Suzuki GSX-S1000 | GSX-R1000 powered naked
The roots of the GSX series started in 1976 with the GS750. It was Suzuki’s first 4-stroke in-line-four cylinder powered sportbike.
Its performance, handling and durability impressed the riders all over the world. In 1980, the GS engine evolved to 16-valve design with the introduction of the GSX750E. It was the origin of the glorious GSX lineage, followed by the radical GSX1100S KATANA in 1981, and the legendary, original GSX-R750 in 1985.
The concept of the original GSX was high-performance sportbike which has broad power band, nimble handling, and great durability. Likewise this latest GSXS-1000 is developed to provide maximum fun of sport riding on street.
Major features of the GSX-S1000/ABS are;
- 999cc inline four power unit based on the legendary GSX-R1000.
- Finely tuned Fuel injection system.
- Lightweight design for nimble handling.
- Newly designed, lightweight and compact Aluminum frame.
- Lightweight, ruggedly braced aluminum swingarm.
- KYB upside down front fork.
- Radial mount Brembo front brake calipers.
- 3-mode traction control system.
- Lightweight digital ABS.
- Sporty, yet comfortable, upright riding position.
- Informative, full-LCD instrument.
- Distinctive, aggressive looking body work.
- LED position lights and taillight.
- Renthal aluminum fat bar.
- Finely tuned intake & exhaust sound.
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cm3 inline-four engine, street-tuned version of the legendary 2005-2008 GSX-R1000 engine, is designed to provide smooth throttle response, immediate, controlled acceleration.
Suzuki chose the 2005-2008 GSX-R engine, rather than using that of the current GSX-R1000, due to the long-stroke design of the previous engine lending itself better to more low and mid-range power and torque better suited to street riding. Suzuki have stated that they have retuned the GSX-R1000 derived engine for the ‘real world riding environment’ but are yet to put a number on the precise horsepower or torque figures.
- Displacement 999cm3
- Bore x Stroke 73.4mm x 59.0mm
- Compression ratio 12.2 : 1
- Max power TBA
- Max torque TBA
Fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s original, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) 44mm throttle body (same size as GSX-R1000K7), the secondary throttle valves are controlled by servo motor for smooth power delivery and optimum combustion efficiency.
Fuel injectors are 10-hole; long-nosed injectors on each throttle body for better combustion efficiency and while reducing fuel consumption.
The exhaust system is 4-into-2into-1 system, it has equalizer pipes between 1 and 4, 2 and 3 header pipes and a butterfly valve actuated by a servo motor.
2015 GSX-S1000 features Suzuki’s advanced traction control system to let the rider to control throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. As a results rider can enjoy sport riding with more confidence, with less stress and fatigue.
Suzuki’s traction control system continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position sensor, crank position sensor and gear position sensor, and quickly reduce engine output when wheel spin is detected.
Mode 1 is the lowest sensitivity level, allows certain level of rear wheel spin. It is suitable for sport riding in good grip road conditions.
Mode 2 is the second lowest sensitivity level. System activates slightly earlier than Mode 1. It is suitable for most of the riders and road conditions.
Mode 3 is the highest sensitivity level, system activate earlier than other 2 modes. It is suitable in bad road conditions.
Thanks to its full-LCD design, it eliminates motor and needle mechanics, it weighs only 275g. (i.e. GSR750 instrument: 320g, GSX-R1000 instrument: 380g)
The LCD readouts includes;
- – Speedometer
- – Tachometer
- – Odometer
- – Dual trip meter
- – Gear position
- – Water temperature
- – Driving range
- – Average fuel consumption
- – Instant fuel consumption
- – Traction control mode
- – Fuel gauge
- – Clock
Bar-type tachometer features “peak-hold” function, which shows peak rpm when rpm drops. So rider can recognize the peak rpm of the last moment when downshifting.
The frame is designed with latest FEM analysis technology; the weight of the frame is lighter than that of the current GSX-R1000. The aluminum alloy swingarm is derived straight from the current GSX-R1000.
Sporty yet upright riding position reduces rider’s fatigue and increase the visibility.
The seat to fuel tank interface has a slim design, making it easy for riders to plant their feet firmly on the ground which is further aided by a low 815mm seat height.
43mm KYB Inverted front fork has 120mm stroke. The front fork is fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring pre-load.
Link-type shock unit has 63 mm stroke and is adjustable for rebound damping and spring pre-load.
Brembo mono-block front brake calipers are mated with 310mm floating-mount dual discs The front brake calipers have four opposite pistons. (all 32mm) and are the same type used on 2014 GSX-R1000. ABS control unit, produced by BOSCH, is compact and lightweight design, weights only 640g.
Newly designed, 6-spoke cast aluminum wheels, manufactured by TRP are shod with Dunlop radial tyres, D214F 120/70ZR17 (front) and D214R 190/50ZR17 (rear).
Handlebar is Renthal Fatbar. Its aluminum made, tapered design increases the rigidity of the handlebar, and reduces weight and vibration
Distinctively shaped headlight is multi-reflector type with 12V60/55W bulb. LED position lights are located under the headlight. Thin, flatly shaped rear combination lights are LED.
The new Suzuki GSXS-1000 is expected to arrive in Australia sometime in late Autumn at a price to be set closer to the arrival date. Continue further down the page for specifications and image gallery featuring the new Suzuki GSX-S1000.
2015 Suzuki GSXS-1000 Specifications (Provision and could be subject to change)
- Overall Length 2,115 mm
- Overall width 795 mm
- Overall height 1,080 mm
- Wheelbase TBA
- Ground clearance 140 mm
- Seat height 815 mm
- Curb mass TBA
- Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line four
- Bore x stroke 73.4 mm x 59 mm
- Engine displacement 999 cm
- Compression ratio 12.2 : 1
- Fuel system Fuel injection
- Starter system Electric
- Lubrication system Wet-sump
- Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
- Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
- Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
- Rake / trail 25° / 100mm
- Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
- Rear Disc brake
- Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
- Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
- Ignition system Electronic ignition
- Fuel tank capacity 17 L
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