2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE – AIMExpo 2013

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Suzuki announced the upcoming GSX-R1000 SE at the Indy MotoGP as part of their 50th birthday celebration. Today, at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida they released these additional details about this special edition GSX-R1000.

For this new SE model, Suzuki made some aesthetic changes to the GSX-R1000.

This special edition’s features include:
- Matte white/silver body panels with special graphics
- A polished and chrome plated frame
- Silver polished rims with blue spokes
- Blue anodized front fork adjuster, front damper bolt fork parts comp, chain adjuster, steering stem nut, brake lever, and clutch lever
- Blue colored clutch cover, generator cover, engine sprocket cover, and rear shock spring
- Special speedometer panel design
- Special serial number plate
- Special key fob
- Blue colored fuel tank cap and seat
- New “S” emblem on the fuel tank and on the front upper fork bracket

RideApart contributor Susanna Schick wrote about the unveiling of the 2014 Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE at MotoGP this year, alongside the Ultimate Busa project. These additional photos provide a little more insight for those of us not in Orlando this week. Only 100 of these GSX-R1000 SE motorcycles will be made, with 50 designated for the U.S. and the other 50 designated for the world market.

Initially the GSX-R1000 SE got a negative reaction, but we think the matte white paired with the blue covered clutch, generator, and engine sprocket cover look pretty cool. Personally, I’m a fan of the blue on the gauge as well.

What do you think? This thing growing on anyone else or am I the only one?

Related Links:
Events:
Suzukis 50th Birthday Party
Review: 2013 Suzuki GSX-R1000 1 Million
Badassery: Here’s a picture of Guy Martin jumping a GSX-R

  • William Connor

    Simply ugly. Suzuki should concentrate on designing a new GSXR 1000 with updated safety features and rider aids.

    • Guillaume Béliveau

      it’s coming…

  • Caleb

    Looks rubbish and doesn’t even come with any features to improve the ride.

  • Justin McClintock

    If Suzuki really wanted to celebrate their birthday right, they’d make a naked out of this. But instead of detuning it, they’d tune it up even further.

  • Brett

    The exhaust wrecks the overall package as usual. All they have to do is model the GSXR after the MotoGP bike they’re testing for 2015 and they’d be a rival for anything out of Italy.

    • Richard Gozinya

      Exhausts are getting ever bigger and uglier. Have to to meet regulations. Well they probably don’t actually have to, they’re just too stingy to invest in R&D to come up with a better solution. Always the case with motorcycles though, the manufacturers are at least 10 years behind cars. Look how long it took for carbs to stop being the norm.

      • Sebastian Koch

        More like 20 or 30 years, ABS was first introduced on cars in 1978 and on bikes in 1989, so on a top notch bike it should be at least an option. And then they wonder why their market shares are shrinking…

      • the antagonist

        True, but why spend a lot of R&D, production, and materials dollars on an exhaust when the majority of your customers are going to ditch for an aftermarket exhaust as soon as it leaves the dealership.

        • Richard Gozinya

          Stricter rules mean those aftermarket exhausts might be going away. And it would be nice if a company could build a bike where people could feel like they’ve bought a complete package, instead of just a starting point. Seats, exhaust, and suspension are all things that these companies cheap out on. These are very basic things that even bikes over $15k can’t seem to get right.

  • Rowan

    Quite possibly the ugliest bike soon to be on the market. But I haven’t seen the 14′ Busa yet. Suzuki… So much Nope. What are you guys doing? Your design department must be bi-polar retarded monkeys flinging coloured crayons at a piece of paper.

    • TP

      I think they’re aiming for the drag racing/long swingarm crowd with this bike.

  • gaudette

    This is sick!!!

  • Gonfern

    The BLING!!!!! every urban stunt boy squid this side of the Hudson river, just came in his pants.

    • brittonx

      Best post of the day!

  • Generic42

    Matte white – Good
    Anodized Blue – OK in moderation
    Massive chrome anything – Bad

  • Jordan

    So instead of calling Showa up on the phone and being like ‘Ey’ brah, we like that TT shock you’ve been using on the CBR so much, we decided we want one for the Gixxxers too’ they give us this instead.

  • Clint Keener

    Does come with a Range Rover guard on the back?

  • Larry

    You might be the only one. Does it come in teal and pink? It looks like a Seadoo from 1996.

  • Luis Taracena

    GSXR 1000 Special Edition… Does it has performance suspension? Does it has performance brakes? Does it come with performance engine or exhaust? How about light aftermarket wheels? OK Ok Traction control and ABS?

    Any dingle berry can polish a frame, paint some covers, and strip the wheels lips… Where is the good stuff????

  • Mr.Paynter

    See: Bell Qualifier for coulour-matching options.

  • the antagonist

    Wait. Was my comment about this looking like a Gladius deleted? Did I touch a nerve?

  • Joe Bielski

    Wow, with all that blue anodizing it sure looks like a Tamiya TRF chassis…………….. yup I’m a nerd :P

  • Luis Taracena

    Suzuki is being CHEAP!!!! Making a Special Edition that is only PAINT DEEP…