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2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Brings Updates to EICMA 2014

Unfortunately, we still have many a month of wait for the new naked liter-class GSX-S1000 machine. We hoped and prayed that Suzuki will have this bike ready for early 2015 deliveries, but it looks like there is still some work needed and the manufacturing process will take a bit longer than our eager minds expected. Nevertheless, seeing how aggressively-sweet the GSX-S1000 is sort of makes the wait a little easier to endure.
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At the EICMA 2014 bike show in Milan, we got to know the naked liter bike a little better, thanks to a cool cutaway model that showed all the latest tech in detail.

The 2016 GSX-S1000 belongs to the traditional Gixxer family, make no mistake. However, this bike brings in the all the new vibe of the Suzuki MotoGP program: that’s right, you’re looking at the closest thing to the premier class GSX-RR you could find now, at least in a street-legal guise.

Street-focused tweaking


For the GSX-S1000, Suzuki was inspired by the developments of their MotoGP machine, after tweaking them to serve the street purpose better. Basically, the R1000 engine which was already a well-proven platform received all the attention possible plus some special camshafts to guide the grunt towards the low and mid-range. It sports the acclaimed Dual Throttle Valve system for the 44mm throttle body and the mappings have also been tweaked for sporty street nerve. Unfortunetely, both power and torque are still undisclosed.

The close-ration 6-speed transmission ha a great complement in the form of the 4-wat traction control system (4th position is Off).

On the road stance side, the GSX-S1000 arrives with a revised chassis about which Suzuki says it retains the sporty rigidity for precise cornering, while at the same time offering superior comfort for daily, longer rides. The 43mm KYB front forks are fully adjustable and are paired with a Showa rear monoshock, which also offers ride height adjustability.

The wheels are supplied by Enkei, and are cast aluminium ones, a nifty complement to the Renthal Fatbar handlebar. A full LCD dash provides all the essential riding data. The whole headlight cluster has been redesigned for a more aggressive appearance and it’s nice to see that the absence of the windscreen is not causing the ever-present “bug eyes” effect.

One also can’t help noticing the masterful line of the radiator shrouds, which make a huge R when seen from the right side. In a way, they tell that there’s still plenty of R left in the S1000, and this should be great news for riders in search of the true sporty wind-in-your-face sensation.

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 will arrive with an ABS-equipped version s well, for some extra bucks. Unfortunately Suzuki hasn’t made any decisions as far as prices are concerned, so watch this space for more details as they surface.

 
 
 
 
 

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