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2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is on its way with 'new' naked aggression! 

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  • 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is on its way with 'new' naked aggression! 

    Suzuki seems to be on a roll as not too long after unveiling the new Hayabusa, Suzuki has unwrapped the new 2021 GSX-S1000. The litre-class streetfighter from Suzuki carries some significant changes for the new model year.


    With a new Euro5 compliant engine, the new 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 also gets new electronics, a larger fuel tank, a quickshifter with an auto-blipper, and a visual overhaul! Stacked headlights, anyone?

    Starting off with the most obvious change, the new 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 now features a Euro5 compliant inline-4 engine displacing 999cc. The new engine makes slightly more power compared to the outgoing model and now sits at 150 bhp at 11,000 rpm. The focus, according to Suzuki is more rideability with a broader spread of torque and more grunt in low and midrange.

    The above come as a courtesy from a new intake and exhaust camshaft with revised profiles, new valve springs, a new clutch, a new airbox, and a new exhaust. The motorcycle is touted to retain that aggressive profile that it was known for despite the additional catalytic converter.

    Electronics have also been focused on with updated electronic throttle bodies, a new ride-by-wire throttle, and a plethora of rider aids. The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) and Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) with three modes will all aim to boost controllability by adjusting the sharpness and immediacy of the delivery of power to the rear wheel, with an assist function added to the slipper clutch, and the Suzuki Clutch Assist system - which aims to prevent the rear tyre locking up under heavy downshifts.

    As mentioned earlier, the litre-class naked from Hamamatsu has also gained a quickshifter and auto-blipper, a new traction control system with 5 settings, and the familiar Suzuki Low-RPM Assist. All of the electronics are controlled and monitored via an updated LCD dash.

    The biggest change though comes in the form of styling. As you can see, the bodywork and the lighting system have been completely redesigned. The mass-forward stance is obvious even to the not-so-keen eyes but it is the aggressive lines and the stacked headlamps that really put the drastic makeover out there.

    The headlamps are all-LED and are said to project a wide and bright beam of light. It does make the motorcycle look much more futuristic and in line with the times but how it looks overall is something for the viewer to decide.

    The colours available are; metallic triton blue, mechanical matte grey, and stealthy gloss black. Also, do not miss the textured radiator shroud, side panels and those winglets!

    In terms of chassis, the twin-spar aluminium frame has been mated to a 2016 GSX-R1000 swingarm. That is believed the lend the motorcycle all the agility you could need. But the focus of the new 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is handling well on the road. We believe that it'll be more than good at that especially with the comprehensive electronics that are now a part of the kit.

    Another subtle though important change is the handlebar. It is now wider and closer to the rider which should go some way in enhancing the comfort. On the suspension front, we have fully adjustable KYB forks and a preload-rebound adjustable rear shock. Braking is taken care of by twin 310mm front discs paired with Brembo monoblock callipers. The fuel tank has grown to 16-litres as well.

    The new 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is said to be coming to the dealers by around the end of June but not a lot can be said about its availability in India at the moment.
    The new 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is said to be coming to the dealers by around the end of June but not a lot can be said about its availability in India at the moment. But till then, here are some photos of our own GSX-S1000!

    Last edited by NewsReaper; 3 weeks ago.
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