Suzuki GSX-S1000 is expected to launch in India in October 2022 in the expected price range of ₹ 13,00,000 to ₹ 14,00,000. Currently available bikes which are similar to GSX-S1000 are Ducati Monster BS6, Aprilia RS 660 & Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R.
Suzuki gave a comprehensive makeover to its litre-class street naked, the GSX-S1000, with the latest model year update. The motorcycle gets a different styling, more features, and higher engine performance than its predecessor.
The new design of the GSX-S1000 looks more radical, futuristic, and more aerodynamic with winglets. There’s a dual-pod vertically-stacked LED headlamp accompanied by tiny side cowls like Wolverine beard. The sculpted fuel tank is accompanied by geometrically-designed extensions and radiator cowl along with a raked and stubby tail section. Notably, the fuel tank is 2-litre larger now, with a capacity of 19-litres.
The updated electronics package includes five levels of traction control, ride-by-wire, low-rpm assist, and Suzuki easy start. It also gets three riding modes — A, B, and C which offer different throttle response settings and varied power delivery.
Powering the motorcycle is the same 999cc, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC motor but it’s now compliant with the new Euro5 emission norms. In spite of that, it makes more power and torque than the previous iteration at 150bhp and 106Nm, respectively.
As for the hardware, it gets fully-adjustable KYB inverted forks and link-type monoshock rebound damping and spring preload adjustability. The braking setup includes twin discs with Brembo callipers at the front and a single rotor with a Nissin calliper at the back. The cast-aluminium, six-spoke wheels are wrapped in Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport 2 radial tyres.
In the international markets, the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is available in three colours — Metallic Triton Blue, Glass Matte Mechanical Gray, and Glass Sparkle Black. It remains to be seen which of these colours make it to India.