At Suzuki, one is careful… In these economically disturbed periods, one advances with small steps. Thus do not expect a GSXR a 1000 revolution, but rather an evolution. Small, evolution…
With the first glance, one thinks that we are served again with the same machine as last year, and they are not really false. Side careen-age, only of new associations of color can make illusion. But GSX really never had vocation to nick cuts in the beauty contests. It, the cuts, it is on the track that it gleans them! Then to pack its prize list, the engine was sharpened and the frame was sharpened.
As regards engine, the menu is copious: game more tightened cylinder-pistons, compression ratio increased, camshaft received and readjusted, oil pump with larger flow. Suz also worked for the internal pressures in the motor casing to limit the effects of pumping induced by the travel of the pistons (moreover lighter of 11 %) while the clutch has harder springs of pressure. The admission is also less broken due to “free” air filter.
Of course, the double line of exhaust passed to the bucket to gain weight (and to reduce the costs, also…). The part-cycle evolves in a less proportion, with the arrival of clamps Brembo piece and “settings” of suspensions re-examined (additional adjustments for the fork and more flexible springs of shock absorber). With final, Suzuki loses 2 kg, the maximum power does not move, but it is obtained 500 lower turns, the couple, him, lowering of a tad, and that, one does not like!
It is on the skimped Ale circuit that we take over this GSXR 1000 news, not frankly the best biotope “to push” a machine of 185 ch! Fortunately, ergonomics remained “human”: the footrests are adjustable in length and the triangulation saddle-bracelet-rest-feet are acceptable for a hyper sport. After some turns of heating, one starts to hustle the animal, which reveals a behavior and a character similar to those of the previous year. The engine remains linear, delivering its power without (bad) surprised on the mode “with”, when the nose gear is always also directed and precise.
Only one regret, Bridgestone S20 of origin show their limits on fresh track, less in enthusiasm at the time of the entries of curves on the brakes or in the outputs of turns (in second). Moreover, the contribution of the Brembo clamps as beneficial as is not discounted the Master-cylinder and the hose connections rubber worthy of bottom-of-the-range Korean having been preserved. Good, that slows down well, but when one has such classy clamps with the bottom of his fork BPF, one would like to be able “to tax” competition…
GSXR 1000 2012: verdict
Also simply technical (just cartography with 3 modes) that visualize (one is far from Ducati Panigale or of a KTM RC8 R), GSX-R 1000, it is a little hyper sportive of one of the guys posed and tested that the pompous marketing speeches do not impress any more…
GSXR 1000: the motorcycle of track of IS USEFUL
It was possible to us to test GSXR 1000 2011 of IS USEFUL, world champion of endurance!
Suzuki GSXR 1000 2012: Brembo piece
The large innovation of the side part-cycle, it is the arrival of clamps Brembo piece in replacement as of “Tokiko” of the old year. It is necessary to see an approach plus marketing technique, the gold clamps of the Italian firm pretence to hypnotize the amateur of hyper sport more. Note the hose connections rubber, means, means…
Suzuki GSXR 1000 2012: instrument panel
The instrument panel almost does not change. Readable, complete, it offers a plethora of information via its computer of edge. Certain functions are skeletal according to your suitability (mode of release of the shift light, for example).
Suzuki GSXR 1000 2012: regret
The Suzuki GSXR 1000 is a good machine. Only regret during this test, Bridgestone S20 of origin show their limits on fresh track, kind with less of enthusiasm at the time as of entries of curves on the brakes or in the outputs of turns (in second).
Suzuki GSXR 1000 2012: in saddle
In saddle, Suzuki GSXR 1000 remains a rather accessible machine: the footrests are adjustable in length and in height and the triangulation saddle-bracelet-rest-feet is acceptable for a hyper sport.
Suzuki GSXR 1000 2012: sacrificed silencer
It is thus the silencer of left which was sacrificed on the furnace bridge of the performance and the lower costs. Finally, the line of Suzuki GSXR 1000 is some low-fat, and it is so much better! On the other hand, the framework painted in dark blue is not better effect… Why not leave rough aluminum, right varnish, Aprilia way, for example?
Suzuki GSXR 1000 2012: 4 in 1
The 4 in 1 emerges right side, with a small silencer in true “natural titanium skin” certified 100 %! Sonority is drier than on the double exhaust of the version 2011. And then, for faded the adaptable one, to change a silencer will be always less expensive than to replace two of them!
In continuity of what makes its values, the GSX-R 2012 is a machine whose versatility tracks/road, in this range of price, is unbeatable. For 13,990 €, it can be your partner with the daily newspaper (if, if, one can use it for that!) and to offer to you grinds emotions on circuit or secondary roads. Also simple technically (just cartography with 3 modes) that visually (one is far from Ducati Panigale or of a KTM RC8 R), Suzuki GSXR 1000, it is a little the hyper sportive one of the guy posed and tested that the pompous speeches marketing do not impress any more…