The new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is even more radical thanks to extensive technical and visual revisions. With optimized engine performance, advanced assistance systems and a minimalist, radical design, the naked sports bike focuses on absolute performance with the best drivability.
The aggressive appearance of the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 radiates just as much power and performance potential as it underlines the agility of a sports motorcycle. The front is characterized by a minimalist, sharply contoured fairing that encloses a futuristic headlight unit consisting of two vertically grouped hexagonal LED headlights. The slim front contrasts with the muscularly shaped fuel tank. The newly designed seat continues the precisely defined design language to the super-slim rear, which is completed by a narrow LED rear light.
Thanks to an extensive overhaul, the performance of the naked sports bike is now even more radical. The extremely potent 999 cc in-line four-cylinder engine, whose basic layout is based on the engine of the legendary GSX-R1000, has been further optimised. Thus, the power output in the lower to medium speed range, which is most often used in daily driving, is now even more powerful. A flatter, balanced torque curve with a higher cumulative torque output stands for consistently rich power over the entire speed range and provides added agility at medium and high speeds. Of course, the emission values correspond to the current Euro 5 standard. Flatter outlet and intake cam profiles contribute to the more powerful power output, reducing valve lift and valve lift overlap. In addition, there is a changed layout of the airbox as well as the completely redesigned exhaust system, which combines a contemporary clean look with an inspiring sound. Thanks to the tank volume that has grown to 19 litres, the new GSX-S1000 has an extended range.
The charm of real aggressiveness
Equipped with victorious, racetrack-proven DNA and matured on the road, the new GSX-S1000 has been transformed into an even tighter and sharper package designed to conquer the streets:
Ride-by-Wire: The new throttle bodies have an adapted diameter and are equipped with a 32-bit ECM. This allows extra precise control of the throttle valves, which react sensitively to every little command of the ride-by-wire system (e-gas).
Three driving modes: With its three driving modes, the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) offers the perfect performance characteristics for every application – whether on the racetrack, on tour or in everyday life. In all three modes, the maximum engine power is available, but the response and torque characteristics when accelerating are varied according to the respective mode.
Five-stage traction control: The Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) now has five modes and perfectly supports the rider in a wide variety of road conditions. The system can be completely deactivated for sports use.
Bi-directional quick-shift system: The standard bi-directional Quick-Shift system enables clutchless upshifting with almost no interruption of tractive force for rapid and smooth acceleration, while the Blipper function complements an extremely pleasant shifting experience when downshifting with the engine brake. The bi-directional quick-shift system works seamlessly with the SDMS.
Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS): The slip-on clutch ensures a smoother deceleration by specifically mitigating the effect of the engine brake when downshifting. The new assistance function increases the contact force of the clutch when accelerating. This allows the use of softer springs, which noticeably reduces the operating force.
Suzuki Easy Start System: The Suzuki Easy Start system allows the engine to be started with a single short press of the starter button without having to hold it down.
Chassis: The chassis of the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is uncompromisingly designed for drivability and optimum controllability. The backbone of the super-light and compact package is a twin-economy aluminium frame whose layout combines rich road holding with agile handling. The driver gains additional confidence in a sporty driving style thanks to the extremely torsionally rigid aluminium swingarm.
Full LED equipment: From the distinctive, vertically arranged dual headlights to the slim taillights and the micro-blinkers, the entire lighting and signalling system of the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is equipped with advanced LED technology for first-class visibility and visibility.
High-earth cockpit: In the cockpit, the pilot has an LCD screen in a clear and intuitive layout. The extensive range of information offered by the individually configurable dashboard is logically structured.
Numerous customization options: Suzuki offers a wide range of original accessories that allow the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 to adapt to your personal driving style and different areas of application.
The high-performance chassis is equipped with high-quality components. KyB's upside-down 43-millimeter fork offers 120 millimeters of travel. The set-up of the suspension fork, which can be adjusted in spring preload as well as rebound and compression damping, is designed for sporty driving, but also does not lack the necessary comfort.
The lever-steered central strut with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload reacts reliably to different road surfaces and ensures an agile and stable driving experience. It offers 130 millimetres of travel at the rear wheel. The lightweight six-spoke wheels made of cast alloy are two radial tyres with the Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport specially developed for the new Suzuki GSX-S1000. Optimized wet grip, reduced wear and faster reaching of the operating temperature characterize the new profile.
The new butted handlebar with wider grip and revised crimping reduces the amount of force required when steering, thus contributing to improved controllability and less fatigue. In addition, the new handlebar in conjunction with the new seat designed for sporty driving, a slim body work and a narrow knee closure enables a comfortable, upright sitting position.
Colour variants – price – availability
The new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is available in three colour variants: in the main colour 'Metallic Triton Blue', which stands for the Suzuki brand identity, in 'Glass Mat Mechanical Gray', a newly developed theme colour and in 'Glass Sparkle Black'.
The naked sports bike will be available in Germany from the end of June at authorized dealers. The RRP of Suzuki Deutschland GmbH is 12,900 euros,plus transfer costs.