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2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« on: October 24, 2011, 02:39:36 pm »

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Surely not the update that Gixxer lovers were hoping for, the 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 sees a modest retooling as the Japanese company?s liter bike most noticeably goes back to a single exhaust can design. Officially dropping 2kg (4.4 lbs) from its curb weight, we assume the weight savings to the new Suzuki GSX-R1000 can be accounted purely from the new exhaust layout, though Suzuki lists a number of small weight savings throughout the Gixxer?s refined design. Despite a bevy of minor improvements, the big changes include the addition of a beefier midrange, better throttle response, Brembo monoblock calipers with .5mm thinner brake discs, and an improved fuel efficiency by 8%. Photos after the jump.
Evolving the GSXR-1000′s motor further, Suzuki has lightened Gixxer?s pistons by 11%, while maintaing their strength and durability. The piston-pin bosses are narrower, while the piston skirts are shape-optimized, with asymmetry between the intake and exhaust sides. Additionally, the pistons? valve recesses are smoother for better combustion efficiency, which creates more torque and better acceleration at low and mid-range engine speeds, as well as better throttle response, and lower fuel consumption.
Other changes in the four-cylinder motor?s design include pentagonal ventilation holes, which help lighten the motor and have lower pumping losses and accordingly better combustion efficiency. Suzuki has also been able to revise the exhaust cam profile for a slight reduction in valve overlap, and has increased the compression ratio to 12.9:1 (up from 12.8:1). The 2012 Suzuki GSXR-1000′s ECU has also been re-mapped to account for the 4-2-1 exhaust system and other engine refinements.

















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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 10:12:17 pm »
i just wish they would go back to the one piece rear plastics and get away from the 3 piece.
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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2011, 05:59:02 pm »
One of them white and blue ones might have to find its way into my Garage next year..... :21  :21  :21 :D  :D
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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 02:56:38 am »
Wonder why they went back to the old exhaust cans ... I think those on my 750 look the best.
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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2011, 05:12:01 am »
the 1000 never had the exhaust like your 750 did. it was duals like the single it has on this one. well except for the original 1000 like curts old one. it was a single like this one has too.
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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 11:17:20 am »
I like a lot. Need to get a third job. There's a bunch of bikes I need to go buy.lol :D
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Re: Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 11:29:19 am »
Emd... U are digging up corpses here... Lol.. most of them threads I never saw.. Promise I'm not stalking your thread posts.. That said....

Idk why they put Brembos on the front but not the rear.. That's like having ohlins fronts and kayaba rears or a Marchesini out front and Enkei on the rear.. Wth?

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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 01:11:49 pm »
I'm just going threw and posting comments to get my counts up.lol. board at work.
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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 10:13:53 pm »
supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ....... just sayin...
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Re: Re: Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2012, 12:35:37 am »
I'm just going threw and posting comments to get my counts up.lol. board at work.

We have another post ****!!!!! Lol 8)

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Re: 2012 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Release
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2012, 07:24:18 am »
Lol. Its great
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