SUZUKI has taken arguably the best GSX-R1000 motor and put it in a softer, more rider-friendly chassis to create a category they are calling ‘Pure Sports.’ Meet the new Suzuki GSX-S1000F.
The bike, revealed at the Cologne Show today, uses a retuned version of the Suzuki GSX-R1000 motor used from 2005 to 2008. Most GSX-R fans reckon (including me) that was when the GSX-R1000 was renowned for its low-down torque and monstrous punch from the 999cc motor.
The motor is retuned for its intended new use with new cams, pistons, and a new radiator, along with new fuel injection system with three-way traction-control system selectable by the rider, from sport, road, and rain. Sadly, Suzuki aren’t releasing any power, torque or weight figures for the bike yet.
The bike is designed to be a rapid road bike with more comfort and distance covering ability than the GSX-R1000, much in the vein of the successful Kawasaki Z1000SX. It uses a fat tapered aluminium Renthal handlebar to provide an upright riding position.
Think of it as a real-world sports bike. Suzuki say the bike is designed to: “Look wild, rugged and aggressive – and to keep the rider comfortable at all times.”
This GSX-S1000F is fully-faired, but there’s also a naked version of the bike called the GSX-S1000.
Like that naked version, the chassis is a twin-spar aluminium frame and is claimed to be lighter than the one used in the current 2015 GSX-R1000, and there’s an aluminium-alloy swingarm straight from the current GSX-R1000.
As well as four-piston Brembo monobloc calipers taken from the 2014 GSX-R1000 but running on twin 310mm front discs there’s also the option of ABS. It gets fully-adjustable KYB 43mm upside down front forks to give a claimed sporty, yet plush ride.
To back-up the bike’s sporting credentials sporty Dunlop tyres are fitted. It uses a 120/70 x 17 inch front and a 190/50 x 17 inch rear.
The bike is available in a red/black, blue, or grey colour scheme.
No prices or more detailed technical specs are yet available, but check here for updates when we get them.