Suzuki unveils all-new GSX-R1000 at EICMA 2015

Milan debut for 2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000.

Suzuki unveils all-new GSX-R1000 at EICMA 2015 - the new GSX-R is the most powerful model of the series yet.

Suzuki Motorcycles has used the 2015 EICMA show in Milan to debut the keenly-anticipated new GSX-R1000.

Developed in tandem with the Suzuki MotoGP program and expected in dealerships mid-2016, Suzuki wants the all-new version of the legendary sportsbike to help it regain sales lost to competitors in recent years.

It certainly looks like Suzuki has given the new GSX-R1000 the potency needed to do just that.

Featuring a new engine with increased top-end power, Suzuki say a new Broad Power System, incorporating Variable Valve Timing, ensures there has been no sacrificing of low-end and midrange power.

With traction control and launch control too, the 2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is the most powerful model in the GSX-R series yet.

Showa Suspension and new bodywork that is aggressive but purposeful, according to Suzuki, also features. Incorporating a sleeker, narrower, and more aerodynamic look, the 2016 Suzuki GSX-R1000 also picks up full LED headlight, taillight and indicators.

Suzuki unveils all-new GSX-R1000 at EICMA 2015

Suzuki unveils all-new GSX-R1000 at EICMA 2015 - the new Suzuki SV650 has also been unveiled.

Meantime, Suzuki also showed the new 2016 SV650 and a larger version of the VanVan200 at EICMA.

2016 will see the SV650 return to its sporty V-twin roots with a new 645cc V-twin engine being introduced. Refreshed styling, the inclusion of more than 60 new and redesigned components and an 8kg weight saving being the main changes coming to the updated model.

Lastly, Suzuki also unveiled a bigger and more powerful version of the VanVan 125 – the VanVan 200.

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