Suzuki Motor USA has unveiled a high-performance motorcycle that delivers features and technologies enhancing any long-distance sport tour. A high-performance, yet comfortable, motorcycle with optional attractive integrated side cases and a sophisticated, avant-garde look that creates its own category – Grand Touring – is ready to take riders any distance with speed and comfort.
The GSX-S1000GT’s total performance is transformative, breaking new ground for a sport touring motorcycle, and the new SUZUKI mySPIN connectivity application integrates with a large, full-color TFT instrument panel to provide easy access to a wide range of smartphone information and entertainment options augmenting any ride.
Using legendary and proven GSX-R engine architecture, the 999cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC in-line four superbike engine delivers smooth, consistent power throughout a wide and linear powerband. The engine offers multiple updated components to best deliver performance where a Grand Touring rider demands it. Enhancements to the engine include revised intake and exhaust camshafts, cam chain tensioners and valve springs, as well as a redesigned clutch and gearshift components. The updates take the best aspects of GSX-R championship-winning engineering and apply it to the real-world demands of riders.
Refined engine performance is managed by expanded Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) technology and includes electronic cruise control, five modes of adjustable traction control and bi-directional clutchless quick-shifting. This is designed for augment sport rides as well as cross-continent tours. SIRS is rounded out with an updated Low RPM Assist system and Suzuki’s Easy Start System, providing improved and simpler starting control.
The strong twin-spar aluminum frame and braced swingarm help deliver agile handling and great road-holding ability. Visually attractive, the new trellis-style sub-frame design creates secure attachment points for the high capacity 36L side cases, while allowing for a more comfortable passenger seat.
The GSX-S1000GT’s suspension control will also easily adapt to the needs of two-up riding, thanks to its fully adjustable, inverted KYB fork and easy-to-adjust rear shock. The dual, ABS-equipped, radial-mounted, four-piston, Brembo-front brake calipers and 310mm floating rotors help provide the confident, controlled stopping performance needed when travelling with a passenger on an extended ride.
Comfort is vital for miles of effortless grand touring performance, and the GSX-S1000GT is ready to conquer high performance rides of any distance. The new cast-aluminum handlebar is wider than the prior bike’s handlebar, and is shaped and positioned for a comfortable reach, delivering the proper leverage to guide the GSX-S1000GT on any road. The handlebar’s special rubber mount damps vibration while the footrests have durable rubber inserts to damp vibration to the rider’s and passenger’s boots.
Despite their spacious storage capacity, the GT’s large-capacity side cases feature a compact design that integrates seamlessly with the motorcycle’s sharp, futuristic styling. With 36L of storage capacity, each side case may hold most full-face helmets. To further integrate them to the motorcycle, an optional side case painted panel set provides a perfect match to the body colors. Optional locksets are available that may be set so the motorcycle’s ignition key opens the side case lid or disengages the quick-release mechanism.
The GSX-S1000GT puts a new face on sport touring performance and comfort. The striking and original face of the GT begins with a raked nose, while a pair of horizontally arranged LED headlights, V-shaped position light, new mirror design and side-mounted LED turn signals fashion a unique Grand Touring appearance that is distinctively Suzuki. The GT’s daring styling continues into the standard side cases and optional touring windshield for a fully integrated appearance.
The GSX-S1000GT’s instrument panel uses a new-generation 6.5 in., full-color TFT LCD screen. Developed specifically for use on motorcycles, this large TFT display is the first of its kind on a Suzuki motorcycle. This high-quality instrument panel is set into the inner fairing above the handlebars, for great visibility and protection from debris. The brightness-adjustable TFT panel features a scratch-resistant surface and an anti-reflective coating that help improves visibility in bright light.
The TFT display uses GSX-S1000GT-exclusive graphics, including blue background lines that add an extra visual touch to help convey Suzuki’s spirit and brand identity. The TFT readouts include: 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 & 2), Instant fuel consumption, Riding range (per fuel onboard), Smartphone battery level, Smartphone connection status and Rider-passenger intercommunication status using Bluetooth.
The TFT display was developed to provide smartphone connectivity through the SUZUKI mySPIN application. While competitive models use systems originally developed for automobiles, the GSX-S1000GT adopts hardware and software designed specifically for the demands of motorcycle use.
Located to the left of the instrument panel is a USB outlet the rider may use to connect an iOS or AndroidTM smartphone to the TFT panel. The data connection can also be established via Wireless LAN and Bluetooth. The USB outlet can also charge the smartphone’s battery.
Available through the Apple App Store or Google Play, riders can install the free SUZUKI mySPIN app on their smartphone. Once installed, mySPIN provides an array of useful functions from five bundled applications specifically developed for motorcycle use, such as calling, map and music functions.
The all-new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT and GSX-S1000GT+ will be available in Suzuki dealers in early 2022. For more information, please visit the Suzuki website.