Suzuki GSX-R1000R. Living with a 200hp rocket
Commuting on the back of a beast
The Suzuki GSX-R1000R is not a favorite when it comes to everyday commuting. Just thinking about it seems a bit challenging. We wanted to get a better idea on this matter, so we took a 2017 GSR-R1000R and rode every day for a week. Our test included every day commuting to work, a trip outside the city, filtering and even the weekly visit to the grocery store.
You can watch the video below or directly on our YouTube channel.
The GSX-R1000R is a proper race bike that packs 199HP and all the fancy modern electronics. The engine features the VVT technology that Suzuki borrowed from MotoGP and seems to be the lightest liter gixxer so far. No matter the gear or the speed the power delivery is present and ready to punch you in the stomach.
Our test unit was the R-version of the GSX-1000, and that translates to a superior suspension system (Showa BFF), the MotoGP team colors and a quicksfhiter / autoblipper combo. The ergonomics of the GSX-R1000R are mainly intended for track use, but you can adapt your riding style for street use. The usual back aches and sour wrists will remind you to relax every 60 miles otherwise this bike is suitable for everyday riding.