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2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000F — A Sporty Sport-Tourer

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We caught a glimpse of the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000F yesterday, as it sat on the expo floor at INTERMOT, and we were curious about the machine. Thankfully we didn’t have to wait long for the details.

Essentially a fully-faired version of the Suzuki GSX-S1000, the Suzuki GSX-S1000F fills the void in Suzuki’s lineup for a 1,000cc sport-tourer that is actually sporty — think of it as a response to the Honda VFR800.

The GSX-S1000F uses the same purpose-built chassis and retuned 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 engine that the GSX-S1000 uses, though Suzuki obviously wrapped that package in a full-fairing design.

Also carried over is the three-way adjustable traction control system as standard, KYB suspension, and Brembo monoblock brakes. Anti-locking brakes are available as an optional item.

Like with the Suzuki GSX-S1000, the success of the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000F like rests on the bike’s pricing, and if riders are interested in a fairly watered-down machine feature-wise, if it comes with a cheap enough price tag.

An attractive machine, the smiles per miles factor could be the tipping point in making the Suzuki GSX-S1000F a success, but it has some stiff competition ahead of it.

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Source: Suzuki

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Jensen Beeler

Despite his best efforts, Jensen is called one of the most influential bloggers in the motorcycle industry, and sometimes consults for motorcycle companies, whether they've solicited his expertise or not.

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