Would you customize your Gixxer like this model?
Raptik is a Swiss photographer and track day rider who asked the motorcycle tuning company No Limit Tuning to build a custom motorcycle for him. The result is a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R manufactured almost entirely from carbon fiber. It features special parts made from carbon fiber such as fairings, frame protection, ram air channel and swingarm protection to name a few.
The base model of this project is a 2017 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R (L7). Thanks to the carbon fiber treatment, the superbike’s dry weight sits at 175 kg compared to the 202 kg of the stock version (ABS included – 200 kg without the ABS system).
Gone are the stock fairings, bodywork and cast wheels. Now, the Gixxer features carbon fiber for the bodywork including the fairings, frame protection, ram air channel, swingarm protection, fuel cap and front-wheel cover. The rims are provided by ThyssenKrupp. Akrapovic fitted a complete exhaust system. All these goodies lowered the dry weight with 25 kg compared to the stock version.
This is now the final version of this custom carbon fiber superbike as Raptik’s bike will be fitted with a Ceracarbon sprocket, a carbon inlet funnel, and a 520 drive chain which will reduce the total bike’s weight even more.
It’s a track-only superbike and it’s not the first time we see carbon fiber fitted on a Gixxer. Back in in 2018 Suzuki Italy unveiled the €30,000 GSX-R1000R Ryuyo machine which was a limited edition of just 20 units. That particular model was equipped with carbon fiber components and Yoshimura racing parts. All that was translated into a 168 kg superbike making 212 hp. So, we’re curious to see how much Raptik’s Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R will weight after the motorcycle project is completed. Also, it’s interesting to see what and if the bike will have any power enhancements. It should tip the scale of €30,000 taking into consideration that a stock Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R costs almost €19,000.
This track-only carbon fiber superbike was showcased this year in February at the Swiss Moto Show.
Carbon Suzuki GSX-R 1000 R – components list
Akrapovic complete system Evolution
BMC Race air filter
Racing brake disc rear wheel
Carbon fairing (front, sides, bow, stern)
Carbon frame protection
Carbon ram-air channel
Carbon swingarm protection
Carbon fuel cap
Carbon front-wheel cover
Dunlop KR tires
Magura HC3 brake cylinder
Motoholders Alu Racing rear frame
NL-Tuning carbon brake lever protection
Öhlins steering damper
Puig axle protection (front and rear)
Puig grips racing
Puig rear wheel cover & chain guard
Puig engine cover
Puig oil filler plug
Puig racing valves
Puig stand pads Pro
Puig Superbike target
Puig tank grips
RME Racing footrest system
Steel braided brake lines (front and rear)
R&G exhaust holder
R&G radiator grille
Samco silicone hoses
Starlane Stealth 3X laptop timer
ThyssenKrupp carbon rims
Woolich tuning kit
Woolich pit limiter
Yoshimura ABS eliminator