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Suzuki releases new MotoGP edition sportbikes

Will the new MotoGP Suzuki GSX-R1000R and GSX-R125 be ideal for the Philippine market?

Suzuki GSX-R1000R MotoGP Edition

Suzuki Motors has released its new MotoGP edition line of sportbikes with its GSX-R1000R, GSX-R125, and its naked version, the GSX-S750. It features new livery inspired by the Team Suzuki ECSTAR’s 2020 GSX-RR MotoGP race bike. The GSX-R1000R and GSX-R125 will be available in Japan while the naled GSX-S750 will be made for France.

Suzuki GSX-R125

The new livery features the same blue and silver color combination seen on Suzuki’s MotoGP racebike that commemorates Suzuki’s 100th Anniversary which it celebrated on March 15, 2020. The GSX-R1000R is powered by the same 999cc, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine that churns out a healthy 199 hp and 118 Nm of torque with a 6-speed transmission. The GSX-R125, on the other hand, comes powered by a 124 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine capable of producing 15 hp and 11 Nm of torque also mated to a 6-speed transmission. 

Suzuki GSX-S750

Meanwhile, the GSX-S750 gets additional hardware in the form of an Akrapovic slip-on exhaust. It is powered by a 749cc, in-line four-cylinder engine that puts out 113 hp and 81 Nm of torque.

It still hasn’t been officially announced if these new MotoGP edition sportbikes will be arriving into the Philippine market or the rest of Southeast Asia. Both the GSX-R1000R and the GSX-S750 are available in the local market, however, the GSX-R125 small-displacement sportbike is still limited to being sold in the Japanese market.   While the GSX-R125 is currently a Japan-only model, it is important to note that the Philippines does have access to the bigger displacement GSX-R150.

If Suzuki does decide to bring in these new bike models into the country the likely go-to choices for the local market will be the GSX-R1000R and the GSX-R125 as these will more likely gather a steady following in the Philippine market. We will be sure to keep our eyes peeled and ears open for any additional news updates if these MotoGP models, should Suzuki Philippines decide to bring them into the country.

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