Suzuki Motor Corporation last week unveiled the 30th Anniversary production GSX-R1000 at Sachsenring in Germany that will be available soon from Suzuki dealerships globally. It is finished in the same striking limited-edition paint scheme that debuted on-track at the MotoGP world championship race in Austria.
Since its launch in 1985 as a ground-breaking 750-cc superbike, the GSX-R range of production motorcycles has regularly set new standards with cutting-edge design and class-leading innovation and performance, winning a huge following of more than a million GSX-R customers worldwide.
The GSX-R has also dominated on the racetrack with a long history of success in world and domestic championships globally with new technology being directly employed in its production machines. In 2005, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 dominated the FIM World Superbike Championship with Australian Troy Corser recording eight race wins and a total of 18 podium appearances on his way to becoming World Champion.
The Suzuki GS series was Suzuki Motor Corporation’s first full range of 4-stroke road bikes, launched in 1976 in 750-cc guise, which then expanded to include smaller GS550, GS1000, GS125 and GS1200SS models over the years. However, it was the 750-cc and 1000-cc models that drove development on the racetrack and led to the development of a new breed of motorcycle; the GSX-R.
The GS had a great handling chassis and a reliable engine that made Suzuki’s four-cylinder GS machines ideal for road racing with the GS1000. When tuned by the legendary “Pops” Yoshimura, it won the 1978 Daytona Superbike race, the 1978 Suzuka 8-Hours in Japan and the AMA Superbike national championship in 1979 and 1980 with Wes Cooley. It also set new standards.
In celebrating 30 years of the GSX-R, Suzuki Motor Corporation is proud to be once again part of the MotoGP paddock with a new team of exciting young riders and a brand-new machine in the GSX-RR.