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Below is a quote from the front page of today's
http://www.MOTORCYCLENEWS.COM

WOO-HOO! Go Suzuki! Assuming that the new bike has minimal first-year teething problems, I'd say the R1 is in for a bit of a booty bopping! 160 (Say "one hundred sixty")horsepower in a bike that weighs 430 pounds, full of fluids. Very low 10's maybe even high 9's in the quarter. Bike weighs about 8 pounds more than the 750 Gixxer.....oh, my, I have to go now....I got myself all excited! Just wanted to share! Have a great day!

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EARLY indications are that Suzuki's GSX-R1000 is living up to the company's 160bhp power claims - with standard bikes making as much as 159bhp at 11,500rpm in dyno tests.


Yoshimura GSX-R1000 is said to make 163bhp
The figure refers to the power the bike is making at the crankshaft - at the wheel it should equate to around 148bhp. In comparison, a Yamaha R1 makes around 148bhp at the crank, with a rear wheel figure of about 136bhp.

Since the Suzuki is also 5kg (11lb) lighter than the Yamaha, its performance should be on a par with the current class leader at the very least.

Tuning specialists Yoshimura have been working on the GSX-R1000 for several months to design tuning parts and leaked dyno graphs indicate that with their aftermarket camshafts fitted the bike makes around 163bhp at the crank.

What happens when you add a race pipe and a new chip?
 

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for some reason i seriously doubt the bike will be doing too many dragstrip launches...i don't think that clutch is going to last too long.
 

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I wonder if they will be using Yamaha's exploding wheel technology---I think I'll pass. :D
 

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I know the bike's not meant to be a dragstrip monster....I just threw in the times for conversation's sake. The bike hasn't been officially timed in the 1/4 anyway, as far as I know, but based on weight and horsepower, one may make a fairly accurate "guesstimate".

I kind of alluded to my worries when I said "first-year teething problems". I am very concerned about manufacterers sacrificies structural integrity for light weight. The new 1000 is based very heavily on the 750, which has had no structural problems so far. I know that the outer walls of the frame on the 1000 are a few millimeters thicker than the outer walls on the 750 to cope with the added torque.

Honestly, even if I had the $$$, I wouldn't buy one right away. I'd wait about 6 months to see if they were falling apart first.

I love Suzuki's. But, I really don't have any brand loyalty. My first bike was a Honda, and I'd have no problem riding an R6 or R1. I won't be purchasing a new bike in the near future, so for now I just dream. Have a great weekend everyone. I may even get to ride this weekend as there's only a 30 percent chance of rain! Cheers.!
 

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Yeah, i would agree with the "wait and see" approach.

Apparently the cam chain problems on the busa are also showing up in the 750, and the same part is also used in the 600 and 1000 motors. Suzuki is saying the problem is caused by abuse, and so are giving some owners a bit of a run around.

Hell, even on the busa, aren't they on like the third recall for the cam chain problem???


As for the weight savings measures- unless they increase the use of exotic materials in the bike, i believe less weight comes at the expense of durability. I always thought bikes had the best power to weight ratio of anything till i saw specs on the jaguar f1 car. 1300lbs and 830hp. The chassis on those are used all season, and they take the beating- so the technology is there to make a superlight bike that is still safe and reliable. I just don't think they can do it and keep the bike at a reasonable price
 

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Being in the Safety business, I assume the bike comes with safety glasses for the friends. :rolleyes: At that weight and that amount of horsepower... things are going to fly apart. :D:p I will believe that rear wheel horspower when I see it on the street bikes delivered for sale.
 
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Being in the Safety business, I assume the bike comes with safety glasses for the friends. :rolleyes: At that weight and that amount of horsepower... things are going to fly apart. :D:p I will believe that rear wheel horspower when I see it on the street bikes delivered for sale.

I don't know why you'd care John, You'd just safety wire the whole thing anyways :D :p .... You probably have your bicycle safety wired .. YOU SAFETY NAZI !!!!
 

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Sounds phat, give it a year of abuse on the streets and if by 2002 Yamaha hasn't beat it and it doesn't blow up, I'll take one. I mean hell, I don't go throw enough tires as it is with 140 hp :rolleyes:

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Squidwannabe said:
I don't know why you'd care John, You'd just safety wire the whole thing anyways :D :p .... You probably have your bicycle safety wired .. YOU SAFETY NAZI !!!!
Now watch it! You'll give Nazis a bad name! :p
 

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RCjohn said:
Being in the Safety business ...
No wonder we can't get through to you sometimes John! Take that hardhat off! :p
LMAO!! :D:D I hate hardhats. ;) I am wearing one on a short term job now and about broke my neck Monday because of the hardhat hitting a pipe and valve. :eek:
 

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SATAN!

I believe that the devil has bestowed his powers upon the gurus at Suzuki to create such a monster as the new GSXR1000 in an attempt to wrench my loyalties away from my beloved Honda! Well I wont do it I tell ya! I wont! Im getting a gosh darned Goldwing! YA! A yellow one! :D
 

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It is still a Suzuki, and I have a really hard time trusting Suzuki engineers with my life (especially after that farce of an explanation about the subframes on the 'Busas, and the chronic transmission problems the Gixxer750 suffers from). I have seen dyno charts for the Gixxer1000 that indicate 143 rwhp. My 929 dynoed at 134.8. 8 more rwhp or not, it will still take a better rider than me to beat me through a set of twisties, and I don't race people in a straight line- takes no skill whatsoever. I guess that if I want to keep up in the hp wars, though, I had better install a full Akra system and a PCII. Santa, are you listening??

[Edited by Rossco929 on 10-27-2000 at 05:26 PM]
 

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Originally posted by Squidwannabe
I heard it was inspired by the Katana
No wonder it is so damn good!!!!!!:D
JIM
 

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Are we in for another ZX-12 type let down?Im with John....don't count your ponies until they are in the corral.I'll go out on a limb and say the bike might see 145 BHP at the rear wheel.
 
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