2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS Review

2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS



As much as a GSX-R1000 owns the racetrack, the 2018 GSX-S1000 ABS owns the street. Developed using the attributes of the championship winning 2005 – 2008 generation GSX-R1000, this sportbike carries the spirit of the Suzuki performance to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for all-day riding comfort.

It’s more than just an attitude, a spirit, or a lineage though; it’s about performance-packed hard parts evolving from one generation to the next. The GSX-S1000 ABS is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that’s based on the legendary long-stroke GSX-R1000 engine, which makes for ideal street-riding power and torque curve. Focused on making big power through the low and mid-range, this engine uses a valve-train that’s optimized to deliver street-dominating power.

Equipped with a more powerful engine for 2018, Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System, a balanced KYB suspension, plus ABS-equipped Brembo and NISSIN brakes, the GSX-S1000 ABS is a street bike packed with some serious performance. Top that performance off with wild, rugged, and aggressive styling, and you have a naked roadster ready to attack and turn heads on the street.

With the GSX-S1000 ABS, Suzuki changes motorcycling for the better, again.

*Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

**The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.


2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

For 2018, the GSX-S1000 ABS features a sliper clutch and increased power.

Suzuki presents its newest group of motorcycles with roots from the GSX series; these models move forward in an aggressive new direction with the latest state-of-the-art technology coupled with a sophisticated chassis refined for exceptional rider control and comfort.

Equipped with ABS, the GSX-S1000 ABS bring rider support to a new class of bikes. Suzuki’s efficient ABS* system, combined with the motorcycle’s base traction control, produces a motorcycle capable of delivering a great riding experience coupled with a unique level of poise.
*Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.


2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine Features
999cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-four engine based on the legendary GSX-R1000K8 powerplant with a finely tuned fuel injection system that use Suzuki’s innovative SDTV-equipped (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) 44mm throttle bodies.

The 10-hole, long-nosed fuel injectors on each throttle body aid in creating better combustion efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.

The 73.4mm x 59.0mm long-stroke engine design helps create a broad spread of power throughout the entire rpm range.

New camshaft profiles were designed to optimize street performance while maintaining peak, racetrack level performance.

New pistons, engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis, are cast with optimal rigidity and weight. Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.

The GSX-S1000 features Suzuki’s advanced Traction Control System* to let the rider control the throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. It continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle opening, engine speed, and the selected transmission gear to adjust engine output if wheel spin is detected.

There are four traction control* modes (1, 2, 3, and OFF) and the difference between the modes are their sensitivity to road conditions.
Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip (sport riding on good, smooth roads).
Mode 2 is next sensitivity level suitable for most riders and road conditions (most riding conditions, urban riding).
Mode 3 is highest sensitivity level suitable for road conditions where the grip may be limited (wet or cold surfaces).
OFF disengages all traction control features.
*Traction control is not a substitute for rider’s throttle control under the various conditions, and traction control cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when entering turns or while braking, and it does not control front wheel traction.

The 4-2-1 exhaust system contributes to a strong low-to-mid range output with exciting exhaust notes and adrenaline-rushing performance when the engine speed is increased. The Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system-equipped mid-muffler design enhances style and aids in mass centralization for great chassis balance.

Angular radiator shrouds efficiently guide cooling air to the new high-capacity curved radiator. Additional heat is removed from the engine via the use of a lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler.
Transmission Features
The proven six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.

Rack and pinion clutch release and refined shift linkage helps the rider easily and quickly select the best gear for the riding conditions.
Chassis Features
Lightweight and compact chassis is engineered to be agile and fun-to-ride for a wide range of riders. This ability starts with the low-mass rigid aluminum main frame coupled with the strong aluminum-alloy swingarm.

The new 43mm inverted KYB forks have adjustable compression and rebound damping, and spring pre-load with a generous 120mm (4.7 in) of front wheel travel.

The rear link-type suspension has a single Showa rear shock that features externally adjustable rebound and compression damping, along with adjustable ride height.

310mm floating-mount dual discs mated to Brembo mono-block front brake calipers with 4 opposite 32mm pistons provide strong and consistent stopping power.

TRP 6-spoke lightweight cast aluminum wheels are furnished with Dunlop radial tires (120/70ZR17 front and 180/50ZR17 rear).

Matte black aluminum Rental Fatbar handlebar is standard equipment offering excellent riding ergonomics with great vibration damping.

Low seat height of 810 mm (31.9 in) with a sporty, yet upright riding position.
Additional Features
The lightweight and compact LCD display includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, coolant and ambient temperatures, driving range, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control, and a clock modes.

The display also features a white backlight gives great nighttime visibility and is flanked by LED indicators for the turn signals, high beam, malfunction, traction control, coolant temperature, and oil pressure.

Iridium spark plugs increase the spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle compared to conventional type. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs.

New easy-start system needs just a simple push of the starter button without pulling the clutch lever if the transmission is in neutral.

Canadian Market will receive amber turn signal lenses; and reflective position lenses located under the headlight, shaped as a look of fangs of a beast.
A variety of accessories for the GSX-S1000 ABS will be available from Suzuki Genuine Accessories. See your Suzuki dealer for more information.

12-month unlimited mileage, limited warranty* Coverage can be increased via Suzuki Extended Protection*



2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10799  USD


Engine  999cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-four

Bore x Stroke     73.4 mm x 59.0mm (2.9 in x 2.3 in)

Compression Ratio          12.2 : 1

Fuel System       Suzuki Fuel Injection with SDTV

Starter  Electric

Lubrication          Wet sump

Drive Train

Transmission      6-speed constant mesh

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate SCAS type

Final Drive           Chain, RK525GSH, 116 links


Suspension Front             Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Suspension Rear               Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped

Brakes Front       Brembo 4-piston, Disc, twin, ABS-equipped

Brakes Rear        Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single, ABS-equipped

Tires Front          120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless

Tires Rear            190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless

Fuel Tank Capacity           17.0 L (4.5 US gallons)

Color     Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Sparkle Black -or- Glass Sparkle Black/Candy Darling Red


Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)

Spark Plugs         NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D

Headlight             12 V 60/55 W (H4)

Tail Light              LED


Overall Length   2115 mm (83.3 in)

Overall Width    795 mm (31.3 in)

Wheelbase         1460 mm (57.5 in)

Ground Clearance            140 mm (5.5 in)

Seat Height         810 mm (31.9 in)

Curb Weight       209 kg (461 lb) / CA Model: 210 kg (463 lb)


Warranty             12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty*

Extensions          *Coverage extension and additional benefits are available




2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $13299  CDN

Type four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline-four
Displacement 999cc
Bore x Stroke 73.4 mm x 59.0mm (2.9 in x 2.3 in)
Compression Ratio 12.2 : 1
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive O-ring type, sealed drive chain
Overall Length 2115 mm (83.3 in)
Overall Width 795 mm (31.3 in)
Overall Height 1,080 mm (42.5 in)
Wheelbase 1460 mm (57.4 in)
Ground Clearance 140 mm (5.5 in)
Seat Height 810 mm (31.9 in)
Curb Mass 209 kg (461 lb)
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Brembo, disc brake, twin rotor
Brakes Rear Disc brake, single rotor
Tires Front 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
Tires Rear 190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
Ignition Type Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Fuel Tank 17.0 L
Standard Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty



2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9899 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Dimensions and Weights

Overall length 2115mm (83.27in) Overall width 795mm (31.30in)
Overall height 1080mm (42.52in) Wheelbase 1460mm (57.48in)
Ground clearance 140mm (5.51in) Seat height 810mm (31.89in)
Kerb mass 210.0kg (462.97lbs) Fuel capacity 17.0 litres (3.7UK gallons)

Engine Specifications

Engine capacity 999cc Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Bore 73.4 x 59.0 (2.89in x 2.32in) Compression ratio 12.2 : 1
Lubrication Wet Sump Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorised)
Fuel system Fuel Injection Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Drive chain Starter Electric
MPG* 53.30 CO2 122 g/km
Power 110.0kW @ 10000rpm (150PS) Torque 108.00Nm @ 9500rpm (79.66lb.ft)†

Chassis Specification

Front suspension Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped Rear suspension Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes Disc, twin Rear brakes Disc
Front tyres 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) Rear tyres 190/50ZR17M/C (73W)




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