Suzuki Unveils the All-New GSX-S1000 Naked Sportbike
The New-Generation Suzuki GSX-S1000 naked sportbike is here! After the global debut and launch of the 2021 Suzuki Hayabusa superbike on 26th April, the Suzuki Motor Corporation has now revealed the updated GSX-S1000 for the global market. The all-new model will be sold worldwide, and the initial delivery starts in the European market from June 2021. The new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is likely to be launched in India by the end of the year.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000: Updated Styling and Features
The Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer has made a full model change of its street motorcycle, the GSX-S1000. The new 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is available in three colour options – Metallic Triton Blue, Glass Matte Mechanical Gray, and Glass Sparkle Black. The litre-class naked bike commands almost as much respect as the Hayabusa but the previous model fell short in terms of power and features over its rivals. For the 2021 model, the GSX-S1000 gets significant updates in terms of styling and features. In this new update, the model inherits the high controllability and sports performance from the previous model, while adopting an aggressive and progressive styling design. It also has increased engine performance, engineered with the newly adopted electronic control system SIRS (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System), that allows the rider to enjoy both ease of handling and sport riding.
The newly-installed Suzuki Intelligent Ride System includes outstanding features, such as the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) with a selection among three different modes for various engine output characteristics, the updated Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS), now with a wider selection of five-mode settings, and the Bi-directional Quick Shift System, which allows up or down shifting without clutch lever operation. These systems enable bike riders to optimize performance characteristics to best suit their level of confidence and experience as well as varying road surfaces.
The 2021 GSX-S1000 now looks sleeker and futuristic, thanks to the vertically stacked pair of mono-focus type LED headlights, completely new bodywork, beautiful and muscular look of the fuel tank design that has a capacity of 19 litres and most importantly, MotoGP-inspired winglets on the sides. The rider and pillion seats have been re-designed as well, with Suzuki saying that the new seat is comfortable, has better support, and offers more scope to move around when riding. The back seat can be fitted with an optional cowl and gets a grab-rail of sorts should you want to ride with a pillion.
2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000: Powertrain
The bike continues to get the 999 cc liquid-cooled in-line four-cylinder engine based on the GSX-R1000 K5 engine, but is completely re-worked. The intake and exhaust mechanism with new profiles so as to reduce valve overlap and the airbox is new too. This results in a flatter torque curve along with a strong bottom end and an increase of 5 bhp, with a total power output of 150 bhp @ 11,000 rpm as opposed to 145 bhp @ 10,000 rpm on the older model. Max torque output is rated at 108 Nm @ 9,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed gearbox. Needless to say, the engine on the new motorcycle meets the stringent Euro 5 emission norms.
In the UK, the 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 will be available from June, starting at GBP 10999 (approximately Rs 11.43 lakh). With the 2021 Hayabusa already on sale in India, we expect the new GSX-S1000 to make its India debut by October 2021 at around Rs 12 lakh.