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Suzuki Announces Colors and Prices on Several Models – New GSX-R1000 Starting at $14,599

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

Suzuki has announced pricing and colors for several of its 2017 and 2018 models, including, among others, the redesigned/new GSX250R, GSX-S750 and GSX-R1000R. Other announcements concern V-Strom models.

The big new superbike starts at $14,599 and ranges up to $16,999 for the “R” model with upgraded features and components (details below). We hope to get a test on the new GSX-R1000 soon. Here is the full press release from Suzuki:

Brea, Calif, (January 13, 2017) – Suzuki surprised the motorcycling world by announcing several new models for the 2017 selling season, like the revolutionary 2017 GSX-R1000R and the adventure minded 2018 V-Strom 1000XT. As the pleasant shock began to subside, many enthusiasts asked the same questions: When can I get one, what colors will be available, and how much will it cost? Suzuki is very pleased to now announce availability dates, colors and MSRPs for the most anticipated new models of 2017.

2018 GSX250R
An all-new model, the GSX250R is ideal for introducing new riders to the sportbike world, while still providing the right performance, comfort and style to appeal to experienced motorcyclists as well. Inspired by the practical sportbike heritage of the Suzuki Katana, the GSX250R features a twin-cylinder fuel-injected engine wrapped in sharp full-fairing bodywork. A low seat height, slim fuel tank and overall light weight make the new GSX250R a confidence inspiring ride. A four-gallon fuel tank and highly efficient powerplant supplies outstanding fuel economy, providing long range between fuel stops.

The 2018 Suzuki GSX250R will be available in April in Pearl Glacier White and Pearl Nebular Black, with an MSRP of $4,499.

2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z
The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z feature significant engine and chassis advancements focused on delivering an exciting ride that could only come from a bike incorporating GSX-R technology. Increased horsepower and a more capable chassis combine with sharp new street-fighter styling that resembles the GSX-S1000.  Mix in 50 state emissions compliance and a comfortable, yet sport riding position, and you have a sure fire sportbike homerun.

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 will be available in April in Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Mira Red, with an MSRP of $8,299.

2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750Z blends Suzuki’s Anti-Lock Brake System and dramatic Metallic Matte Black No. 2 body work that also features a blacked out exhaust system and other components. The richly dark GSX-S750Z will be available in May, with an MSRP of $8,899.

2017 GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000 ABS
All-new from its sticky tires up, the GSX-R1000 exudes MotoGP influence. From the class exclusive Variable Valve Timing, (VVT), system that helps deliver a broad and strong powerband, to the compact cassette transmission, a 32-bit dual-processor ECM, 10-level traction control system, and wind tunnel tested aerodynamics, the GSX-R1000 was designed with one idea in mind, to regain the undisputed “King of the Sportbikes” crown. The new lighter and stronger aluminum, twin-spar frame features quality components like the Showa BPF fork and rear shock, Brembo monobloc calipers and T-drive rotors, and a large full LCD display help the new GSX-R1000 lay claim to the title.

The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 will be available in April in Metallic Triton Blue, Pearl Mira Red and Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $14,599.

The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS adds Suzuki’s Motion Track Anti-Lock Brake System and will be available in April in Pearl Mira Red and Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $14,999.

2017 GSX-R1000R
Without question the 2017 GSX-R1000R is “The Ultimate GSX-R”. Suzuki engineers took everything that made the standard 2017 GSX-R1000 the “King of the Sportbikes” and  ramped it up by adding advanced rider aids such as the IMU-influenced Motion Track Anti-Lock Brake System, clutchless up-and-down quick shifting, and a launch control system that gets the rider out front fast. Other features include a compact competition battery, lightweight upper fork clamp, and LED position lights above the fairing’s large ram-air ducts. Combine all that with the responsive Showa BFF fork and BFRC shock and you have a bike that will stand at the top of the liter bike podium.

The 2017 GSX-R1000R will be available in May in Metallic Triton Blue MotoGP motif and a Glass Sparkle Black finish that features Suzuki racing heritage striping and color-coordinated suspension components with an MSRP of $16,999.

2017 V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT
With aggressive new styling for 2017, the V-Strom 650 and 650XT are sure to be admired as you ride down the road – whether it’s paved or not. Employing the stronger, revised engine from the new SV650, this new V-Strom delivers more performance in every riding condition. Others will further admire the addition of a 3-mode Traction Control System, Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist, and Easy-start System that adds control and convenience. Changes to the chassis bring a bright, vertically stacked headlight, plus a new rear cargo rack and the ability to use accessories unitized with the V-Strom 1000 models.  Additional features found on the V-Strom 650XT include spoke-style wheels with tubeless adventure-ready tires, handguards, larger handlebar vibration damper weights and a lower engine protector.

The 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 will be available in February in Pearl Glacier White, with an MSRP of $8,799. The 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT will be available in March in Champion Yellow No. 2 and Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $9,299.

2018 V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT
The 2018 V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT take riding to the next level with sharper styling and a bevy of new features aimed directly at improving your adventure. Rider comfort is improved with a taller windscreen that is easily adjusted by hand. The electronics on the V-Strom 1000 got a big upgrade for 2018 with the addition of a 3-axis, 5-direction IMU that works with Suzuki’s Motion Track Anti-Lock Combined Brake System that not only delivers superb braking performance but aids chassis stability when braking while cornering. This system, the first in the V-Strom 1000’s class, combines with the 3-position Traction Control System and torque-rich 998cc 90O V-twin engine to aid rider confidence when road conditions change.

Additional features found only on the V-Strom 1000XT include spoke-style wheels with tubeless tires and a large diameter, tapered handlebar that helps damp vibration.

The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 will be available in April in Pearl Glacier White, with an MSRP of $12,699. The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT will be available in May in Champion Yellow No. 2 and Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $12,999.

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  1. teamkitty says:

    Blue forks! It’s like it’s 1994 all over again. Love it.

    • jimmihaffa says:

      No kidding! To my eyes the styling looks a bit dated, which is not entirely a bad thing. If it’s got the midrange punch Suzuki literbike motors have always been famous for together with the VVT, it should rival the S1000RR for engine dominance in the class.

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “looks a bit dated”

        ahem, i’m going to have to ask you to please restrict your comments to the 21st century marketing buzz words of either “classic”…? “retro”…? or “heritage”…? thank you. 🙂

  2. mike white says:

    The very mildly updated GSX S750 is my kind of bike, a fun UJM daily driver. Suzuki still doesn’t make your dollar stretch as far as Yamaha, but they give you just enough to make it interesting.

  3. Bubba Bleu says:

    No 1250 Bandit?

  4. Norm G. says:

    re: “We hope to get a test on the new GSX-R1000 soon”

    saaaweeet. if possible, try to cop a ride on a 2015/2016 gsxr BEFORE going to the test. I would like to hear your “A/B comparison” of how effective you think Suzi’s VVT upgrade is on a race oriented I4 versus the old kit…? in the event Hamamatsu misses the boat on providing a previous model for journos to do a comparison (one can never be sure about these things) this is the only way you’ll REALLY know if it’s a “game changer” for the class, or it’s basically Honda’s unloved VFR VTEC part-2. i mean for those honest with themselves, it’s not like the performance of a 2015/2016 (ridden in anger) would ever leave the average motorcyclist “wanting” anyway.

    • todd says:

      Totally. There should be an “average rider” track test comparison on bikes. It would be fairly interesting because you’d probably see SV650s and Yamaha R3s with the fastest lap times and the “scary fast” bikes being somewhere mid-pack.

      • Ben says:

        Doubtful, I’m a fairly average rider and I’m pretty sure I’m quite a bit quicker on my FZ6 than another average rider on a R3. An average rider will not be able to exploit the cornering abilities of an R3 enough to overcome the HP difference. It’s much easier to exploit high HP than it is to exploit low weight.

  5. VEGA says:

    My lord… That exhaust… What a bloody eye sore…

    Seems like it came right off of Titanic or something…

    Oh well… Emissions… Bloody emissions… So called environmental protection agencies and environmentalists to blame…

    I don’t mind people with a deep passion of Nissan Leaf & Toyota Prius… The only problem is that they’re ruining motorcycles, and I find it rather personal…

    First 2-Stroke became extinct, which I LOVE… Then went carburetors… Now, air-cooled engines are on that very same verge… What’s next?

    Internal Combustion Engines, right?

    I wish I wouldn’t be alive to see that day…

  6. azi says:

    Pics of the other models are on the Suzuki website.

    The GSX-S750 looks like they started the upgrading at the front and then ran out of money once they got to the footpegs. Radial front calipers, new styling… then box section steel swingarm?

    (I still want one though.)

    This “2018 model” thing is getting silly too, especially since January 2017 isn’t over yet.

  7. HBetter says:

    I bought a brand new Honda 750 Intereceptor in the spring of 1983. $3200 out the door, the

    dealer didn’t think there was a market for the bike. That new GSXR 1000 is bad to the bone

    and a bargain compared to other bikes in the same category. Go Suzuki !

  8. Alwaysdowngoesfraser says:

    Where I live in western NY there are left over DL1000, Tenere, big sport bikes, wannabe Harleys that are heavily discounted and waiting for buyers.

  9. Scott says:

    This website is going to go downhill in a big hurry if it continues to allow political bullshit to infiltrate the comments section.

    • MGNorge says:

      At least it’s a tad lighter than on say, Facebook! Realistically though, trade agreements and tariffs do come into play on most everything. I think we all know that.

      • Dave says:

        Indeed. Remember the Nighthawk and Interceptor 700? Or a few years ago when the govt. was going to impose a huge tarrif on small displacement bikes as retaliation for europe refusing to buy our hormone/antibiotic tainted beef? Or that European made trucks (Sprinter vans) are tarrifed to keep the advantage in the American maker’s court?

        There’s nothing wrong with discussing the effects these things have on our past-time. It is valuable to understand where the challenges come from.

        Where is the “political bs line”? When someone names or blames a politicians or party by name?

        • Norm G. says:

          re: “It is valuable to understand where the challenges come from.”

          no, whenever we discuss problems we run the risk of coming up with SOLUTIONS to said problems and we can’t have that. the problem itself you see is “functional”. that is, it’s there to serve a purpose.

          shhh, TELL NO ONE.

    • Stuki says:

      Political bs infiltrates everything these days. Its the price we pay for abandoning limited government.

      • McClain says:

        Limited government gives us deadly polluted water and airways, and promotes unchecked power among “libertarian” corporate interests who are really only concerned with protecting their ability to do harm for profit without consequence.

        • Stuki Moi says:

          Hong Kong vs China……

          US vs Soviet Union….

          South vs North Korea……

          Reality vs Mindless regurgitation of tripe…..

          • Snake says:

            Prove it.

            Go on, PROVE that neoliberal economic policies have not led to increased corruption, graft, pollution and general human suffering.

            We’ll wait here.

    • Tom K. says:

      IMHO, commenters here are a cut above. My guess is Dirck allows us to self-censor to a large extent, because of the higher calibre of comments from most posters. Tank’s original “Trump” comment was based on likely future events that would affect import prices, I didn’t see him as having some political axe to grind. Personally, I don’t have much use for ANY politicians, there hasn’t been a President since Eisenhower who’s term didn’t find the U.S. worse off than when he started. Perhaps that decline was inevitable, perhaps not, the rest of the world was in ashes after WWII, and we were top dog for a couple of decades., perhpas this is just the world leveling back out.

      To the post, I’d like to see some photos of the 650 and 1000 XT’s, any links?

  10. skortch says:

    The GSXR price actually undercuts its liter bike competition (Japanese and European) by quite a bit. Pretty impressive considering it is all-new this year.

    • Stuki says:

      And includs that snazzy, race vvt setup. Amazing how they can include something so seemingly tolerance critical as that weigthted ball vvt setup, and still undercut the rest. Im assuming it will come with one of those wretched rbw hacks instead of a proper throttle, as well as a draggy steering head, as those make all the sense in the world when racing these days. But aside from that, its probably an exciting ride.

  11. Auspuff says:

    Was considering getting a GSX250R as a play-bike, however, at $4,499 – NO THANK YOU!

    Motorcycle prices are now, absolutely, completely insane! The way prices are going, buying used, or just keeping what you already have, makes perfect sense.

    Way to go, Power Sports Industry!

    • Dave says:

      Adjusted for inflation, this would have been $3,299 in 2002, just a little more than what you’d pay for a Ninja 250 back then. A hyper sports bike like the gsxr1000 costs the same $15k as the Ducati 916 did back in the early-mid 90’s and outperforms it in every possible way. Against inflation, prices are way down, but then so are wages.

      There are some more explanations below.

    • Bill says:

      When I bought my first new bike, it was a 1966 Honda 160 for $650.00 OTD. This seemed like a reasonable price because a new Volkswagon Beetle was $1300.00 OTD. It’s always made sense to keep what you already have.

      • mickey says:

        I think your prices are wrong. In 1966 a CB 160 was $530 and a Beetle was $1585 plus tax.

        BTW that same 160 today is worth about $3000 and the Beetle 10 grand

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “It’s always made sense to keep what you already have.”

        boring. (Homer J. accent)

        • mickey says:

          somehow I just can’t see me still riding around on that 1965 Aermachhi 50cc 2 stroke and driving that 56 Chevy 4 door with the rusted out headlight housing.

          Sometimes it’s good to move on

    • Mick says:

      To be honest. Prices were really flat for a long, long time. They have gone up rather sharply lately.

      My issue with the market is that they keep going in the same direction with just about everything. The parallel twin looks about to change all that. We are starting to finally see bikes that are lighter than sport bikes with reasonable levels of 4K (ish) rpm torque. Too bad about the suspension that they typically come with. But it’s a heck of a start. All this going crazy with the inline four has finally brought us cool little twins that make power like the inline four bikes used to in the “good old days” of street bike engines. Bikes with engines that didn’t need pass 6K rpm to wake up.

      I like my old air cooled two valve Multistrada engines. Great street bike engine.

      • Stuki says:

        The air cooled era big twins were big twins done right. Duc, Beemer boxer…. the “big twin to end all big twins”, the vtr, was made to retain the air cooleds’ advantages while bringing them into the modern era.

        Above 6k, every conceivable big twin is just a boring droner. All the magic happens below that. Yet, up top is where everyone now tunes them to excel, just to try keeping up with the multis in a futile spec sheet war. The only guys who haven’t lost the plot, perhaps due to intimate familiarity with twins vs multis advantages from fighting it out with Ducati with a 750 back then, is Suzuki. The new Vstrom has a gorgeously (for a tourer) tuned big twin. Hits like a Harley off the bottom, yet has creamy overrev allowing for the kind of shift-or-not riding style that charmed people in the air cooled era.

        Now, if Suzuki could just lift the power band about a thousand or two rpm, they’d have a sweet big twin sporty bike engine. 100 odd at the wheel, with a curve as voluptous as Kanyes favorite rear end.

    • Norm G. says:

      re: “Way to go, Power Sports Industry!”

      no free lunch…!!! (Powersports voice)

    • PatrickD says:

      Have a look at the price of a mid-range Full Suspension Mountain bike as a ‘play bike’. You wouldn’t be long eating into a $4,499 budget.
      Bikes are quite affordable and hold onto alot more of their money than that, as well as having lots of everyday practicality and versatility built in.
      That starting price is quite reasonable, really.

  12. VForce says:

    I love the throwback colors of the black/ blue (almost purple in the photos) GSXR 1000R. It reminds me of their 1992 GSXR 750. Always wanted one of those.

  13. Bubba says:

    Where’s new Hayabusa?

  14. beasty says:

    If I was ever to own a squidmobile or farkler bike, it would probably be a Suzuki. They make some good stuff.

  15. Ricardo says:

    How did these bikes got so expensive? I remember a friend of mine purchasing a 2007 GSX1000R new and the price was below $10k at that time. 50% increase in price in 9 years seems like a lot, almost 5% inflation per year?

    • Tim C says:

      1) Technology 2) Inflation

      • Tank says:

        Next week you can add Trump.

        • bmbktmracer says:

          So, the price goes up 50% during Obama’s tenure and your response is to blame Trump? Typical Leftist dragging politics into everything.

          • Tank says:

            Higher import tariffs are coming. Even Harleys will be affected.

          • Brian says:

            MSRP for a 2008 GSX1000R was $11,500. Ricardo’s friend may have paid less than $10k, but we don’t figure inflation on that basis.

            The price of this bike has handily outpaced inflation, probably for a number of reasons.

            Anyway, if you want some perspective on inflation, look at a chart that goes back to the 1970s. (Unless, of course, you’re one of those people for whom anything that doesn’t fit your preferred narrative of the moment is “fake news.”)

          • Curly says:

            Don’t let it get to you. We’ve had to listen to “Thanks Obama” for the last 8 years but now we get to say “Thanks Trump”. It’s only fair right? But prices do seem to be set to make some heavy profit for what are low production volume models. I suspect the factories have to make up for all the money they lost on the 600s when they were the hot item.

      • allworld says:

        It’s has a lot to do with the “economy of scale”
        I read an article where Honda stated it cost about the same for them to produce an Accord as a Goldwing, and they make a bigger profit on the Accord.
        Motorcycles have a lower volume production and as a result they cost more to produce.

    • Scott says:

      MSRP on a 2007 GSXR 1000 was $11,399, and that was 10 years ago. Seems pretty normal to me…

      • Max says:

        I agree. Today’s GSXF is about the same thing (with more tech) and there a couple sitting on my dealer’s floor as we speak for ~$9k.
        If you’d have tried to buy something like this new one back then, you’d have paid many tens of thousands more, if you could even get it.
        As to the other guy’s Trump comment, that’s real. If you want to buy imported goods, you’d better get used to a good dose of inflation. I’d suggest that now would be a really good time to buy.

        • Dave says:

          Re: “As to the other guy’s Trump comment, that’s real.”

          Nothing he said on the campaign trail was a credible promise and he’s walked back on most of the big ones. The moto industry is struggling in the US, I bet it gets a pass.

    • Butch says:

      Quantitative Easing.

    • Norm G. says:

      Q: How did these bikes got so expensive?

      A: the same way a gallon of gas and the price of a postage stamp got so expensive.

      just because we have an “emotional connection” to the motorbike versus these other items in no way renders the motorbike EXEMPT from market forces. it just means we’ve subconsciously chosen to not pay attention to these other more mundane items.

      it happens.

    • Grover says:

      $14,600+ tax, freight, prep, dmv etc. and your looking at about $17,000 OTD. Sure, adjusted for inflation it may be about the same price as 10 years ago, but $17,000 is still a lot of money any way you cut it. This is why there is such a limited market nowadays for liter bikes. Also, check your insurance rates before you sign on the dotted line…

      • Dave says:

        I have no info to back it up, but I get the impression that aside from the “gotta’ have it” crowd who buys pre-release, the Japanese makes have a difficult time selling bikes for full retail $$ anymore. Lots of stories about guys getting NOS superbikes for crazy low prices. In my market brand new VFR800’s can be had for $6,800, which crushes the used market price, too.

      • billy says:

        Freight and prep? No way. Never paid any extra charges on a new Japanese motorcycle. Is that becoming common now?

      • Norm G. says:


        re: “$17,000 is still a lot of money any way you cut it.”

        fairplay, but “relative” to what…? Mountain bike…? Porsche 918…?

        talk to me goose.

  16. Stuki Moi says:

    ‘Strom 650 kitted out like the 1000 (low exhaust allowing for the 1000’s narrow commute friendly aero efficient panniers, 12V on the dash..), should make it one heck of a complete package, while staying meaningfully lighter and smaller feeling than big brother for 1up.

    The gsx-s750 should be nice. That 750 motor is pretty much textbook perfect for a quick handling naked street sport bike. Even “Tuned for torque”, it should have close to 600 top end, yet with a much easier to use powerband. With less of the “break every speed limit in the land before the engine gets on pipe even in 1st” excess of the 1000 and others of that ilk.

    Suzuki looks to be slowly (hope not too slowly) building out a pretty solid lineup of bikes with very classical, timeless virtues. They still need a faired, or half so, TL/SV1000 sport bike. And a Kawi like Bullet Bike/Sport Tourer combo for people who want more weather protection than an Adv bike gives them. As well as an updated for this millennium, fuel injected DRZ400 family of dual sport, sumo and light adv.

  17. Provologna says:

    All four Japanese SBKs pack more punch than I need or could likely use, so I’ll rate them on looks in descending order:

    1. Yamaha standard/not premium version
    2. Suzuki sky blue paint close 2nd
    3. Honda close 3rd
    4. Kawasaki distant 4th, anime/origami meme softened, but still not my cupa’tea, plus the Ninja moniker is way past its due date

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