News 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 First Look

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 First Look

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000

Yes – you read that correctly. Suzuki’s newest streetfighter, the GSX-S1000, is a 2016. The Japanese manufacturer will release the new naked sport bike as an early 2016 model nine months or so ahead of 2016.

This is not just a naked GSX-R1000; the GSX-S1000 arrives with a entirely-new frame, and though the inline four was transplanted from the GSX-R, it receives a revised tune for better street manners.

Three versions are available – the GSX-S1000, the GSX-S1000 ABS, and the GSX-S1000F ABS. All version feature the 999c long-stroke inline four that’s tuned for enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range, and angular radiator shrouds that “enhance the aggressive image and aid cooling performance.”

The non-F versions (no fairing) has a single headlight, and the F version arrives with a small fairing, short windscreen and dual-headlight. The F model also arrives standard with Suzuki’s digital Antilock Brake System (ABS) that monitors wheel speed and matches stopping power to available traction.

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 features a three-mode traction control system, KYB inverted front forks, and Renthal aluminum Fatbar handlebars.

As of this report all versions are available in one color only – Metallic Triton Blue. Pricing and addition colors will be announced soon. Suzuki is also offering a 2015 GSX-S750. Following are the features and specs of the 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000.

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000/ABS and GSX-S1000F ABS:

  • 999cc long-stroke four-cylinder powerplant brings enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range.
  • Finely tuned fuel injection with 10-hole injectors feeding the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve system for more complete combustion, reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
  • Iridium spark plugs produce a strong spark for efficient combustion.
  • Three-mode traction-control system lets riders choose the optimum ignition-timing setup for their riding style.
  • Newly designed lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum frame.
  • Distinctive and aggressively style body work, whether rider wants a fairing or naked-bike style.
  •  The front disc brakes are equipped with the top-of-the –line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers.
  • KYB adjustable, inverted front fork.
  • Renthal aluminum Fatbar handlebars are lightweight and reduce vibration.
  • Full LCD instrument cluster is lightweight and features a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual trip meter, clock, water temperature gauge, gear position indicator, average and instant fuel consumption readout and more.

2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 & GSX-S1000F, GSX-S1000F ABS Specs:

  • Engine type: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line four
  • Engine displacement: 999cc
  • Bore x stroke: 73.4 mm x 59 mm
  • Fuel system: Suzuki Fuel injection
  • Compression ratio: 12.2 : 1
  • Ignition system: Electronic ignition
  • Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
  • Overall Length: 2,115 mm (83.2 in.)
  • Overall Width: 795 mm (31.3 in.)
  • Overall Height: 1,080 mm (42.5 in.)
  • Wheelbase: TBA
  • Ground clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in.)
  • Seat height: 815 mm (32.0 in.)
  • Curb mass: TBA
  • Suspension, Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension, Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes, Front: Disc brake, twin
  • Brakes, Rear: Disc brake
  • Tires, Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
  • Tires, Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
  • Fuel tank capacity: 17 L (4.5 U.S. gal.)
  • Colors: Metallic Triton Blue


Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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