In a world where limited and special editions of cars have been reported by every other manufacturer, why keep motorcycles off the elite list?
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in the United States of America, a limited production Suzuki GSX-R1000 SE was announced at the Suzuki Fan Paddock at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the weekend MotoGP race.
As is the case generally with limited/ special editions, there are no performance upgrades and the changes made have been pure cosmetic. In addition to the machine polished chrome rims- the bike reeks of blue. The spokes are now painted in a similar anodized shade of blue and so are the ram air intake ports, the USD fork tubes, rear shock springs, clutch covers, generator cover, steering stem nut, fork adjusters, tachometer rings etc. Hey wait, there’s more- even the drive chain is finished in blue colour.
As an added mark of exclusivity, there will be a total of 100 motorcycles produced worldwide with 50 alone reserved for the American market to be sold through Suzuki dealers in the US. Each motorcycle will carry an individually numbered serial plate attached to the bike’s triple clamp to denote the production number out of the limited 100 units.
Though we have nothing against cosmetically enhanced limited/ special edition automobiles- we feel the Gixxer would have looked a lot better if it wasn’t just for the overly generous shower of blue over the motorcycle. Maybe something similar to Suzuki’s WSBK theme would have rather looked more apt.