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Suzuki Announces Redesigned 2022 GSX-S1000 (with videos)

The Suzuki GSX-S1000, and its faired sibling the GSX-S1000F (last tested by MD here) have been around for several years and presented a relative bargain in the open-class naked category. Suzuki has just announced that the GSX-S1000 has been substantially updated for the 2022 model year. New styling, LED lighting and revised engine components (with improved power delivery and peak horsepower) are the highlights. You can view a detailed listing of all the features and specifications by opening the PDF below:

A shorter summary of the new bike is provided in the following press release. Take a look, and then watch the two videos posted below this article.

Brea, CA (April 26, 2021) – Suzuki Motor USA, LLC is proud to introduce the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000. This new Suzuki street machine has been completely updated and aims to deliver an exciting new riding experience with increased power, control, and agility combined with a striking new look.

“The GSX-S1000 has been a very successful motorcycle for Suzuki due in large part to its legendary GSX-R-based powerplant,” said Kerry Graeber, Vice President, Division Manager MC/ATV Sales and Marketing for Suzuki Motor USA, LLC. “The new machine features a comprehensive list of performance and styling enhancements that improve on the original version in every way. With its aggressive street fighter looks coupled with superb, open-class performance we can’t wait for our customers and dealers to experience the new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000.”

The first thing one notices about the 2022 GSX-S1000 is its aggressive look featuring the “Razor Sharp and Ready to Strike” design concept. This fresh new design is led by a new stacked LED headlight package. The minimalist cowling that surrounds the headlight adds even more sharp lines and a sense of tension inspired by Suzuki’s MotoGP World Champion racing machines and stealth aircraft.

The compact front-end design pairs with a slim tail section and compact exhaust system to establish a clean, agile look. The minimalist rear tail section also accentuates the muscular look of the engine, fuel tank, and mid-section. The result is a mass-forward design that delivers a dynamic and aggressive stance for the new GSX-S1000.

Powering the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is an updated 999cc, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine that builds its superbike performance heritage through key refinements aimed at delivering smooth and powerful performance across the rev range. The new motor features an updated 4-2-1 exhaust system that meets Euro 5 emission standards. Updated camshafts and valve springs, a new fuel injection system, and a new airbox work together to deliver increased power and a broader, smoother torque curve for a more exciting riding experience. In addition, the GSX-S1000 now features the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) for smoother deceleration and better control when downshifting.

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is the next motorcycle in the Suzuki lineup to include the highly advanced Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.)*. The S.I.R.S. system on this new 1000cc street machine includes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Traction Control, Ride by Wire Electronic Throttle, Bi-Directional Quick Shift, Suzuki Easy Start, and Low RPM Assist systems. These advanced Suzuki electronic systems enable the rider to optimize the performance characteristics of the motorcycle to best suit riding conditions, varying road surfaces, as well as the rider’s level of confidence and experience.

Achieving the right balance of performance, agility, stability, and control demands attention to every aspect of chassis design. The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 delivers on all of those points by utilizing a proven twin-spar aluminum frame combined with a sturdy aluminum-alloy braced swingarm straight off the GSX-R1000. Fully adjustable KYB suspension works perfectly with a new wider tapered handlebar for increased control and agility. An updated seat design, new wheels and new Dunlop Roadsport 2 tires, and a new larger fuel tank combined with ABS-equipped radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers and 310mm brake rotors all work together to produce the most agile, comfortable, and exciting GSX-S1000 yet.

Wrap it all up in three stunning color combinations including a brilliant Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray inspired by camouflaged jet fighters, concrete, and asphalt, and the sophisticated Glass Sparkle Black color and you’ve got an amazing new Suzuki built to own the streets.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 will arrive in Suzuki dealerships in Fall 2021.

Learn more about the new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 at

*The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) includes traction control and ABS-related functions. The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Traction control cannot prevent the front wheel from losing grip. 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 ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.


  1. Ian says:

    Looks like Lego had a hard time making replicas soSuzuki made a bike you can use your blocks to make. i am all for innovative designs but this is ugly and lazy

  2. newtonmetres says:

    YUK! Too much,overstyled-too busy around radiator/side bits and swingarm…..

  3. motorhead says:

    I’m 62 years old and I like this bike. There are plenty of retro bikes to choose from: Triumph, Harley, CB, Kawasaki 900. But too few of us old timers buy new retros. If folks craved retros every maker would offer ten retros. Harley is 100% retro and see how successful their business model is. Not. So bring on the creased origami body cladding and let the youngsters have their fun and they don’t mind me joining them. This GSX-S1000 is absolutely a great value and a good looker. Let the dead bury the dead…

  4. Randy says:


  5. David M says:

    Nice bike.

    Considering that the announcement is shown as being made in Brea, CA, that rider leaned over the tank… that bridge in the background is the Burrard Bridge, here in Vancouver, Canada.

    Go Suzuki Go…

  6. redbirds says:

    Every time I start thinking bikes can’t get more hideous looking a new one comes along that proves me wrong. At least you really can’t see how ugly a bike is when you’re riding it.

  7. Ric says:

    Love my ‘16 “F” model. Is it being continued next year? The range is wonderful (202 miles with 32 left per the dash). Would like the improved throttle action etc.

  8. Tom R says:

    It is amazing how long the UJM has been around.

  9. Tintin says:

    I wonder if they fixed the on/off throttle transition at point of overrun?
    I sold my gsx1000f because this transition was very abrupt on an otherwise excellent motor … And that was after spending money on a re-map effort.
    Maybe the ride-by-wire has fixed this?
    As I recently invested in a BMW s1000xr which by contrast has a well developed “carburetion”, I’ll hold off a while before another test drive of the Suzuki.

  10. Ric says:

    Is the “F” model coming out for ‘22? I love the range my ‘16 gets, as in 202 miles with 25 more to go per the computer! Afraid Euro 5 will ding this. Wished they offered oem bags. The main irritant is the slightly snatchy throttle from closed. It’s wheelies ok but could be improved (thought bmw s1000r better in this regard if that matters). And the stock exhaust sounds good. Later.

    • cw says:

      The numbers from the UK site say Euro5 has claimed another Suzuki mileage victim.

      (46.3 new vs 53.3mpg old…I believe that’s something like 38 vs 45 in US miles and gallons)

  11. Michael says:

    I had a 16 model, pretty much nothing good to say about it, biggest disappointment was midrange power, they’d have to do MAJOR updates on the powerplant for me to look twice at it, surprising too because I have fond memories of the 05/06 Gixxer Scrad…

  12. Grover says:

    Since I value my drivers license, there is no GSX-S1000 in my future.

    • Motoman says:

      No self-control? So what nothing more than 25 HP for you?

      • Grover says:

        Some day that might be true! I had a Bandit 1200S that I put 55,000 miles on and every time I rode it my license was in jeopardy. Can’t imagine what I’d try to get away with on this SUZUKI.

        • Motoman says:

          Very underated bike El Bandito. I put about 32,000 miles on a steel framed FZ1 which coulda been a Bandit.
          That FZ1 was very much a sleeper in the twisties with proper suspension to give me some ground clearance.

          • mickey says:

            Had an 04 FZ-1 put 40,000 miles on it, sold it, ended up missing it and bought an 01 FZ-1 to replace it. Great solo sport tourer set up with soft bags, and like you said not to shabby in the curvy bits.

          • Motoman says:

            I miss it so bad I’m going to build another just like it…

  13. viktor92 says:

    Naked bikes are becoming uglier year after year, I really don’t know if this is what people want or is what the manufacturers want to sell us…
    And the case is not that different with faired bikes.

    • Provologna says:

      What about Triumph’s 1200 twin standard? BMW R1250R? (or whatever is the current moniker) Kawasaki’s 900RS?

      I have no idea what the public wants; I’d personally like the GSX-S1000 drivetrain packaged as close as possible to the ’79 GS1000S.

    • Snake says:

      Companies are DEFINITELY selling us what they want, rather than what we want. Many of them are only looking at one another, trying to steal market share from each other by making models that directly compete regardless of whether we’d prefer a redesign or not.

      • Bob says:

        Amazingly wrong, considering the sales figures that directly refute your claim.

        I’m guessing you didn’t get your full glass of covfefe this morning…

  14. Anonymous says:

    I kind of dig the look of the front end in the first shot. It looks better with the lower part of the shrouds in the darker colour, I think.

    Not a big fan of the jacked-up tail section though. I thought that streetfighter “I just got rear ended and I’m keeping it this way” look went out 10 (or more) years ago.

  15. Michael White says:

    Yeah I don’t see insectoid. As much as I hate the style of most adventure tourers, not including the PA, I think there are some good new styles coming out. I see space shuttle/fighter jet here and I really like it, but would probably not buy it because I prefer a slightly more practical bike. (Which in this case would mean more usable rear end and cruise control, less emphasis on track.)

  16. Wes says:

    Less concerned with the looks…pretty standard these days. More concerned with the lack of passenger accommodation. I get it on the Super Sports but on naked bikes I would expect a bit more of a seat.

  17. Randy says:

    I like to refer to the insectisoid look as “The Mad Hornet” look. Have you seen Kawasaki’s complete lineup? Where’s the nest? People in India buy as many bikes as we do and 100% percent of them are Royal Enfields and Jawas and now the new Honda CB350. Every one of them are standard looking nakeds. They are cheaper and easier to work on. My point is that Japan thinks Americans like what they are selling and I don’t think we do. The Mad Hornet needs to go away. Retro bikes from Japan are largely failures, so what to do? Look at the sizes. Kawasakis W800 and Hondas CB1100 (1300?) Don’t make the retros so big. Make retros smaller and get the industry going again. CB150’s maybe? And the sweet spot from what I gleen from opinion writers is 400cc. I think “small” standards would do well. Yes I see 250s and 350s and 400s, but what India is producing in those sizes are standards and just beautiful. We get the hornet. The market needs to change.

    • Dave says:

      Millions of bikes are sold in India and relatively few look like Royal AE fields and Honda CB350’s. Many more are 125cc bikes that look something like the mopeds that were buzzing all around in the 80’s.

      About 10 years ago, the US motorcycle market was about 500k/yr. The bigger factories in India and SE Asia were churning out 300k bikes per month. Honda has had success here with the Grom and maybe they’ll do well with the Monkey and Cub but it’s a long road to bring back motorcycles in the US. Cars are too cheap and say now.

      These factories also aren’t making what they think Americans like. They’re making global products and we get the things they think we’ll be interested in. We’re a more minor market.

  18. TP says:

    I like the profile but not the stacked headlight. Yamaha had the same look with its newest MT-09. Yamaha, known for styling generally, just dropped a dud. Otherwise, I like this Suzy Q and hope it sells well. It’s hard to find a nice-looking naked litre bike.

    • TP says:

      Actually, the more I look at it, the more I like the headlight. Overall, the bike looks good with everything in proportion. Nice job, Suzuki..

  19. Neil Devine says:

    Rode the first one and liked it but the clutch was heavy. This one will be much better. Yeah they are getting more robotic in styling but when you are riding it could look like a farm tractor as long as it holds the road and zips past the other cars and trucks. I like it and my test of the first one was fantastic. Turn the throttle and you are THERE.

  20. Jeremy says:

    Yeh, I kinda like it.

  21. cw says:

    Thanks for the high-res pics. For some odd reason, only the little ones are on Suz’s website.

  22. bad Chad says:

    Who, is ever going to go into their garage just to admire this thing? Anyone, I think not.

  23. mickey says:

    Either have to admire or feel sorry for the young girls who end up being passengers on these new style bikes

  24. greg says:

    Who was on top?

  25. motomike says:

    I’m waiting for it to unfold into a giant robot. If that rear seat gets any more vertical it’s gonna be a backrest. Oh, and get off my lawn you punks!

  26. Jim says:

    Why not just come right out and ask KTM to design their bikes?

  27. Delmartian says:

    Okay, I agree with all the comments regarding this latest crushed-insectoid styling exercise, but no remarks about the riding position seen in the second photo… riding slowly on a rain-slickened bridge, at night, with the city lights in the background… in more than full-tuck racer replica posing ? Perhaps he was bitten by a giant metallic insect right as he hopped on and doubled over. Who exactly is Suzuki trying to appeal to here ?

    • Mick says:

      That is a little odd. Are they really marketing an open bike to clueless children? Note how the kid is dwared by the tank and contenent sized radiator shrouds.

      Just who are the crowd these forward heavy designs are after anyway? Even the habitual gushers have long been silent on bikes like these.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, that guy doesn’t look real comfortable. How long can you actually ride in that position?

  28. KOTH says:

    Throttle by wire but I didn’t see cruise control. Maybe it will be an option.

  29. TimC says:

    Call the Starship Troopers we’ve got another Bug

  30. Dave says:

    Nice update. As “insectoid “ becomes standard I am becoming more numb to it. I find the aggressive MX inspired radiator shrouds interesting. They affirm KTM’s design direction. Now we know the Japanese brands are taking them more seriously on the road side.

  31. Stuki Moi says:

    I dont’t really see that strong an “insect” in this one. I like the bigger headlight on the old one better than these tiny “spotlights,” though…….

    The new VStrom 1050 looks fantastic, as does the ‘Busa, so it’s not as if Suzuki don’t have great designers. More like “after a century of design changes, all the good designs are already done. So the only way to stay the all-important “fresh”, is to make things weirder and weirder for each generation….” It’s pretty much an industry wide phenomenon. They’re all making ever more overwrought and “stylized” bikes, despite the much smoother and simpler shapes of yesteryear being, for the most part, nicer to look at.

    I don’t think this bike is particularly egregious, though. At least not for the class. I mean, look at the MT-10, Superduke, ZH2 and other weirdness… Even the CB-1000, from “conservative” Honda, looks more contrived than this, to my eyes. And the BMW S1000R, does look genuinely precrashed. That one also looks, I’m sure on purpose, like the rider is even more exposed to the weather than he really is. Which, a least to me, is not a positive and reassuring look, on a 150hp naked. This one at least looks like a fairly straight forward naked motorcycle. BMW’s other effectively super-, naked, the latest R1250R (136hp is plenty super on a naked), does, at least to me, make more sense than all these even more pointlessly powerful “suprer” nakeds.

    • Bob says:

      You see, there are these things called “racetracks,” and lots of folks want an upright naked bike that doesn’t embarrass itself once you start turning up the pace.

      If you are content with yesterday’s naked bikes or not going fast, there are plenty of great retros and middleweights ideal for your desires.

  32. Mick says:

    Insect seems to be the popular styling pejorative now days. That’s interesting, because this particular bike seems far more likely to rate the origami pejorative to me.

    I don’t think it looks insect like at all.

  33. dino says:

    I am getting old, but still kinda immature.
    I love the specs of this bike, and the small stacked headlights don’t look quite as droopy as some of the other Transformer Insect designs, but I would have to mount a couple round Driving lights in the turn signal stalks for appearance sake!
    It seems like this bike would be a hoot to ride!
    Good news, I shouldn’t have any trouble with the milk crate strapped to the back end..

  34. John Bryan says:

    For the style of bike it is it’s not bad – fits the “hyper naked” mode without going too far into precrashed insectoid territory. But would it really break the bank Suzuki to offer “G” model versions? I mean all we’re talking about here is a different rear subframe with a flatter seat and a plain, round-ish (make it a squared up oval if you just have to have anime weird) headlight housing…sheesh, if Kawasaki and Yamaha [and Honda, sorta] can do it…

    • CJ says:

      I agree. A different rear subframe with a longer, more horizontal tail section / seat would offer more comfort and utility than the bobbed and steeply angled designs that current designers are so fond of.

  35. Anonymous says:

    Hope they leave the GSX-S1000F alone or just do a new fairing for it.

  36. randy says:

    Wonder if the price will go up over $3500 like the Hayabusa did. At least the Busa got a TFT and a IMU.

  37. VLJ says:

    No one does unapologetically shapeless, disheveled, bed-head haircuts like Japanese engineers. Those guys just do not give a toss.

    Gotta love those dudes.

  38. mickey says:

    I dated a girl with “naked aggression” one time. Was fun for awhile, but eventually wore me out lol

    Suzuki makes a fine motorcycle. I’ve had a couple (GT750, GS 850G) but none in the last 30 years or so. Engines were indestructible. Plagued by cheap plastic adornments here and there. Hopefully that part has improved. I considered a GSX 650 a couple of years ago, but after sitting on it felt the riding ergos were a little too aggressive for me and you were locked into that one seating position. Styling is a little aggressive for me as well.

    • Bob says:

      So glad you’re here to chime in with three-decade-old opinions. Can you also tell us what Christmas was like in the 1940’s?

      • randy says:


        • Provologna says:

          Have to admit, even I had to squint, stop and think for a minute about those two models he listed. And yes, I owned one and rode the other many times.

          Bob’s post is brutally precious!

      • dino says:

        If you were good, Santa would bring you a pack of Smokes, a BB gun, maybe a set of metal Lawn darts!
        Ah, the good ol days

        • Princess Trohar says:


          You guys are killing me!

          I can tell this thread ain’t soon gonna die…

        • SausageCreature says:

          My mom was very safety-conscious, so I didn’t get lawn darts. Instead I got asbestos pajamas in case I lit up one of those smokes in bed and accidentally fell asleep before putting it out.

      • mickey says:

        That’s your contribution here? Impressive.

        At least mine mentioned Suzuki motorcycles.

        • Provologna says:

          OK, sorry for the jokes.

          What did you think about the GT750’s lack of cornering clearance? Probably the worst of all open class bikes for the era. I wonder if the Gold Wing even had more clearance.

          The GT750 had way more mid-range torque than Honda’s CB750; conversely and strangely the 2-stroke engine is about twice as complex as the SOHC.

          The GS850 was probably the smoothest 4-cylinder of that entire era, and again, made fantastic torque (the later GS1000 had GS850 cams.) At high RPM GS1000s buzzed a lot more than the 750/850. IMO the GS750 out-handled and out-cornered the heavier and more top-heavy GS1000; I often considered cobbling together a GS750 with GS850 top end, a hybrid blending the best attributes of all three models.

          • mickey says:

            Always been more of a tourer th than road racer so cornering clearance was not an issue for me. A GT 750 set up with Windjammer fairing and bates bags and trunk made a dandy tourer. The weak part of a GT 750 was the drive chain.

            The GS 850 G was a great bike. I-4 with shaft drive, mag wheels and triple discs, and a great seat. Big gas tank too. I set mine up with a plexifaring, and soft bags. Only weakness I remember was the little curved plastic chrome pieces on each side of the seat which tended to break.

            Suzuki has always made good motors

          • Provologna says:

            Mickey I’m sure we would have been great riding buddies.

            I had a ’77 CB750K (same engine as the ’76 CB750SS), dark root beer metallic with a positively gorgeous Windjammer SS fairing, silver with tons of metal flake and OEM yellow/black stripes. Loved every one of my several trips up the CA coast from the SF Bay Area to OR and back, slept off CA-1 a few times, doing my best Jim Bronson imitation, met a lot of nice people. Damn that was a great touring rig. One trip to Yosemite with yuge snow drifts.

            The WJ had the optional cigarette lighter.

      • Motoman says:

        I’ll bet you lunch mickey rides more than you Bob. Like by a lot.

        • Bob says:

          Normally, i don’t get sucked into this sort of dick-waving, but i promise you that i ride more.

          Not having a car is the first thing, so i put about 15k/year on my personal bike.

          I don’t bother keeping track of how many miles i ride for work, but let’s just start with doubling the 15k and going from there…

    • HS1... says:

      Let’s go for one that is only 15 years old. My neighbor liked to play land pirate on his 800 Intruder. He and his bike looked sadly wrong on many different levels. If we want to be current, his unfortunate look would still be awkward in 2021. Also, I still wouldn’t be able to tell him, “just no”.

    • Rhinestone Kawboy says:

      Hey Mickey, send the girl with the “naked aggression” to me, and I’ll forget about that goofy dinky stacked headlight with the ant antennas (looks like) towards the handlebar. Probably too damn old to do anything much with her, but I might be willing to try. 🙂

  39. jon says:

    These looks are really growing on me. I can’t get enough insectoid appearance in my motorbikes. This one now looks like it has one insect bursting out of another insect’s face, so i’m happy as Larry.

    • HS1... says:

      Great sarcasm! The insect look just keeps getting run out there, regardless of what seems to be poor uptake in the market place. It’s far beyond being played-out. There just might be something beyond “1960’s British” and “alien insectoids”. Let’s see something fresh and nice.

    • VLJ says:

      To be fair, this one looks less insect-like and more robot/android inspired.

  40. greg says:

    Hhmmm,looks like KTM styling que …..

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