Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition Barry Sheene 1976
Barry won his first premier class title with 5 wins under his belt

Suzuki has revealed the GSX-R1000R Legend Edition in European markets to celebrate their successful 2020 MotoGP campaign, in which Joan Mir was crowned world champion.

Since 5 others have also won the rider’s title for the Japanese firm in MotoGP in the past (Barry Sheene did it twice in 1976 and 1977), the firm has revealed 7 different liveries on its GSX-R1000R for Suzuki fans to choose.

These Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition liveries commemorate the feats of Marco Lucchinelli (1981), Franco Uncini (1982), Kevin Schwantz (1993), Kenny Roberts Jr (2000) and Joan Mir (2020) apart from Barry Sheene.

If we had to pick one livery of our choice, we would actually pick two, for the livery inspired by the 1977 title-winning bike and the 1993 motorcycle look gobsmacking and fan-bloody-tastic.

The Barry Sheene Legend Edition bike with the yellow-red-white paint and gold rims and Kevin Schwantz Legend Edition bike painted in white and red ooze class.

Of course, the 2020 Suzuki Ecstar MotoGP motorcycle was one of the best-looking machines out on the track. But, the above mentioned liveries have been executed better on the litre-class superbike.

Note that each Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition motorcycle will also come complete with colour-coded seat cowl and an Akrapovic exhaust. No other changes have been made on the superbike.

Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition

  • Suzuki has revealed the GSX-R1000R Legend Edition
  • There are 7 MotoGP title-winning liveries to choose from
  • However, the edition is available only in Europe at the moment
Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition Barry Sheene 1977
In the next year (1977) Sheene could do better and took 6 victories
Marco Luchinelli
After a 4-year title drought, Marco brought the title back to Suzuki with 5 wins and 2 podiums
Franco Uncini
It was Franco Uncini’s time to prove that he could be champion the very next year
Kevin Schwantz
Suzuki had to wait a little, but their faith in Kevin paid off as he brought the title home in 1993
Kenny Roberts
After Kenny won his title in 2000, it would take another 20 years for a Suzuki rider to regain it
Suzuki GSX-R1000R Legend Edition Joan Mir
And who else to do that than Mr. Consistent Joan Mir himself!