The 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000. No changes apart from new paint and graphics, but it's still the most awesome litre-class superbike on the planet!
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After the 2008 GSX-R750s and GSX-R600s which you saw here earlier, here are some pics of the 2008 GSX-R1000. Suzuki had made some radical changes to the GSX-R1000 last year so the 2008 model only gets lightly reworked paint and graphics. Still, with 185 horsepower from that 1000cc inline-four, and a dry weight of only 172 kilos, the 2008 GSX-R1000 continues to be the Big Daddy, the undisputed performance king of all litre-class superbikes.
And while GSX-Rs are all very well, Suzuki have also seen Honda’s Evo6 and CB1100R, and decided they must do some concept bikes of their own. Hence, we have the Crosscage and Biplane concepts. The Crosscage, which says ‘Intelligent Energy’ on its fairing, has an X-shaped chassis and single-sided swingarm and front suspension. It’s a hydrogen and lithium-ion battery-powered hybrid, so… do not expect to see the Crosscage on the roads anytime soon!
The other concept is the Suzuki Biplane, which is supposedly powered by a V4 engine. And if you ride the bike, you’re supposed to feel like you’re flying a biplane with an open canopy. Doesn’t make any sense to us, but hey, this is supposed to be a ‘concept’ bike that’ll just be shown at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show and then it’ll be put away in the basement forever. Or until the next motor show anyway…
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