Compared to the current GSX-R1000, the GSX-S1000F ABS engine has slightly smaller bore and slightly longer stroke dimensions; this helps boosts low-rpm and midrange torque, so the GSX-S can carry luggage and make passes with fewer downshifts. For 2018, the bike gets refined clutch operation and a claimed power increase. Although its engineering is a decade old, the GSX-S1000F ABS still has some delicious features, such as an inverted fork, traction control, four-piston Brembo front brake calipers, and antilock brakes. The 17-inch tire sizes are identical to the current GSX-R1000’s, so you can easily fit stickier rubber and tackle a trackday if the spirit moves you. Just take off that accessory tank bag first!