Suzuki’s revamped high-flying GSX-S1000 naked gets wings

Side-on shot of new Suzuki GSX-S1000
Side-on shot of new Suzuki GSX-S1000

Suzuki have teased a new GSX-S1000 via their YouTube channel (shown at the bottom of this article) and they’ve given it wings!

The current GSX-S1000 is a little over three years old but that was an update of the 2015 model, so it’s no real surprise to see Suzuki say it’s time for a tweak. We were expecting a Euro 5 engine and a modest makeover, but the fact that Suzuki have added wings suggest a lot more work has gone into this update.

Side-on shot of new Suzuki GSX-S1000

We expect Suzuki to have given the engine more punch, although it won’t be battling the near 200bhp monsters you can get these days. Instead expect the top end to be about the same but with a decent boost in the midrange; the same trick they’ve pulled with the Hayabusa and V-Strom 1050.

Paired with this new engine is likely to be a new IMU-powered electronics package that will include cornering ABS, lean sensitive traction control, anti-wheelie and cruise control. Expect a quickshifter and autoblipper as well.

The wings on the new Suzuki GSX-S1000

The frame and swingarm are likely to be virtually unchanged, but there should be some big tweaks for the suspension. As well as the new wings, it’s clear from the video the bodywork has been given a thorough going over and there’s also a new headlight to go with it. We’d also imagine there will be a nice new dash, likely similar to the one fitted to the Katana (which is a GSX-S1000 under the skin).

A current GSX-S1000 is £10,699 while the Katana is £11,499, so we’d imagine the new model will sit somewhere in between the two. Suzuki will reveal all on Monday, April 26.

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Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.