Suzuki super naked spied!

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Spy shots of Suzuki’s brand-new GSX-S1000, revealed here, show the new bike in a complete and production-ready condition, ready for launch later this year.

Suzuki GSX-S1000 spotted in LA on a promo shoot

The photographs were taken during Suzuki’s promotional shoot in Los Angeles and the bike is expected to be officially unveiled at the forthcoming INTERMOT trade show in Cologne at the beginning of October.

The GSX-S1000 will fit into the already super-competitive naked sports (or streetfighter, whichever you prefer) bike category which has exploded over the past 12 months with all the major manufacturers represented, many of them have released new models during this time.

The latest sub-£10k naked sports bike to enter the market

The swinging arm is taken straight from the GSX-R1000, as are the Brembo brakes although ABS is clearly visible on the new, naked version. Other similarities are the position of the foot pegs and the idenitical under belly exhaust system although the silencer on the GSX-S1000 is a shorter, stubby-style. Noticable differences include the raised handle bars, revised fuel tank and tail tidy.

We expect Suzuki’s new machine to fit in between the price of the Kawasaki Z1000 and Honda CB1000R, which should place it around £9,450. Power-wise we’re expecting around 160bhp from a version of the 999cc 4-cylinder engine as used in the GSX-R1000.

GSX-S1000 Rivals

 Rival

 Price from

 Power (claimed bhp)

 Aprilia Tuono V4R

 £12,432

 170

 BMW S1000R

 £9,990

 160

 Ducati Monster 1200

 £10,695

 135

 Kawasaki Z1000

 £9,499

 140

 KTM SuperDuke 1290R

 £13,999

 180

 Honda CB1000R

 £9,399

 123

 Triumph Speed Triple

 £9,649

 133

 Yamaha FZ1

 £9,199

 148

 

Aprilia Tuono V4R BMW S1000R Ducati Monster 1200 Kawasaki Z1000 KTM 1290 Superduke R Honda CB1000R Triumph Speed Triple Yamaha FZ1

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