INTERMOT 2014 Live – Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F
Nithyanandh K, As a toddler, those wheeled machinery fascinated me even before I knew what they’re called as! So here I'm, petrolhead by birth, Mechanical engineer by qualification and automotive reporter by profession!
The popular Gixxer donates the engine to the new duo.
The new Suzuki GSX-S1000 naked sportsbike and its faired sibling, the GSX-S1000F, broke cover at the ongoing INTERMOT 2014, a biennial two-wheeler expo held in Cologne, Germany.
The GSX-S1000 sports a text book modern naked superbike styling with a generous helping of aggression and muscularity. The GSX-S1000F is essentially a fully faired variant with twin headlamps and a prominent visor, wanting to be a tourer.
Nestled in the duo’s new aluminium chassis is a 999 cc in-line four cylinder engine which shot to fame in the GSX-R1000 superbike. The power and torque outputs are under wraps but Suzuki says that the engine is tuned for crisp low to mid-range performance. The transmission is a 6-speed unit.
The aluminium swing arm has been derived from that of the GSX-R1000, promising an exciting handling character. The inverted telescopic front suspension and the monoshock rear suspension have adjustable rebound damping and spring pre-load.
The top-spec braking system with twin discs upfront and single disc at the rear is supplied by Brembo. ABS is also on offer and the new Suzuki sportsbikes benefit from a traction control with three modes to suit wet, city and sporty riding requirements.
Suzuki GSX-S1000 at the INTERMOT 2014 – Image Gallery
Suzuki GSX-S1000F at the INTERMOT 2014 – Image Gallery
Suzuki at INTERMOT 2014 – Press Release
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