- New colour schemes – or go all-white
- 112kW promised at 10 000rpm
- New slipper clutch eases downshifts
Suzuki’s flagship, the super-naked GSX-S1000, has been given a power upshift and smoother downshifts for 2017 and on.
The figures are 112kW at 10 000rpm, thanks to new crankcase ventilation holes, and torque is up to 108Nm at 9500rpm.
The smoother downshifting comes from a new slipper clutch aids in smoother downshifts. Torque is also up to 108Nm at 9500rpm.
The changes extend to the faired GSX-S1000F, which has the same engine and chassis as its naked sibling but changes to suspension settings and the addition of a wind tunnel-tested fairing turn it into a versatile sport bike.
Each bike also features a three-mode traction control system (yes, it can be switched off!) and Brembo monobloc callipers wit anti-lock. The light frame the swingarm from the previous GSX-R1000 and fully adjustable KYB suspension have also been retained.
TWO COLOUR SCHEMES
Aesthetic changes include black levers and foot controls; the F model also gets a tinted screen. For 2017 both models will be available in blue and black or red and black livery for a second year. Or, the GSX-S1000F is available in all-white.
There’s also a special edition GSX-S1000 Phantom for 2017 with a stealthy matt-black paint scheme with red highlights, all-black silencer, black forks.
The 2017 GSX-S1000 should already be available in your nearest Suzuki dealer. Check with Suzuki SA for prices.