Suzuki has revealed a refreshed version of its GSX-S1000 naked bike that features a more aggressive styling package, as well as minor performance changes throughout.
While timing and pricing details have yet to be locked in for the local market, the bike is likely to launch in Australia in the first quarter of 2022 with a sub-$20k pricetag.
Currently, Suzuki Motorcycles’ local wing is offering the 2020 version at a reduced rideaway price of $15,790, while the touring-oriented GSX-S1000F is available from $16,290.
As is the trend for motorcycles in the super-naked class, the 2022 GSX-S1000 adopts a sharp and angular design, with a stacked LED headlight, a compact rear-end and a subtler exhaust outlet.
The new 4-2-1 exhaust system is employed to meet Euro5 standards, while a new airbox and internal components have been updated to enhance power delivery.
It’s unclear how these changes have affected maximum outputs compared to the outgoing bike, which delivers 107kW/106Nm from a familiar 999cc inline four-cylinder engine, though Suzuki promises a “broader, smoother torque curve” from the incoming model.
For 2022, the Suzuki GSX-S1000 also benefits from an improved clutch assist system for smoother deceleration, and the brand’s latest rider assistance suite enhances rider modes, traction control, low-rpm assist and standard-fit up/down quickshifter.
The fuel tank capacity has increased from 17- to 19-litres, while wider handlebars, new seat and wheels and Dunlop Roadsport 2 tyres round out the major chances.
As before, the GSX-S1000 rides on fully adjustable KYB suspension and uses Brembo monobloc brakes (310mm) at the front end.
The bike is built in three colours, Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray and Glass Sparkle Black.
Information is displayed on a carry-over LCD panel, which can be controlled via a switch on the left-side grip.
Suzuki Motorcycles has yet to confirm if a faired GSX-S1000F variant will be released based on the updated platform.
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