The new GSX-R1000's chassis is more compact and narrower. Suzuki engineers designed a new twin-spar aluminium perimeter frame that's 20 mm narrower at the widest point between the spars and weighs 10% less. It's constructed of four sections, welded together. Two main spar sections are built up using inner castings and outer stampings to optimise torsional rigidity.
The new bolt-on rear subframe is now made of square aluminium tubing, reducing weight by 38%. A new aluminium swingarm is braced on both sides instead of on one, to improve weight and rigidity balance. It's also 25 mm longer from the pivot shaft to the rear-most axle position, improving cornering feel on the racetrack. Itís now easier for the rider to tuck in because the top of the fuel tank is 21 mm lower, and thereís more room for a helmet chin bar when the rider is fully tucked in.
The fuel tank is narrower and sleeker, making it easier for the rider to move from side to side and quickly change direction on a racetrack. The tank is also easier for the rider to grip with their knees while entering hard-braking corners on the racetrack, and the shape of the tank flows seamlessly into the seat and tail section.
HP Finance Example 6.7% (Hire Purchase)
Benefits of Hire Purchase
Pay an initial deposit, then pay off the entire value of the car in monthly instalments.
When all payments are made, the hire purchase agreement ends and you have full ownership of the scooter
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