Suzuki has unveiled its long-awaited new GSX-R1000 Superbike during a press conference at the Intermot show in Cologne.
Having teased a new Superbike last year, the Japanese manufacturer is set to roll out the new machine for 2017 which is likely to be available as a new race model.
While Suzuki is currently enjoying success in MotoAmerica and Asian championships there are no Suzuki machines on the World Superbike grid after Crescent Racing ended its relationship with the manufacturer in order to become the factory-supported Yamaha squad this season.
In British Superbikes, Halsall Racing recently confirmed it will split from Suzuki at the end of the current season with a rumoured switch to Yamaha which would mean in 2017 there could be no Suzuki Superbikes on the British or World stage in the premier class of production bike racing.
The new GSX-R1000 production machine will be available in two versions: GSX-R1000 and a limited-edition GSX-R1000R.
The GSX-R1000 has an all-new 999.8cc DOHC inline-four engine with 199.27hp and 86.73lb/ft torque, making it the most powerful GSX-R1000 ever built.
Suzuki has increased top-end power without sacrificing low- to mid-range, increase driveability with a new electronics package, emphasise durability and reliability, and optimised engine dimensions to increase cornering performance courtesy of a 6.6mm narrower and 22.2mm shorter engine that's been pivoted 6 degrees backwards.
For a full breakdown of the facts and figures which make up the new Suzuki GSX-R1000, head to visordown.com