Suzuki TL1000R

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Suzuki TL1000R
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Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 1998–2003
Successor Suzuki SV1000S
Class Sport bike
Engine water-cooled DOHC 996 cc V-twin
Transmission 6-speed, chain
Wheelbase 54.9 in
Dimensions L: 82.6 in
W: 29.1 in
Seat height 32.5 in (825 mm)
Weight 434 lb (197 kg) (dry)
Fuel capacity 4.50 US Gallons (with a 1.2 gallon reserve)
Related Suzuki TL1000S

The Suzuki TL1000R motorcycle was introduced in 1998 as Suzuki's V-Twin Superbike. Production ended in 2003.

General background[edit]

The TL1000R is a full fairing racing-oriented version of Suzuki's popular TL1000S. The TL1000R was launched in 1998, one year after its sibling, the TL1000S. Unlike the TL-S, the TL-R was designed to compete in the World and American Superbike Championships, although it achieved only one race win before Suzuki pulled the plug on the TL racing program, in favor of returning to the lighter GSX-R750 as its Superbike entry. The TL-R took aim at Ducati's 916 both in the Superbike Championship and in consumer sales. The R shares basic engine architecture with the S but has special components including forged pistons, stronger connecting rods, and a much stiffer frame.[1] The engine tweaks given to the TL-R made it known for its very good top-end horsepower[2] (as compared to most V-twins that make better bottom end power). The TL-R was offered in yellow, blue/white, black, and red. Suzuki stopped production of the TL1000S in 2001, and the TL1000R in 2003.

Specifications[edit]

All specifications are manufacturer claimed.

Engine 996 cc, 4-stroke, V-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve
Bore/Stroke 98.0 mm x 66.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.7:1
Max Power 135 bhp (101 kW) at 9500 rpm
Max Torque 78 ft·lbs at 7500 rpm
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet Sump
Ignition Computer Controlled Digital Electronic
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive #530 chain (17 Front-39 Rear)
Overall Length 82.6 in
Overall Width 29.1 in
Seat Height 32.5 in (825 mm)
Wheelbase 54.9 in
Dry Weight 424 lb (192 kg)
Suspension Front 43 mm inverted forks with spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Suspension Rear Progressive linkage with adjustable damper, rear spring in isolation with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Twin 320 mm discs with six-piston calipers
Brakes Rear Single 220 mm disc with dual piston caliper
Tires Front 120/70-ZR17
Tires Rear 190/50-ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.5 US gallons (with a 1.2 gallon reserve) (17 L, 4.5 L reserve)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Port, Martin (September 1998). "On the Record: TL1000R Road Test". Australian Motorcycle News 48 (6): 41. ISSN 1320-2103. 
  2. ^ "Suzuki TL1000R – The Twin with a top end". MCNews. Retrieved 2007-02-17. 

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