The Suzuki GSX-R1000R is already a pretty decent sport bike, far more than the average rider can every really ride to its potential. But Suzuki Moto Italia reckoned they could still do better, and have come out with this limited-edition version of the bike that’s got more power, better suspension—everything the truly discerning sportbike rider wants.
Given that it’s an Italian project, the GSX-R1000 Ryuyo officially debuts at EICMA. Not that it matters to most of the world; there will only be 20 units built, so while it will be cool to see the machine’s final form, it’s not as if you’re going to get one for your garage (if you did want one, it’d set you back around $45,000 CAD, and that’s before you ship it across the Atlantic and try to sneak it into Canada).
But the builders say it will be the fastest GSX-R1000R ever, with 209 hp. A glimpse at the bike’s website shows plenty of other interesting information as well. The Ryuyo has carbon-fibre fairing, adjustable GP EVO footpegs, titanium Yoshimure exhaust, Ohlins suspension (NIX30 forks up front and TTXGP shock in rear), and Brembo braking bits. Head to the Ryuyo’s website for more information (you’ll need Google Translate, or a friend that speaks Italian …).