Suzuki launches limited edition centenary superbike, but you’ll need to be quick to catch one

Suzuki has announced a limited edition GSX-R1000R superbike to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary.

On sale in October, the £16,999 machine will be limited to just 100 units in the UK. The flagship superbike sports the same retro-inspired livery as its GSX-RR MotoGP machine, with the traditional blue and slate silver colour scheme an homage to Suzuki’s Grand Prix machines of the Sixties.

The GSX-R shares more than just paint with the GP race winner. It utilises the same variable valve timing system to boost torque and peak power, and boasts a comprehensive suite of electronics, including 10 traction control modes, a quickshifter and auto-blipper, launch control, and lean angle-sensitive ABS.

The flagship superbike sports the same retro-inspired livery as Suzuki’s GSX-RR MotoGP machine…

100 years of two wheeled excellence celebrated by this limited edition racer

2020 is the centenary of Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Co. The firm first produced motorcycles in 1952, with the launch of the Power Free, and two years later changed its name to Suzuki Motor Co. 

Since then it has gone on to produce a string of iconic motorcycles, including the 1985 GSX-R750F and the 2001 GSX-R1000 K1 – the GT750, GSX1100S Katana, and RGV250, plus Bandits and Hayabusa.

Suzuki GB’s head of motorcycles, Jonathan Martin, says it was only fitting to adopt the retro-inspired livery of bikes “that have achieved and contributed so much to our history, for this special edition.”

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