When Suzuki let slip that there’s a new model coming, I almost let myself get excited. Could it be a new GSX-R1000? Well, it... 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

When Suzuki let slip that there’s a new model coming, I almost let myself get excited. Could it be a new GSX-R1000? Well, it turns out that, indeed, is too much to ask for. Rather than give us what we’ve all been asking for, for a good few years now, they’ve just announced the release of yet another GSX-S1000. This time, a GT version. A GSX-S1000GT, as it were.

It’s a new sports-tourer they say, ‘designed to take riders further, faster, without sacrificing comfort and practicality, powering your journey in style.’ Whether this new GSX-S is stylish or not, I’ll leave up to you. Beauty’s in the eye… and all that.

Whatever you think of the GSX-S1000GT’s looks, it is fairly trick compared to the bog-stock GSX-S, in a touring-bike kind of way. You get a big screen, a lovely upright riding position, a soft seat at ‘wind cheating’ bodywork, whatever that means. You also get a bunch of ‘leccy rider aids, including all the normal stuff like rider modes, ABS and traction control, but also cruise control, a two-way quickshifter and smartphone connectivity; all controllable via the new 6.5 inch TFT dash.

Engine-wise, the superbike boys aren’t going to get overly aroused by the 150bhp, or the 106Nm of torque, but Suzuki are saying that with the new, compact silencer, it sounds mean as fudge. I’ll look forward to finding out.

They’ll be available in Suzuki dealerships in November this year (2021), and will cost £11,599.

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Erwin Koster
Erwin Koster
22 days ago

It looks like a Yamaha.

Faffy
Faffy
29 days ago

This is exactly what I have been looking for!

Tom
Tom
29 days ago

Its good news for Suzuki and a bike I would consider owning. However, their lineup since Euro 5 looks awful, I had to double check the website because I didn’t believe their range was that small. Burgman 125 and 650 have gone, the Vanvan, Gsxr250,600 and 750 gone even the Gsx-f1000 until this bike came along, If they turned around and said they’re quitting the UK market I wouldn’t be surprised.

Alaskan Pipeliner
Alaskan Pipeliner
29 days ago

I hope the dash and cruise control will make it to the new GSXR-1000.

GlennV10
GlennV10
1 month ago

Looks like a cross between an R1 at the Front with S1000RR Subframe. Dash looks mint though, and I’m sure will make it onto the Gixxer whenever that arrives

Mark Johnson
Mark Johnson
1 month ago

This is probably the bike Suzuki should have made when they built the GSX-S1000F only downside is, it’s 10kg heavier than that bike. For the road you couldn’t really want much more. At that price it deserves to sell.

Paul Devereux
Paul Devereux
1 month ago

Just sold my 2017 GSXS 1000S for a Triumph Daytona 675r track bike. The Suzuki was a really good bike and this new Faired version looks far better than the previous F version. The engine is a peach and more than enough power to get along. Bulletproof too. Cant wait for your test ride review.