2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS Review

2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS



GSX-S1000F, a comfortable package built for serious on-road pleasure. Meet the road with legendary performance.

From the DNA of a supersport legend comes the pure sport roadster. The GSX-S1000F is a motorcycle built for real-world excitement. Derived from the legendary, championship-winning 2005-2008 generation GSX-R1000 the new GSX-S lineup carries the spirit of the Suzuki GSX-R to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for street riding comfort.

Found beneath the slim fairing of this thrilling machine is the legendary heritage of the GSX-R family, the ALL NEW GSX-S1000F was born to deliver heart pounding performance on every road you ride. The GSX-S1000F is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that’s based on the long-stroke GSX-R1000F 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 cams which are optimized for street-dominating power.

Ground beating power is paired with Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, Brembo brakes, and standard ABS** the 2016 GSX-S1000F is a street bike packed with serious all-around performance. Wild, aggressive styling compleates the street fighter package to deliver a naked roadster ready to dominate the streets.



2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Legendary Performance

From the DNA of a supersport legend comes the GSX-S1000F, a motorcycle built for real-world excitement. Beneath the slim fairing of this thrilling machine are the genuine engine and main components of the world-beating GSX-R1000. All in a comfortable package built for serious on-road pleasure. Meet the road with legendary performance.


Performance Unlimited

The GSX-S1000F is powered by a street-tuned version of the four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cc, inline-four engine that became a legend in the 2005 GSX-R1000. The newly honed engine delivers smooth throttle response and immediate, controlled acceleration, so the sport rider experiences adrenaline-rushing performance.


Compact, Lightweight Chassis

Suzuki designed a new chassis in a compact, lightweight package that makes the GSX-S1000F agile and fun to ride. Every aspect of the chassis reflects a focus on great handling and control in real-world conditions from city streets to twisty mountain roads. The main frame helps to ensure nimble handling and great roadholding.


High Performance Braking Technology

The GSX-S1000F has the same top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers as the GSX-R1000. The calipers each have four opposed 32mm pistons acting on a 310mm floating-mount disc for strong stopping power.


KYB Inverted Front Forks

Newly specified 43mm KYB inverted front forks give a ride that is sporty yet plush. They have fully adjustable damping, rebound, compression and spring preload.


Advanced Rider Technology

The GSX-S1000F is equipped with some of the most advanced rider technology available, including an Advanced Traction Control System², Low RPM Assist and Suzuki Easy Start System.


The Wild Side

The GSX-S1000F is designed to look wild, rugged, and aggressive. And to keep the rider comfortable at all times. The bike’s overall shape evokes a crouching beast. And a combination of black plastics and painted parts emphasises the bike’s assertive, sporty personality. And the fairing features a low slung, sharply shaped nose and forward-leaning side fairing panels.


Comprehensive Instrument Cluster

The instrument cluster takes the form of a lightweight, brightness-adjustable LCD. Readouts include speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, coolant, driving range, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control, and a clock.




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

Key Features
For 2018 the GSX-S1000F ABS features a slipper clutch and increase 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.

Additional style and rider protection is presented through the GSX-S1000F ABS model’s full fairing and upper windshield. Styled to complement the rest of the chassis and to house an expanded lighting capability, this fairing adds the proper amount of benefits without detracting from the motorcycles other assets.

Equipped with ABS, the GSX-S1000F 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.


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-S1000F 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.
A variety of accessories for the GSX-S1000F 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: $11299  USD


Engine  999cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC

Bore x Stroke     73.4 x 59.0 mm (2.890 x 2.323 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 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

Brakes Rear        Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single

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     Pearl Glacier White


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       214 kg (472 lb) / CA Model: 215 kg (474 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: $13999  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 214 kg (472 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: £10299 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Dimensions and Weights

Overall length    2115mm (83.27in)           Overall width     795mm (31.30in)

Overall height    1180mm (46.46in)           Wheelbase         1460mm (57.48in)

Ground clearance            140mm (5.51in) Seat height         810mm (31.89in)

Kerb mass           215.0kg (473.99lbs)         Fuel capacity      17.0 litres (3.7UK gallons)

Engine Specifications

Engine capacity 999cc     Engine  4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC

Bore      73.4mm X 59.0mm (2.89in x 2.32in)         Compression ratio           12.2 : 1

Lubrication          Wet sump           Ignition Electronic ignition

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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