2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 And GSX-S1000F First Look Preview

GSX-R1000 genes in a rider-friendly package.

The 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is unchanged for this year, other than its blue or gray color options, but it is still a capable streetbike. At the core of this motorcycle is the legendary GSX-R1000 K5 engine with its torquey power delivery offering up gobs of smile-per-mile hooligan-style performance. The GSX-S1000 combines the best of that generation GSX-R with a comfortable riding position that features Renthal Fat Bar, a plush seat, and relaxed rider triangle then adds in as many rider-assist functions as you can shoehorn into an unfaired bike.

Suzuki describes the GSX-S1000 as a “naked roadster” that looks “wild, rugged, and aggressive,” which isn’t too far from the truth. Although it was not refined for this year, the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is a real nice motorcycle.
Suzuki describes the GSX-S1000 as a “naked roadster” that looks “wild, rugged, and aggressive,” which isn’t too far from the truth. Although it was not refined for this year, the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is a real nice motorcycle.Suzuki

Some of the high tech hardware includes Suzuki Advanced Traction Control System, Suzuki Easy Start, ABS, and Low RPM Assist. Fully adjustable 43mm inverted KYB fork and shock offer up a comfortable ride and help the bike navigate through the corners like a sportbike. A pair of Brembo Monoblock four-piston calipers and dual 310mm discs provide impressive stopping power while the standard ABS takes some of the worry out of riding on wet or dirty roads. But it's the Suzuki style that is likely to draw buyers to the dealer.

A distinctively shaped headlight looks a lot like a Suzuki sportbike and that’s okay with us. The tailsection features an integrated LED taillight with a clear lens and red diodes. This is starting to become a trend in the industry.
A distinctively shaped headlight looks a lot like a Suzuki sportbike and that’s okay with us. The tailsection features an integrated LED taillight with a clear lens and red diodes. This is starting to become a trend in the industry.Suzuki

With its swoopy, yet angular lines, massive 4.5-gallon fuel tank, twin-spar aluminum frame, braced swingarm, unique headlight configuration, and narrow tailsection combined with the factory racing team inspired Metallic Triton Blue colorway, the bike basically looks like a stripped-down Gixxer. That in and of itself is enough to attract riders looking for an exciting ride that doesn hurt their back, wrists, and neck after a long day in the saddle.

The 2020 GSX-S1000 will be available in Metallic Triton Blue or Matte Black/Gray.
The 2020 GSX-S1000 will be available in Metallic Triton Blue or Matte Black/Gray.Suzuki

Suzuki has not announced pricing or availability at this time but you can assume it will be near the $11,099 price tag of the 2019 version. And you can get the GSX-S in either blue or gray this year.

Not to be outdone by its naked sibling, the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000F sport-touring bike is back as well. This model is basically a fully faired version of the GSX-S1000 so we will forgo the minutiae of regurgitated details that we’ve already mentioned and get right to the new stuff. It will be available in black this year. Price and availability have yet to be released. Nuff said.

Using a design similar to the clutch on the new GSX-R1000R, the 2020 GSX-S1000 offers the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) which smooths out the act of shifting and engine-braking, no matter how ham-fisted you may be.
Using a design similar to the clutch on the new GSX-R1000R, the 2020 GSX-S1000 offers the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) which smooths out the act of shifting and engine-braking, no matter how ham-fisted you may be.Suzuki

2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 & GSX-S1000F Specifications

PRICE TBD
ENGINE 999cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke 4-cylinder
BORE x STROKE 73.4 x 59.0mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.2:1
FUEL DELIVERY Fuel injection w/ SDTV
CLUTCH Wet, multiplate SCAS type
TRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE 6-speed/chain, RK525GSH, 116 links
FRAME Twin-spar aluminum
FRONT SUSPENSION 43mm inverted KYB fork adjustable for spring preload, compression and rebound damping; 4.7-in. travel
REAR SUSPENSION Link-type shock, adjustable for spring preload, seven-way rebound damping; travel
FRONT BRAKE Brembo 4-piston calipers, twin 310mm discs w/ ABS
REAR BRAKE Nissin 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc w/ ABS
WHEELS, FRONT/REAR 6-spoke cast aluminum
TIRES, FRONT/REAR TBD; 120/70ZR-17 / 190/50ZR-17
WHEELBASE 57.6 in.
SEAT HEIGHT 31.9 in.
FUEL CAPACITY 4.5 gal.
CLAIMED CURB WEIGHT 461 lb. / 474 lb. (GSX-S1000F)
WARRANTY 12-month, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
AVAILABLE TBD
CONTACT http://www.suzukicycles.com/
The 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 features a 43mm inverted KYB fork that is adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as spring preload.
The 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 features a 43mm inverted KYB fork that is adjustable for compression and rebound damping, as well as spring preload.Suzuki
All of the GSX-series streetbikes come with TRP six-spoke, lightweight, cast aluminum wheels and Dunlop tires.
All of the GSX-series streetbikes come with TRP six-spoke, lightweight, cast aluminum wheels and Dunlop tires.Suzuki
Dual 310mm floating front brake rotors and four-piston Brembo Monoblock calipers, equipped with ABS take some of the fear out of slowing this Gixxer-infused hooligan bike.
Dual 310mm floating front brake rotors and four-piston Brembo Monoblock calipers, equipped with ABS take some of the fear out of slowing this Gixxer-infused hooligan bike.Suzuki
The GSX-S1000 is equipped with Suzuki’s Easy Start System. In order to fire this baby up, all you need to do is simply touch the starter button without having to pull in the clutch lever as long as the transmission is in neutral.
The GSX-S1000 is equipped with Suzuki’s Easy Start System. In order to fire this baby up, all you need to do is simply touch the starter button without having to pull in the clutch lever as long as the transmission is in neutral. The question is: Is this necessary?Suzuki
On the backside of the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 you can see its link-type rear suspension, arched aluminum swingarm, and a single shock with seven-way-adjustable spring preload that also offers rebound damping adjustment.
On the backside of the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 you can see its link-type rear suspension, arched aluminum swingarm, and a single shock with seven-way-adjustable spring preload that also offers rebound damping adjustment.Suzuki
The sporty yet comfortable riding position of the GSX-S1000F is what makes this sport-touring machine such a blast to ride long distances.
The sporty yet comfortable riding position of the GSX-S1000F is what makes this sport-touring machine such a blast to ride long distances.Suzuki