Suzuki’s lineup of “new” motorcycles continues to be iterations on established machines, and the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 does not deviate from that plan.
That being said, the updated streetfighter brings a number of refinements to the GSX-S1000 name, along with some distinct styling choices.
For starters, the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is based off the same engine and chassis as the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R1000 superbike.
Built now to Euro5 homologation spec, the Suzuki GSX-S1000 has been reworked to make 150hp (112 kW) of peak power and 80 lbs•ft (106 Nm) of torque.
Differences from the previous model of GSX-S1000 include a new cam profile, updated fuel mapping, and a revised catalytic converter strategy.
Of course, the new bodywork is what strikes one first, with the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 looking very aggressive and edgy, which is more of what you would expect from a streetfighter model, and a distinct departure from the blander styling of the 2021 model.
While the Suzuki GSX-S1000 doesn’t quite get the electronics you would expect in the segment, Suzuki has given the street bike a modest update in the digital department, namely with rider-selectable throttle maps, traction control, and ABS.
There is also a slip-assist clutch, mated to an up/down quickshifter, which are nice creature comforts. However, there is not any IMU-trickery, namely an option for cornering ABS, which is unfortunate.
The wet weight is a claimed 472 lbs (212 kg), which puts the Suzuki GSX-S1000 a bit on the heavier side, but does include an even 5 gallons of fuel onboard.
Stopping that mass are dual 310mm rotor at the front, mated to Brembo four-piston calipers.The suspension is fully adjustable, front and back, and provided by KYB.
Suzuki still hasn’t released pricing on the GSX-S1000 for the US market, though we would imagine that the 2022 model year machine will be priced very competitively against the competition.