Suzuki’s Gold Standard: The GSX-R1000
The Suzuki GSX-R 1000 has always been one of the most reliable bikes when comparing it to other literbikes in its category. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer has always kept the GSX-R1000 slightly underpowered when compared to other bikes it competes with, and as a result, the platform gets a huge boost in reliability.
With a motorcycle notorious for having very few updates yearly, 2022 brings very little to the table when it comes to the new model year for the ‘King of Gixxers’. With the GSX-R1000 being the pinnacle of performance when it comes to the GSX-R family, it requires some components to keep it on top. The 2022 GSX-R1000 comes complete with Brembo T-drive rotors and Monobloc brake, Showa’s new Big-Piston Fork (BPF), and the same 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four that Gixxer Bros just can’t get enough of.
To continue the power conversion, it’s good to keep in mind that this 999cc powerplant will be laying down a cool 199 horsepower and 86 lb-ft of torque. If that isn’t enough for you, Suzuki offers a more track-oriented high performance version of this motorcycle under the guise of the GSX-R1000R; modifying the same motorcycle with some added performance parts.
All in all, the GSX-R1000 is the poster boy for cost-effective power in the form of a 1000cc supersport allowing sales to soar since it first hit the scene; a formidable bike for Suzuki’s 2022 motorcycle lineup.
The 2022 GSX-R1000 starts at $18,599 USD / $22,399 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 GSX-R1000 in one place.
- Price: $15799 USD / $19,999 CAD
- Key Features:
- Standard ABS
- Legendary 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four
- Fairly recent design overhaul
- Brembo Brakes up front
- MotoGP-Inspired Engine Control Module
- Engine: 999.8cc inline-four
- Power: 199 BHP
- Torque: 87 lbs-ft at the crank
- Wet Weight: 443 lbs (201 kg)
- Seat Height: 32.5 in (825 mm) at lowest point
2022 GSX-R1000 Specifications