Suzuki GSX-R1000 vs Yamaha YZF-R1 vs Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R

Among the sports cars that make speed enthusiasts “lose sleep and eat”, the trio of heroes Suzuki GSX-R1000, Yamaha YZF-R1 and Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja 2012 version are most noticed by many people because The price is mid-range but the performance is outstanding… If forced to choose one of the three, the answer is really difficult for those who are “addicted” to keeping their heads down, because each car model has a “ten out of ten” look. ”…

Suzuki GSX-R1000 2012

The GSX-R1000 represents the design of Suzuki’s sports motorcycle line. When traveling on the road, this model is like a god of thunder with a majestic, sporty appearance and a powerful and powerful engine.

Developed from the GSX-R750 model, the GSX-R1000 possesses many compact and sturdy design lines. The headlight cluster has been redesigned in the shape of a bird’s wing, closer to the headlight design of its “brother” GSX-R750. Located right below the headlights, the pair of air intakes have been reshaped with each slot divided in half and tapered upwards for a deeper look, increasing the aesthetic effect of the front of the car.

People often say that people are beautiful because of their silk, cars are beautiful… because of their trays. That’s completely true with the GSX-R1000. This car has a new aggressive and extremely attractive appearance with large wheels with Bridgestone tires sized 120/70-17 for the rear wheels and 190/50-17 for the front wheels.

In sharp contrast to its predecessor, it had a “healthy” design that was somewhat lacking in personality; GSX-R1000 has a fierce and sharp face. Along with the new headlight design, the headlights with spherical mirror lampshades were also replaced with halogen lights with multi-directional reflectors. The embossed edges on the front of the car, fairing and front fender are more clearly sculpted, increasing the strong beauty of the GSX-R1000.

The rear of the car is elegantly shaped with sharper lines. The taillight cluster uses LED light-emitting diodes divided in half, creating a highlight for the rear of the car.

People often know Suzuki’s speed king Hayabusa with his 1300cc heart and lightning speed. The GSX-R1000 is not as famous, but it is also considered a “king of the streets” with speed and performance not inferior to rivals BMW S1000RR, Aprilia RSV4 Factory; especially the duo from the land of cherry blossoms, Yamaha YZF R1 and Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.

GSX-R1000 is equipped with a 999 cc liquid-cooled engine with 4 in-line cylinders. This “heart” has power equivalent to 191 horsepower, maximum torque of 120 Nm. Thanks to that, the car’s acceleration is extremely fast.

The suspension and exhaust systems of the 2012 GSX-R1000 have also been upgraded and refreshed compared to old versions to satisfy the “thirst” of speed enthusiasts. With a motorcycle with a maximum speed of approximately 300 km/h like the GSX-R1000, the improvements in its suspension and braking systems are really noteworthy points. The car is equipped with the best Showa suspension system ever, the Hamamatse brake system is also replaced with “branded” Brembo brakes.

Yamaha YZF-R1 2012

The design of the 2012 YZF-R1 is not much different from the previous generation. This car model exudes a heroic look with a pair of new headlights. The air vent right below the headlights is not round but angular and has a modern style. The Yamaha logo on the fuel tank is located completely on the side, not tilted like the previous generation.

The new YZF-R1 is 25.4 mm shorter than the old version but 5 mm taller. This change is not too big to create a completely new R1. The differences of the YZF-R1 are mainly in the engine and new safety systems and features.

The first noticeable difference is the power of the engine. It is full of power as soon as it is in operation. In addition to changing the design by lowering the windshield like on the Yamaha M1 MotoGP version, the YZF-R1 inherits many modern technologies from the MotoGP M1 racing car. The 998cc, 4-stroke liquid-cooled engine that made the YZF-R1 famous in the 2009 version continues to be improved and upgraded.

This heart is a 4-cylinder in-line engine with a total capacity of up to 998 cc. The YZF-R1 has an engine compression ratio of 12.7:1. Therefore, the capacity can reach 180 horsepower at 12,500 rpm. This capacity allows the YZF-R1 to reach a maximum speed of 350km/h.

The YZF-R1 uses YCC-T (Yamaha Chip Controled – Throttle) throttle control technology that Yamaha once integrated on its younger sibling YZF-R6. This technology allows the fuel mixture injected into the cylinder to be optimized at each throttle opening level. With YZF-R1, this system can respond to 1,000 parameter changes per second.

The most basic and impressive improvement of the YZF-R1 is the increased “internal power” with the Traction Control System (TCS). This system helps control traction and prevent slipping and is being applied by Yamaha to MotoGP racing cars. It operates on the principle of receiving signals sent from sensors on two wheels, the CEU will work to control the fuel pump valves and ignition system to control and coordinate engine power. muscle. Equipping the new YZF-R1 with the TCS system helps this handsome horse increase its power significantly and gradually reach MotoGP or WSB racing standards.

The 2012 YZF-R1 is also equipped with a new engine and suspension system compared to previous versions. The pair of exhaust pipes are equipped with heat-insulating covers, and the footrest is designed to increase the grip of the shoe. Thanks to its use Using lightweight materials to design the chassis, the 205kg sports car looks sturdier than previous models.

Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R 2012

Not only does it have a more impressive design, the 2012 Ninja ZX-10R is also equipped with many new systems and safety features compared to previous versions. The rough, rugged lines of previous versions are gradually replaced by soft curves, making the front of the car “hotter” than ever.

The rear of the Ninja ZX-10R still has the old style. It is not designed with a sharp bevel to the back like the YZF-R1 but still has a square look echoing its predecessors. This steed looks more aggressive with front tires sized 120/70-ZR17 and rear tires 190/55-ZR17. The frame system is made from super hard alloy coated with black paint, making this “god of thunder” look as strong as muscle cars.

Hidden under the simple and unattractive exterior of the Ninja ZX-10R is a powerful heart and many operating features, the most advanced technology being developed by Kawasaki for MotoGP racing cars. . The first is a 998cc DOHC, 4-cylinder liquid-cooled engine with a compression ratio of up to 13.0:1 and electronic fuel injection technology. The throttle is increased from 43mm to 47mm, helping the ZX-10R become more powerful and accelerate faster.

Not only has the throttle valve size been improved, the Ninja ZX-10R also has a new camshaft. This part is made from a very durable chrome-molybdenum alloy. This model uses a 6-speed gearbox with an integrated Slipper Clutch system so when operating, there is no longer the phenomenon of wheel slippage when shifting quickly.

Most impressively, the Ninja ZX-10R is also equipped with the S-KTRC grip adjustment system. This system has long been applied by Kawasaki on MotoGP racing cars to optimize forward motion, adjust throttle position, speed, engine rpm, wheel slippage and acceleration to help the vehicle operate in the most optimal way.


In terms of design, among the trio of 1000cc heroes from the land of cherry blossoms, the YZF-R1 2012 takes the top position thanks to its many soft yet strong design lines. With the Ninja ZX-10R, thanks to the innovation in exterior design compared to the old versions, the image of the GSX-R1000 has been overshadowed in the eyes of sports car enthusiasts.

In terms of performance, the Ninja ZX-10R is slightly better than the other two competitors. Although the 2012 YZF-R1 has increased “internal power” with the Traction Control System, the Ninja ZX-10R with a series of improvements has conquered speed enthusiasts in terms of operation. The GSX-R1000 is somewhat inferior to the 2012 YZF-R1 as this model is equipped with and improves many “top” performance features that are reserved for MotoGP racing models.

In terms of maximum speed, the YZF-R1 tops the chart with a maximum speed of 350km/h. This car model takes no more than 3 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100km/h. The Ninja ZX-10R with a speed of 288 km/h is completely located on the lower beam of the GSX-R1000.

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