Suzuki recently announced the release of its updated GSX-R1000 for 2012, with minor modifications to the engine and chassis headlining the list of changes. Brembo monobloc calipers and a new single-muffler exhaust have also been fitted and look to keep the Suzuki on par with the competition.
The GSX-R’s 999cc liquid-cooled engine has been revised to provide improved low-end and midrange power, plus an improved throttle response and increased fuel efficiency. Biggest news is the revised pistons, which have been developed using MotoGP technology and are a claimed 11-percent lighter. Key to the slugs’ weight loss is their newly shaped skirts, narrower pin bosses and altered valve recesses. Combustion efficiency has been improved and the compression ratio jumps slightly from 12.8:1 to 12.9:1.
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