As much as a Suzuki GSX-R1000 owns the racetrack, the Suzuki GSX-S1000F 2018 owns the road. Developed using the attributes of the championship winning 2005 – 2008 generation Suzuki GSX-R1000, this touring-ready 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-S1000F 2018 is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant which makes more power and torque that’s ideal street-riding. It’s no surprise that this powerhouse is based on the legendary long-stroke Suzuki GSX-R1000 engine which was famous for making big power through the low and mid-range to deliver street-dominating performance.
Equipped with a powerful engine, Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System, a balanced KYB suspension, plus ABS-equipped Brembo and NISSIN brakes, the Suzuki GSX-S1000F 2018 is a street bike packed with some serious performance. Top that performance off with wild, rugged, and aggressive styling, a wind-cheating fairing and screen, and you have a touring-ready sportbike ready for the open road or corner carving.
With the Suzuki GSX-S1000F 2018, Suzuki changes motorcycling for the better, again.
Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.
The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.
Suzuki GSX-S1000F 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.
Advanced Traction Control System lets the rider select sensitivity to match road conditions.
ABS-equipped Brembo front brakes deliver improved stopping performance.
Twin-spar aluminum frame and KYB suspension deliver controlled handling.
Superb wind protection from the full fairing and new, smoked windshield.
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
The sides of the fairing 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 Suzuki 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.
Styled to complement the rest of the chassis and to house a bright dual headlight, the Suzuki GSX-S1000F 2018’s full fairing slices through the wind while so the rider benefits from the upright, sporty ergonomics.
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 new 43mm inverted KYB forks have adjustable compression and rebound damping, and spring pre-load with a generous 120mm (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 240mm 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 models, the TRP 6-spoke lightweight cast aluminum wheels are shod with Dunlop radial tires (120/70ZR17 front and 190/50ZR17 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. ELECTRICAL FEATURES
The Suzuki GSX-S1000F 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)
The dual headlight assembly in the full fairing use a pair of 55W H7 halogen bulbs – one for the low beam, while both illuminate for the high beam. 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-S1000F 2018 Specifications
Metallic Triton Blue / Glass Sparkle Black
Pearl Glacier White
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 with SDTV
Lubrication: Wet sump
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
Final Drive: Chain, RK525GSH, 116 links
Primary reduction ratio: 1.553 (73/47)
Final reduction ratio: 2.588 (44/17)
Rake/Trail: 25°/100 mm (3.9 in)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Brembo 4-piston, Disc, twin
Brakes Rear: Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single
Tires Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear: 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 L (4.5/3.7 US/Imp gal)
Oil capacity (Overhaul): 3.4 L (3.6/3.0 US/Imp qt)
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Spark Plugs: NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D
Headlight: 12 V 60/55 W (H4)
Tail Light: LED
Overall Length: 2115 mm (83.3 in)
Overall Width: 795 mm (31.3 in)
Overall Height: 1180 mm (46.5 in)
Wheelbase: 1460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground Clearance: 140 mm (5.5 in)
Seat Height: 810 mm (31.9 in)
Curb Weight ABS Model: 214 kg (472 lb) / CA Model: 215 kg (474 lb)
Curb Weight Non ABS Model: 212 kg (467 lbs) / 213 kg (470 lbs) (For California spec)