BEYOND THE SPORTSBIKE
Born on the racetrack and raised on the street, the GSX-S1000F is derived from the legendary, championship-winning GSX-R1000. The new GSX-S lineup carries the spirit of the Suzuki GSX-R to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for street riding comfort.
It’s more than just an attitude, a spirit, or a lineage though; it’s about performance-packed hard parts evolving from one generation to the next. The GSX-S1000F is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that’s based on the long-stroke GSX-R1000 engine, which makes for ideal street-riding power and torque curve. Focused on making big power through the low and mid-range, this engine also uses cams optimized to deliver street-dominating power.
Equipped with a powerful engine, Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System, and Brembo brakes with Antilock Brake System, the GSX-S1000F is a street bike packed with some serious performance. Top that performance off with wild, rugged, and aggressive styling, and you have a roadster ready turn heads and own the street.
The long-stroke engine that owned the racetrack is now tuned for the streets. Tuned for a fatter, meaner & meatier bottom to mid-range, while still producing a stonking top-end. Updated for MY18, the 999cc In-line, 4-cylinder engine boasts 110kW (150hp) and 108Nm of torque. It is everything you are looking for on the road and then some. State-of-the-art technology provides ultimate efficiency, combined with it's addictive induction noise, makes every ride, a sheer exciting one.
Three-mode traction control system
Suzuki’s advanced traction control system lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in diverse conditions, so it makes sport riding more enjoyable and less tiring. The system checks the front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position sensor, the crank position sensor, and the gear position sensor 250 times a second. It quickly reduces engine output by effecting control over the ignition timing whenever it detects wheelspin. The system’s control over engine output feels so smooth and natural, it does not detract from riding pleasure. The rider can set the system to any of three modes or turn it off. The modes differ in terms of sensitivity. Mode one is for sport riding with minimal intervention from the system. Mode three gives maximal traction control for riding in poor conditions. Mode two offers a balance that is ideal for typical road conditions.
A chassis engineered for real-world enjoyment
Suzuki designed a new chassis in a compact, lightweight package that makes the GSX-S1000/F agile and fun to ride. Every aspect of the chassis reflects a focus on great handling and control in real-world conditions from city streets to twisty high country roads. The main frame helps to ensure nimble handling and great roadholding. The main tubes are straight from the steering head to the swingarm pivot. Their shape is ideal for achieving high rigidity and low weight. Suzuki used finite-element-analysis techniques to make the frame even lighter than that of the L6 GSX-R1000. The sturdy aluminium-alloy swingarm comes straight from the same GSX-R1000. It is ruggedly braced and helps to ensure great roadholding together with superbike looks.
High-performance braking technologies
The GSX-S1000/F employs the same top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers as the new GSX-R1000. The calipers each have four opposed 32mm pistons acting on a 310mm floating-mount disc for strong stopping power. An antilock braking system (ABS) helps the rider stay in directional control even during hard braking. It monitors the wheel speeds 50 times per wheel rotation and matches stopping power to the available traction. The ABS control unit has a compact, lightweight design that helps make the bike nimble. Brake hose has been updated for MY18 to improve initial stopping performance and feeling.
Aggression in an all-new form
The GSX-S1000F is designed to look wild, rugged, and aggressive—and to keep the rider comfortable at all times. For MY18 the GSX-S1000F receives a smoked windscreen replacing the clear one from the previous model. A combination of black plastics and painted parts emphasises the bike’s assertive, sporty personality. And the fairing features a low-slung, sharply shaped nose and forward-leaning side fairing panels.
A comprehensive instrument cluster
The instrument cluster takes the form of a lightweight, brightness-adjustable LCD. Readouts include speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, coolant temperature, driving range, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control, and a clock. A white backlight gives great nighttime visibility. The display is flanked by LED indicators for the turn signals, high beam, malfunction, ABS, traction control, coolant temperature, and oil pressure.
Newly specified 43mm KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is sporty yet plush. They have fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring preload. A single KYB rear shock features adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load.
GSX-S1000F Media Reviews
Find out what the leading motorcycle jounralists thought of the exciting new GSX-S1000F.
- MCNews.com.au by Boris
- MCNews.com.au by Trevor
- GSX-S1000F vs Ninja 1000 by MotoUSA
- Newly added ventilation holes between the pistons on the upper crankcase contributes to reduce pumping loss and increasing power output. (Power : 107kW > 110kW, Torque: 106Nm > 108Nm)
- Back-torque-limiting clutch contributes to smoother downshifting and corner entry.
- Colour of the footrests, gearshift lever, rear brake pedal and brake & clutch levers have been changed from silver to black.
- Windscreen colour has been updated from clear to smoked.
- Iridium spark plugs heighten the spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle compared to conventional type.
- New cam profiles designed to optimize the valve timing suitable for the streets, but with the racetrack in mind.
- Radiator shrouds efficiently guide air to the newly designed and highly efficient round shaped radiator. Lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler.
- New pistons were engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis to achieve optimal rigidity and weight.
- The 4-2-1 exhaust system contributes to stronger low-to-mid range output with exciting exhaust
- Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.
- Fuel injectors are 10-hole, long-nosed injectors on each throttle body for better combustion and reducing fuel consumption.
- 73.4mm x 59.0mm long-stroke design makes it possible for a broad spread of power throughout the rev range.
- A six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.
- 6-spoke lightweight cast aluminium wheels mounted to Dunlop radial tires.
- Matte black aluminium Renthal Fatbar handlebar is standard equipment.
- Low 810mm seat height features a sporty, yet upright, comfortable riding position.
|ENGINE||4-CYLINDER, 4-STROKE, LIQUID-COOLED, DOHC|
|TRANSMISSION||6-SPEED CONSTANT MESH|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||43MM KYB INVERTED FORK, FULLY ADJUSTABLE|
|REAR SUSPENSION||LINK TYPE, WITH ADJUSTABLE REBOUND AND SPRING PRELOAD|
|FRONT BRAKES||BREMBO RADIAL-MOUNT MONOBLOC CALIPERS, DUAL 310MM DISCS|
|REAR BRAKES||NISSIN SINGLE PISTON CALIPER WITH ABS|
|FUEL CAPACITY||17 LITRES|
|COLOURS||GLASS SPARKLE BLACK / CANDY DARING RED / METALLIC TRITON BLUE/GLASS SPARKLE BLACK / PEARL GLACIER WHITE|
|WARRANTY||2 YEAR UNLIMITED KILOMETRE|
|SEAT HEIGHT||810 MM|
|WET WEIGHT||214 KG|