The 2017 Suzuki GSX-S1000 receives a shot in the arm as Suzuki release a little more power from the GSX-R1000 derived engine. Cornering composure and safety are also set to improve with the addition of a track inspired slipper clutch. The power increase has been achieved thanks to new crankcase ventilation holes, this takes the power output up from 145bhp to 150bhp, while the slipper clutch is the same item we have seen on the outgoing GSX-R1000.
The upgrades for 2017 also extend to the GSX-S1000’s sibling, the faired GSX-S1000F. The two bikes share the same chassis and engine but the GSX-S1000F has firmer suspension and a wind tunnel-tested fairing. Both models will be using Brembo’s top spec Monobloc calipers with ABS and fully adjustable KYB suspension.
The GSX-S1000 range also gets some minor cosmetic tweaks in the form of black levers and foot controls while the faired F model gets a tinted screen. Both the ‘S’ and the ‘F’ models will be available in a blue and black livery as well as the popular red and black colour scheme. The GSX-S1000F is also available in all-white. And for those that prefer their paint schemes dark, Suzuki have introduced the Phantom. This special edition GSX-S1000 gets a mean looking matt black paint scheme with black forks and silencer.
The 2017 GSX-S1000 is available in dealers from March with an RRP of £9,699, while the GSX-S1000 Phantom special edition can be had for £9,899. The 2017 GSX-S1000F will retail for £10,299.
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Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc, twin
Rear brakes: Disc
Overall length: 2115mm (83.3in)
Overall width: 795mm (31.3in)
Overall height: 1180mm (46.5in)
Wheelbase: 1460mm (57.5in)
Seat height: 810mm (31.9in)
Kerb Mass: 209.0kg (460.8lbs)
Fuel capacity: 17.0litres (3.7 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 140mm (5.5in)
Engine capacity: 999cc
Engine: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore: 73.4 x 59.0
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel Injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Power: 110.00kW @ 10000rpm (150bhp)
Torque: 108.00N.m @ 9500rpm (79.66lb.ft)