2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000

A naked literbike with ergos for the street.

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Suzuki’s fully faired sportbike, the GSX-R1000 is primarily track devoted, but the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is part of the lineup for riders looking for a powerful daily rider with more upright ergonomics paired with a long-stroke 999cc engine that’s based on the legendary K5 GSX-R1000 powerplant. Further, the GSX-S is a standard literbike that touts smooth throttle response and adrenaline-pumping low to midrange power. Electronics include a four-mode traction control, ABS, an LCD gauge, and LED lighting for the taillight and turn signals (halogen bulb for the headlight).

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2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

Don Canet had surmised that the GSX-S is a practical and affordable alternative to the GSX-R platform and “Suzuki identifies the audience for its GSX-S (S stands for Street Sport) as experienced riders age 40 and up. These are guys who primarily sport ride on weekends, but will occasionally commute on their bike or do long-distance touring, sometimes two-up.”

The naked bike category consists of many powerful combatants such as Yamaha’s MT-10, Honda’s CB1000R, Aprilia’s Tuono V4 RR, Ducati’s Streetfighter, Triumph’s Speed Triple, and Kawasaki’s Z900. Another challenger to consider in the naked bike category would be KTM’s 890 Duke R.

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Suzuki GSX-S1000 Updates For 2020

The GSX-S1000 is available in two colorway options: Metallic Triton Blue or Metallic Oort Gray/Metallic Matte Black. Otherwise no other updates were highlighted.

2020 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Claimed Specifications

Price: $11,099
Engine: Liquid-cooled DOHC four-cylinder
Displacement: 999cc
Bore x Stroke: 73.4 x 59.0mm
Horsepower: N/A N/A
Torque: N/A
Transmission: 6-speed
Final Drive: Chain Chain
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Rake: 25.0°
Trail: 3.9 in.
Front Suspension: 43mm inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Preload and rebound adjustable; 5.1-in. travel
Front Tire: 120/70ZR-17
Rear Tire: 190/50ZR-17
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Fuel Capacity: 4.5 gal.
Wet Weight: 461 lb./463 lb. (CA model)
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