Suzuki unveil A2-friendly GSX-S950 middleweight

Suzuki GSX-S950 red white and black
Suzuki GSX-S950 red white and black

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.

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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.

Suzuki GSX-S950 on the road

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.

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Ben Clarke

By Ben Clarke

Assistant Editor (Motorcycling), hick for life, two cylinders max