2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000
- A completely new look, with sharp, aggressive new bodywork and futuristic LED lighting design.
- An updated, Euro 5 compliant 152PS inline four-cylinder engine with a fatter and flatter torque curve, providing a broader spread of power in the low and midrange.
- New electronics, including a quickshifter and auto-blipper, selectable engine maps and more levels of traction control.
- A larger fuel tank and new, wider set handlebars.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 : Styling
Bodywork and lighting of the 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 are completely new, with a focus on sharp, angular, aggressive lines and a powerful stance, with a ‘mass forward’ demeanour.
It’s streetfighter looks are enhanced with textured radiator shrouds, MotoGP-inspired winglets, and side panels that feature an urban camo-inspired design. The new, vertically stacked LED headlight and the new design of two stacked hexagonal units topped by LED position lights creates a look that is lighter and tighter and aids the desire for a more aggressive pose. There’s a new LED taillight, too, with both flanked by LED indicators.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 : Engine
The 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is powered by 999cc, inline-four engine with peak power 152PS at 11,000rpm. The power and torque outputs have increased by 2hp and 2Nm. Suzuki claims, the GSX S1000 has a broader spread of torque in the lower rev ranges to deliver ideal naked sports bike performance. Changes include a new intake and exhaust camshaft, new valve springs, new clutch, and a new exhaust.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 : Electronics
2021 GSX-S1000 comes with an updated suite of electronics, courtesy of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS).
A new ride-by-wire throttle makes it possible for riders to more accurately and finely control the relationship between throttle actuation and engine response, especially when allied to the new Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) system.
Performance is enhanced thanks to a bi-directional quickshifter, which reduces the need to operate the clutch during gear changes or close the throttle on upshifts, or blip it on downshifts. A new traction control system comprises five modes, while it can also be switched off. Inputs from front and rear wheel speed sensors, and crank, gear, and throttle position sensors feed into the ECU which in turn controls the throttle valve opening, ignition timing, and fuel injection rate, to reduce or prevent wheel spin.
All the information is displayed on an updated and easy-to-read LCD dash.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 : Chassis
The twin-spar aluminium chassis is mated to a rigid, GSX-R-derived swingarm for agile, sporty performance and handling. New, 23mm wider, tapered ‘bars help riders pitch the bike into turns with greater leverage. They are also set 20mm closer to the rider to improve comfort without compromising handling.
The suspension comes in the form of fully adjustable KYB front forks and a preload and rebound damping adjustable rear shock, with revised settings from the previous iteration. 310mm front discs are paired with Brembo monobloc calipers.
A larger, 19 litre fuel tank and 46.3mpg equates to a tank range of 194 miles.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 : Availabililty
The new GSX-S1000 will be available in Suzuki dealerships from the end of June, with an RRP of £10,999. in UK, however, there is no confirmation yet about if and when it’ll go on sale in India. Watch this space for more.