Suzuki GSX-S1000GT, king of the sports touring castle?

I take a look at the all new Suzuki GSX-S1000GT, could it be the new king?

Does the world of motorcycling need a new sports tourer?
Well it seems Suzuki think so and the new GSX-S1000GT looks like it might just hit the right spot!!!!

Replacing the GSX-1000F the GSX-S1000GT looks to improve on the old model in every way, with sharper styling, optional panniers and comfy riding position.
Want to keep things sporty and tour Europe? This is the demographic Suzuki look to be aiming for. 

Pricing = great value

The GSX-S1000GT seems to be on paper great value, with some great specs its coming in at £11,599 its aiming directly at Kawaski’s Ninja 1000SX which was updated last year.
Although a fairly late arrival to this market area it means it can bring all the latest tech toys to the proceedings.

Techno stuff whats new?

Although pretty much the same engine which has been tried and tested in other models, the bike gets revised cams a new air-box, new exhaust, assisted slipper clutch and about 152BHP to enjoy!
As far as the chassis goes it looks similar to the naked bike, but has a much stronger sub frame to deal with the extra load of panniers, so you can bring more beers if you need to.
Obviously the bike has some pretty unique futuristic styling to bring it up to date.

Behind the all new fairing with its projector LED lights is the all new TFT screen at 6.5″ its big enough even for your Nan to see and looks amazing in full colour.
Also has a host of new features like full screen sat nav, canceling and accepting calls, music selection and more.
Compatible with both iOS and Android devices.

The new GT also boasts the updated Suzuki Intelligent Ride System that brings together the engine modes, traction control, and cruise control systems.

Suzuki GSX-S1000 GT Highlights

  • Vast weather protection  
  • All LED lighting
  • 6.5” full-colour TFT
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Full-screen mapping – calls – music and more
  • Rubber damped bars and pegs
  • New subframe for increase load carrying
  • Colour-matched side cases
  • 19-litre fuel tank capacity
  • 226kg

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT spec

Overall length

2,140 mm

Overall width

825mm

Overall height

1,215mm

Wheelbase

1,460mm

Ground clearance

140mm

Seat height

810mm

Kerb weight

226kg

Engine type

Four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC

Bore x stroke

73.4mm x 59.0mm

Engine displacement

999cc

Peak power

152PS @ 11,000rpm

Peak torque

106N-m/9,250rpm

Compression ratio

12.2 : 1

Fuel system

Fuel injection

Starter system

Electric

Lubrication system

Wet sump

Transmission

Six-speed constant mesh

Suspension – front

Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Suspension – rear

Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Rake / trail

25° / 100mm

Brakes – front

Disc, twin

Brakes – rear

Disc

Tyres – front

120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless

Tyres – rear

190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless

Ignition system

Electronic ignition (transistorised)

Fuel tank capacity

19 litres

Fuel efficiency / range

46.3mpg / 194 miles

CO₂

143g/km

Emissions standard

Euro 5

Oil capacity (overhaul)

3.4 litres

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