|TRICK NEW YOSHI GOODIES FOR GIXXER
July 25 2008.
New Y-piece section to complement slip-ons for GSXR1000 K7-K8 models
Yoshimura Japan has announced the availability of a new mid-pipe, or Y-piece section, which replaces the catalyser on the 2007-2008 model Suzuki GSXR1000.
The new part is designed to appeal to trackday riders or racers, who want to release the maximum horsepower from the mighty `Gixer Thou' motor. There's also a handy weight saving to be made by fitting the Y-piece to replace the standard pipework.
More importantly for anyone wanting to use the GSXR1000 in competition, replacing the mid-pipe offers a healthy bhp advantage from the mid-range, all the way to the redline. Yoshimura has a long history in motorcycle sport and all its experience in helping get the very best from countless Suzuki engines has been utilised in making this crucial exhaust part.
For the best results, riders should match the new Y-piece to a pair of Yoshimura slip-ons specially engineered for the Suzuki GSXR1000 K7-K8 models. Available in four different finishes; stainless, titanium, carbon and metal magic (the look of carbon but made from metal) these slip-ons are lightweight, EU compliant and feature a triangular shape which complements the aggressive, sporty lines of the Gixer 1000. The slip-ons also have twin exit tail sections for that little extra styling detail.
Riders who have a pair of Yoshimura America spec slip-ons for the GSXR1000 K7-K8 machines will be pleased to know that the new Y-piece is also compatible with their pipework as well.
Prices and part number information is as follows;
Yoshimura Suzuki GSXR1000 K7-K8 mid-pipe Y-piece:
Part number; 115 508 5400
UK retail price; £177.49 inc VAT
Yoshimura EU slip-ons for Suzuki GSXR1000 K7-K8:
Part number; 1A0 508 5H50 ( Stainless )
UK retail price per pair; £926.82 inc VAT
Part number; 1A0 508 5H80 ( Titanium )
UK retail price per pair; £1007.41 inc VAT
Part number; 1A0 508 5H20 ( Metal Magic )
UK retail price per pair; £1039.65 inc VAT
Part number; 1AO 508 5H90 ( Carbon )
UK retail price per pair; £1152.48 inc VAT
For further information on the Yoshimura product line up, please contact 01782 569800 or www.phoenixnw.co.uk