The new 1000 looks a lot like the redone-for-2008 GSX-R750, probably sharing similar components in classic Suzuki fashion. The engine is all-new, and shorter then the old 1000 by almost 2.4 inches. This means the redesigned swingarm can be longer, while shaving .4 inches from the wheelbase. Power should be up from the 2008 model, as the new engine gets more-oversquare bore and stroke numbers (74.5mm x 57.3mm, compared to the 73.4mm x 59.0mm figures of the old bike) and a bump in compression to 12.8:1. Also new is the underslung GP-style exhaust, doing away with the twin cans of the old bike. The chassis also gets major revisions, with a new frame and Showa Big Piston Forks—similar to what Kawasaki is using on its new-for-'09 ZX-6R. Pricing for U.S. models has not yet been announced; expect it to be a few hundred dollars more than the $11,499 sticker of the 2008 GSX-R1000.