Naked in the streets and on the long drive
It’s all about legacy – Suzuki just announced details on two additions to its line of motoring excellence. This time the brand is set to give riders an opportunity to unleash the biggest and meanest beast that has been powering one of the most recognizable and renowned Suzuki sports bikes, the GSXR1000, that has been holding the banner as Suzuki’s top dog sports bike since 2001, and do so without the ails of being on a sports bike. The DNA of a supersport legend comes a pure sport roadster in the new Suzuki GSXS1000 Carbon Edition and GSXS1000F Tour Edition.
These monsters in the streets in the GSXS1000 and GSXS1000F are powered by a streettuned version of the fourstroke, liquidcooled, DOHC, 999cubic centimeter, inline-four engine that became a legend in the 20052008 GSXR1000. The newly honed engine promises smooth throttle response and immediate, controlled acceleration all to give the sporty rider an adrenalinerushing performance. The new bikes sport longstroke design with a 73.4millimeter bore and a 59millimeter stroke that allows the combustion chambers to be compact. It therefore allows a combination of an optimal compression ratio, a flattop piston shape, and a broad spread of power throughout the rev range. All this power to be controlled by topoftheline radialmount Brembo monobloc caliper brake system as can be found controlling the 2014 GSXR1000, not to mention Suzuki’s advanced threemode traction Control system offering different levels of system assistance providing multiple accustomed ride experiences to accommodate a wider range of riders.
The new Tour Edition of Suzuki’s doitall sportsbike, now available, sees the GSX-S1000F gain a 15liter tank bag and 12liter tail pack, taller screen, heated grips and a silver graphics kit. Meanwhile, the Carbon Edition GSXS models are available in both the firm’s signature MotoGP blue that benefits from colorcoded Brembo monobloc calipers, eyecatching fluorescent yellow graphics and wheel tape, and a carbon accessory kit. The contrasting red and black color scheme gets the same carbon treatment, but boasts red Brembo calipers, white graphics, and red wheel tape.