As much as a Suzuki GSX-R1000 owns the racetrack, the Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 ABS owns the street. Developed using the attributes of the championship winning 2005 – 2008 generation Suzuki GSX-R1000, this sportbike carries the spirit of the Suzuki performance to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for all-day riding comfort.
It’s more than just an attitude, a spirit, or a lineage though; it’s about performance-packed hard parts evolving from one generation to the next. The Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that’s based on the legendary long-stroke Suzuki GSX-R1000 engine, which makes for ideal street-riding power and torque curve. Focused on making big power through the low and mid-range, this engine uses a valve-train that’s optimized to deliver street-dominating power.
Equipped with a more powerful engine for 2018, Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System**, a balanced KYB suspension, plus ABS-equipped Brembo and NISSIN brakes, the Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS is a street bike packed with some serious performance. Top that performance off with wild, rugged, and aggressive styling, and you have a naked roadster ready to attack and turn heads on the street.
With the Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 ABS, Suzuki changes motorcycling for the better, again.
Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 Features
Fuel-injected, GSX-R based engine has increased horsepower and torque.
New Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) drive line smooths shifting and engine braking.
Suzuki Advanced Traction Control* lets the rider select sensitivity to match road conditions.
Twin-spar aluminum frame and adjustable KYB suspension delivers controlled handling.
ABS-equipped* Brembo front brakes deliver improved stopping performance.
Aggressive street-fighter styling with a comfortable, sporty riding position.
The strong, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cc inline-four engine is designed to provide smooth throttle response and controlled acceleration.
New ventilation holes between the cylinders reduces pumping loss within the crankcase so the engine can deliver more power and torque.
Long-stroke GSX-R engine design has broad low-to-mid range power and torque that is ideal for street riding.
The profiles of the dual, overhead camshafts were designed to enhance street performance while preserving peak, racetrack-capable power.
Aluminum pistons, engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis, are cast with optimal rigidity and weight.
Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.
The EFI system uses Suzuki’s proprietary, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) throttle bodies where the secondary throttle valves are controlled by a servo motor for smooth power delivery Long tip, 10-hole fuel injectors on each 44mm throttle body improves fuel atomization while the automatic Idle.
Speed Control (ISC) improves cold starting and stabilizes the engine idle.
The digital ignition fires iridium type spark plugs that increase spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs.
The stainless-steel, 4-2-1 exhaust system helps the engine deliver a strong low-to-mid range punch with an exciting rush to redline.
The Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system-equipped mid-muffler design enhances style and aids in mass centralization for great chassis balance.
The sculpted muffler has a pleasing appearance that’s not common to under-chassis exhausts while creating an exciting, distinctive sound.
Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System* lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. As a result, the rider can enjoy sport riding with less anxiety. There are four traction control modes (1, 2, 3, and OFF) that the rider can easily adjust at rest or on the fly via a handlebar-mounted control. The difference between the modes is their sensitivity to rear wheel spin. The rider can adjust the traction control’s sensitivity to match the road conditions.
- Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip (sport riding on good, smooth roads).
- Mode 2 is a moderate sensitivity level that is suitable for most riders or in conditions that have varied road surface grip (city riding, regular road conditions).
- Mode 3 is highest sensitivity level suitable for road conditions where the grip may be limited (wet or cold surfaces).
- OFF disengages all traction control features
Angular radiator shrouds efficiently guide cooling air to the high-capacity curved radiator. Additional heat is removed from the engine via the use of a lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler (like those used on the GSX-R models).
The race-proven six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.
The new SCAS clutch increases plate pressure under acceleration yet acts as a slipper clutch to smooth the engine response during engine braking and corner entry.
This large diameter, wet multi-plate clutch uses a precise cable activated release providing the rider with superb friction-point feel.
The refined shift linkage helps the rider easily and quickly select the best gear for the riding conditions.
The strong, RK-supplied drive chain uses O-rings to preserve internal lubrication so power is transmitted smoothly and quietly.
Lightweight and compact chassis is engineered to be agile and fun-to-ride for a wide range of riders. This ability starts with the low-mass rigid aluminum main frame coupled with the strong aluminum-alloy swingarm.
The 43 mm inverted KYB forks have adjustable compression and rebound damping, and spring preload with a generous 120 mm (4.7 in) of front wheel travel.
Link-type rear suspension, with arched aluminum swingarm and a single shock absorber that features spring preload that is 7-way adjustable with rebound damping force adjustment.
Dual front brakes with fully-floating 310mm discs and BREMBO monobloc calipers with four 32mm opposed pistons provide strong and consistent stopping power.
The front brakes are complemented by a 240 mm rear disc brake with a Nissin single-piston caliper to help make sure you can have controlled stops.
New brake hose for 2018 yields improved stopping performance with better feel at the lever.
Both the front and rear brakes can be modulated by a compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) controller to match stopping force to the available traction.
Unique to the Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 models, the TRP 6-spoke lightweight cast aluminum wheels are shod with Dunlop radial tires (120/70ZR17 front and 180/50ZR17 rear).
Matte black aluminum Renthal Fatbar handlebar is standard equipment offering excellent riding ergonomics with great vibration damping.
The reasonable sport riding position is created by a carefully crafted relationship between the Renthall FatBar, footrests and seat New black finish on the shifter, rear brake and both hand levers matches the performance nature of the motorcycle.
The low seat height of 815 mm (32 in.) contributes to the sporty, yet upright riding position and aids rider confidence at stops.
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 ’s naked roadster bodywork is designed to look wild, rugged, and aggressive, and to keep the rider comfortable at all times.
The Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 premiered Suzuki’s Easy-start System that requires just a simple touch of the starter button to fire up the engine (without pulling the clutch lever if the transmission is in neutral).
Distinctively shaped headlight nacelle contains a bright 60/55W H4 halogen bulb. The tail section houses an integrated LED taillight with clear lens.
The lightweight and compact instrument sets uses a LCD display that includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, coolant temperatures, driving range, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control, and a clock functions.
The display has an adjustable intensity, white-color backlight for great nighttime visibility and is flanked by LED indicators for the turn signals, high beam, malfunction, traction control, ABS, plus coolant temperature and oil pressure alerts.
Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 Specifications
Metallic Triton Blue / Glass Sparkle Black (KEL
Glass Sparkle Black / Candy Daring Red (AV4)
Metallic Mat Black No.2 (YKV) – Special Matte Black Edition
Glass Sparkle Black / Pearl Glacier White (AGT)
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
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate SCAS type
Final Drive: Chain, RK525GSH, 116 links
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Brembo 4-piston, Disc, twin
Brakes Rear: Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single
Front Tire: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
Rear Tire: 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
Spark Plugs: NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D
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)
Suzuki GSX-S1000 2018 Image Gallery