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Suzuki Announces Additional 2018 Models at EICMA

Brea, Calif, (November 7, 2017) – In conjunction with Suzuki Motor Corporation’s product announcement at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) is pleased to announce more 2018 motorcycles that will soon be coming to dealerships in the United States. These returning models include championship caliber Supersports, a pair of nimble and fun Standard bikes, and a pair of Adventure-ready mounts that are the smartest choice in the category.

Suzuki Supersport Models – 2018 GSX-R1000 Models

Suzuki confirmed that GSX-R’s Own the Racetrack when Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing teammates Toni Elias and Roger Hayden swept the 2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship during the new GSX-R1000’s debut season. Series runner-up Hayden captured a multitude of Superpole qualifying sessions while Champion Elias snared more victories than the rest of the field combined.

This championship family of liter-class bikes return for 2018 with new colors and graphics for the GSX-R1000, the GSX-R1000 ABS, and the extraordinary GSX-R1000R. Each model uses the same 999.8cc, DOHC inline-four engine that produces great top-end power with a strong low to mid-range pull thanks to the exclusive Suzuki Variable Valve Timing system. They share a compact twin-spar type aluminum frame for nimble handling with loads of grip when cornering. The electronic rider aids, which collect dynamic information via a three axis, six direction Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) help advance rider performance to a level that can only be achieved on a GSX-R.


2018 GSX-R1000
Available in new Metallic Matte Black (shown)
or Pearl Glacier White color schemes.
MSRP $14,699
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in December 2017
CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2018 GSX-R1000


2018 GSX-R1000 ABS
Available in new Metallic Matte Black
or Pearl Glacier White (shown) color schemes.
MSRP $15,099
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in December 2017
CLICK HERE to learn about the 2018 GSX-R1000 ABS

2018 GSX-R1000R
The GSX-R1000R is the definitive GSX-R. Sharing engine, frame, swingarm and wheels with its siblings, the GSX-R1000R adds distinctive LED position lights over the fairing’s large intake ducts, a blacked-out LCD instrument panel, plus the smooth and precise SHOWA BFF fork and BFRC rear shock absorber that deliver outstanding handling on the street or track. The bike’s Suzuki Launch Control System provides GSX-R1000R riders a competitive advantage when launching their motorcycle at the start of the race while the standard Bi-directional Quick-shift System provides clutch-less shifting to deliver faster and more consistent lap times.


2018 GSX-R1000R
Available in new Pearl Glacier White
or Glass Sparkle Black (shown) color schemes.
MSRP $17,199
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in December 2017
CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2018 GSX-R1000R

2018 Suzuki Standard Models – SV650 & SV650 ABS
Suzuki launches the 2018 SV650 motorcycles with exciting new colors on the body work and frame, plus some technical changes to keep this V-twin sportbike on the leading edge of fun. The SV650 and SV650 ABS share a polished powerplant that provides surprising performance and lightweight chassis that delivers a sporty, exciting ride. New spring preload adjusters on the fork and the addition of Dunlop Road Smart III tires makes the best handling bike in its class even better. Like its predecessors, the 2018 SV650 models continue to have the sparkling performance, style and value that a broad range of riders will enjoy.


2018 SV650
No other motorcycle delivers the smiles per mile like a SV650. Nimble and fun, and now available in a new Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White (shown) or Glass Sparkle Black (with red frame/wheels) color schemes.
MSRP $7,049
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in December 2017
CLICK HERE to learn about the 2018 SV650


2018 SV650 ABS
This SV650 combines an effective and compact ABS system along with a red trellis frame and wheels that stand out from the new Glass Sparkle Black color (shown).
MSRP $7,499
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in February 2018
CLICK HERE to learn about the 2018 SV650 ABS

2018 Suzuki Adventure Models – V-Strom 650 & V-Strom 650XT
Renowned for their versatility, reliability and value, the V-Strom 650 models have attracted many riders who use them for touring, commuting, or a fun ride when the spirit moves them. They are touchstone motorcycles balanced with a natural riding position, comfortable seat and a flexible 90O V-twin engine character that produces stress-free riding during brief daily use or a high-mile adventure. Each V-Strom 650 features ABS, Traction Control and Adventure styling inspired by the original DR-BIG Dakar Rally bike.


2018 V-Strom 650
Effective fairing, with vertically stacked headlights, adjustable windshield, and Suzuki ADV-beak styling comes in new Glass Sparkle Black color scheme (shown).
MSRP $8,799
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in February 2018
CLICK HERE to learn about the 2018 V-Strom 650


2018 V-Strom 650XT
Ready for real adventure, the V-Strom 650XT has aluminum, spoke-style wheels with tubeless radial dual-sport tires, hand guards, and a protective lower engine cowl. Available in Champion Yellow No. 2 or new Pearl Glacier White (shown) color schemes.
MSRP $9,299
Arriving at Suzuki dealers in February 2018
CLICK HERE to learn about the 2018 V-Strom 650XT

Each new Suzuki is backed by our Limited Warranty. Additionally the coverage period and other benefits added through Suzuki Extended Protection. Click here to learn more or visit a Suzuki dealer for details.

The GSX-R1000 ABS, GSX-R1000R, SV650 ABS, V-Strom 650 and the V-Strom 650 XT are equipped with anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS.  ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering.  Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

The GSX-R1000, GSX-R1000 ABS, GSX-R1000R, V-Strom 650 and the V-Strom 650 XT are equipped with Traction Control Systems. The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

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