Suzuki unveil A2-friendly GSX-S950 middleweight
Suzuki have unveiled an A2-friendly version of their GSX-S model called the GSX-S950. The bike is based on the brand-new GSX-S1000 but is tuned for around 94bhp meaning it can be restricted to 47bhp for A2 riders.
Related articles from MCN
- Team Classic Suzuki replica GSX-R1000R
- Team Classic Suzuki build WSB Katana special
- Suzuki GSX-S1000 review
Despite the 950 in the name, the engine is the same 999cc lump used in the full-fat bike but with a drop in peak power and torque. Suzuki say the retuned engine will also generate almost 68lb.ft of torque for plenty of punch in the mid-range.
You also get this red, white and black paintjob that isn’t available for the GSX-S1000. The new 950 also comes in Suzuki blue or all black.
The price hasn’t yet been announced but with 43mm KYB front forks and Tokico front brakes, it should be a chunk cheaper than the £10,999 GSX-S1000 when it arrives in August. It will be a direct rival for Honda’s CB650R, which costs £7299 so that’s the benchmark to aim for.
MCN will bring you full details and the price of the new model as we get them.