- Gets a sport-touring character
- Powered by a 999cc, inline-four motor
- Could be launched in India next year
Suzuki has taken the wraps off the GSX-S1000GT, its newest sport-touring motorcycle for global markets. Although heavily based on the GSX-S1000 streetbike, the GT version comes with quite a few changes to suit its character.
The motorcycle gets a full-fairing with sharp lines and creases and a tall windscreen. It also features a chunky rear section with seemingly spacious seats for both the rider and pillion. And while the entire silhouette somewhat looks like the Kawasaki H2X, the GSX-S1000GT’s headlamp setup resembles the Yamaha Tracer 7.
Now, for features, the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT gets a 6.5-inch full-color TFT display that replaces the GSX-1000's LCD unit. The display also comes with smartphone connectivity and allows to control navigation, music, and incoming calls as well. It also gets Suzuki’s SIRS electronic package and full-LED lighting.
As for the powertrain and hardware, the GT and the street version are similar. Both come with a 999cc, inline-four cylinder engine that churns out 150bhp and 107Nm. The sport-tourer also borrows the same Brembo brakes and KYB suspension but gets lightweight cast aluminum wheels.
Available in royal blue, navy blue, and gloss black, the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is expected to hit international shores by November. Although it is likely to make its way to India only sometime in 2022.