Based on the exciting new GSX-S1000 platform, the new GSX-S1000GT aims to blend the high level of performance from its superbike-derived 999cc engine and agile, lightweight chassis with the comfort, functionality, and luxury associated with a true sports tourer.

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT in black

Suzuki says the product concept for the GSX-S1000GT is ‘GT riding pleasure personified’. It lines up as a true sports tourer, combining the perfect blend of performance, agility, stability, comfort, control, connectivity, and style to deliver a premium experience worthy of the GT tag.

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Engine features

– High performance 999cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four cylinder engine that delivers smooth, consistent power throughout the rev range. This enhances the riding experience in the low-to-midrange engine speeds more commonly used in everyday riding, all the way to the higher rev range used on long motorway journeys and sporty riding.
– The engine features a broad, smooth torque curve and a power delivery that reduces fatigue when touring at motorway speeds, allied to an electronics package that enables sportsbike levels of performance and acceleration.

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

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– A compact 4-2-1 exhaust system positions the Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system behind the collector, along with catalytic converters and stylish exhaust that not only meets Euro 5 emissions standards, but also delivers an exciting exhaust note.
– Electronic throttle bodies help achieve a fine balance between idling speed control and power output characteristics, while also contributing to Euro 5 compliance.
– Exhaust and intake cam profiles help reduce emissions while achieving a balance of performance and controllability.
– Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) gives a light clutch lever operation, reducing rider fatigue especially when negotiating busy traffic. It also mitigates aggressive downshifts from sportier riding styles, too.

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT with pillion

Our pick of the rest of the long list of features

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– Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) offers a selection of three different power output modes to better support the rider in differing conditions or to suit their personal preference.
– Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) comes with five modes (plus the option to turn it off) instilling greater confidence in the rider.
– A ride-by-wire electronic throttle more finely controls the relationship between throttle action and engine output
– A bi-directional quickshifter and autoblipper (that can be turned off) provides quicker, smoother upshifts and downshifts, without the need to operate the clutch lever
– Cruise control
– 19 litre fuel tank, should deliver close to 200 miles on a tank
– Two four-piston Brembo monobloc front brake calipers
– 6.5-inch, full-colour TFT multi-function display that also features a scratch resistant surface and anti-reflective coating, and supports smartphone app content.

GSX-S1000GT front

The new GSX-S1000GT will be available in Suzuki dealerships in November 2021, with an RRP of £11,599.

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