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2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 [Specs, Features, Photos]

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 Returns in a New Avatar for 2022

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 brings the most significant updates the motorcycle has received since it debuted in 2015. The updated GSX-R1000 derived engine features new camshafts, valve springs, throttle bodies, and several electronic rider aids. The Japanese manufacturer has also made major changes to the bike’s aesthetics, and the modern, more aggressive design will draw in buyers. The GSX-S1000 also acts as the base for the GSX-S1000GT/GSX-S1000GT+ in the 2022 Suzuki motorcycle lineup.

The 999cc inline-four engine produces 150 hp at 11,000 rpm and 78lb-ft of torque at 9,250 rpm. These may not be the most impressive numbers by today’s standard, but Suzuki has done an excellent job tuning the engine for smooth and linear power delivery.

Suzuki has equipped the new GSX-S1000 with an alloy beam frame, inverted KYB forks, Brembo four-piston front brake calipers, and a Nissin single-piston caliper at the rear. Electronics aids include a new LCD dash, three ride modes (Active, Basic, Comfort), and Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with 5-levels of intervention.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 starts at $11,299 USD / $13,999 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 in one place.

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $11,299 USD / $13,999 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • GSX-R1000-derived 999cc, inline-four engine
    • Five-level Suzuki Traction Control System
    • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) with three modes

Main Specs

  • Engine: 999cc inline-four
  • Power: 150hp
  • Torque: 80lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 472 lbs (214kg)
  • Seat Height: 31.9 inches (810mm)

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Specifications

From Suzuki


Engine 999cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Bore x Stroke 73.4 mm x 59.0 mm (2.890 in. x 2.323 in.)
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Fuel System Fuel injection with Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump


Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate SCAS type
Final Drive Chain, RK525GSH, 525 x 116 links


Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Brembo, 4-piston, twin disc, ABS-equipped
Brakes Rear Nissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 19.0 L (5.0 US gal.)
Color Metallic Triton Blue or Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray


Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plug NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D Iridium-style
Headlight Stacked LED
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 2,115 mm (83.3 in.)
Overall Width 810 mm (31.9 in.)
Overall Height 1,080 mm (42.5 in.)
Ground Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in.)
Wheelbase 1,460 mm (57.5 in.)
Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in.)
Curb Weight 214 kg (472 lb.)


Warranty 12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
Extension Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Features

Key Features

Lead by a new stacked LED headlight assembly and bold, angular styling that includes MotoGP inspired winglets, the GSX-S1000’s aggressive naked sportbike stance speaks of power and performance potential.

The 999cc, GSX-R-based engine has more peak power with strong torque in the low- to mid-range that’s smoothly controlled by new, Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies for stimulating sportbike experience.

Upright streetfighter ergonomics, a twin-spar aluminum frame and fully adjustable KYB suspension deliver controlled handling while ABS-equipped** Brembo Monobloc brake calipers with dual, floating brake rotors provide controlled stopping power.

The latest version of the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) smooths shifting and engine braking, and give your clutch hand a rest with the new Bi-directional Quick Shift system.

Now supplied with the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) that includes the three-mode Suzuki Drive Mode Selector and the updated, five-mode Advanced Traction Control System* and the popular Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.

Select from Suzuki’s hero Metallic Triton Blue and new Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray paint scheme – each featuring new logos for the sport’s dominant naked sportbike.

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

Engine Features

The GSX-S1000’s long-stroke GSX-R engine has been refined to produce a broad, smooth torque curve through the full rev-range with increased peak horsepower.

The GSX-S1000 provides predictable and controllable throttle response with abundant top-end power to provide the rider an exciting riding experience.

New camshaft profiles decrease lift and valve overlap not only to improve emissions, but balance the engine’s performance and drivability, enhancing rider control.

New valve springs are calibrated to the new camshafts to aid performance and improve durability.

The cam chain tensioner and tension adjuster are updated to reduce friction and improve durability.

Suzuki’s legendary Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber (TSCC) design is machined into the cylinder head that, with the flat-top pistons, achieves an optimal 12.2:1 compression ratio that helps deliver a broad spread of power throughout the entire rev range.

Aluminum pistons, engineered with use of Finite Element Method (FEM) analysis, are cast with optimal rigidity and weight.

Ventilation holes between the cylinders reduce pumping loss within the crankcase so the engine can deliver more power and torque.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)–plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.

The engine finish is revised to present an even stronger image of quality while the design of the engine covers (clutch, stator, and drive sprocket) are updated with a new shape and finish.

New electronic throttle bodies are used on the GSX-S1000, so engine response is smooth and controlled, especially when the rider is applying the throttle to accelerate out of a corner.

These new Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies provide precise control for the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Traction Control (TC), and Bi-directional Quick Shift system (QS).
Long-tip, 10-hole fuel injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization, while the automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC) improves cold starting and stabilizes the engine idle.

The air cleaner has a new internal structure that contributes to the GSX-S1000’s increased engine performance while maintaining the exciting intake sound that the GSX-S1000 is renowned for.

The air cleaner’s external shape is changed to accommodate the larger capacity fuel tank.

Retaining the under-chassis design, sharp looks and exciting note of the prior generation’s system, the GSX-S1000’s new stainless steel, 4-2-1 exhaust system is completely redesigned and tuned.

Behind the header pipes, the redesigned mid-chamber contains a second catalytic converter to help ensure emissions compliance, a low center-of-gravity, and good exhaust flow to help the engine deliver a strong low- to mid-range punch with an exciting rush to redline.

A refined Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) valve manages flow from the mid-chamber into the sculpted muffler that has a pleasing appearance that’s not common to under-chassis exhausts while creating an exciting, distinctive sound.

With the catalytic converters located in the mid-chamber, GSX-S1000 riders can fit an EPA or CARB-compliant silencer from suppliers such as Yoshimura R & D, USA.

The digital ignition fires iridium-type spark plugs that increase spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs.

The restyled radiator shrouds efficiently guide cooling air to the high-capacity curved radiator.

A thermostatically controlled cooling fan helps ensure lower coolant temperatures when riding in slow moving traffic. The design also deflects hot air away from the rider at speed.

Additional heat is removed from the engine via the use of a lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler (like those used on certain GSX-R models).

Transmission Features

Like a GSX-R1000, the race-proven, six-speed, close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.

The precise shift linkage helps the rider easily and quickly select the best gear for the riding conditions.

A unique, new gear position sensor sends shifter movement data to the ECM, so the Bi-directional Quick Shift system precisely responds to the rider’s actions. This new design eliminates situations where previous designs incorporated into the shift rod could cause a vague feeling at the shift lever or could be easily damaged in a tip-over.
The gearshift cam, shift shaft and clutch release cam were also revised to support the function of the new, bi-directional Quick Shift system.

The latest version of the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) clutch is fitted to the GSX-S1000. More than ever before, the SCAS clutch increases plate pressure under acceleration, yet acts as a slipper clutch to smooth the engine response during engine braking and corner entry.

This large-diameter, wet, multi-plate clutch uses a precise cable-activated release, providing the rider with a light pull that also has superb friction-point feel.

Chassis Features

Suzuki’s proven, twin-spar aluminum frame helps to ensure nimble handling and great road holding ability. The main spars are straight from the steering head to the swingarm pivot, which is ideal for achieving high rigidity and light weight.

The sturdy aluminum-alloy swingarm comes straight from the GSX-R1000. It is ruggedly braced and helps to ensure great road holding ability, together with superbike looks.

Connected to the swingarm is a link-type rear suspension, with a single shock absorber that features spring preload, and is seven-way adjustable with rebound damping force adjustment.

The 43mm inverted KYB forks have adjustable compression and rebound damping, plus spring preload adjustment with a generous 120 mm (4.7 inches) of front wheel travel.

Unique to GSX-S1000 models, the TRP six-spoke, lightweight, cast aluminum wheels look great and contribute to the bike’s nimble handling and sporty performance.

Dunlop’s new Roadsport 2 radial tires (120/70ZR17 at the front and a new, wider sized 190/50ZR17 at the rear) are custom-engineered to perform optimally on the GSX-S1000, providing great grip in dry or wet conditions, faster warm-up, and long tread life.

These wheels and new tires work in harmony with revised front and rear suspension settings to help realize the great grip, stability and nimble handling demanded for sporty performance, while also contributing to a comfortable ride.

Dual front brakes with fully floating 310mm discs and Brembo Monobloc calipers with four 32mm opposed pistons provide strong and consistent stopping power.

The front brakes are complemented by a 240mm rear disc brake with a Nissin single-piston caliper to help ensure controlled stops.

Both the front and rear brakes can be modulated by a new, compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** controller to match stopping force to the available traction.

The new GSX-S1000 features an upright riding position for greater comfort and control. This reasonable sport riding position is the result of a carefully crafted relationship between the handlebar, footrests, and seat.

A new, matte black tapered cast-aluminum handlebar contributes to the excellent riding ergonomics, with great vibration damping and performance-oriented style.
The new handlebar is 23 mm (0.90 in.) wider than the prior generation model and is rotated slightly upward to raise the grip height in relation to the rider.
In addition to increased comfort and a more upright posture, these changes make it easier for the rider to steer the front end with less effort.

The black finish on the shifter, rear brake, and both hand levers matches the performance nature of the motorcycle.

The front brake lever features a multi-step adjuster that permits quick adjustment of the lever’s distance from the grip.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

Additional Features

A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories are available, such as a solo seat cowl, meter visor (acts as a sport screen), billet clutch and brake levers, fuel tank and engine cover protectors, clip-on tank bags, plus a selection of GSX-S logo apparel.

12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*

*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.

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