Suzuki GSX-S1000 Bumps Up the Power

Suzuki’s flagship super-naked sports bike gets a power-hike for 2017.

The GSX-S1000 is now producing 150 hp at 10,000 rpm, thanks to new crankcase ventilation holes, while a new slipper clutch aids in smoother downshifts. Torque is also up to 108 Nm at 9,500 rpm.

The changes were also extended to GSX-S1000F. Like its naked sibling, GSX-S1000F uses the same engine and chassis, but they differ in suspension settings and it has a wind tunnel-tested fairing that turns it into a versatile sportsbike.

Both bikes feature a three-mode traction control system, Brembo Monobloc calipers and ABS, a lightweight frame mated to the swing-arm from the previous generation GSX-R1000, and fully adjustable KYB suspension.

Changes are also made to black levers and foot controls, while the F model also has a tinted screen. This year, both models are available in a blue and black livery, as well as the popular red and black color scheme, which are on their second year, while the GSX-S1000F is also available in all-white.

The special edition GSX-S1000 Phantom is also available this year. This comes with a matte black paint scheme with carefully selected highlights, all-black silencer, and black forks.