May 19, 2024

Suzuki’s New Generation GSX-R1000 / GSX-S1000 Models In High Demand

MY18 Suzuki GSX-S1000Z
MY18 Suzuki GSX-S1000Z

With over a million bikes sold in the 30 years since the GSX-R was first introduced and 15 years since the GSX-R1000 morphed the sportbike category, Suzuki’s 6th-generation GSX-R1000 is redefining the definition of “Superbike”.

September 7th was Australia’s official release date and the first shipment of the GSX-R1000 is already nearly sold out.

Suzuki customers are now being encouraged to pre-order via their local authorised dealer to secure their bike.

The top of the range GSX-R1000R is equipped with the latest SHOWA BFF (Balance Free Front) forks and SHOWA BFRC lite (Balance Free Rear Cushion lite) rear shock, bi-directional quick-shifter, launch control, LED position lights and a unique black LCD instrument panel display ensuring you know you’re aboard something truly special.

MY18 Suzuki GSX-R1000R

Available in two colour schemes, the GSX-R1000R comes in Metallic Triton Blue or Glass Sparkle Black for a recommended retail price of $25,490 + ORC (MSRP $27,490 ride away).

The GSX-R1000 ABS model is also available in three distinct colour schemes – Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red with a recommended retail price of $21,990 + ORC (MSRP $23,990 ride away).

If that does not tickle your fancy then maybe the Suzuki GSX-S1000/F (MY18) range is for you with both faired and naked platforms, sporting two all-new colour schemes for MY18. The popular Glass Sparkle Black / Candy Red colour scheme also returns to satisfy the high customer demand for the colour.

The GSX-S1000 has been derived from the pedigree of the GSX-R1000.

With a championship winning formula the MY18 GSX-S1000 lineup receives a host of changes to carry the spirit of GSX-R to the street.

MY18 Suzuki GSX-S1000F

While still complying with Euro 4 emissions regulations, Suzuki has managed to increase output from the previous model’s 107kW (145ps) to 110kW (150ps) and maximum torque has also increased from 106Nm to 108Nm thanks to newly added crankcase ventilation holes which reduce pumping losses.

A back-torque-limiting clutch has been added to contribute to smoother downshifts and corner entry. Updating the front brake hose for MY18 for improved stopping performance and feel.

The GSX-S1000F‘s windshield has been updated from clear to smoke finish, whilst both models feature blacked-out footrests, gear levers, rear brake pedals and handlebar levers to complement the GSX-S’s sinister styling.

The MY18 GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F are now available from Australian dealerships for a recommended retail price of $15,190 + ORC ($16,690 ride away) and $15,990 + ORC ($17,490 ride away) respectively.

For further information on any of the above range, interested customers should visit their local Suzuki dealer, who can be found through the Dealer Locator on