.5 in.)

Ground clearance:

130 mm (5.1 in.)

Dry mass (2001—2002):

170 kg (375 lbs.)

Dry mass (2003): 168 kg (370 lbs)

Engine type:

Liquid-cooled inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves, TSCC

Bore:

73.0 mm (2.835 in.)

Stroke:

59.0 mm (2.323 in.)

Piston displacement:

988 cc

Compression ratio:

12,0 :1

Fuel system :

Fuel ignition

Air cleaner type:

Paper

Starter system:

Electric

Lubrication system:

Wet sump

Clutch type:

Wet multi-plate

Transmission type:

6-speed constant mesh

Gearshift pattern:

1-down, 5-up

Final drive:

#525 chain

Front suspension:

Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping

Rear suspension:

Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload and compression
damping, 4-way adjustable rebound damping

Front brake:

Dual hydraulic disc
2001—2002: 320 mm disc, six piston calipers
2003: 300 mm disc, four piston calipers

Rear brake:

Single hydraulic disc, 220 mm disc

Front tire size:

120/70-17ZR, tubeless

Rear tire size:

190/50-17ZR, tubeless

Ignition type:

Digital/transistorized

Generator type:

Three-phase A.C. generator

Fuel tank capacity:

18 liter (4.8 US gal)


GSX-R1000 details '01

Suzuki 2002More Suzuki models from 2002
2002 Suzuki year code: K2

There was no need to make any significant improvements for an already potent motorcycle for the second model year. New graphics and and uncoated exhaust pipe were the biggest changes for the 2002 year's GSX-R1000.

Colors available: Blue/White, Red/Black.
 
Suzuki GSX-R1000 '02GSX-R 1000 2002
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 135 mm (44.7 in.)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 170 kg (374 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 160 hp (118 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 110 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.


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Suzuki GSX-R1000 '02GSX-R 1000 2002
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 135 mm (44.7 in.)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 170 kg (374 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 160 hp (118 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 110 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.


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Suzuki 2003More Suzuki models from 2003
2003 Suzuki year code: K3


After the GSX-R1000 had been two years on the roads and and race tracks Suzuki put out an even better version of the model in late September of 2002. Suzuki engineers had been working on the three things that make a fast bike faster — weight, power and handling. The 2003 year's GSX-R1000 is improved in all three counts. It weigh less, has even more more power/torque and even better handling.

The physical dimensions of the bike are almost identical with the previous year's model. The seat height and the overall height are somewhat lower but the geometry of the bike is exactly the same as before. The already rigid aluminum allow frame is newly designed and enforced with internal ribs. The frame as well as the wheels were now coated black.

The front brakes are new. Suzuki decided to drop the six-piston calipers. The new radially-mounted four-piston calipers weigh 30 g less and grip smaller 300 mm discs that save another 300 g weight. Though smaller, Suzuki claims that the new brakes provide better stopping and turn-in performance.

The headlights of the 2003 year's GSX-R1000 are mounted vertically to enable the ram-air intakes in the front to be placed 20 mm nearer the bike's center line. The new design makes the GSX-R1000 look a bit like the Hayabusa. Even the instruments are redesigned.

The cylinder displacement of the engine remains the same 988 cc but more power and torque and better throttel responce has been achieved by adding four ventilation holes between the cylinders to equalize crankcase pressure beneath the pistons, moving the air intake nearer to the centerline and upgrading the engine management system to a 32-bit CPU that monitors and controls the engine functions, input from the rider and the exhaust tuning valve.

The entire exhaust system is now entirely made of titanium to save additional weight (600 g or 1.32 lbs) and the tail light is replaced with led type to give a more hi-tech look.

All the fine tuning have given the new GSX-R1000 2 bhp more power, increased the torque with 10% and made the bike 2 kg (4.4 lbs) lighter.

Colors available: Blue/white, Silver, Black/Orange.
 

Suzuki GSX-R1000 '03GSX-R 1000 2003
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 133 mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 162 hp (119,5 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 120 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.


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Suzuki GSX-R1000 '03GSX-R 1000 2003
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 133 mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 162 hp (119,5 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 120 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.


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Suzuki GSX-R1000 '03




Suzuki 2004
More Suzuki models from 2004
2004 Suzuki year code: K4

As for most of the Suzuki motorcycles for 2004, even the GSX-R1000 received the classic Suzuki ”S” logo on the fuel tank, instead of the whole brand name. New graphics. A new Mat Mladin Championship Replica Edition commemorating for AMA Superbike championships also available in the US. A Limited Edition Black version can be found at least in Finland.

Colors available: Blue/white, Black/Gray, Mladin Replica Blue/White, Limited Black.
K4 GSX-R1000 '04GSX-R 1000 2004
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 133 mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 164 hp (120 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 113 Nm/ 8,400 rpm.

K4 GSX-R1000 '04GSX-R 1000 2004
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 133 mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 164 hp (120 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 113 Nm/ 8,400 rpm.

K4 GSX-R1000 '04GSX-R 1000 Mladin Replica 2004
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 133 mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 164 hp (120 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 113 Nm/ 8,400 rpm.

K4 GSX-R1000 '04GSX-R 1000 LE 2004
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 133 mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 164 hp (120 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 113 Nm/ 8,400 rpm.

K4 GSX-R1000 '04GSX-R 1000 LE 2004
Overall Length: 2 045 mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1 133 mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 820 mm (32.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 164 hp (120 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 113 Nm/ 8,400 rpm.




2004 GSX-R1000 K4 specifications

Engine: 988cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
Bore Stroke: 73.0 x 59.0mm
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2045mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1135mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 830mm (32.3 in.)
Wheel Base: 1410mm (55.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil-damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 190/50-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 liter (4.8 gal.)




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