To customize a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 before putting it up for sale, add an engine upgrade, performance exhaust, and aftermarket wheels and tires. Other upgrades include suspension, brakes and paint.
An engine stage 2 kit that includes cam sprockets, cams and DYNO tuning and mapping increases output to 180-185 horsepower and costs around $1,200, as of 2015. A dual outlet full system exhaust, priced at roughly $1,000, will add more power at the bottom and mid-range revs, and is partially constructed of carbon-fiber to decrease weight. For around $2000, after-market custom wheels decrease weight and add to the aesthetics of the bike, making it more attractive to potential buyers. Tire upgrades take handling to another level.
A 25mm cartridge fork kit, along with a larger piston rear shock, improves dampening and leads to faster track times. Brake upgrades decrease stopping distance while running cooler, and a custom paint scheme makes the GSX-R 1000 pop on the road and the track.
Suzuki introduced the first GSX-R motorcycle with a 750cc engine in 1985. In 2001, they developed the 1000cc power plant and the bike became an instant title winner on the World Endurance Championship Circuit. Suzuki has sold over one-million GSX-R motorcycles, cementing the legacy of this racing machine.