Suzuki GSX-S1000FA

For the first time in years I decided against a sportsbike last year and chose Kawasaki’s Z1000SX. It was practical and fun, even took on three trackdays. Can the Suzuki better it?

Long term update: Just how sporty is the GSX-S1000F

Long term update: Just how sporty is the GSX-S1000F

Suzuki’s big sales pitch for the GSX-S1000F was that it shared an engine with the much-loved and hugely successful 2005 GSX-R1000 K5. So what better way to see just how close the two distant relatives...

Long term update: Protection plan

Long term update: Protection plan

Just when I was dreaming about the welcome arrival of Spring, dry roads, new kit and fresh tyres, it seems winter has finally decided to bite me on the arse.  Mid-January delivered a series of...

Long term update: GSX laughs at winter

Long term update: GSX laughs at winter

If you’ve packed your bike away for winter then you’ve been missing out. I can’t believe how mild it was throughout December, and we even had some kneedown-dry days on the run-up to Christmas, plus a...

Long term update: What the dyno saw

Long term update: What the dyno saw

One of the issues that’s confounded me most with the GSX-S1000F is the way it makes its power – and this is further compounded by its throttle response. So I took it for a dyno run at BSD Performance...

MCN Fleet: Suzuki’s GSX-S1000F has a lot to offer but lacks a little sporty sizzle

MCN Fleet: Suzuki’s GSX-S1000F has a lot to offer but lacks a little sporty sizzle

I love free-riding, heading down an unfamiliar road at speed just for the hell of it. I don’t have to be anywhere at any particular time, I’m just heading where the road looks good and enjoying the...

MCN Fleet: GSX-S OR GSX-R?

MCN Fleet: GSX-S OR GSX-R?

Let’s look at the facts. The GSX uses a revised version of the 2005 GSX-R1000’s motor, which Suzuki claim makes 143.5bhp and 78.2ftlb. It also tips the scales at 210kg. In comparison, Suzuki...