Suzuki unveils its first high-performance sport touring motorcycle, the 2022 GSX-S1000GT.
The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is a new model, a first for the Japanese manufacturer, as they high step into the Sport Touring class of cycles. Equipped with a 999cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC superbike engine, the GSX-S1000GT is host to a suite of technology and rider aids to enhance the ride, for the short run and the long haul.
With the Suzuki GSX-R engine platform as a base, the GSX-S1000GT’s powerplant has been updated with revised intake and exhaust camshafts, cam chain tensioners and valve springs, as well as a redesigned clutch and gearshift elements.
The framework of the new Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is a twin-spar aluminum structure with a braced swingarm and trellis-styled subframe that can accommodate the 36-liter side cases that come standard on the GSX-S1000GT+, optional on the base GSX-S1000GT.
At the front end of the GSX-S1000GT, fully adjustable, inverted KYB front forks handle suspension duties, while an adjustable single shock manages the rear end. Brake duties fall upon the dual front, ABS-equipped, radial-mounted four-piston Brembo calipers with 310mm floating rotors and a rear Nissin, single-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped caliper.
Ergonomically, the GSX-S1000GT is engineered as a premium cocktail of form and function. Regardless of the length of the ride, the specs of the bike are designed to provide optimum comfort for both rider and passenger. A highlight of the comfort concept is the wide stance, cast aluminum handlebar which has a comfortable reach and presents great leverage for the GSX-S1000GT’s on the road handling. The bars have a special rubber mounting that dampens vibrations that, in harmony with the rubber inserts in the footrests, assist in battling rider fatigue, especially on longer highway rides.
The electronic suite of rider aids is presented in the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS). The system includes electronic cruise control, five modes of adjustable traction control, up and down clutchless quick-shifting, low RPM assist and Suzuki’s Easy Start System.
All pertinent bike data is displayed on a new 6.5 inch full color TFT LCD screen: Speedometer (digital), RPM indicator (shift light), Tachometer (analog format), Transmission gear position, Fuel gauge, Coolant temperature, Ambient air temperature, Cruise control setting, SDMS mode, Traction control mode, Quick Shift (ON/OFF), Voltmeter, Clock (12-hour format), Odometer, Dual trip meter, Average fuel consumption (Trip 1 and 2), Instant fuel consumption, Riding range (per fuel onboard), Smartphone battery level, Smartphone connection status, and Rider-passenger intercommunication status (Bluetooth).
An additional feature of the new TFT dash is the smartphone connectivity for the Suzuki mySPIN app, transforming the whole of the dash into a “smart cockpit” that provides riding and motorcycle updates. Available for IOS and Andriod platforms, the mySPIN app is specifically designed for bike-to-rider applicability, allowing access to your phone, contacts, call logs, maps, calendars, music and other content.
The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT will be available in Metallic Reflective Blue and Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $13,149 for the base GSX-S1000GT and $13,799 for the GSX-S1000GT+.