The new Suzuki GSX-S1000 has a new look, more power and electronics, a bigger tank and wider bars.

The first thing you notice about the new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is the updated looks. The redesign is bold, and it’s sure to divide opinion, but at least Suzuki has taken firm step away from the previous model. The bodywork, stacked LED lighting and MotoGP-insipired winglets are all new, with a focus on sharp, angular, aggressive lines.

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The bike is available in blue, grey or black, with textured radiator shrouds and side panels that feature an urban camo-inspired design.

The inline four-cylinder engine produces more power and a broader spread of torque in the lower rev ranges to deliver ideal naked sports bike performance. Changes include a new intake and exhaust camshaft, valve springs, clutch, and exhaust. Peak power 150bhp at 11,000rpm.

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The power increase comes despite the new model meeting the Euro 5 emissions requirements with an additional catalytic converter and reduced valve overlap thanks to new a camshaft and revised cam profiles. There is a new slipper clutch and a lighter clutch lever operation.

The new GSX-S1000 has a ride-by-wire throttle enabling ride modes. There are three engine maps. Modes A-C all deliver the same peak power, but vary the sharpness and immediacy of the delivery, with A mode the sportiest, and C mode delivering the softest power delivery.

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