The rest of the world is eagerly awaiting for Suzuki to come out with a revamped GSX-R1000R superbike but the Japanese manufacturer has recently issued a statement that the current model will not be updated as yet for 2016 other than the colours. So this futuristic concept is just a showcase by Suzuki to whet the appetite of its hardcore GSX-R line-up fans.
However, there have been rumours suggesting that Suzuki’s denial was just an effort to avoid further speculation about a new GSX-R model, and that motorcycle enthusiasts as well as the media will see something interesting from the company during the upcoming Tokyo event, and there’s more than just this plain GSX concept.
According to the company’s press release, the Suzuki GSX Concept all is about the following: Suzuki’s powerful, rider-friendly inline-four engines deliver an outstanding combination of fuel economy and endurance. Their technologies are reflected in numerous GSX-series models including the GSX-R1000, the Hayabusa, and the GSX-S1000.
The concept GSX symbolizes the high-performance bikes that bear the GSX name. It gives form to Suzuki’s inline-four sportbike-making spirit and evokes a cocoon from which the company’s future sportbike models will be born.
Suzuki GSX Series is the brand’s range of sport touring motorcycles powered by four-valve per cylinder four-stroke engines. The first GSX models were introduced in 1980 and the new GSX machines upgrading much of Suzuki’s four-stroke road bike range: the GS Series. Current GSX models are powered by derivatives of this in-line, four-cylinder engine with four valves per cylinder. In addition, the GSX series is produced as the GSX600F and GSX750F faired sport touring models (2nd generation) and the twin-shock GSX 750 and GSX 1400 models.
Text: Philip Chong