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There have been some tempting deals on Suzuki’s GSX-R1000R already this year and now the firm has announced that its zero-percent finance offer – announced back in January – is being extended until the end of September.
The offer was originally supposed to end in March, but was extended for three months in April and has now been given another three-month boost. That virtually takes us to the launch of the 2020 model year bikes, and means the firm’s range-topping superbike is astoundingly affordable.
With a trade in or deposit of £2915, the deal means Suzuki’s 37-month PCP deal on the GSX-R1000R costs only £149 per month. In fact, according to the firm’s finance calculator, you could bring the monthly payment down to as little as £84.90 over 37 months if you max out the deposit at £4900 and restrict mileage to 3000 per year. The minimum deposit is £1000.
The deal means that, unless you’re a cash buyer, the high-spec GSX-R1000R is little more expensive than the basic GSX-R1000. Based on a £2900 deposit and 4000 miles per year, a GSX-R1000R’s 37-month PCP deal would cost £147.92 per month, with an optional £8420 final payment if you want to keep the bike. Total cost? £16,645. In comparison a base GSX-R1000 on the same scheme is subject to 7.9% APR interest, so with an identical deposit, 37-month term and mileage limit will set you back £186.17 per month, with a £6917 optional final payment giving a total of £16,519.12.
On HP, with the same £2915 deposit, the GSX-R1000R will cost £381.39 per month for three years with no final payment needed.
The 0% finance scheme is also being extended on the entry-level GSX-R125, which also benefits from a £250 deposit contribution. With a minimum deposit of £750, it means buyers only really need to put £500 down, followed by three years of payments at £100.67 per month.
All the details, and Suzuki’s online finance calculator to work out payments depending on different terms, mileage limits and deposits, can be found at Suzuki’s site here.