In January 2020, new Euro 5 environmental requirements came into force in Europe. But the manufacturers of motor vehicles still had a year to bring the model range in line with these requirements. A year later, Suzuki’s flagship, the liter “Jixer”, has not undergone any changes, but… his sales in the Old World continued. This became possible because the Japanese applied for the end of serial production of this model, which allowed for two additional years to sell motorcycles that do not correspond to Euro 5.
There is not much left until January 2023, and by that time the Hamamatsu company should decide whether a new generation GSX-R1000 will appear, or the flagship sport bike will leave the European market after the GSX-R750 and GSX-R600.
The probability of a new “Jixer” appearing at the moment seems low. Judge for yourself. Firstly, the last GSX-R1000 upgrade was almost six years ago, for the 2017 season. Secondly, the company from Hamamatsu decided to leave MotoGP and Endurance World Racing, i.e. actually put an end to the sports program. Thirdly, in recent years Suzuki has not upgraded other models, limiting itself to changing the colors of existing motorcycles and preparing special versions, which also differ from the basic models only in color.