September 5, 2008 Suzuki has had a relatively lean run in MotoGP since the four-stroke era began but since the 800cc limit was introduced, the Suzuki GSV-R has been slowly pegging back the frontrunners and is reliably at the front of the front of the rest, after Messrs Rossi, Stoner, Pedrosa and Lorenzo have decided the podium order. To celebrate this newfound competitiveness, the company has launched a Limited Edition MotoGP-inspired Suzuki GSX-R1000.

We wish we could tell you exactly what’s special about it apart from the livery, but it seems each territory getting the machine (a total 800 units will be available in Australia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, South Africa, UK, and Spain) is slipping different amounts of go-fast goodies onto the machine and pricing it accordingly. A set of both Capirossi and Vermeulen graphics is also available in certain markets. Accordingly, you’ll need to check with your local distributor or dealer for full specification, cost and availability of optional extras.

The limited edition GSX-R1000 is available in a the Rizla livery based on Suzuki’s traditional blue and the bike features the 2008 Grand Prix base colour. Check here to find out what you get in your local area.

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