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Will the 2005 GSX-R1000 be the New Horsepower King?

With the world press intro just around the corner, rumors are swirling that Suzuki’s re-designed 2005 GSX-R1000 will take the horsepower crown in the 1000cc sport bike category. Some are speculating that the Suzuki may be more than five horsepower up on the current king, Kawasaki’s ZX-10R. We should see some verifiable numbers reported within a couple of weeks, but the new bike has been ridden by some factory insiders and racers and it is reportedly extremely powerful in stock form.

Horsepower isn’t everything, of course, but it is a very big part of bragging rights in this category. Stay tuned.