Suzuki unveiled multiple 2015 models this week at Intermot and in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Suzuki showed the bikes to dealers as part of the 2015 Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. Dealer Show. These bikes include the already spied GSX-S1000 and rather unexpected GSX-S750. There will be variations of each, with the GSX-S1000 being offered as a fully faired GSX-S1000F ABS and the GSX-S750 as a slightly upgraded GSX-S750Z model.
GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS
The GSX-S1000 is the standout of Suzuki’s new Street Sport lineup of bikes and uses a “2005-2008 model engine that’s been re-tuned for low-end and midrange torque,” Suzuki staff says. To help riders manage the power being put down by the revamped 999cc engine, Suzuki have outfitted the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS with a three-mode traction control system similar to what it used on the V-Strom 1000 in 2014. According to Suzuki, the system manages power via adjustements to the ignition timing and air. The traction control system can be turned off and is adjusted via a new switch cluster on the left side of the aluminum, motocross-style Renthal handlebar, which is said to keep vibrations to a minimum.
Hardware is from top-tier suppliers, with the suspension coming from Kayaba and the brake calipers from Brembo. Suzuki says that the twin-spar aluminum frame is a new design, but there is no official word on whether or not this chassis is A) an updated version of the 2005-2008 chassis which the engine was pulled from or B) entirely new. Comparing images of the GSX-S frame to past GSX-R frames suggest there are similarities, but also some very distinct differences.
Suzuki says that the GSX-S1000 will have the lowest seat height in its class (32.0 inches), and while the manufacturer was unable to list an official curb weight at the time of release, it says that the GSX streetfighter will weigh less than the GSX-R1000 supersport model. You can notice in photos that the footrests are mounted particularly low, which, if they are indeed lower than the footrests on the GSX-R model, would have allowed Suzuki to open the rider triangle up for more comfort.
Like the GSX-S1000, the fully faired GSX-S1000F ABS will come with traction control, adjustable suspension, and monoblock front brake calipers. It also gets a windscreen for better wind protection and a fairing design that should render it good competition for Kawasaki’s ultra-successful Ninja 1000.
The GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS are available in Metallic Triton Blue. Pricing, additional colors and dates of availability will be announced at a later date. Both versions will be sold as 2016 models.
GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z
Standard bike sales are up 4.1%, according to Suzuki, a manufacturer which sees a lot of potential in this market and is looking to grab some share for its own with the GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z. “With an upright seating position, Renthal aluminum Fatbar handlebars, and potent 749cc fuel-injected inline four engines, the GSX-S750 and 750Z are ready to carve corners and turn heads out on the street,” Suzuki says.
The inline-four engine in both GSX-S750 models is based on a previous-generation GSX-R750 powerplant that’s been tuned with city streets in mind. Press material doesn’t say which particular model the engine was pulled from, though bore and stroke numbers (72.0 mm x 46.0 mm) suggest that the engine has been culled from a bike no newer than the 2005 GSX-R750—all later-models GSX-R750s use new cylinders with 70.0 mm x 48.7 mm bore and stroke measurement. “Everything from the engine’s cam profiles, to the intake and exhaust tracts are designed to boost low-end torque and mid-range power,” Suzuki adds.
Both GSX-S750 models use an inverted Kayaba front fork, dual front brake calipers (not radially mounted Brembo monoblocks like on the GSX-S1000) biting on 310mm discs, and have a claimed 470-pound wet weight.
The GSX-S750 is available in Metallic Matte Black, whereas the GSX-S750Z will come with Metallic Triton Blue and Pearl Glacier White bodywork. The Z also gets gold-anodized outer fork tubes, red anodized fork adjuster bolts, a red shock spring, and blue chain. More impressive is the pricetag, with the GSX-R750 coming in at $7,999 and the GSX-R750Z at $8,149.
Stay tuned to sportrider.com for a review on each of the new GSX-S models. You can also find more photos of the various GSX-S models below.