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2002 SUZUKI SUPERSPORT MACHINES:
GSX-R600, 750, 1000 & TL1000R
If there ever was a family of motorcycles that “owned the racetrack” the GSX-R line is it. Not surprising considering the thousands of GSX-R motorcycles sold worldwide since the model’s inception, and their popularity at all levels of roadracing. The complete line of high performance GSX-R’s is here for 2002 featuring the supersport GSX-R600, the superbike GSX-R750 and the open-class GSX-R1000. Rounding out the supersport line-up is the TL1000R – a V-twin powered machine with outstanding performance on the street or the track.
GSX-R1000: OPEN CLASS SUPREMACY
Recently named Sport Rider Magazine’s 2001 “Bike of the Year”, the GSX-R1000 has proven itself to be the class leader in open-class sportbike performance. For 2002 the GSX-R1000 now features two new paint schemes, including a stunning new red and black combination, new bolt-on bungee hooks, and a sharp new polished stainless steel exhaust. Building on the impressive and award-winning technology of the GSX-R750, the GSX-R1000 combines a powerful 988cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled motor, strong and lightweight chassis all wrapped in an aerodynamic and aggressively designed package.
The GSX-R1000’s 988cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, 16-valve liquid-cooled engine is similar to the GSX-R750, but with an increase in bore and stroke. The GSX-R1000 crankcase, crank journals and clutch are wider to accommodate the larger displacement. The engine also features wider transmission gears, an oil cooler system and a compact counterbalancer mounted ahead of the crankshaft. Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) fuel injection system assures the rider smooth and precise throttle control thanks to the step-motor control mounted directly to the throttle bodies.
The GSX-R1000’s unique 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system features titanium, stainless steel and aluminum construction to reduce weight and the digitally-controlled Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system. The SET system utilizes a servo motor-controlled butterfly valve which closes in low RPM situations creating increased back pressure and low end torque while also reducing exhaust noise. As RPM increases the valve progressively opens to reduce back pressure and increase mid-to-high range power.
The chassis of the GSX-R1000 is built to the same basic design of the GSX-R750, but balanced to match the increased engine size, weight and power delivery. The aluminum alloy twin-spar frame is 0.5 mm thicker for increased strength with two engine mounts on each spar in comparison to the 750 with two on the left and one on the right. Rake angle and trail remain unchanged from the 750, as well as the handlebar, footpeg and seating position. A fully adjustable 43 mm inverted KYB fork with titanium nitride coated stanchion tubes handle suspension duties up front, accompanied by a fully adjustable aluminum-bodied shock absorber at the rear. Front brake calipers are staggered-diameter six-piston units combined with lightweight 17-inch wheels, and radial tires front and rear. Aerodynamic bodywork with ram air inlets along with a one-piece headlight design and compact digital instrument cluster complete the GSX-R1000.
GSX-R1000, your ticket to open-class supremacy.
GSX-R1000 (K2) AT A GLANCE
Suggested Retail: $10,399.00
Engine Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled
Bore and Stroke: 72.0 mm x 46.0 mm
Front Brake: Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake: Single Hydraulic Disc
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 170 kg (374 lbs)
Overall Length: 2,045 mm (80.5 in)
Overall Width: 715 mm (28.1 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,410 mm (55.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 170 kg (374 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 988 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 160 hp (118 kW)/ 10.800 rpm, 110 Nm/ 8,500 rpm.
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.