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Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F Updated with More Horsepower and Slipper Clutch in Europe

European press reports indicate the 2017 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models are receiving surprise updates consisting of an increase in horsepower (up 7 to a claimed 150) and a standard slipper clutch, along with minor equipment changes. We have asked US Suzuki’s press representative if US customers can expect similar upgrades this year, but have not heard back.

We will let you know when we hear something, but for now this appears to be for Europe only for the 2017 model year.

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  1. Tomas says:

    I took demo rides in Daytona on the S1000 and S1000F… as well as the 07, 09 and 10 FZ’s. The S1000 had absolutely the best suspension and handling of the bunch and maybe the strongest motor. Biggest drawbacks – very costly insurance, lack of luggage options(at least factory) and the seat. I’m not a huge fan of the 4-cylinder wail, either. Surprisingly, the S1000F was not close in handling or ride or even air management although all of these bikes produced zero turbulance. I suspect the suspension wasn’t properly set up since it was a display bike and not normally on the demo line. Insurance was the deciding factor in not buying one.

  2. Jdilpkle says:

    Its a weird mix these, naked bikes at times. Many lean too much toward the full sport bike look, at the expense of at least some practicality and comfort. They can get a little transformerish looking at times. I think we should induce some Italian DNA into the designer gene pool. After 50 years of riding, at least for myself, I have discovered that if I have to squint while looking at it, or talk myself into buying it, I aint gonna keep that bike for a long time. I’ve come to find, that the bikes I have enjoyed owning the most, have all been bikes that when I walk away from them in the parking lot, I glance back just to take another look.

    • Pacer says:

      +1 on how you should choose a bike. Kind of like a girl friend. It needs to be logical, but passion is the first huddle.

  3. Pacer says:

    Fwiw, these bikes respond to an open exhaust and tune. My friend tuned one with an off brand exhaust and was in the 150s. No air filter mod, and his dyno reads low.

  4. Norm G. says:

    re: “in Europe”

    DOAAAP…!!! (Homer nearly doubles over)

  5. mechanicus says:

    Fugly. Anime. Wont sell in any significant numbers. A silent blip in cycle history.

    • Suzuki had a huge year over year sales increase in 2015 due to the arrival of the GSX-S750 and 1000….GSXRs also sold 50% more than 2014…they are making the right moves, even if you don’t like the styling…at least this looks like a motorcycle rather than Yamaha’s Decepticon styling on the MT-10.

      • Norm G. says:

        re: “Suzuki had a huge year over year sales increase in 2015 due to the arrival of the GSX-S750 and 1000….GSXRs also sold 50% more than 2014…they are making the right moves”

        next up on the “Suzuki hit parade”…?

        the RECURSION TURBO…!!! hey, it could happen. 🙂

    • Half Baked says:

      Actually manga more accurately describes the cartoonish styling. And why don’t you just criticize the bike in the harshest possible terms instead of using an absolutely ridiculous term like fugly.

  6. Craig says:

    It’s going to need full exhaust too. I for one can’t stand those collection boxes underneath… not many are hidden well except for Ducati and Aprilia but then they want rolling art too!

    All said, for the $$ and the power and the suspension… not sure you can do much better…

    • mickey says:

      I couldn’t care less about the exhaust collection boxes, I’d rather they developed a better, flatter more comfortable seat for both rider and passenger, and a better way to carry some stuff when actually going someplace when not racing in the canyons.

      • Brian says:

        Yeah, what’s up with Suzuki and the lock-you-in-position seats lately? I sat on an SV650 the other day and wanted to climb back off immediately. I’d have to know there was a better aftermarket design available before I even considered owning the bike.

        Form should always follow function when it comes to seats.

  7. FNFAL says:

    Have my eye on this one. For the money, a very good offering from my understanding. If I get another bike, this would be it.

  8. Bubba Blue says:

    I don’t care for the looks. Also, I don’t get why you wouldn’t want a small fairing on this bike. Torque moves the bike. All horsepower does is push air out of the way.

  9. Jeremy in TX says:

    I am not a fan of the stinger tail, which is accented even further by the lines of the painted trim on it, but I still think the bike looks quite good in person. It feels nice to sit on as well. Everything feels compact and purposeful.

  10. Sounds like an after market rear subframe coming up

  11. Artem says:

    Very cool.

  12. Ryan Craig says:

    It’s a shame that these bikes, especially the F model, have so little provision for sport-touring use. Where’s the luggage rack, or some reasonable way to mount hard, or even soft bags? Other than that they seem like strong performers, and reasonably good looking, leaving aside the stinkbug rear ends.

    • Grover says:

      An old milk crate and some bungees would work in a pinch. Better buy the best bungees that you can afford, tho.

    • Dino says:

      Someone could invent a luggage rack that actually goes UNDER that stinkbug back end… little tunnel going under the seat, above the rear wheel, and sticking out the sides a bit to mount side cases..

      A little bigger flyscreen and done!

      • blitz11 says:

        Ventura luggage: interesting products, crap website. Never could send my enquiry to the distributor. I guess I’ll just hang the wolfman duffel over the back of the Duke.

        It isn’t that difficult to design an effective website, but these Ventura folks really missed the boat on this one.

        • azi says:

          They’re New Zealanders, so be kind and cut them a bit of slack. Their entire internet is routed through a 28.8k modem in the Prime Minister’s outhouse.

        • Mick says:

          Your haven’t seen nothing. You’re lucky to get a French website to work at all. You often have to resort to IE, not Edge, IE. Dudes are in the stone age.

        • stinkywheels says:

          I’ve had real good luck with the website (kinda). I just get an idea/numbers from the site and call 800-688-6439 they’ve hooked me up on Hyper,RC51,SV 1000.

      • Ryan Craig says:

        That’s pretty good. The rack would look better integrated better with the bike, but that’s not bad at all. I would definitely be looking at getting that (or Givi, they make something similar), even though it looks a little awkward being up so high.

    • MGNorge says:

      Waaaay back when in high school, almost all the many CB’s of all sizes had racks on the back along with several other bikes. That’s how we carried our books to and from school and when we had to pick up something at the store. They were nearly the necessary accessory.

    • Kevin says:

      I own a ’16 GSX-S1000ABS (naked model)and ended up putting the SW-MOTECH Blaze saddlebag system on mine. They they don’t flop around like some other soft bags, due to the mounting rods and buckles. I got them at for about $360 as I recall.

      I also put on an 18 tooth front sprocket ($20) a saddlemen seat ($200), and Buell Footpegs ($37)….the bike is definitely more comfortable for long rides now.

  13. Brian says:

    Hopefully one of the minor equipment changes is a totally redesigned front fairing for the F model. That is one strange-looking machine…

  14. Stuki Moi says:

    The current one already has ecu programming alleviating most serious problems with wheelhop, even without a mechanical slipper. And, it has well over 149hp, too. I’m guessing/hoping the main focus of the changes that led to the rerating, was focused on making it more user friendly at smaller throttle openings. The current bike is, to put it mildly, a bit insane for the average dude riding in an average fashion.

  15. Neil says:

    Test rode it. great machine. I was not using all the power as it is. I got behind the group and twisted the throttle to catch up…sure needed those brakes to slow down. I can see a slipper clutch, but then I have my own slipper clutch which a racer taught me, keeping the gas on when down shifting which raises the rpms and matches the tranny really well. The bike is just a really nice beast.

  16. dt 175 says:

    if only that blue Norton went like this one…

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