Since 2020 marks Suzuki’s 100th anniversary as a company, Suzuki reports its newest GSX-Rs will boast 100th Anniversary Edition colors.
The early release 2021 GSX-R1000, GSX-R750 and GSX-R600 will be decked out in a 100th Anniversary Edition color scheme featuring the iconic blue and slate silver that adorned Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s. The paint scheme is shared by Suzuki’s MotoGP GSX-RRs.
Suzuki introduced the original GSX-R750 repli-racer in 1985 (1986 in the U.S.). This year also marks Suzuki’s 60th year in racing, a milestone celebrated with the MotoGP team’s retro-inspired livery. The MotoGP GSX-RR’s traditional blue and slate silver paint scheme pay homage to Suzuki’s early Grand Prix machines of the 1960s.
Suzuki says its GSX-R1000R shares more than just paint with the GP racer. It has “the same variable valve timing system to boost both torque and peak power,” the company says. “It also gets a comprehensive suite of electronics, which includes 10 traction control modes, a quickshifter and auto-blipper, launch control, and lean angle-sensitive ABS.”
Available in limited numbers, the MSRP for the 2021 Suzuki GSX-R1000R 100th Anniversary Edition is $17,999. The GSX-R750 MSRP is $12,699 while the GSX-R600 MSRP is $11,599.
Suzuki notes that 2020 marks 100 years since the inception of the Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Co. in Hamamatsu, Japan. The firm began the production of motorcycles in 1952 with the launch of the Power Free, and two years later changed its name to Suzuki Motor Co. Ltd. Suzuki is a global leader of automotive, marine, motorcycle and ATV products.
For more information, go to suzukicycles.com.