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INTERMOT 2014: 2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F

Sep 30, 2014

Launching two motorcycles for the price of one, while using a pre-existing engine design, seems to be the name of the game at INTERMOT this year. BMW announced earlier this morning the release of the R 1200 R and R 1200 RS, and now Suzuki is following suit with the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F.

The GSX-S1000 is Suzuki's new large naked, while the fairinged GSX-S1000F will be considered a sport-tourer. Both bikes are built using the engine from the 2008 model year GSX-R1000 sportbike, chosen for its low-to-mid-range output, and both bikes will get three-level traction control for wet, city, and sport riding modes.

The GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F both utilize the same all-new aluminum chassis and both will have ABS as an option. The swingarm is actually borrowed from the current iteration of GSX-R1000, with a shock that's adjustable for rebound damping and spring pre-load. Suzuki included fully adjustable forks in both, and both get Brembo monobloc brake calipers.

Suzuki says the narrow tank will help make the reach to the ground much easier, and both bikes will have a 32-inch seat heights, which Suzuki claims is the lowest in this sport-naked class. They're going so far as to call the riding position "sport-comfort."