Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Suzuki Virus 1000: 185bhp naked GSX-R1000 busts out from Switzerland

Suzuki Virus 1000, a naked GSX-R1000 from Switzerland
Suzuki Virus 1000, a naked GSX-R1000 from Switzerland Suzuki Virus 1000, a naked GSX-R1000 from Switzerland Suzuki Virus 1000, a naked GSX-R1000 from Switzerland
This is the Suzuki Tuono V4R Virus 1000, a 185bhp naked GSX-R1000 that Suzuki themselves forgot to build. Now all it needs is a Garrett turbocharger...

Some rue the fact that Suzuki have never done a naked version of the GSX-R1000. Even the declawed, entirely domesticated GSR750 isn’t really a naked GSX-R750, so for those looking for a super-naked/streetfighter from Suzuki, there are simply no options left after the recent demise of the B-King. So trust one of the most peaceful nations on the planet – Switzerland – to step in and create a bit of a ruckus. Witness the Suzuki Virus (yeah, well, who knew…), a Swiss-made GSX-R1000 sans most of its bodywork and with the added aggression of, say, an Aprilia Tuono V4R.

Created by Frankonia AG (Suzuki Switzerland) and Moto Virus AG, the Suzuki Virus uses the GSX-R1000 engine, chassis and suspension, a custom-built exhaust (two different options are available), custom fabricated side panels, the headlamp assembly from a GSR750 and, of course, high, wide aluminium handlebars to complete the ‘streetfighter’ package. In Switzerland, the bike costs CHF 19,990 and if you buy one, you have a large list of optional parts and accessories that you can choose from. We like the bike… kind of. Though unless they bolted on a Garrett turbocharger to this thing and boosted power to 220bhp, we’d just stick to a regular 2013 GSX-R1000 if it was our money…





Suzuki Virus 1000, a naked GSX-R1000 from Switzerland Suzuki Virus 1000, a naked GSX-R1000 from Switzerland Suzuki Virus 1000, a naked GSX-R1000 from Switzerland


Pics: Flickr

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well done! Take note Suzuki.

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