TL1000(R/S) 1997-2003

Introductie

"Be afraid" was the first thing that came to my mind when a newbie rider recently asked me if I thought Suzuki's TL1000 would be a good bike for first-time riders. The TL1000 is pure evil: It bucks, wiggles and wheelies under hard acceleration, shaking its head over bumps at top speed. And don't you dare miss a first-to-second or second-to-third shift under full throttle -- it'll try and tankslap you off. Newbie riders should simply skip the TL and go straight to the morgue.

Each time I ride the TL1000, it's an adventure, a conquest, and I feel I've overcome the beast one more time. Mind you, it's not ugly, it's menacing, and I can hear it taunting me now: "Come on, Plummer, go for that big wheelie, powerslide me, you haven't come close to my limits yet, you ninny. So get off your ass and let's go riding!"

And for two weeks straight, that's what I did, showing up late for work every day. Suzuki's TL1000 is one of the few bikes that'll make you waltz into your boss' office and spout: "you can fire me, but I'm going riding!"


Bron: http://hem.passagen.se/mattiask/TL1000/review.html

Op de volgende websites kun je tests lezen van de TL1000R en TL1000S. De TL1000S is geproduceerd van 1997 tot en met 2001. De TL1000R is geproduceerd van 1998 tot en met 2003.

* Motorcycle.com: Suzuki TL1000S Vs. Honda VTR1000F

Technische specificaties

De volgende specificaties zijn van de TL1000S uit 1999 en komen van Bikez.com. Van de TL1000R zijn alleen waarden gegeven die afwijken van de TL1000S specificaties.

 

TL1000S

TL1000R

Displacement

996,00 ccm.

 

Engine type

4-stroke 90 degree V-Twin

 

Max. HP.

125 @ 8500rpm.

135 @ 9500rpm.

Torque (Nm.)

105 @ 8000rpm.

106 @ 7500rpm.

Compression

11,3:1

11,7:1

Bore x stroke

98,0 x 66,0 mm.

 

Fuel system

Injection

 

Valves per cylinder

4

 

Cooling system

Liquid

 

Gears

6

 

Transmission type/final drive

Chain

 

Starter system / Ignition

Electronic

 

Weight (incl. oil and gas)

216 kg.

230 kg.

Front % of weight

47,3

48,0

Seat height

810 mm.

825 mm.

Wheelbase

1,415 mm.

1,395 mm.

Front suspension travel

120 mm.

115 mm.

Rear suspension travel

128 mm.

125 mm.

Front tire

120/70-ZR17

 

Rear tire

190/50-ZR17

 

Front brake

Dual discs 320 mm.

 

Rear brake

Single disc 220 mm.

 

Top speed

250 km/h

260 km/h

0-100 km/h

3,3 sec.

3,2 sec.

60-140 km/h (6th gear)

10,0 sec.

9,2 sec.

Average fuel consumption

1:14,7

 

De kleuren met daarbij behorende codes waarin de TL1000(R/S) geleverd is kun je terugvinden op http://www.colorrite.com.