Successful dishes require more than a promising recipe. It’s true that Suzuki seems to have all the ingredients on hand. The engine is based on the much beloved 2005-’06 GSX-R1000, which, way back then, set the standard for peak power, a broad spread of torque, good manners, and even smoothness. For the $10,999 Suzuki GSX-S1000F, there are steel valves, different pistons, and revised cam timing meant to bolster midrange at the expense of top-end power. That this honey of an engine was in the lightest and arguably the best handling of the Gixxer Thou’s chassis only made it seem more epic.