5 Interesting Details Of The New GSX-S1000

  • May 10, 2021
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Interested in the flagship Suzuki streetfighter? Here are five important details you need to know about it
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On the day the mighty 2021 Hayabusa made its India debut, Suzuki Japan also showcased the 2021 GSX-S1000 to the world. The new bike has received both cosmetic and mechanical changes. In this article we will be focusing on its top five highlights.

Design

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The first thing that one will notice is the new face of the bike. The 2021 model gets a vertically stacked LED headlight. While we find it aggressive, you guys do let us know in the comments whether you like it or not. The bike gets all-LED lighting including new indicators. 

Moving forward, the tank shape is also redesigned and the capacity has gone up (19 litres). The new tank extensions are sharper and feature MotoGP-inspired winglets. Also, the textured finish on the panels is unique and the golden finish on the fat fork gives a nice contrast. 

One big miss on the new GSX-S1000 is a colour TFT screen as the bike sports a LCD instrument console which looks dated. 

Engine 

Suzuki engineers have updated the older motor to meet the new Euro 5 emission norms. Despite being kinder to Mother Earth, the new engine makes 2PS more than the older bike, however torque is down by 2Nm. 

To compensate for this drop, the torque curve is broader. The new bike also features a slip and assist clutch, while a bi-directional quickshifter comes standard. 

Electronics 

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The other big news on the 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is the inclusion of ride-by-wire tech. It features 3 ride modes, all delivering the same peak power but with varying sharpness of the throttle response. It also gets 5 levels of traction control and the rider has the option of switching it off. While the electronic package has been improved the new bike still misses out on a IMU unit.

Underpinnings 

The twin-spar aluminium frame is the same unit as seen on the older bike, but the swingarm has been taken from the Suzuki GSX-R1000 to improve its handling. Also, the bike features a fully-adjustable KYB USD fork and a rebound adjustable monoshock. Braking unit too has been upgraded to Brembo monobloc calipers. 

Ergonomics has also been revised to improve comfort as the rider now sits 20mm closer and the tapered handlebar is 23mm wider for better leverage. Seat height is identical to the older bike at 810mm and the new Gixxer is 4kg heavier (214kg kerb weight). Suzuki also claims that the Dunlop Roadsport 2 tyres have been custom-engineered for the new motorcycle. 

Price & India Launch 

Pricing for the 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 starts at 11,000 Pounds, which in our money is around Rs 11.30 lakh. SInce the older bike was already on sale in India, we expect Suzuki to launch the new bike in the second half of 2021 for around Rs 12 lakh to 13 lakh (ex-showroom). It will be brought via the CBU route and compete against the upcoming Honda CB1000R, BMW S 1000 R and the Ducati Streetfighter V4.

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