The second generation of Suzuki’s flagship street sports naked motorcycle; the GSX-S1000 was globally unveiled last April.
Suzuki Australia is thrilled to announce that a choice of three colours, the iconic Suzuki Metallic Triton Blue, a stealthy Glass Sparkle Black, and a new Glass Matte Mechanical Grey. The first shipment is scheduled to arrive in Australia during March 2022 and will be available for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $17,290 Ride Away.
About MY22 GSX-S1000
Born of race-winning, track-proven DNA and raised on the street, the new MY22 GSX-S1000 is SHARPER, STRONGER and SMARTER than ever; ready to turn heads and own the streets.
S H A R P E R
Minimalist cowling with upsweeping sharp lines surrounds stacked hexagonal headlights to form the compact face of a radical new design. These sharp lines continue their upward trajectory across the contrasting bulk of a massive fuel tank, heightening the sense of well-sculpted athleticism and muscular strength. It’s the aggressive stance of a thoroughbred street fighter that exudes performance potential, while also reflecting an attention to detail focused on delivering a superlative riding experience.
The radical design of the compact new vertically stacked LED headlight assembly with its hexagonal shape headlights topped by a single LED position light creates a clean new face. It’s a light, nimble look that emphasises the new GSX-S1000’s aggressive stance and eagerness to perform. New front LED indicators in thin bar-shaped housings extend outward from the steering mount and create a look of advanced styling.
The thin design of new LED rear indicators combined with the flat rear LED combination light perfectly complement the stylish lines of the svelte tail section and match the bike’s unique advanced styling.
The chassis features a compact, lightweight package that makes the GSX-S1000 surprisingly agile, predictable, and well behaved for a high-performance, large-displacement sports bike. Its twin-spar aluminium frame helps deliver nimble handling and great road holding ability, while its straight main tubes are ideal for achieving high rigidity and low weight. All this connects to a ruggedly braced aluminium-alloy swingarm that further contributes to the road gripping character that lets you ride with confidence.
New tapered handlebars are 23mm wider than those on the previous model, the bars have also been rotated upward slightly to raise the grip position.
S T R O N G E R
The high-performance 999cm3 four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine that powers the GSX-S1000 inherits true winning superbike DNA. This street-tuned engine is based on core architecture that benefits from know-how acquired over decades of developing the GSX-R1000 to win countless production race victories, while also incorporating advanced technologies developed for MotoGP racing.
Every aspect of the high-performance 999cm3 four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine underwent thorough review as it was developed to deliver ideal naked sport bike performance under varying riding conditions, whether out for a sporty run or negotiating traffic on city streets.
Changes that include a new camshaft profile, new valve springs, a new clutch and new exhaust system increase power output and achieve an overall better balance of performance, all while satisfying Euro 5 emissions standards.
The new engine produces greater torque than its predecessor at low rpm. The broader, smoother torque curve has fewer peaks and valleys than before, it also achieves greater overall cumulative torque production across the engine’s operating range.
This results in more predictable and controllable response and consistently abundant power delivery for a more exciting riding experience, particularly in the mid-to-high rpm range where the enhanced torque output is most noticeable.
Another development goal was to further enhance the durability of an already highly durable engine design. Attention to detail extends to a change from cut threads to rolled threads for the holes in the upper crankcase cover. Rolled threads are harder and less prone to cracking from wear, so help maximise holding strength for the journal bolts that support the crank.
S M A R T E R
The new GSX-S1000 adopts a collection of the advanced electronic systems that comprise the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.). Included are the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Traction Control, Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle, Bi-directional Quick Shift, Suzuki Easy Start, and Low RPM Assist systems.
These enable the rider to optimise performance characteristics to best suit riding conditions and varying road surfaces, as well as their level of confidence and experience. By assisting the rider, they help make the bike more controllable, more predictable, and less tiring to operate, whether out for a sporty run or enjoying a ride on city streets. These attributes benefit the rider by instilling greater confidence and allowing them to concentrate on enjoying the riding experience.
SDMS is designed to offer the rider a choice between three different modes that change output characteristics to match riding conditions or preferences.
Mode A (Active) provides the sharpest response as the rider opens the throttle. Settings for torque characteristics are finely tuned to deliver the exciting acceleration that had earned the previous generation GSX-S1000 high acclaim. It is well suited for use when hitting the throttle hard, such as when participating in track day events or enjoying twisty roads in good weather.
Mode B (Basic) reaches the same level of maximum output but features softer response and a more linear power delivery curve as the rider opens the throttle. The settings are tuned to make the bike more controllable and instil confidence when accelerating, and to make it a good fit for a wide range of rider styles and road conditions in everyday riding.
Mode C (Comfort) provides the softest throttle response and gentler torque characteristics, delivering power in smoother linear fashion while still reaching the same level of maximum power output. The gentler throttle response and limited torque production as the throttle is opened makes more obedient and controllable when riding in wet conditions or otherwise slippery surfaces, or when the rider wants to relax and enjoy an easy ride home after a long outing.
Equipped with an updated version of Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with a wider selection of 5 mode settings (+ OFF), as opposed to the 3 modes (+ OFF) of the first generation. The finer incremental control over settings allows the new 5-mode traction control system to better fit a more diverse variety of riding conditions and styles.
A ride-by-wire throttle system provides finer control also allows optimum settings to best match each of the SDMS modes. The overall result is linear power delivery that responds faithfully to the rider’s intentions, whether riding on the street or heading out to enjoy a spirited run, as well as improved controllability when opening the throttle while cornering.
The bi-directional quick shift system allows the rider to shift up or down more quickly and easily without the need to operate the clutch or throttle. When decelerating, the system automatically opens the throttle valves just enough to increase rpm and match engine speed to the next-lower gear ratio. The result of this hands-free automatic blipping function combines seamlessly with engine braking to create a highly satisfying experience when downshifting.
Suzuki’s Easy Start System lets the rider effortlessly start the motorcycle with one quick press of the starter button. There is no need to continually hold the starter button down nor need to pull in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.
Interested customers are encouraged to build and reserve their new GSX-S1000 by visiting suzukimotorcycles.com.au and experiencing the ‘Build Your Bike’ feature.