The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is powered by a four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cm3 inline-four engine, street-tuned version of the legendary 2005-2008 GSX-R1000 engine, which was designed to provide smooth throttle response, immediate, controlled acceleration. In this GSX-S1000, the legendary engine is re-tuned for the real world riding environment, without detracting the power character of GSX-R1000 – the broad low-end torque and adrenaline rushing performance in the high rev range. It produces 107kW@10,000rpm and 106N-m@9,500rpm. New pistons were engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis to achieve optimal rigidity and weight. The new cam profiles are designed to optimize the valve timing to tune the GSX-R1000 engine – which is designed keeping in mind racetrack use – to obtain the GSX-S1000 power character that’s more suited to the streets and winding roads. Iridium spark plugs heighten the spark strength and combustion efficiency, thereby contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle compared to conventional type.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability. Fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s original, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) 44mm throttle body (same size as GSX-R1000K7), the secondary throttle valves are controlled by servo motor for smooth power delivery and optimum combustion efficiency. Fuel injectors are 10-hole; long-nosed injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency and while reducing fuel consumption. Newly designed, High-efficiency round shaped radiator has strong cooling performance. The radiator shrouds efficiently guides air to radiator core. Liquid-cooled oil cooler is used unlike air-cooled type on the GSX-R1000.
GSX-S1000 features a new Suzuki Easy start system. On the regular motorcycle engine starting, rider need to press-hold the starter switch until the engine fires up. On the GSX-S1000, all you need to do is just one-push the starter switch just like the recent automobile’s engine start system. The 32-bit ECM recognizes the signals and keeps starter motor working for a certain time. Thanks to the new system, the rider doesn’t have to pull the clutch lever in engine starting. Seat height is 810mm, the lowest in 1000cc sport naked class. Newly designed main frame is aimed to provide nimble handling and great road holding performance. Newly equipped, 43mm KYB Inverted front fork has 120mm stroke, provide sporty yet plush ride. The front fork has fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring pre-load. Link-type shock unit has 63 mm stroke, tuned for a superb. Antil-ock Brake System (ABS) monitors wheel speed 50 times per wheel rotation, and matches stopping power to available traction. Dunlop radial tires, D214F (front) and D214R (rear) provide great grip in sport riding on the public roads. Handlebar is Renthal Fatbar. Its aluminum made, tapered design increases the rigidity of the handlebar, and reduces weight and vibration.
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is available at a price tag of P 599, 000.
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