The all-new GSX-S1000GT aims to skillfully blend the winning superbike performance of its 999cm3 engine and compact, lightweight chassis with the comfort, functionality, luxurious styling and equipment features that distinguish it as a true GT (Grand Tourer).
Exploring life and the world on two wheels and riding motorcycles is a healthy hobby full of adventures. But with so many bikes to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start, and sometimes, it can be tempting to buy the most popular brand on the market.
Choosing a motorbike that offers comfort and controllability, with eye-catching style combined and commanding large-displacement performance, is always on top of our list. Of course, it is a bonus if you are touring with a motorbike with a GT (Grand Tourer) appellation.
Whether you prefer high-speed runs on long, open straights or negotiating winding roads; ride alone or choose the company of a passenger; how far to ride; and the gear you may wish to carry along, the GSX-S1000GT is designed to make your destination secondary to the pleasure of the journey itself.
The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT sport-tourer comes in three colors to satisfy your taste. There’s the Metallic Triton Blue (YSF), Metallic Reflective Blue (QT8), and Glass Sparkle Black (YVB).
The new Suzuki GSX-S1000GT comes with exciting new features.
The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS.) introduces a collection of advanced electronic systems that let you optimize performance characteristics to best suit your riding style or level of riding experience, enhance operation, and help free you to concentrate on the ride.
In addition, SIRS brings greater confidence and pleasure by making the new GT more controllable, predictable, and less tiring, whether touring for long distances or enjoying a ride on your local streets.
Ride-by-wire electronic throttle system
This new cable-free system is more straightforward, lighter, and compact than a mechanical throttle and provides a light, natural, linear response to throttle operation. Precision control over throttle valve action, as realized by leveraging the onboard 32-bit ECM, also makes it possible to introduce other advanced systems that enhance riding ease and controllability.
Cruise control system
Cruise control is a convenient new system that lets you maintain a set speed without operating the throttle. This helps reduce fatigue when touring long distances, particularly when traveling at constant speed on highways.
You can easily adjust the speed setting up or down using the (+/-) select switch on the left handlebar and confirm the current setting on the TFT LCD instrument screen by pressing the left handlebar switch’s RES button. Cruise Control can be set at 30km/h to 180km/h while riding above 2,000rpm in second gear or higher.
Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS)
The GT’s new 5-mode traction control system (+OFF setting) provides excellent stability for confident control with less stress and fatigue. Fine incremental mode settings allow the system to better fit the diverse riding conditions under which a grand tourer is expected to excel, whether riding alone or with a passenger, carrying a load of gear, or riding in inclement weather.
The higher the mode selected, the faster the control takes effect, and the more proactive the system is in limiting wheel spin.
Pure power and reliability to go the distance
A high-performance 999cm3 four-stroke powers the new GT DOHC liquid-cooled inline-four engine was developed to realize the ideal of a true grand touring riding experience. The engine underwent a thorough review and updates to increase power output and achieve an even better balance of overall performance, all while satisfying Euro 5 emissions standards.
The new version delivers superbike-level performance while minimizing vibration to make riding more exciting, more comfortable, and less tiring, whether traveling long distances on the highway or enjoying a ride around town. Its broad, smooth torque curve featuring more excellent cumulative torque production consistently delivers abundant power throughout the engine’s operating range. It makes this grand tourer equally adept at street riding as it is at high-speed long-distance touring, even under load when carrying gear and a passenger on the back.
Engineered for real-world enjoyment
The new GT delivers nimble handling and confidence-inspiring controllability, whether out touring long distances on the highway, negotiating twisty mountain roads, or simply enjoying its sporty performance on city streets.
Every chassis and running gear component is engineered to bring you the right balance of agility, stability, and comfort for a true grand touring experience. At the core is the compact, lightweight chassis design. The rigid twin-spar aluminum frame and ruggedly braced aluminum-alloy swingarm are essential to excellent road holding ability that will go the distance, even when carrying a passenger and a full load of gear.
Fully adjustable ø43mm KYB inverted front forks and link-type rear suspension combine agility and stability with a sporty yet plush ride. Carrying all this to the road surface in harmony with the suspension settings are six-spoke cast aluminum wheels fitted with new Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport 2 radial tires explicitly designed for the GSX-S1000GT.
The tires adopt an updated internal construction with a custom-engineered carcass for the GT. They are tuned to deliver the suitable rigidity to match their weight and the riding conditions under which they will be used. Also, by introducing a new compound and optimized tread pattern, these new tires enhance grip in wet conditions, warm up faster, and achieve better wear resistance.
Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS)
The new GT complements its slipper clutch, which helps provide smoother deceleration when downshifting, with a further assist function that increases the clutch’s clamping force under acceleration to allow the introduction of softer springs. The result is a light touch to clutch lever operation that helps reduce left-hand fatigue on long rides, especially when caught in heavy traffic.
Comfortable riding position
Extended handlebar length and grips position closer to your body gives you greater control over steering and makes the bars more comfortable to hold. The result is reduced fatigue when touring long distances or enjoying a sporty run. This combines with a new seat design and a long distance between the seat and footrests to realize an upright riding position that offers relaxing comfort on those long rides.
Aerodynamics and wind protection
The GT’s new front cowl, windscreen, and mirrors are all meticulously designed and extensively tested to achieve the level of aerodynamic efficiency and wind protection that is critically important to meeting the demands of high-speed touring, both in terms of dynamic performance and relaxing comfort.
Design priorities for the new windscreen focused keenly on maximizing wind protection and keeping the form as compact and attractive as possible. In addition to deflecting wind away from your head, folds introduced along the sides help protect your shoulders and knees.
The attractive new cowl-mounted mirror streamlines the airflow and softens the force of the wind that strikes your knuckles and hands for greater comfort and protection on those long rides. The design also reduces the required eye movement, which helps make touring even more relaxing and less tiring. The comfort and reduced fatigue that results from protection against wind, rain, and cold better enable you to concentrate on riding so you can fully enjoy the GT’s outstanding performance on those long rides.