Suzuki has introduced the GSX-R1000R legend edition in European markets. Here’s everything you need to know about this special edition superbike.
Celebrates Suzuki’s World Championship victories
Seven paints schemes available
Gets Akrapovic exhaust as standard
What is the Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition?
The Suzuki GSX-R1000R legend edition celebrates the factory’s seven championships over the years. The latest was Suzuki Ecstar factory team’s win in the 2020 MotoGP World Championship. Joan Mir, won the title for the Japanese outfit after a gap of two decades. The last time Suzuki won the Championship was in 2000, under the hands of Kenny Roberts Jr. The Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition celebrates the latest championship victory as well as those in the past.
Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition colours
The GSX-R1000R Legend Edition is available in seven liveries, each resembling those seen on Suzuki’s World Championship winning motorcycles in the past. This includes the 500 GP and MotoGP machines.
The liveries include the one on Barry Sheene’s iconic 1976 and 1977 RG 500 motorcycles. The white paint, with red accents and gold rims appear to be tastefully executed.
Then there’s Marco Lucchinelli’s 1981 winner, Franco Uncini’s 1982 motorcycle, Kevin Schwantz’s beautiful 1993 livery and the paint scheme on Kenny Roberts Jr.’s 2000 title clincher. Topping the list the striking dual-tone paint we saw on 2020 champion, Joan Mir’s motorcycle.
In addition to the colours, the Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition also comes with a pillion seat cowl and an Akrapovic exhaust. The rest of the motorcycle is identical to the standard Suzuki GSX-R1000R superbike.
Suzuki GSX-R1000R availability
The Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition is available in European markets only. Whether Suzuki India will bring the motorcycle here remains to be seen. At present, the new V-Strom 650 is the only BS6-compliant Suzuki big bike on sale in the Indian market. The motorcycle has received a substantial price hike in the move to BS6, without any additions to the features list.