A sport tourer has been announced by Suzuki, which will replace the Suzuki GSX-S1000F, and is based on the new GSX-S1000 launched earlier this year.
The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is based on the new naked Suzuki GSX-S1000 launched earlier in 2021
Suzuki introduced a new sports tourer based on the recently updated Suzuki GSX-S1000GT. The new GT sport tourer has more or less the same styling as the bare GSX-S1000 which was introduced earlier this year, but gets a tall windshield, fairing and longer seat for more passenger comfort. The engine of the GT is the same 150 hp inline four-cylinder engine as that of the GSX-S1000, with maximum power at 11,000 rpm and maximum torque of 106 Nm at 9250 rpm. What is different from the bare is the new bolt-on subframe which is stronger and more robust for more luggage and passenger carrying capacity than the bare GSX-S1000.
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The style incorporates crisp folds and angles, highlighting the design element of current trends. It’s still not a breathtakingly beautiful bike, but there isn’t much to complain about. The fuel tank area is transferred straight from the bare, but the GT gets a larger front fairing that provides better wind protection, as well as a longer, more comfortable saddle. The face uses LED headlights which are mounted directly to the nose and protrude from the fairing. He looks sporty, but when viewed from the front his face has an angry expression.
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The GT receives a new 6.5-inch color TFT display and includes smartphone connectivity. The rider can view information about calls, navigation, contacts, music and even an appointment calendar if needed, all synchronized via a smartphone via the Suzuki mySpin app. There is LED lighting all around and the electronic suite of Suzuki’s SIRS intelligent driving system. There are multiple driving modes, varying horsepower and power as well as driver assistance settings depending on driving conditions and preferences. A two-way quickshifter is also included as standard.
The KYB suspension and Brembo brakes from the standard GSX-S are retained, with manually adjustable 43mm inverted forks and a rear monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound. Braking functions are provided by radial Brembo brake calipers gripping two 310mm discs on the front wheel and a single 240mm single disc on the rear wheel, with standard ABS. There is no turn function on the system. The GT also benefits from cruise control and low-end assist which helps prevent the bike from stalling at low revs.
The GSX-S1000GT has a curb weight of 226 kg and the new rear subframe also allows the installation of quick-release saddlebags as an option on the GT model, but standard on the GT + model. The new GT will be available in two colors, Metallic Reflective Blue and Glass Sparkle Black. So far, availability in India is uncertain.
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