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2008 Suzuki GSX-R 1000

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2008 Suzuki GSX-R 1000

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2008 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport
BASE MSRP(US)  $11,499.00
Dealers Suzuki Dealers
Warranty  12
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Type  Horizontal In-line
Cylinders  4
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  16
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  73.4 / 2.89
Stroke (mm/in)  59 / 2.32
Displacement (cc/ci)  999 / 61
Compression Ratio  12.5:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Chain
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Gear
Reverse  No
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Bridgestone®
Front Tire Width  120
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  70
Front Tire Speed Rating  Z
Front Wheel Diameter  17
Rear Tire Width  190
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  50
Rear Tire Speed Rating  Z
Rear Wheel Diameter  17
Front Tire (Full Spec)  120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  190/50 ZR17
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  12.2 / 310
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Inverted Fork
Front Suspension Size (in/mm)  1.7 / 43
Front Travel (in/mm)  4.9 / 125
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  Yes
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Rear Suspension Material  Aluminum
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  6.71
Width (in/mm)  28.3 / 720
Height (in/mm)  44.5 / 1130
Wheelbase (in/mm)  55.7 / 1415
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  5.1 / 130
Length (ft/ft)  6
Length (ft/in)  8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  379 / 172
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  4.6 / 17.5
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  2.64
Seats:  
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  31.9 / 810
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Seat Tail Cover  Standard
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Aluminum
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  Yes
Chain Guard  Yes
Fork Guards  Yes
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  No
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  No
Light Guard  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Stand Type  Kick
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Upper Fairing  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Shift Light  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Light
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  12 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport
Manufacturer Country  Japan
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
NADATrimID  29862
Display Name  GSX-R1000
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Decal Kit  Standard
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
Underseat Storage  Standard
Lockable Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard

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simply the best liter bike
By robert(Owner), Oct. 17, 2008
most people would agree, getting a liter bike as your first street motorcycle perhaps may not be the smartest thing. unless you get the GSXR 1000. with the ability to choose between the power of a 600, 750, or full blown 1000 simply by flipping a switch, you can now GROW INTO YOUR 1000! no need to g... Read Full Review

 

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The bike that never fells you.
By thomas lowe(Owner), Sep. 27, 2008
In april i purchased my 2008 gsxr 1000, which i believe is the best thing i did. The power range is strong in all three areas. when it comes to describing my bike i call it the beast. long road trips cruising in 6th gear to save gas the bike still pulls when you give a twist to the wrist.The bike ha... Read Full Review

 

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Great bike to ride and to with stand a crash
By Jennifer Mareiro(Owner), Oct. 17, 2008
My now husband had this bike a loved it. It was his baby. Unfortuntly he crashed, the bike was totaled however he didn't die. This is an awesome bike and I loved riding on the bike on our short and long trips around Arizona. Now that he's recovered he's ready to get a new one and he'll get another G... Read Full Review

 

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Awsome bike
By Herman(Owner), Nov. 3, 2008
This is my first motorcycle, and it problably was not the wisest decision as a first bike, but it has worked out rather well. This bike is so easy to ride it is unbelievable, and it is actually pretty comfortable too. The adjustable foot pegs are a big plus. I have a 75 mile commute to work (150 ... Read Full Review

 

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2 years in and still in love
By alessandro Desimone(Owner), Jun. 21, 2010
I started my mid life crisis with a suzuki gsf500

and then a sv 650 and then an affair with a Honda

CBR 600 and it rocked. Then I came back to reality

and bought my white GSX 1000R and have not looked,

strayed or even touched another bike. Okay I lied,

I had a one night stand with this hot Duc... Read Full Review

 

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