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Suzuki GSX-S1000 Naked Bike Spotted in the Wild

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It appears that reports of a 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 debuting later this year are true, as we bring to you a couple photos of the streetfighter in the flesh.

Based off the Suzuki GSX-R1000 platform, the Suzuki GSX-S1000 features the same chassis and four-cylinder engine (likely in a different state of tune than the one found in the superbike), though with a more upright sitting position.

From what we can see in the photos, the GSX-S1000 will continue the aggressive styling we’ve seen coming out of Japan lately, especially in the liter-bike naked segment, and it seems Suzuki has opted to continue to partner with Brembo for its braking components.

Other features are rumored to include ABS and traction control, with the wheel-discs for those electronics are visible in the photo above.

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It will be interesting to see whether Suzuki decides to go the route we’ve seen recently from BMW, where the S1000R has been tuned for midrange power (more applicable to public road riding).

Or, if the Japanese company will break trend and follow Erik Buell Racing, which has recently debuted the EBR 1190SX with the same power and torque figures as the American company’s superbike model.

We would expect the latter, though the current GSX-R platform is so long in the tooth, just about anything is possible. What we do know is that the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 shows signs of life back in Japan, and if Suzuki is building a naked bike off the GSX-R, a new superbike can’t be far away either.

With Suzuki Racing back in MotoGP next season, it wouldn’t surprise us to see a new GSX-R to coincide for the 2016 model year, building off the company’s return to the premier class. But, that’s just speculation on our part, and how we would maximize our marketing dollars in this tough sport bike market.

Expect to see the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 at these motorcycle trade shows this fall; and before then, further updates on the bike here at Asphalt & Rubber.

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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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