Suzuki has launched the new 2022 GSX-S1000GT, its 1000cc Sports Tourer bike, based on the ‘naked’ GSX-S1000, which arrives with an aggressive new design – which will be the basis for other future bikes from the brand – and new technologies.
The main feature of the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is its ability to provide comfort with high performance, making it a great choice for travel. The Sports Tourer models have this characteristic, achieved through fairings, windshield and more upright riding position.
The highlight of the 2022 GSX-S1000GT is its new design which, according to the company, will be the basis for future motorcycles of the brand (probably the sporty GSX-R1000). It has strait lines and sharp angles along the entire length of the bike. The new, very aggressive front fairing features horizontally arranged LED headlights, a new mirror design and side-mounted turn signals.
This new front end bears a certain resemblance to the Yamaha Tracer 7 GT and the supersport Yamaha R1, with two LED cannons on the lower side edges, with two LED lines just above, for the daytime running light (DRL).
Small cutouts on the side ends work as aerodynamic “wings”, derived from the bike used in MotoGP, and which is a trend in the world of sports bikes.
Finally, the GSX-S1000GT comes in three colors: Metallic Triton Blue, which represents the Suzuki brand identity, as used on the company’s MotoGP machines, Metallic Reflective Blue, a dark blue with a glossy finish, and Glass Sparkle Black, a combination of glossy and smooth black.
The new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT arrives packed with technology, getting fully updated and ready to face the competition, say, Kawasaki Ninja 1000SX.
It relies on the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), which is the riding modes system. There are three options available: Active (which releases power and torque more aggressively), Basic (which gives this delivery a softening), and Comfort (as the name says, offers the highest level of comfort, with throttle response more ‘docile’).
Another safety feature is the Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS), with five levels of adjustment, which is programmed to continuously monitor front and rear wheel speed, engine RPM, throttle position and gear position.
The GSX-S1000GT features rapid bidirectional gear shifting (Bi-directional Quick Shift System), which allows for almost instantaneous shifting up and down, without the need to engage the clutch.
Another new item on the model is the 32-bit Electronic Throttle (Ride-by-wire Electronic Throttle System), which is more accurate.
Finally, the lighting is Full-LED, that is, headlights, flashlights and turn signals rely on this technology. Completing the ‘package’, the instrument panel is also new, 100% digital in 6.5″ color TFT, with complete information and Smartphone connection for calls, music and GPS navigation, among others.
The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT has the same engine as the ‘naked’ GSX-S1000, that is, it is a 999 cm³ inline four cylinder with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 152 HP (112 kW) of maximum power at 11,000 rpm, and 10.8 kgfm (106 Nm) of torque at 9,250 rpm. In addition, it has Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) in its 6-speed gearbox.
Finally, the new model features a 19 liter fuel tank, 43 mm KYB USD front suspension, 4-piston Brembo monobloc radial-mount calipers, 310 mm brake discs, and Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tires.
The new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT will be in stores across Europe in November 2021, for £11,599 in the UK (approximately US $15,817).
Anyway, for more information, go to https://bikes.suzuki.co.uk/bikes/sport/gsx-s1000gt/.