Earlier today we reported that Europe will get the majorly updated GSX-S1000 as a 2021 model. However, we were awaiting word from Suzuki if, and when, the bike would arrive stateside.Suzuki delivered that news a few hours later, confirming that the revamped GSX-S1000 will arrive in America later this year as a 2022 model.Just like the European model, the GSX-S1000’s styling was significantly updated, as were the engine, electronics, and ergonomics. Here’s what you need to know about the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000.
1. The design is influenced by Suzuki’s GSX-RR MotoGP machines and features the increasing minimalism wanted among fans of naked motorcycles. Highlighting the styling updates are the stacked LED headlights, minimalist cowling, and winglets that are not just for show but also help keep the bike stable. The tail section was also slimmed to help accent the “muscular look” of the engine, fuel tank, and mid-section.2. Power the 2022 GSX-S1000 is a 999cc inline-four cylinder transplanted from the GSX-R1000 that now produces 150 horsepower at 11,000 rpm. The engine is retuned for streetability, with a focus on stronger low and mid-range power.3. The engine upgrades include multiple new parts, including the following, many also helping reduce emissions to satisfy Euro 5 standards:
Intake and exhaust camshafts with reduced overlap
Electronically actuated throttle bodies
Airbox updated with no separator for “less intake resistance”
Three riding modes: A (Active for sport), B (Basic for all-around riding), C (Comfort for relaxing and slipper situations)
Five-mode traction control (can be changed on the fly)
Up/Down quickshifter for clutchless shifts
Other new-for-the-GSX-S1000 electronics include:
Low RPM Assist function to prevent stalling and smooth power delivery on startup
Single-push starting (no need to pull in clutch when in neutral)
5. The chassis continues to use Suzuki’s proven twin-spar aluminum frame and aluminum-allow swingarm, the latter transplanted directly from the GSX-R1000. This helps keep the curb weight at 472 pounds.6. Suspension duties are handled by a 43mm KYB fork with adjustable compression, rebound, and preload settings, and a link-type rear suspension with a single shock absorber that’s seven-way adjustable.7. The 2022 GSX-S1000 uses six-spoke cast-aluminum 17-inch wheels wrapped in Dunlop RoadSport 2 tires (120/70 up front; 190/50 out back).8. Brembo handles the front braking, with 310 mm discs squeezed by Monobloc four-piston calipers. A Nissin single-piston caliper grasps a 240mm rear disc.9. Ergonomics were tweaked for added comfort and to steer with less effort. The updates include a new handlebar that is 0.9-inch wider than the previous model and slightly raised upward. Suzuki says it also redesigned the seat for “greater comfort.” The seat height is 31.9 inches.10. Other highlights include a five-gallon fuel tank and a colored LCD screen. Suzuki claims 46mpg, so riders should be able to get 200 miles from a tank.11. The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 will be available in three colors—Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray, and Glass Sparkle Black—and hits dealerships in the fall of this year. Pricing has yet to be announced.
2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Specs:
Bore x stroke: 73.4 mm x 59.0mm
Compression ratio: 12.2:1
Valvetrain: DOHC, 4 vpc
Transmission: 6-speed w/ quickshifter
Final drive: 525 RK O-ring chain
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Handlebar: Renthal tapered aluminum
Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable 43mm KYB fork; 4.7 inches
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