Suzuki has revealed its GSX-R1000 2017 year model, and it has a host of new features. The headline figure, of course, is a metric horsepower figure of over 200, which works out to 199bhp, which is the standard now. It has variable valve timing, called 'Suzuki Racing Variable Valve Timing' to broaden the torque spread. The engine also has new pistons, pins, and rings, as well as new camshafts and titanium valves. The engine length has also been reduced by canting it backward by six degrees.
There's now a three-axis IMU, 10-mode traction control system, a 'Motion Track Brake System' and the three rider modes remain. Opt for the GSX-R1000R and in addition you'll get a two-way quickshifter (both up and down the gearbox), a launch control system, and cornering ABS. There's anti-stoppie on the GSX-R1000 as standard, though. The latest from Showa helps keep things rubber side down, and the GSX-R1000R gets Balance Free front forks, the GSX-R1000 gets the Big Piston front fork.
Both these models will go on sale globally by the start of the next financial year, and we can expect them next summer in the Indian market. The added electronics will mean a jump in price but the added safety and fun it allows will be well worth the price.