Suzuki has launched a new version of the GSX-S1000 naked bike. This time, it comes with fairing and equipment for sport touring. Appropriately, its name gets a GT (grand touring) to reflect the change, now called the GSX-S1000GT.
The new GSX-S1000GT is a model that inherits the DNA of Suzuki’s supersport bikes with features and functions for touring. The new model has been engineered for both ease of use everyday, comfort, and high-speed stability during long-distance rides.
It boasts of a newly-adopted Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) that composed of electronic systems and aids. These can all be seen on Suzuki’s first 6.5-inch full-color TFT LCD screen instrument cluster, which can now be paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth connectivity.
The 999cc four-stroke liquid-cooled DOHC 4-valve inline-four engine delivers abundant power throughout its rev range. It has been optimized to return smooth torque linearly from low speeds to the top end.
The engine is mounted on a lightweight yet highly rigid frame. These are intended to make the GSX-S1000GT is easier to use in everyday riding while still being a potent canyon-carver on weekend rides.
To reduce fatigue when on the saddle for hours, the model adopts floating handlebars, rubber-covered footrests, and custom grab bars, which minimize the vibrations transmitted by the bike to the rider and passenger. Suzuki also made the handlebars wider and brought the grips closer to the rider, resulting in an upright riding position more suitable for touring.
The aerodynamic windscreens and custom-designed seats also contribute to the rider’s comfort. In addition, a wide variety of genuine accessories, including those developed uniquely for the new GSX-S1000GT, are available for customization, offering more levels of comfort and convenience.
Suzuki has yet to announce if the GSX-S1000GT will be offered locally.