Suzuki have long been a big player in the motorbike market, and the Suzuki GSXR 1000 proves that this reputation is well deserved.
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Written on: 21/08/2013 by Gravyd (2 reviews written)
I reviewed my k4 and k7 here on this thread (as davygravy but a new email address has locked me out) Now onto my L2 (2012) I've had loads of gsxr's since the late 1980's (yes I am now old and fat... but I don't let that stop me bouncing off the rev limiter during 2nd gear wheelies) No.1 The BMW s1000r (design based on the gsxr1000 k5) is the best sports bike at the moment it took the title from the gsxr when it arrived however !!!! The GSXR has evolved it is changing into a more practical… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2011 by Smellthecoffeefatboy (2 reviews written)
I have owned many gixers my last being a 2003 1000, excellent bike, very stable, good looks, bags of midrange, buy one and get sliding. Most come with a free burberry hat… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/03/2011
I sold my 94 zx9r to buy this blue and white missile ! It feels like I'd imagine a fa18 to feel like in acceleration ! I didn't believe that in eight years bikes couldn't improved dramatically compared the the old Kawasaki! The zx9r was an awesome machine too , but in another league entirely! The zx9r kicked you in the pants at 8-9000 rpm and gee it kicked hard! Through the rest of the revs it was quite tame though. I Dont know if it's the efi or the cam differences or just the age difference… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/02/2011 by sandmacker (1 review written)
The K2 GSXR 1000 is a beautiful motorbike . Whilst I also own a TRX 850 (also beautiful) , the difference is as chalk is to cheese.To date I havn't ridden anyhing to compare it to. With the yoshi pipe , power commander , modded rear tail peice with a hugger , inset indicators , it got the looks and the get up and go. There's rarely a time I go out on the thing and not go over 200 260 kph. And she's still got plenty to go.
One thing I like about the K2 is that the fairing has this wide ledge… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2010
Gorgeous machine that needs a few tweaks to sing. Anyone who has one or will be purchasing one needs to do two cheap, but priceless mods.
1st: remove the SET valve to get rid of sticky mechanisms and open up the exhaust
2nd: Get a throttle retard elminator to cure low RPM jerkiness and let the engine breathe.
Once these 2 mods are done, the K3 1000 floats like a feather and stings like a bee. The engine is the heart of this bike, with so much torque available throughout the rev range. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2010
fast smooth excellent low down torque,especially in my case(can't get mrs off back).fitted arrows can,power commander 3 gipro digi gear/retard eliminater.just having brembo 19/20 front brake master cylinder and goodridge hoses.perfect,i love it when i'm riding it and i hate it when i'm not… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/03/2010
It does not matter street or strip gsxr is top dog period.Got mine last year and I felt aprt of the bike not riding on top of itIt has great power and handling,and the spare parts for this bike are endless… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/01/2010
Just swapped my GSXR K3 600 for the K1 1000, great bike as the spare parts are all compatible, fitted with TRS Yoshi Titanium Can and Pyramid UnderTray, looks are amazing, performance incredible and sounds like it looks.
Great bike, Great Fun… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/12/2009 by alancables (1 review written)
If you compare this bike with any other bike in its class you are splitting hairs unless you are a pro rider and at this point all sportsbikes have their pros and cons. The GSXR has a very reputable track record that speaks for itself. You can always look on the good ol world wide web to look up these stats. I am not taking anything away from any other bikes out there but this is pound for pound my favorite and I have been on a vast selection of bikes. I AM NOT A PRO RIDER THOUGH! It also… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/07/2009
Stable handling, smooth power, nice ergos. Fun Fun Fun!
Bikes don't seem to have come as far as I thought they have after riding a demo zx10r 2009 model. The zx10r 2009 is definitely a better bike than the k3 in all ways, except I still wouldn't upgrade to one just for that reason. Suzuki GSXR 1000 is an awesome bike! Had it for 3 years (bought it mid 2006), and still loving it… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/06/2009 by gazzastrat (1 review written)
Totally awesome ride, bike , speed , handling , look
There is nothing on the market that comes close to a Suzuki gixer , believe me [ iv'e ridden them all ], and there is nothing… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/06/2009
Bought a Suzuki 1000K6, have worked in the bike trade for 7 years and ridden most bikes. My Hayabusa got written off, so I went back to sports bikes. I knew I always got off of K5/6s witha smile, so I bought one. Not a moments regret, very quick, light,nimble and very stable - it's even pretty comfortable, a little tight on leg room, but that's not what I bought it for
It's over-kill for the road with sticky tyres, but hell it's good !
You have to keep youself in check a bit and have fun in… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/06/2009 by gixxa banjo (1 review written)
love the Suzuki GSXR 1000 bike it handles and rides just right for me. power is something it doesn't lack it is extremely fast with no flat spots. got the top end deristricted with the gipro gear indicator/timing retard eliminator and its front end happy to say the least!… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/06/2009
the suzuki gsxr i rode was an 02 plate was not impressed at all by quality of ride compared to my 1250 bandit. uncomfortable, vibration through the leg is bad, and didnt seem a smooth ride at all… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/05/2009 by CabanaBoy (1 review written)
GSXR been the best ride since 1990s. Today gsxrs 2009 are all the same size only dif is the ccs and the model gets better yr by yr. Gran Sport eXperimental Racing the best. In the 90s buddie of mine with a gixxer 600 cc boarded his out to 1100 and let me have a go at it for my first time and thats when i knew gixxer for me. Thanks Suzuki :P… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/05/2009
power, 365lbs i don't know if i can explore the Suzuki GSXR limits in reality… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/04/2009
I picked myself up a K2 GSXR 1000 last week after some numpty's decided they like my bandit 600 so much they would keep it. Holy crap Im blown away by the looks, power, comfort, coolness etc of the GSXR. It was raining out the night I got it and I was a little nervous of the back sliding out in the wet, not at all, silly me. The bike was stuck to the road.
I have ridden the K6 1000 aswell and personally I would prefare the K2. I just rather the lights and the few little bits and bobs done to… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/04/2009
Just bought a Suzuki K6 GSXR today after a test ride. Hughely impressed with engine and ride comfort. Traded in a 05 Blade and im sure the Gixer is quicker… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/04/2009 by BartleBFarstBlaster (1 review written)
Having ridden sports for in my collection for 30 years I was lucky enough to move to the Isle of Man where it is possible to use the performance of todays sports bikes. You notice on the TT course which bikes can cut it. I decided I was pushing my current ride too hard and a true sportster was needed, I tried all the top bikes in one day and for me the Suzuki GSXR 1000 was the tool. Forgiving plush ride yet totally unflapable and that engines punch is incredible. It will pull yards out of any… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/01/2009 by steve050673 (1 review written)
Its got loads of power when needed well plenty for the road anyway.
Can't find any bad points, apart from the horn not working after washing it one day and the f1 light coming on onc in a blue moon.
Nice bike all round goes well and handles well for its age… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/11/2008
This bike is a phenomenon! I had an 07 and let it go to get another K5 just for the track. The midrange is unbelievable. Just point and Shoot. I'm outta here!… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/09/2008 by gixxerphantom (1 review written)
A very responsive yet nimble and easy ride with great and instant power. this beast can be tamed and is at home through the town as it is on the open road. within the space of a year i went from the 600 to the 750 to the 1000 and by far the best bike ive ridden… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/09/2008 by dek426 (1 review written)
This bike is a total missile just point and hang on. I have a k6 1000, for my angry blood thirsty adrenaline crazy days (still having them at 43yrs old. Guess I will never grow up. But for my normal cool Sunday squirt I have an Aprilia Tuono factory. Equally as crazy but tend to cruise at around 60 mph less. Than on the gixer. I get a fantastic buzz from both bikes, and love them both equally. It ' s all down to my mood on the day to which bike I prefer to ride… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/09/2008 by Bigbear2033 (1 review written)
The Suzuki GSXR is a very easy bike to ride fast and thats what its made for. It doesn't handle as sharp or as forgiving as a GSXR750 but its far less effort to go fast on. Ride it/Rev it like a 750 and you will fall in love with it. I wouldn't swap mine for anything else, but I haven't rode the 08 blade yet!… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/08/2008
Suzuki used to take technology from the 750 and then put it on the 1000. From 2003 they reversed that, the tech on the 2003 GSX-R 1000 is put on the 750 in 2004.
Easy to control on low speeds... but an absolute MONSTER when you decide to open up the throttle from any gear. When your in sixth gear it feels like you're in fourth, never have been higher then 5000 rpm (have it for two months) but it seems to be all I could use (legally) on the road.
I love the looks of my K3, "baby Busa" and… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/08/2008
Love the bike and its rapid response as I am only 5.6 its great I can actually touch the floor on it as well. I am not a technical girl I just know hat I like and thats the GSXR100 I loved my GSX600 then went to the ZX9R E2 and the GSXR is by the far the next step up I want to take and a great improvement on my last bike. The bike just feels great as soon as I got on it I felt as though I was part of the bike… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/07/2008 by CKfun (1 review written)
They fly! My 2006 is quite the ride I only open the throttle full in second gear, first gear gear is next to impossible to do so in the mid RPM ranges. I modified mine with new intake and full racing exhaust and adjusted the rev limiter, the bike does what you ask it to do. Amazing!… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/06/2008 by bladebod (1 review written)
Its my first second Suzuki and not a model I would have gone looking for, but as it came along at a reasonable price it was bought.
I've got to say its got plenty of poke in any gear - more than is usable in most circumstances really. The handling is very good - better even than my 98 Blade which I always thought was excellent anyway. And its light - not that it looks it - but it is.
I've got the HEL lines all round and assume that the brakes are now improved over what they were before but… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/06/2008 by craigrichards (1 review written)
In all good fast bike to ride. Had problem can not get to rev limiter and holds back sometimes has any one else had that problem… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/06/2008 by voletrousers (1 review written)
After being a fireblade man for years, I bought my first ever Suzuki GSXR1000 last weekend. Its absolutely brilliant, and has effectively made every other bike I have ever known redundant. Buy one, its superb… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/06/2008
This is my second Gsxr 1000 i own a 2008 black on black and have not found any bad points… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/06/2008
Always pleasing in the power department. A little tempermental when digging in turns and braking… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/05/2008 by Hothounds (1 review written)
I have just picked up my first Suzuki GSXR 1000, I have to say WOW! Its a 2002 K2 model, and it's brilliant. The power delivery is unbelievable, it make my old 2001 R1 feel slow. Gear box is silky and slick, handleing is far better than any 1000c bike I've owned before.
I have been able to pull wheelies on all my bikes, but know where as easy as this 1st, 2nd and 3rd the front just picks up.
The exhaust note is so sweet I can't help but rev it.
Out of all the bikes I've owned this without a… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/05/2008
Has a wonderful lean... I lean it hard, and it feels so natural, and unforced...
I love this bike, and because of it, I will ride nothing but Suzuki from now on!… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/04/2008
Superb handling bike with a explosive torque engine (is has more bottom power than a v-twin 1000)… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/03/2008 by slartybartfarst (1 review written)
I live in the Isle of Man, there is NO UPPER SPEED LIMIT. This Suzuki K6 Gixer is taken to the limiter in 4th 5th and 6th on roads, twisty, sometimes bumpy roads not a straight Autobahn or a dead pan smooth short circuit. This is a road bike and there is only one road in the world you can legally take this bike to the limit. 170mph+ across a mountain passing blades, R1s and bike engined lotus 7s. True an R1/Blade will stay with the Gixer, maybe a Ducati or MV but to be honest ive only… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/03/2008 by Gsxrcor (1 review written)
I have had my bike for five years and even after riding newer models, I have had no desire to upgrade to later model.
This is the best bike Suzuki ever made! Huge power in all rev ranges .
Wheel stands even from 180ks in third. (big clutching.. ha:))
Mine hasn't missed a beat in 30000 ks.
Good under seat storage… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/03/2008 by brandonrothwell (1 review written)
Amazing handling, especially with wheelies, so stable. I love my bike, she moves! Easy to ride. I think I stripped my 2nd gear cause I lifted her clicked into 2nd but it slipped between gears and the chain rattled big time. Now it feels rough in 2nd only… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/01/2008 by gixeridr (1 review written)
The Suzuki GSXR loves to fly and is still a lot of fun to ride. I have a friend with an 06 RR 1000 and I still like my gixxer better though it has almost 10,000 miles on it… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/01/2008 by lowflyer (1 review written)
The Suzuki GSXR is my first big bike, rode it for 2000 kms, so please excuse my limited review.
It soulds great when accelerating, people 500 meters away will move aside when you start, but don't take your wife along, wrists will ache and neck will hurt after a while.
The smile it puts on my face is not easy to wipe, its an amazing bike.too fast for mumbai streets any way, wheelies happen at 80 kmph, in 1st gear, whack open the throttle at 80 and up goes your wheel, the thrill is great.
The fit… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/01/2008 by andy t (1 review written)
If you are under 35 or just a speed freak then this your machine! After a 15 year break from biking, at 44 decided to get back into it so started on a CBR 600 f but six months on, decided I wanted to play with the big boys. So off I went and the next thing I have got a GXSR 1000 K7 in the drive! Now I can't fault the bike - engine, gearbox, handling etc. The finish isn't quite as good as the Honda but sort of expected that. The big difference is the speed factor! Its one of those bikes that is… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/01/2008 by GIXXER (1 review written)
I purchased new k7 this year, the first 1500 km was everything OK until I had throttle problem, the bike itself is OK. I had k3 and had experience to ride many 1000 cc 00-07. Now I am dealing with throttle and power commander, did any of you experience the same and what is the recommendation for racing exhaust pipe and new (one mapped) power commander?… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/01/2008 by andrews52 (1 review written)
This is my second Gixxer and although I am 55 with only a few years experience this bike is truly amazing. Power commander gets rid of 1st and 2nd restriction. It is so stable even at high speed and looks the dogs, what more could you want. It is impossible to get bored with this bike and is even a great ride in the wet… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/12/2007 by crankline (1 review written)
I like the riding position of the bike. it is not to big to race and not to small so if you want to go some distance your'e not cramped like some smaller bikes. Every time i've taken my gsxr 1000 k3 out it has never failed to bring a smile to my face the power is incredible more than enough for any rider some of which cannot be used on todays roads… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/12/2007 by izzuddin (1 review written)
I like this bike. It offers a very smooth ride and is fast. the only downpoint is that in malaysia (where i am) it is very difficult to find spare parts… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/12/2007 by verticalhooligan (1 review written)
I'm 21 years old and just under 10 stone.
First gear I personally cant get full throttle out off it comes up 2 quick.
2nd gear when it hits second band more of same its not until 3rd gear where I can give it the full.
This bike for a light person is so much fun… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2007 by Tinners 44 (1 review written)
My previous bike was the K2 750. A beautiful bike no doubt. However after a test ride on the K4 1000 it just had to go.The 1000 is simply a race bike with lights. I put a Scorpion can on the bike and it did not make a great deal of difference until I took the bike on a Dyno and had it tuned properly. WOW! Better acceleration, fuel economy and steady tickover. My mate has the K7 but he is not happy as the K4 seems to be faster and easier to handle. Having said that, this bike is not for the… Read Full Review