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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chillis, Apr 6, 2021.
Where did you get that figure?
Suzuki’s revamped high-flying GSX-S1000 naked gets wings | MCN (motorcyclenews.com)
These guys really need to fix the lighting in their studio you can't see the bike. So meh
As big as the performance naked market seems, I don't see as many in the Chicago area as I'd expect. FZ/MT-09 being the exception. Tons of those all over. Maybe this will become the Suzuki counterpart. I like it.
I'd be surprised if it played up in the rare 200 HP air, but who knows.
There is probably a reason for that...
I like the current GSX-S1000, using a retuned long stroke engine from '05 GSX-R1000 makes it a midrange monster....Katana as well.
I am limiting all future motorcycle purchases to those which offer wings as standard equipment, so this Suzuki has my attention.
Yeah it's probably ugly. A cross between the batcycle and a transformer.
Hopefully sorta be like this. With handlebars and less lowers/fairing.
The current bike is pretty cool, but needs a larger rear end and subframe for better luggage capability. Extra gallon of fuel. Then it would be a really good sport touring bike. Good alternative to the Ninja1k and Tracer 900GT
Especially for the F version. An extended subframe would allow more room for panniers. Givi already has a top case rack for the current GSX-S1000, so that would suffice for me. I've got the Givi pannier rack kit for my N1k, but I haven't bothered to install it because the top case is plenty 98% of the time. A bit more fuel capacity wouldn't hurt. I'm not one that need 200+ mile range, but 4.5gal is a bit short on a 1000cc sport touring bike. N1k has 5.0 gal, which is about ideal.
The F also needs a larger/adjustable windscreen and wider fairings. Realistically, if Suzi wants to offering an F version - and they should - it needs to have substantially improved wind isolation. The way I see it, right now, there really isn't enough distinction between the 3 versions:
GSX-S1000 Naked roadster
Katana 1000 1/2 faired (barely)
GSX-S1000F Fully faired (in a supersport sense)
That's too much overlap. I agree they should commit the GSX-S1000F into a dedicated sport touring bike to go head-to-head with the Ninja 1000SX.
Make it like a Tuono V4!
Replace the V with an I.
Price would probably go to $14 grand at least though.
If Suzuki had a 200hp motor up its sleeve, I would think they'd have put it in the new Hayabusa.
My prediction: Bold new styling, an electronics package, and EURO5 compliance added to the existing model.
^^^ what he said, and a long overdue LED headlight.
Going to follow along. But currently the model that's out can be had for some decent deals . I'm in the market for a fun bike, and the gsxs is on my short list.
Yeah 200hp is just wishful thinking. After all, the whole point of the long stroke K5 engine was never about top end HP. Chasing after the euro crazy HP gang would be pointless waste of R&D yen. Goes against why folks love the K5.
It seems the F model is *somewhat* already positioned as a competitor to the Ninja -- offering taller windscreen and soft luggage accessories -- and calling it "tour-capable" on the Suzuki, website but boy it doesn't come across that way. Adding a hard-luggage option would help. Fuel capacity too, even more than the Ninja's 5.0 IMO, as that still seems low for bikes that likely only get high 30s MPG.
Actually, my '18 N1k consistently get right at 40 mpg. I usually gas up at a few miles over 160, right at 4 gal. I never did push the limit to see how much of that 1 gal left is usable. Don't really feel the need. I'm pretty sure another 20 miles would be very little risk. 180+ mile practical range is more than enough for me on a sport tourer.
No first hand experience with the GSX-S1000F, but most of what I read suggest 39-42 mpg.
Anyhow... the current GSX-S1000F feels much more like the Ducati Supersport than Ninja 1000. It's not a bad formula and apparently what Suzuki's own study/survey of loyal (past?) Gixxer riders want. I just think something more along the lines of N1k would have a broader appeal. They can always restyle the Katana slightly to fill in the faired sporty bike gap. I actually don't think the original Katana was all that great a styling exercise worth retro copying. The later Katrina's were fully faired sporty bikes.