Suzuki GSX-S 1000

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  1. mtntrails

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    domingo3 Been here awhile

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    I like it. I just hope they don't cheap out on the suspension.

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  4. mtntrails

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    Yep - the suspension is a key factor - I'd be happy to pay a little more for the gixxer-spec suspenders and brakes. I don't need the gixxer's 180 ponies, but it would not deter me from the bike provided the power output is smooth and linear.

    Of all of the newer nekkid supersport bikes, I'm really diggin' the 1290 Duke the most, but the price tag is pretty salty (probably well worth it) and all of the reports of sloppy rear wheel bearings is downright disheartening.

    I also like the BMW S1000R. I can not recall anything but good reviews and posts on that one.
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    Looks like there's going to be a naked and a faired version.

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    It should be interesting to see how these compare to the Ninja 1000 and Z1000.
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  7. dtysdalx2

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    That red one is actually not too bad! :1drink

    Blue one not so much. :puke1

    Are they Europe only?
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  8. MariusD

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    These are aimed square at the z1000 and the ninja 1k, as they look pretty much identical to both of them.

    I wish suzi was just a little more original with these...

    Nice bikes, nonetheless...
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  9. sodapop

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    What's the engine? GSXR based?
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  10. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze I keep blowing down the road Supporter

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    if I wanted something like that, I would already have it.

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    The more I think about it I can see the faired version in my future. I think I actually like the styling better than the Ninja 1000. I bet it'll look really good with a full-exhaust, tail tidy, & solo seat cowl.

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    I'll just have to wait and see on how it compares.
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    I really like the look of these!!!!


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  13. mtntrails

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    A few more details & pix here...

    http://www.motorcycle.com/manufacturer/suzuki/intermot-2014-suzuki-gsx-s1000.html

    They did not cheap out on the suspension or brakes. I'm guessing it will be lighter than the Z1000 given its last-generation gixxer 1000 platform (?).

    A few pieces of bodywork are a bit over-styled for my taste, but it's much better looking than Suzuki's last big bore naked bike - the B-King.
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    The faired version should be very interesting. I've been waiting for something like this for a long time. If it's done "right."
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    Looks like it has premium suspension and brakes with a LIGHTER frame than the GSXR. If it goes like the cat's ass at a good price it should be a winner.
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    Yeh, I hate the shock isn't fully adjustable, but that's more principle than practice. Racy performance, light, wind protection, and quality components, along w/comfort? Been a long time coming.
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  18. mcbagpiper

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    Ninja 1000 left, GSX-S1000F right

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    The new Zukis are clearly aimed at the Z and Ninja 1000. I find the styling on the Suzuki a bit too swoopy, I think it's the tail (scoops upward) and the front fairing where it meets the tank as well (scoops down). The Kawi's lines are more angular whereas the Suzuki appears...."plump"?

    The bars appear to be very upright, even more so than the Ninja's. I had to change the stock bars on my N1K to adjustable clip ons to get a more natural/comfortable angle...I found the stockers akward and too flat.

    All of this being said, everything looks different in person with all dimensions involved, I'll be interested to see one in the flesh.
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  19. Super Sneaky Steve

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    The Suzuki is a little more organic in it's style. I'm hoping it weighs a lot less than the Ninja. That would give it a big edge in my book.
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  20. Volfy

    Volfy Fava beans & a nice Chianti

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    I doubt Suzuki would change too much from the GSXR it's based on. Superbike-based nakeds have been a proven sales success formula. Besides, the engineering is already done and amortized on GSXR. Why spend more money if you don't have to.

    What I don't see so far is provisions for hanging hardbags. That would be a deal breaker for a bike like this.
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