Powered by the soul of a GSX-R. The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016
From the DNA of a supersport legend comes the pure sport roadster, the GSX-S1000, a motorcycle built for real-world excitement.
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016, a motorcycle built for real-world excitement. Inheriting the genuine engine and main components of the world-beating GSX-R1000, this thrilling machine puts the feel of world-beating performance in your hands.
Tuned for the street
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 is powered by a street-tuned version of the four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cc, inline-four engine that became a legend in the Suzuki GSX-S1000 2015.
Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 Features
A long‑stroke design with a 73.4mm bore and a 59.0mm stroke allows the combustion chambers to be compact. It therefore allows a combination of an optimal compression ratio, a flat‑top piston shape, and a broad spread of power throughout the rev range. Advances inside the engine begin with the pistons. Suzuki used finite‑element‑analysis techniques to make the pistons light without compromising their rigidity. The benefits include broad torque and quick acceleration.
New cam profiles optimise the valve timing to achieve power characteristics that are ideally suited to city streets and twisty suburban roads. Iridium spark plugs ensure strong sparks for efficient combustion that translates into higher power, linear throttle response, easier engine startup, and stable idling.
An engine control module (ECM) provides state‑of‑the‑art engine management and has settings that are optimised for sport riding. A key technology under the ECM’s control is an updated version of the downdraft double‑barrel Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system that has always been part of the Suzuki GSX‑R legend. The SDTV helps to ensure efficient combustion and smooth power delivery. Ten‑hole fuel injectors optimise fuel atomization to promote combustion efficiency and limit fuel consumption. The fuel injection works with an O2 feedback system and an intake pressure sensor to further heighten combustion efficiency and limit exhaust emissions. The exhaust system has a 4‑2‑1 design with equaliser pipes between the 1‑and‑4 and 2‑and‑3 header pipes. The system fine‑tunes the exhaust pulses for strong low‑to‑mid‑range output. The exhaust chamber after the joint section fits under the engine, so the muffler is minimally sized for a clean, agile look. A catalyser in the exhaust chamber keeps emissions low enough to satisfy the strict Euro 4 regulations. The exhaust pipe incorporates a Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system. A servo‑actuated butterfly valve opens to a degree calculated from the engine speed, throttle position, and gear position. It controls exhaust pressure waves to enhance combustion at low revs.
Equipped with the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS), the clutch acts as a slipper clutch system when changing down rapidly. SCAS is an advanced clutch system supporting both sporty riding and less fatigue on long rides.
Chassis engineered for real world enjoyment
Suzuki designed a new chassis in a compact, lightweight package that makes the Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 agile and fun to ride. Every aspect of the chassis reflects a focus on great handling and control in real-world conditions from city streets to twisty mountain roads. The main frame helps to ensure nimble handling and great roadholding.
High performance braking technologies
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 has the same top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers as the Suzuki GSX-R1000. The calipers each have four opposed 32mm pistons acting on a 310mm floating-mount disc for strong stopping power.
KYB inverted front forks
Newly specified 43mm KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is sporty yet plush. They have fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring preload.
Advanced rider technology
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 is equipped with some of the most advanced rider technology available, including an Advanced Traction Control System², Low RPM Assist and Suzuki Easy Start System.
Traction control system
Suzuki’s advanced traction control system² lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in diverse conditions; making sport riding more enjoyable and less tiring. The system checks the front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position sensor, the crank position sensor and the gear position sensor 250 times a second. It quickly reduces engine output by affecting control over the ignition timing whenever it detects wheel spin.
Low rpm assist
By adopting the new Low RPM assist system, the concern of an unexpected engine stall has been relieved. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, assisting frequent clutch work in congested town rides and preventing sudden engine stall sometimes known to happen when running large capacity twins in the low rpm range.
Suzuki easy start system
Conventional starter switches needed to be pressed by the rider until the engine starts, but the Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 has adopted the Suzuki Easy Start System enabling the engine to start with one push of the button. A computerised ECM checks the status and disengages the starter motor immediately after start.
Naked aggression in an all-new form
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 is designed to look wild, rugged, and aggressive. And to keep the rider comfortable at all times. The bike’s overall shape evokes a crouching beast. LED position lights are shaped to represent its fangs. And a combination of black plastics and painted parts emphasises the bike’s assertive, sporty personality.
Comprehensive instrument cluster
The instrument cluster takes the form of a lightweight, brightness-adjustable LCD. Readouts include speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, coolant, driving range, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control, and a clock.
Suzuki GSX-S1000 2016 Specifications
Metallic Triton Blue
Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray
Glass Sparkle Black / Candy Daring Red
Engine: 999cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-four
Bore x Stroke: 73.4 mm x 59.0mm (2.9 in x 2.3 in)
Compression Ratio: 12.2 : 1
Fuel System: Suzuki fuel injection
Lubrication: Wet sump
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive: O-ring type, sealed drive chain
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Brembo, disc brake, twin rotor
Brakes Rear: Disc brake, single rotor
Tires Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
Tires Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.0 L (4.5 US gallons)
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Headlight: 12 V 60/55 W (H4)
Tail Light: LED
Dimensions and Curb weight
Overall Length: 2115 mm (83.3 in)
Overall Width: 795 mm (31.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Seat Height: 810 mm (31.9 in)
Curb Weight: 207 kg (456 lb)
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