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Suzuki has also announced a number of updates to its acclaimed GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R, to further improve the performance of the award-winning flagship sportsbike.

For 2019 the GSX-R1000R gets an adjustable swingarm pivot, designed to give racers and track day riders more variation and options when it comes to bike setup for the race track. Stopping power is also improved on the more track-focused GSX-R1000R, with the addition of new stainless steel braided hoses.

The bi-directional quickshifter and auto-blipper that forms part of the GSX-R1000R’s comprehensive electronics package is now a standard item on the 2019 GSX-R1000. The race-proven item allows riders to hold the throttle wide open for clutchless upshifts and also negates the use of the clutch on downshifts, automatically blipping to match engine speed.

Both machines come on the latest Bridgestone RS11 tyres, replacing the RS10s fitted to the previous version, while the exhaust silencer is now finished in black with a new heat shield.

The 2019 GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000R will also be on show at Motorcycle Live (Birmingham) in November and available in Suzuki dealerships in Spring 2019.