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Touring Version of New Suzuki GSX-S1000 on its Way

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000

When Suzuki announced its redesigned 2022 GSX-S1000, the “sport touring” version known as the GSX-S1000F was missing. Will there be a touring-friendly version of the new bike? According to a recent story in Cycle World, there will be. According to the Cycle World Story, emissions documents indicate that a GSX-S1000T which is longer (luggage rack?), taller (windscreen?) and wider (fairings?) than the naked GSX-S1000 is on its way to the U.S. market. The GSX-S1000T shares the same engine and chassis, however.

We are anxious to see what this new model looks like. We expect it will share the bargain pricing found in the naked version (perhaps just a few hundred dollars more). Touring comfort with a sport bike chassis and 150 horsepower sounds like a good recipe. Stay tuned.

Suzuki has discontinued the GSX-S1000F

36 Comments

  1. Bob says:

    Hopefully, its more than a Versys wannabe.

    Where is the promised parallel twin?

  2. mugwump says:

    If the ergoes are relaxed enough for my old frame, I’m in.

  3. todder says:

    Don’t tell them about the updated 2021 Aprila Tuono V4. The base model has been revised for Sport Touring. Even the passenger seat looks much better. Would be my choice.

    • Bob says:

      The Aprilia is barely comfortable for a track session, and still gets sub-30 mpg. Sure, the Tuono is “better” now… but it sucked to begin with in terms of practicality.

  4. marloweluke2 says:

    I was always interested in the gsxf despite its looks as a sport touring bike but the fuel tank capacity is too small for touring. I don’t want to fill up every 250km. If they put a 20 liter or more tank on this thing I will be very interested.

  5. Mick says:

    It will be interesting to see how much of a slave Suzuki is to the abbreviated tail section fashion. Will they actually make a “touring” model with a tail section that has no real space for luggage or a trunk? Or will they hang a touring badge on a 1000cc motorcycle with less luggage carrying ability than a supermoto.

    • joe b says:

      Well, it would be a first. I cant see it happening. After the RE5 debacle, years later at service school, during discussions, the Rep’s said that Suzuki would never ever again barge ahead with new unproven models. It was their intent, to let others lead the way, and Suzuki would watch a certain market develop, and then try to make a competitive model that fit that sales group, but with a machine with features that would make it a better buy. I know this is some 30-40 years later. Suzuki almost went bankrupt in the 08 credit default debacle. US Suzuki literally retreated to a small room, in someone else’s warehouse, to stay afloat. That they won the MotoGP last year, are still competitive this year, have a few “new” models, is really amazing, they almost went non existent. This machine follows my CB1000R from 2012. I like suzuki’s. But I dont see them coming out with a model, no one else has, in a market they want to create. I see your point. Your not the only logical thinking person who wants a more “standard” like machine, with features that function, and not fashion (that so many detest, and cant wait for the madness to end). It would be neat for them to do it, I doubt it. a thumbs up to your comment.

      • Mick says:

        Time will tell. Fashion is a very powerful form of insanity.

        A traditional tail section might be as radical as a rotary engine to the current street bike fashionista.

        I don’t make the rules. I just complain about them.

      • Tom R says:

        Also, recall the high profile failure of the V-4 Madura and Cavalcade models a decade later in the face of successful competing models by Honda. After that drubbing I bet that Suzuki personnel could hardly get out of bed on some mornings.

        Thankfully Suzuki had also been developing the GSX-R 750, which kind of revolutionized sport bikes. It may have saved the company.

        • todd says:

          I would think the massive success of the SV650 saved them from obscurity.

          • tbone34 says:

            And to think there are rumors that the next gen SV650 will be a parallel twin to save cash. Meanwhile I want a 750-850cc L-twin in the GSX-S750.

  6. fred says:

    I love sport-touring bikes. The market and/or the manufacturers have turned away from the sport-touring segment, but the GSX-S1OOOT gives me a glimmer of hope. We should find out shortly.

  7. TP says:

    I’m looking forward to this. The Ninja 1000 has never done it for me, even if it’s a good performer. The present GSX1000F looked just a bit too sedate (boring) and bulbous.

    • cw says:

      I rode the Ninja 1000 and Versys 1000 at a Kawasaki ride event recently. Although I didn’t try the Ninja in Sport mode, I really don’t quite see the point of it compared to the Versys – as far as sport touring goes.

      The Ninja didn’t feel any “sportier” than the Versys in Sport and was far more comfortable on the short ride. The Versys 1K doesn’t makes no real off-road pretense, but maybe there’s a price difference I’m unaware of.

      At any rate, one hopes that there really is (and there appears to be) a real difference between the S1000 and the S1000T…to say nothing of a difference between the S1000T and the DL1000.

  8. shane says:

    I hope this is a good one, I don’t love any of the current offerings of the non-behemoth sport touring bikes (with the exception of the BMW but that is too rich for my blood) and my Bandit isn’t going to last forever, as much as I love it.

    • Grover says:

      Sold my Bandit 1200S after 55,000 miles. Should’ve kept it. Didn’t care for the 8,000 mi valve service intervals. Other than that, the air-cooled beast checked every box.

      • fred says:

        Screw & nut, shim over bucket, or shim under bucket? My 95 & 03 Suzuki’s both have shim under bucket, and the clearances just don’t change much over time after the first couple of checks.

        Set the clearances to the loose end of the range and you should be getting confident after the first few checks with no changes.

        A good friend had a GSF1250GT that he picked up in perfect condition with low mileage, but he didn’t have the good sense to keep it.

  9. Steve says:

    Looks very interesting. Should give the Ninja 1000 some good competition.
    Would love to see a version in a lighter 750 version or one with the SV 1000 engine.

    • xLaYN says:

      From what forums say most of the heavy touring users who want a lighter machine move to a DL650 or DL1000 and most say the DL650 is enough.

  10. allworld says:

    I would really like a sport touring bike, not and adventure touring bike, so I hope this new bike fills my vacant space in my stall.
    I had looked at the GSX-S1000F, but didn’t like having to remove the front fairing to change the oil. The fairing is attached with flimsy plastic tabs… not a durable system.
    Hopefully Suzuki really thinks things out.

  11. Jeremy says:

    I’ll be interested to see how Suzuki executes this.

  12. Rob says:

    What is with the trend for tremendously UGLY headlights? I’m talking to you, too, KTM.

    • Gary says:

      I know, right? What’s wrong with a conventional, round headlight? Manufacturers keep trying (and failing) to make modern headlights look more attractive.

  13. Stuki Moi says:

    Now that sounds like it could be a sweet bike. The current one, is just too hard to affix luggage to, as well as lacking a good bit in the fairing department for a tourer. But a more sportbike-like N1K competitor, does sound enticing!

  14. mickey says:

    A new subframe with flat (ish) seat, some nice shaped hard bags a decent luggage rack, an adjustable windshield, heated grips, cruise control and hold at least 6 gals of gas and they may just have a winner. Suzuki has always made good motors.

    • dino says:

      Same!
      I’m not ready for a Goldwing, but I don’t want to have to fold myself up like the photo of the discontinued 1000f above.
      The right combo might be able to get me to finally relinquish my ’02 Vstrom!

    • Tom R says:

      The 1979 GS 850 had the nicest, flattest seat of all time. Current Suzuki designers, please please look up this before-your-time relic and just copy it. Don’t try to “improve” it or make it sleeker, just COPY it.

      • YellowDuck says:

        Agreed! I had a 1982 GS850G and I was easily the iron butt champion amongst all my riding buddies. That bike was ridiculously comfortable.

    • VLJ says:

      No way in the world you’re getting “at least 6 gals of gas” in a sportbike-based tank. No tank in this class comes close to six gallons.

      Most of your other wish-list items are doable, but you know they aren’t going to give it a flat-ish seat. It’s going to remain a raised, dual-seat affair. Perhaps the rear seat will be a bit broader and thicker, with lower pegs, but it will not be a flat-ish bench-style seat.

  15. randy says:

    Lets hope it has a better pillion seat. that is one reason I never looked at the GSX-S1000F.

    • SausageCreature says:

      This. A million times this. I’m hoping it will be similar in form/function to a Ninja 1000, but with a larger/friendlier pillion seat. Please no more stubby tail sections angled way up into the air. Enough is enough.

      • randy says:

        exactly

      • dino says:

        Right on..
        Don’t put passenger pegs on something unless you mean it!
        And instead of all the air above the rear tire, how about some tool storage?? Heaven forbid!