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Old 07-27-2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

In all reality id guess that 2013 bikes are already pretty much done, but what would YOU Like to see, maybe in 2014.

I posed a question to a guy I know higher up in Suzuki America, and his response was basically "you tell us what you want"
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So a lot of gsxr fans are wondering about next year and if anything cool is planned. I'm sure you can't say much but do you have any insight or hints? Maybe even other models in the street lineup? The forum likes bikes in general
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I don't have any official 2013 GSX-R information yet. I can tell you that Suzuki is testing and engineers are always listening. So if your group has a wish list of GSX-R "must have" improvements...let me know. I'll push it up the chain. I can tell you we are looking forward to 2013 and increasing number of models in our line-up.
So I figure I would ask. Maybe they will listen.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

Ill give my answer.

I wish SOMEONE (suzuki) would do an "RR" model factory upgrade.

Meaning we get the GSXRs we all love for one price. But we also can factory order upgrades, like an "GSXR-RR" package that comes with a brembo MC, steel lines, and Ohlins suspension from the factory.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:40 PM   #3
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

Get rid of the ugly ass front end of the 600/750 classes, and as little as this is, offer us some other color schemes than just blue/white and black.

Maybe Ohlins goodies too.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:40 PM   #4
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

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Ill give my answer.

I wish SOMEONE (suzuki) would do an "RR" model factory upgrade.

Meaning we get the GSXRs we all love for one price. But we also can factory order upgrades, like an "GSXR-RR" package that comes with a brembo MC, steel lines, and Ohlins suspension from the factory.
+1

maybe also a touch of traction control - most other new models have it already.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #5
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

Something about the Honda CBR1000 seems like it balances great. The feel and feedback that is. What ever it is that they did I think Suzuki should follow.

Of course all the other goodies mentioned above.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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maybe also a touch of traction control - most other new models have it already.

To paraphrase the answer I got when I went to the 2012 GSXR 1000 media release, when asked why they didnt put TC on it, the answer basically was "we build a bike with power delivery that is correct, and manageable, so that we dont NEED TC like the other bikes do". and they are right. I never once wished I had TC on the GSXR 1000, but on many other 1000s Ive ridden I sure wished I did.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:44 PM   #7
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Something about the Honda CBR1000 seems like it balances great. The feel and feedback that is. What ever it is that they did I think Suzuki should follow.

Of course all the other goodies mentioned above.
+1, I LOVE the new CBR's.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

More color choices

I like the "RR" idea

No electronics, a raw bike all the way around
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #9
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Ill give my answer.

I wish SOMEONE (suzuki) would do an "RR" model factory upgrade.

Meaning we get the GSXRs we all love for one price. But we also can factory order upgrades, like an "GSXR-RR" package that comes with a brembo MC, steel lines, and Ohlins suspension from the factory.
You hit the nail on the head! Suzuki would do themselves a huge favor in providing this type of machine. It would be nice to see a stock bike that was meant for the track that was not a 20 grand euro bike.

And, since people are going to take off the rear fender and do some other visual mods, why can't we just have that stuff done tastefully by the factory, that way it's stock and it looks like a bad ass machine?
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:51 PM   #10
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

I think Triumph has done something sortof similar, and KTM and Ducati basically try to send their bikes out already in the "RR" category.

But none of the big four have done it.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

True they need to make an RR model or a bit higher up version of the gsxr. Also need a bike with a bit more power to complete with the zx10/bmw. quickshifter would be nice too. As much as I hate to say it, the saying "race on sunday and sell on monday" is gone. It's now "win at the dyno, create the hype, and sell all year". hp numbers sell bikes.

More then anything they need a full new redesign and stop the "tweaks". Sure it's a great platform, but unlike the new zx10, the r1 engine in 09, etc suzuki has pretty much been same old, same old since 05 for the 1000 and 06 for the GSXR 600/750. Nothing new to really drop any jaws.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #12
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

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You hit the nail on the head! Suzuki would do themselves a huge favor in providing this type of machine. It would be nice to see a stock bike that was meant for the track that was not a 20 grand euro bike.

And, since people are going to take off the rear fender and do some other visual mods, why can't we just have that stuff done tastefully by the factory, that way it's stock and it looks like a bad ass machine?
The second part you mentioned comes down to import requirements. They have to have the blinkers a certain distance apart, and certain height, and mud flap a certain distance frm the the tire and stuff like that to import the bike. Cant get around it, not unless they import it as a "race only" machine without all that.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:53 PM   #13
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

I want to see a MotoMummy GSXR.

(It has to come with a Blue/White MotoMummy sock though.)
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:54 PM   #14
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

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I think Triumph has done something sortof similar, and KTM and Ducati basically try to send their bikes out already in the "RR" category.

But none of the big four have done it.
What about the 30th or 35th anniversary R1? I guess it doesn't count since it only came out 1 year but if i recall correctly it came with nice mods.
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Old 07-27-2012, 02:57 PM   #15
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I want to see a MotoMummy GSXR.

(It has to come with a Blue/White MotoMummy sock though.)
No blue and white sock, but I have the closest thing to a motomummy GSXR next to the mummy bike itself

Too bad I cant convince him to make a REAL motomummy GSXR, that showcases all te "best" stuff he sells on one bike, used to race .

I think a Motomummy.com Supersport bike sure has a nice ring to it



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What about the 30th or 35th anniversary R1? I guess it doesn't count since it only came out 1 year but if i recall correctly it came with nice mods.
It did. Suzukis aniversary bike had a couple different things to.

But It is not what I am talking about. I am talking like cars where you have a factory performance shop that you order stuff from when you order your sports car if you want.
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

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Ill give my answer.

I wish SOMEONE (suzuki) would do an "RR" model factory upgrade.

Meaning we get the GSXRs we all love for one price. But we also can factory order upgrades, like an "GSXR-RR" package that comes with a brembo MC, steel lines, and Ohlins suspension from the factory.
While a "Limited" or an "RR" version would be nice, I think the price would end up being too high to justify selling/building one in today's economy.

What would "I" like Suzuki to build? A proper V-Twin to go up against the Duck but build it right this time (no TLR BS). Light, good components (unlike the SV1K), competitive HP and a good price. Oh yeah...a middleweight super sport version as well.
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

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No blue and white sock, but I have the closest thing to a motomummy GSXR next to the mummy bike itself

Too bad I cant convince him to make a REAL motomummy GSXR, that showcases all te "best" stuff he sells on one bike, used to race .

I think a Motomummy.com Supersport bike sure has a nice ring to it


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He probably ran out of MGIB money.
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

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No blue and white sock, but I have the closest thing to a motomummy GSXR next to the mummy bike itself

Too bad I cant convince him to make a REAL motomummy GSXR, that showcases all te "best" stuff he sells on one bike, used to race .

I think a Motomummy.com Supersport bike sure has a nice ring to it





It did. Suzukis aniversary bike had a couple different things to.

But It is not what I am talking about. I am talking like cars where you have a factory performance shop that you order stuff from when you order your sports car if you want.
Got it. Kinda like TRD and Toyota
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What about the 30th or 35th anniversary R1? I guess it doesn't count since it only came out 1 year but if i recall correctly it came with nice mods.
It was also $18K back in 2006.
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Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013

I want them to bump the 750 up to 800cc, with more compression and lighter internals. Make it put out an easy 140hp and 60lb/ft of torque...while revving up uber fast.

Then take stuff some of the other OEM's are doing and put it all together...

Ohlins suspension (RSV4 Factory, Panigale-S/MV/675R)
Forged Marchesinis (RSV4 Factory and Panigale-S)
Brembo MC, real Brembo calipers (RSV4 and 675R)
Quickshifter (RSV4 and 675R)
Launch Control (RSV4)
SS brake lines (675)
Ohlins damper (several)
Engine braking control (Panigale)
Fuel gauge (almost all of them except Suzuki)
OEM bodywork with Dzus fasteners (Yamaha R1)
Larger OEM Titanium headers so only a slip-on is needed (ZX-10)
Adjustable swingarm pivot and engine mounts (like the RSV4 Factory)


While i know the 800cc engine is far fetched...the other stuff isn't. I put the bikes in parenthesis to show that not only is not far fetched...it is already being done by others...and has been being done for several years.

Suzuki is probably the least advanced motorcycle on the market with the exception of the CBR. The technology and ability to make the bike better, faster and more user friendly is out there...they just have to do it.

If you are going to be the least advanced (electronically and gadgetry), you can at least be the most powerful. But they aren't. BMW and Kawi have shown that the OEM's can put a bike out there that puts 180+ to the rear wheel straight off the showroom floor.

I haven't owned a Suzuki in almost 3 years and won't own another one until they put something out there that is different than the same shit they have been feeding us since 2006.
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