Suzuki has revealed its new GSX-S1000GT, a sports-tourer designed to take riders further, faster, but without sacrificing comfort or practicality. The new GT is said to provide all-day riding ability in a package designed to cover distances effortlessly, thanks to its characterful-yet-smooth 152PS engine, agile chassis and wind-cheating bodywork.
The GSX-S1000GT fits into Suzuki’s lineup as a true sports tourer, and is equally at home crossing countries at speed on motorways and fast A-roads or carving through twisty mountain passes. It combines performance, agility, stability, control, comfort and style to deliver a premium experience befitting the GT moniker.
The GT’s upright riding position is cocooned by wind-deflecting bodywork and a screen capable of diverting the air flow without hampering vision when ‘pressing on’. A plush rider’s seat is complemented by a comfortable pillion pad with convenient grab rails and ample legroom, while optional hard luggage can accommodate full face helmets, if it’s empty.
A performance-orientated chassis, engineered to be lightweight and agile, is also designed to offer a comfortable ride and soak up road imperfections, reducing rider fatigue on longer journeys. A comprehensive electronics package lets the rider exploit the superbike-derived engine’s performance, aids rider comfort and enhances the GT’s ability to cover distances effectively and efficiently.
Based on the new GSX-S1000 platform, the GT uses the same exciting 152PS inline-four cylinder 999cc engine that delivers smooth, consistent power throughout the rev range and a very impressive 106Nm of torque.
Fully adjustable 43mm KYB upside-down front forks deliver a smooth ride, whether touring with a passenger or out enjoying a sporty ride. Rebound damping and spring preload adjustable link-type rear suspension contributes to agility and stability as do the custom-engineered Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tyres that it’s shod with. Two four-piston Brembo monobloc front brake calipers bite 310mm floating discs to deliver strong, reliable braking performance and plenty of feel.
A striking new front end with twin LED headlights and running lights creates a radical new look for the GT, along with LED rear combination lights and indicators, but beauty is a hugely subjective thing so that’s something you’ll have to pass judgement on yourself!
The new GSX-S1000GT will be available in Suzuki dealerships in November 2021, with an RRP of £11,599.