Suzuki GSX-R1000  *WHR

*Wayne Heasman Racing  -  Drag Bike

189.2 bhp - 125.2 Nm on the rear wheel...

looks like it can do 300 kph standing still

Photos by Kenn Slater


TECHNICAL STUFF:   Standard Suzuki - (Wayne Heasman Racing modified)


Engine: 988cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve, TSCC
Bore Stroke: 73.0 x 59.0mm
Camshafts: Suzuki   (WHR - Yoshimura Stage 2)
Valve springs: Suzuki GSX-R1000   (WHR - GSX-R750)
Compression Ratio: 12.0:1   (WHR - 13.9:1)
Fuel System: Fuel Injection   (WHR - Throttle bodies widened)
Air Filter: Suzuki   (WHR - BMC - race)
Exhaust: Suzuki   (WHR - Yoshimura - full system)
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh   (WHR - quick shifter)
Final Drive: #525 chain   (WHR - 1 tooth smaller on front sprocket)
Overall Length: 2045mm (80.5 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1135mm (44.6 in.)   (WHR - 1065mm)
Seat Height: 830mm (32.3 in.)   (WHR - 760mm)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)   (WHR - 60mm)
Wheelbase: 1410mm (55.5 in.)
Dry Weight: 168 kg (370 lbs.)   (WHR - 176kg; 4kg extra weights under each fork)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil-damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 190/50-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 liter (4.8 gal.)


The Wayne Heasman Racing drag bike, a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R1000 is fitted with R22,000 worth of trick bits (all available from Wayne Heasman Racing, see ad below). Redline is set at 14,000 rpm. The motor develops 189.2 bhp at 12,000 rpm, and 125 Nm at 9,500 rpm (average standard '04 GSX-R1000 is 167.2 bhp at 11,000 rpm, and 120.2 Nm at 8,000 rpm). Wayne's best (Quarter mile) 400m time to date is 9.65 seconds, at a terminal speed of 236.7 kph. The 800m sprint was done in 15.3 seconds with a top speed of 278 kph.  Among other things, the bike still retains it's standard side-stand.


the 2006 project looks like this...

faster, lighter and better... that's what Wayne says

I want, I want, I want!

sleek or what

nice butt

Photos Kenn Slater