Suzuki's GSX-R1000 has seen incremental improvements over the years, but the 2009 model is the first all-new iteration of the flagship superbike since 2001. Countless superbike racing victories later, and the legendary Gixxer 1000 faces more pressure than ever for excellence.
Suzuki engineers altered virtually every aspect of the GSX-R1000 for 2009 in order to build a better bike. A more compact twin spar frame shortens the wheelbase for more maneuverability, while a longer aluminum alloy swingarm is arched to accommodate new twin titanium exhaust cans. New radially mounted mono-block front brakes shave unsprung weight, as do new three-spoke cast aluminum wheels. New, race-inspired BPF (Big Piston Front-forks) by Showa feature rebound and compression valving adjustment screws on the fork caps.
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