If the GSX-R1000 is an all-star athlete, then the GSX-S1000 is its slightly more versatile twin brother. The 2023 Suzuki GSX-S1000 may not be quite as aggressive as the track-oriented R1000, but it can still get the job done – regardless of the ride ahead.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-S1000 hasn’t changed much over last year’s model, but we aren’t complaining one bit. The naked litre bike sits adjacent to the GSX-R1000 superbike and the GSX-S1000GT sport tourer near the top of Suzuki’s impressive 2023 lineup. Like both of its siblings, it has a capable 999cc inline-four engine producing a respectable 150hp & 80 lb-ft of torque.
Suzuki’s engineering team has designed the 2023 GSX-S1000 with the intent of having a comfortable and controllable daily rider that can still be a blast to ride. This goal is achieved through a series of features, including sport-tuned adjustable front and rear suspension, a semi-upright seating position, and the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) suite of rider aides – including a bi-directional quick shifter, and a traction control system. To make the ride that much better, this Japanese-made bike comes standard with LED lighting all around, and a full LCD instrument panel.
The 2023 iteration of this bike comes available in Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black. Meanwhile, across the border into Canada the GSX-S1000 is also available for purchase in Glass Matte Mechanical Gray.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-S1000 starts at $11,499 USD / $14,699 CAD.
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RAZOR SHARP AND READY TO STRIKE
Minimalist cowling with sharp lines surrounds stacked hexagonal LED headlights to form the compact face of a radical new design. These sharp lines continue their upward trajectory across the contrasting bulk of a massive fuel tank, heightening the sense of well-sculpted athleticism and muscular strength. It’s the aggressive stance of a thoroughbred street fighter that exudes performance potential, while also reflecting an attention to detail focused on delivering a superlative riding experience.
AN ENGINE THATS READY TO RULE THE STREETS
The GSX-S1000 is more than capable of delivering the exciting riding experience and ideal naked sport bike performance for today’s riding environment. Power is supplied by a high-performance 999 cm3 four-stroke DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine that inherits true winning superbike DNA. This street-tuned engine is based on core architecture that benefits from know-how acquired over decades of developing the GSX-R1000 to win countless production race victories, as well as advanced technologies developed for MotoGP racing.
Every aspect of performance has been refined. Overall power output is increased and is stronger through the low- to mid-range engine speeds most commonly used in daily riding. A broader, smoother torque curve featuring greater cumulative torque production consistently delivers abundant power throughout the engine’s operating range and particularly shines in the mid- to high rpm range. And all this is achieved while satisfying Euro 5 emissions standards.
ACHIEVE BETTER BALANCE OF PERFORMANCE
Revised exhaust and intake cam profiles decrease the amount of lift and reduce valve overlap to achieve a better overall balance of performance and controllability across a broad range of engine speeds, while also contributing to improved emissions performance.
Changes to the internal structure of the new air cleaner box help improve power output characteristics. A change to the bore size of the new electronic throttle bodies helps achieve a better balance between idling throttle response and power output characteristics.
A CHASSIS ENGINEERED FOR SATISFYING FUN
Just looking at the chassis design, you can sense how agile, controllable and fun the GSX-S1000 is to ride. Every aspect reflects engineering focused on delivering great handling and control, whether riding on city streets, negotiating twisty mountain roads or taking the GSX-S1000 out to participate in a track day event.
The chassis features a compact, lightweight package that makes the GSX-S1000 surprisingly agile, predictable and well behaved for a high-performance, large-displacement sportbike. Its twin-spar aluminum frame helps deliver nimble handling and great road holding ability, while its straight main tubes are ideal for achieving high rigidity and low weight. All this connects to a ruggedly braced aluminum-alloy swingarm that further contributes to the road-gripping character that lets you ride with confidence.
New tapered handlebars with a wider grip and revised angle reduce the amount of force needed to steer, contributing to improved controllability and reduced fatigue. These bars combine with the positive support of a new seat designed for sport riding, slim bodywork and a slim knee-grip area to realize a comfortable upright riding position.
The 43mm KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is smooth and sporty. They feature 120mm of stroke and fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring preload settings.
The link-type rear suspension with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload settings reacts efficiently to varying road surfaces to maintain an agile and stable feel while helping offer up to 130mm of rear-wheel travel.
The suspension settings were thoroughly tested and tuned to best match changes to the internal structure of the tires and realize nimbler handling and improved steering into corners.
THE BEAUTY OF INTELLIGENT CONTROL SYSTEMS
The advanced electronic systems of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) let you optimize performance characteristics to best suit your riding style, your level of experience, and the riding conditions. This makes the GSX-S1000 more controllable, more predictable, and less tiring to ride in daily use and on longer outings. It all adds up to a more exciting, confident and fun riding experience.
S.I.R.S. Controls include:
Ride-by-wire Electronic Throttle System
Suzuki Drive Model Selector (SDMS)
Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS)
Bi-directional Quick Shift System
Low RPM Assist
Suzuki Easy Start System
Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS)
19L FUEL TANK
The stylish new fuel tank increases capacity to 19L, reducing the frequency of refuelling stops without increasing the size of its appearance.
INDEPENDENT RIDER AND PASSENGER SEATS
The new rider’s seat is designed for comfortable sport riding. It offers greater support toward the rear edge, freedom of movement, and is covered in a skin that provides positive grip. The separate pillion seat includes a hand strap for the passenger.
HIGH-PERFORMANCE WHEELS AND TIRES
Cast-aluminum wheels feature the sporty good looks and rigid structure of a lightweight, six-spoke design. These are fitted with Dunlop’s new SPORTMAX Roadsport 2 radial tires front and rear that benefit from an updated internal structure custom-engineered to perform optimally on the GSX-S1000, as well as an optimized tread pattern with a new compound that enhances positive grip in wet conditions, warms up faster, and wears better.
The combination of these wheels and new tires works harmoniously with the front and rear suspension settings to help realize the great grip, stability and nimble handling demanded for sporty performance.
THE BEAUTY OF CLEAR VISION
From the advanced functional and aesthetic design of the LED lighting both front and rear, to the informational wealth and unique presentation offered by the instrument panel’s LCD screen, The GSX-S1000 is clearly destined to stand above the pack.
LED HEADLIGHTS AND POSITION LIGHTS
The radical design of the compact new vertically stacked LED headlight assembly with its hexagonal shape headlights topped by a single LED position light creates a clean new face. It’s a light, nimble look that emphasizes the new GSX-S1000’s aggressive stance and eagerness to perform.
LED TURN SIGNALS AND TAILLIGHT
New front LED turn signals in thin bar-shaped housings extend outward from the steering mount and create a look of advanced styling. The thin design of new LED rear turn signals combines with a flat rear LED combination light to complement the stylish lines of the svelte tail section and match the bike’s unique advanced styling. The new LED turn signals improve both visibility and durability over the previous generation.
*European spec shown. Subject to change. See dealer for details.
FULL LCD INSTRUMENT PANEL
The instrument panel packs all required information onto a compact, full LCD screen using a clean and intuitive layout with information displayed in order of priority. It features a custom display with exclusive graphics and blue backlighting matched to the GSX-S1000 image.
The panel’s LCD readouts include the speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual trip meter (A, B), gear position, water temperature, riding range, lap time mode, average fuel consumption, instant fuel consumption, Traction.
Control mode, SDMS mode, Quick Shift (ON/OFF), fuel gauge, clock, battery voltage, RPM indicator and service reminder. LED indicators surrounding the panel include those for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, malfunction, master warning, ABS, traction control system, low voltage warning, coolant temperature and oil pressure warnings.
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