2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike Review

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike

The Suzuki GSX-R1000 is one of the best and powerful Suzuki models, and its 2018 version is mind-blowing. The entire GSX-R lineup is impressive, and it is the favorite of most of the riders and sports bike lovers. The chassis is fully aerodynamic, light and compact offering the best handling experience of all times. It contains an aluminum frame and has an advanced engine that uses an exclusive Variable Valve Timing system and, new Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies for a vast spread of power.

Its new Inertial Measuring Unit (IMU) features an advanced electronics package, which includes selectable performance modes. Its six-axis IMU allows the 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike to recognize its position on the street or race track. This feature helps the rider to achieve an extraordinary level of riding performance. The Brembo T-drive brake rotors contain Monobloc calipers to provide the reliable and controlled braking while precise, smooth Showa suspension. Its latest Bridgestone RS10 tires give an ultimate grip on the road. The newest technology and wind-tunnel developed bodywork makes 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 one of the best bikes to ride on. One can also read the comparison review between Suzuki GSX-R1000 vs Yamaha YZF-R1. Its reviews with its price and specifications are given below.

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike – Features and Price

Electronic Features

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Sports Bike features the powerful 32-bit Dual processor Engine Control Module (ECM). This ECM blends Suzuki’s vast street-going EFI knowledge with the intelligence from Suzuki’s race-winning MotoGP program. The riders will always enjoy an ultimate performance without peer while simultaneously receiving polished street manners. The new Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) comes as standard, and it offers six directions, three axis motion and position information to the ECM.

The new Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies are precisely opened by ECM to match the throttle grip rotation of the rider’s hand. It gives seamless and robust engine power delivery from idle to redline. An all-new Motion Track Traction Control System (MT-TCS) features ten modes, and it works with IMU for best performance. It increases the rider confidence by allowing him to have adjustments in the amount of intervention to match his riding abilities. The Suzuki GSX-RR MotoGP dash inspired the LCD Multi-function Instrument Panel.

Thanks to the Suzuki Easy Start System, which lets the rider to start the bike by just pressing the button. In Suzuki GSX-R1000, there is no need to pull in the clutch lever if the transmission is in a neutral state. An innovative Suzuki Low RPM Assist System smoothly take-offs and reduces the chance of the rider stalling the bike. The ECM raises the engine RPM slightly for a smoother start when the clutch is released to have a more comfortable ride away.

Engine Features

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Bike comes with the four-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC, 999.8 ccs inline four-cylinder engine. This engine is designed with a high level of top-end performance plus strong low to mid-range power. The crankshaft retains the Suzuki’s Even Firing Order Engine legacy. The carefully optimized engine provides more power with low vibration as compared to the previous 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Sports Bike. Its short-stroke engine contains the bore of 76 mm and stroke of 55.1 mm. The engine has been rotated back, and it is positioned in the frame to create an optimal chassis dimensions for precise handling.

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike

The Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing System (SR-VVT) uses a centrifugal actuated mechanism on the intake camshaft sprocket to increase the high engine RPM power without even losing low-to-mid range power. An all-new Suzuki Racing Finger Follower valve train weights about less than the tappet-style valve train to achieve low friction and increased valve response. An all-new two titanium valves with 31.5 mm intake and two 24 mm exhaust valve have used the cylinder of GSX-R1000. The lightweight valves respond well to the finger follower’s arm, and it permits the 14,500 RPM redline, which helps in producing the high peak horsepower. The aluminum piston of 76 mm in diameter in engineered with the use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis and they are cast for optimal rigidity and weight.

The Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) coated cylinder is integrated into the upper crankcase, which reduces friction, and it improves heat transfer. The high compression ratio of 13.2:1 helps in producing high horsepower, and the cylinder head’s shallow combustion chamber minimizes the heat produced during operation. An EFI system uses Suzuki’s Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle Bodies. The throttle valves are controlled by the servo motor for faster response to the rider throttle grip input. An automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) enhances cold starting plus it stabilizes the engine idle regardless of engine temperature. This sturdy sports bike features the four Suzuki Top Feed Injectors (S-TFI), which spray fuel from the top of the air box directly into itsintake funnels. It results in higher peak power with more efficient combustion and a higher level of fueling control.

The airbox comes with Staked Air Intake Funnels for first and fourth cylinder, which increased the top-end power without losing lower RPM performance. Its single design lets air flow at intake speed without requiring the mechanism that adds weight or complexity. There is the pair of Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) intake ducts, which exponentially increases the flow of air coming in the airbox. The latest digital ignition fires new iridium type spark plugs that increase the spark strength and combustion efficiency. These components also last longer than conventional spark plugs.

The 4-2-1 exhaust system with its latest titanium muffler is designed primarily to deliver the broader range of performance. This new titanium muffler has an attractive appearance while creating a distinctive sound. An all-new Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system valve in the mid-pipe helps in controlling back-pressure and flow to the muffler to widen its power delivery. The cooling system was designed using the advanced analysis design so that the coolant flows through its engine and radiator more efficiently. This design uses 400 ccs less coolant than the prior generation 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Sports Bike, but this new system has better cooling efficiency and is compact and lighter. Its twin cooling fans guarantee to have proper cooling at lower road speeds.

Transmission Features

An all-new cassette-style 6-speed transmission allows the rider to have precisely match the gear ratio to the riding condition. The cassette-style transmission can easily be removed from crankcase as an assembly with an engine still in the frame. Thanks to the race-proven close-ratio transmission, this sports bike contains vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length. The first gear ratio is lower compared to the prior generation GSX-R1000 for stronger acceleration.

This shift linkage can be easily set-up for reverse pattern, GP-style shifting. There is a programmable shift light being used on the main panel, which offers the visual alert to the Suzuki rider to shift when a certain engine RPM is reached. An all-new Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) multi-plate, wet clutch is used to modulate the engine power to the drive train. The SCAS works like a slipper clutch during downshifts, while it increases the pressure on the plates during acceleration. This smooths the engine braking and lightens the clutch lever pull. The low weight of 525 size drive chain is used in this Suzuki sports bike, with 45/17 sprocket ratio that complements the larger rear tire dimensions.

Chassis Features

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike features the compact and lightweight chassis. The engine angle of the bike was rotated backward 6-degrees. It has a joint effect of reducing the distance of the fork to the center of chassis by 20 mm plus it also increases the swingarm length by 40 mm. This increase causes an ultra-stability and improvement in aerodynamics. An aluminum twin-spar style frame was designed using FEM analysis technology, which places proper strength in the appropriate places. Its structure is about 10% lighter than the prior generation, i.e., 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike. The spars frame is about 20 mm closer, which helps to improve aerodynamics, plus it gives more comfort to the rider.

An aluminum superbike braced swingarm has equalized bracing to its main beams, which offers balanced support and movement to the shock absorber. It improved racetrack handling while conveying a consistent suspension feel to the rider. The racetrack-developed links connect the single SHOWA Remote Reservoir Shock Absorber to the braced swingarm. The rider can tune the bike with the help of spring preload, rebound damping, and high/low-speed compression damping force adjustment. The suspension action comes with the fully adjustable SHOWA Big Piston Fork (BPF), which is renowned for damping force control, which maintains front tire contact with the surface. The BREMBO Radial Mount Brake Calipers offer the rider with the stronger braking performance combined with superb feel.

The front brakes come with the 240 mm rear disc brakes with the NISSIN single-piston calipers, which helps in providing excellent stopping power. The lightweight six-spoke wheel reduces an unsprung mass, and it has been designed to handle the braking and drive forces. The new track-day ready Bridgestone RS10 low mass tires with a higher 55% profile in the rear. The aerodynamic bodywork was carefully created by Suzuki styling designers and engineers using number of wind tunnel tests to achieve the slippery shape and compelling appearance. The seat height is kept at 32.48 inches, and it contributes to the good rider interface, which helps in guiding bike on the road or race track. The passenger seat can be removed, and it can be exchanged with the number of optional colors matched the solo tail cowl.

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike

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Electrical Features

The new 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 features the Controller Area Network wire harness (CAN Bus), which allows having faster and accurate communication between all electronic systems. This CAN bus system allows the riders to have an outstanding trouble-free automated system operation while the size complexity of the wiring is simplified. The LCD multi-functional instrument panel has an intensity, white-color backlink for excellent nighttime visibility and LED indicators to flank it. These indicators include the turn signals, high beam, traction control, shift light, and coolant temperature with proper oil pressure alerts.

The LED headlight is light in weight, bright, and is distinctive. This low-electric draw light contains narrow, stacked shape to allows the SRAD ducts at the nose of fair access to the high-pressure air created at the high speeds. The LED combination tail and brake-light assembly feature the low electrical draw, and the vertically stacked shape allows the tail section to be narrow for better airflow. The LED light also illuminates the license plate.

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike – Price

The new 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike is available with a price of $14,699.

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike – Technical Specifications


Frame design Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder-coated
Front suspension WP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP Semi-active suspension monoshock
Suspension travel (front) 4.92 inch
Front brake disc diameter 320 mm
Rear brake disc diameter 240 mm
ABS Bosch 9ME Combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and supermoto mode, disengageable)
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16?

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike Specs


Steering head angle 65.1 °
Seat height 32.87 inch
dry weight 451.94
Tank capacity (approx.) 6.08


Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1301 cm³
Bore 108 mm
Stroke 71 mm
Power in KW 127 kW
Starter Electric starter
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with three oil pumps
Cooling Liquid-cooled

2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike Specs


Gearbox 6-speed
Primary drive 40:79
Secondary gear ratio 17:38
Clutch PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition


This review article provides the maximum detail of 2018 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Powerful Sports Bike, and it is covered under Bikes Catalog. This sports bike features the powerful and high performing engine that can not only provides high torque but outstanding acceleration as well. Those riders who want a lightweight and sturdy sports bike should think about purchasing this bike. The suspension system gives a superb damping performance. An all-new electronics ensure to provide an excellent riding experience. The seat ensures to gives an outstanding riding pleasure of all times.