The Suzuki engine is already an absolute wonder. Smooth, powerful and the strongest bottom end pull of all the litre class sportsbikes. It has taken the others a few years to be able to challenge the might of the Suzuki engine but thankfully we haven't had to wait too long for their answer.
Previous and current incarnations of the GSX-R1000 displace 988cc. For 2005 the cylinder bore has grown slightly to produce a full 999cc.
Filling the marginally larger cylinders are bigger 44mm throttle bodies. Another thing to grow are the disc rotors, now up to 310mm.
The rake is slightly reduced along with the wheelbase. The K5 machine is also lower, thinner and shorter overall. The seat height is also significantly lower.
Dry weight is down 2kg to a claimed 166kg dry.
Specifications (Subject to late changes) - 2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5
Engine - 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-cylinder
Bore × stroke - 73.4 mm × 59 mm
Displacement - 999 cc
Induction - Fuel injection 44 mm throttle bodies
Transmission - Six speed, constant mesh
Frame type - Twin-spar (aluminium alloy)
Rake/trail - 23.8 degrees / 96 mm
Suspension Front - Inverted telescopic, coil spring, spring pre-load fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
Suspension Rear - Link type, oil damped, coil spring, spring pre-load fully adjustable, rebound and compression damping force fully adjustable
Brakes Front - Radial mount, 4-piston calipers, 2 x 310 mm discs
Brake Rear - Two piston caliper, 220 mm disc
Tyres Front - 120/70 ZR17
Tyres Rear - 190/50 ZR17
Fuel tank - 18 L
Overall length - 2,030 mm
Overall width - 710 mm
Overall height - 1,130 mm
Wheelbase - 1,405 mm
Seat height - 810 mm
Dry weight - 166kg