Advertisement
Friday, Dec 02, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com
Bike Review

A Suzuki GSX-R1000 With 162PS On Tap Turned Into A Dirt Machine

The King of Superbikes goes off-roading. What sort of craziness is this?

A Suzuki GSX-R1000 With 162PS On Tap Turned Into A Dirt Machine
A Suzuki GSX-R1000 With 162PS On Tap Turned Into A Dirt Machine
outlookindia.com
2019-10-01T17:06:07+05:30

We at Zig HQ really appreciate creativity when it comes to custom motorcycles or some mad geniuses who come up with brilliant ideas to give biking a fresh new spin. One such example was the Recidivist (a custom Harley-Davidson) and the other one is this: an off-road spec Suzuki GSX-R1000. Yes, a litre-class sportbike turned into an off-roading hooligan!

The Stunt Freaks Team (quite aptly named), took a standard GSX-R1000 and stripped out most of the parts to make it as light as possible. And in their quest to make it feather-weight, the off-road spec GSX-R1000 has no fairings; the standard exhaust system is replaced by a lightweight aftermarket unit and the alloy wheels have been replaced by a set of spoke wheels, which should offer ample traction on gravel.

The custom house has changed almost every mechanical component that you would see on a standard GSX-R1000. It gets a different suspension setup which can handle the rough with ease and instead of the twin-discs at the front, it gets a single-disc brake. Moreover, the custom GSX-R1000 gets a bigger sprocket at the rear for quicker acceleration. Powering this bike is the same 999.8cc four-cylinder motor, but it has been detuned to belt out 162PS instead of the 202PS of the standard variant. Even with a 40PS drop in power, this is still a 162PS machine meant for dirt tracks!

It might just be someone’s pet project but it just goes to prove there is no stopping the King of Superbikes, on tarmac and even off it!


Source: zigwheels.com

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement