When it comes to liter-class naked sportbikes, the Suzuki GSX-S1000 is a favorite both in the local and international markets. Lauded for its simplicity and reliability, the GSX-S1000 is generally a good choice, thanks to its bullet-proof engine, neck-breaking performance, and rock-solid reliability. However, there is one thing that the Suzuki GSX-S1000 misses out on, especially when compared to all other liter-class naked bikes in the market.
Just like the Suzuki GSX-S1000, bikes like the Yamaha MT-10, Kawasaki Z1000R, and Honda CB1000R are all relatively simple machines equipped with pretty impressive components. However, they do get modern amenities such as electronic rider aids for the MT-10 and CB1000R, and fancy suspension and brakes, as in the Z1000R. The Suzuki GSX-S1000 then, undoubtedly begins to look like a dinosaur when compared to its rivals. It remains to the be only bike in its class to still come with a standard halogen headlight, and it offers nothing more than ABS as standard, when it comes to safety features.
All that being said, Suzuki has finally taken steps towards bringing the GSX-S1000 to the modern age. In a teaser video, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer gives us a glimpse of the upcoming naked liter bike. While very little is revealed in the 17-second video, it is clear to see that the Suzuki GSX-S1000 retains its aggressive styling, and this time around, comes with a modern full-LED headlight, as opposed to the traditional halogen unit found in the current bike.
The Suzuki GSX-S1000, in its current spec, comes with a 999cc inline-four cylinder engine. It produces a healthy 151 horsepower and 79.6 Nm of torque, putting it at par with other liter bikes in the market. The current GSX-S1000 comes with a sticker price of P659,000.