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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