Mike Stevens | Jul 10, 2008

Big-bore nakeds are well and truly ‘back in town’. To put a bit more heat in the kitchen, Suzuki has announced a ‘special edition’ of its popular, and enormously ‘grunty’ GSX1400 naked which is due to arrive here in coming weeks.

Reflecting Suzuki's factory racing heritage, the GSX1400Z features special-edition blue and white livery, including Suzuki’s legendary three stripes (which, no doubt, makes the show go a helluva lot faster). This special-edition GSX1400Z marks the final stage of Suzuki's famous, air/oil-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine, which descended from the original GSX-R750 race replica in 1985. That means, friends, you’ll need to snap one up if you want a slice of this hugely-respected machine – once they’re gone, they’re gone.

"With impressive power and technology combined with bold, big bike styling, the Suzuki GSX1400 has been incredibly popular over many years. This stunning special-edition livery is the perfect way to celebrate the GSX1400 which will cease production at the end of this year," Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia said.


As anyone who’s thrown a leg over will attest, the four-cylinder 1,400cc powerplant in the GSX1400Z delivers incredible low-to-mid-range torque and smooth power delivery thanks to Suzuki's Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system. The GSX1400Z also features 46mm front forks and dual piggyback-reservoir rear shock absorbers, with a range of adjustment options.

With classical buck-naked lines, stainless steel muffler and special-edition white/blue livery, the Suzuki GSX1400Z will be good buying at $12,990 (inc GST) with a two-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty (plus government and dealer delivery charges). Nice machine the GSX1400.


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