The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT promises the combined championship performance of its GSX-R1000-based engine with a lightweight chassis to provide the riders with a comfortable, yet exciting GT riding experience. The GSX-S1000GT strives to fulfill the transformation in what touring enthusiasts expect from a high-performance motorcycle. Whether the riding experience is a long trip with a passenger or a sporty run on the asphalt, Suzuki's GSX-S1000GT sets to develop in peak performance at a revolutionary scale. This motorcycle also features the new SuzukiSPIN connectivity app integration into a full-color TFT instrument panel that provides easy access to contacts, maps, music, and phone communication. Using the long-stroke GSX-R engine, the 2022 GSX-S1000GT utilizes the 999cc four-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC in-line four engine to deliver a consistently smooth power that runs throughout its wide band.
This helps enhance the rider experience at the lower to mid-speed range that is typically used in daily riding on the city road. For highway travel, the same consistency remains when riding at higher speeds. To better refine and control the overall performance of the GSX-S1000GT, the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) uses today's cutting-edge technology to enable the driver to make good use of the cruise control, traction control., and clutchless quick-shifting so that passing another vehicle becomes less challenging. The twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm brace designed for superbikes help deliver better road handling that can go the distance. This helps make the riding experience become more comfortable, especially if the rider is in for a long trip on the road. Behind the GSX-S1000GT also features the wind tunnel-developed windscreen is a cast-aluminum handlebar that is wider than the previous GSX-S1000T series.
It is also shaped and positioned for a more comfortable reach, allowing better leverage for the driver to properly guide the bike while riding. The special rubber mount on the handlebar damps the vibration for the rider's hands, as does the durable rubber inserts for the footrests. The new design of the trellis-style sub-frame of the 2022 GSX-S1000GT creates a more secure and visually appealing attachment point for the 36L side cases that allows the sportier passenger seat to be thicker and more comfortable to sit in and simply enjoy the ride. The cargo capacity and suspension control are fully adjustable, which can easily flex to each new destination, thanks to the inverted KYB fork and easy-to-adjust shock. The boosted confidence to control the stopping performance of the superbike is through a dual ABS-equipped radial-mounted, four-piston, Brembo-front brake calipers, and 310 mm floating rotors.
Bringing a new standard to the aerodynamics for the rider in the Grand Tourer category, the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT features a dual mono-focus LED headlights and V-shaped LED position light that helps create a distinctive appearance and illumination. The 999cc GSX-R-based engine has increased peak power, along with strong torque for the lower speed range riders of the Grand Tourer class superbikes look for. The new Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies provide smoother control, making the touring experience shift from ordinary to extraordinary. An upgraded version of the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) smooths shifting and engine braking, allowing the new bi-directional quick shift system give your clutch hand a rest. The 2022 GSX-S1000GT is the first from Suzuki to feature a full Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display. Measuring at 6.5 inches, the TFT screen is easy to read and adjust according to the rider's preferences. Also making its debut through the TFT panel is Suzuki's mySPIN application, which links the smartphone so the rider can access information such as communication, contacts, maps, and music.
- Bore x Stroke - 74.3 mm x 59.0 mm (2.890 inches x 2.323 inches)
- Compression Ratio - 12.2:1
- Fuel System - fuel injection with Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies
- Starter - electric
- Lubrication - wet sump
- Clutch - wet, multi-plate SCAS type
- Transmission - 6-speed constant mesh
- Final Drive - Chain, RK525GSH, 525 x 116 links
- Chassis Specifications
- Front Suspension inverted telescopic
- coil spring
- oil damped
- Rear Suspension link type
- single shock
- coil spring
- oil damped
- Front Brakes Brembo 4-piston
- twin disc
- Rear Brakes Nisson 1-piston
- single disc
- Front Tires - 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
- Rear Tires - 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
- Fuel Tank Capacity - 19.0 L (5.0 US gallons)
Color Schemes (Final specifications including color options are subject to change)
- Metallic Reflective Blue
- Glass Sparkle Black
- Ignition - transistorized electronic
- Spark Plug - NGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D Iridium-style
- Headlight - Dual LED
- Turn Signals - LED
- Taillight - LED
- Overall Length - 2140 mm (84.3 inches)
- Overall Width - 825 mm (32.5 inches) (Does not include mounted side cases)
- Overall Height - 1215 mm (47.8 inches)
- Wheelbase - 1460 mm (57.5 inches)
- Ground Clearance - 140 mm (5.5 inches)
- Seat Height - 810 mm (31.9 inches)
- Curb Weight - 226 kg (498 lbs) (Does not include mounted side cases)
- Warranty - 12-month, unlimited-mileage limited warranty
- Extension - longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)
2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Reviews
The YouTube review coverage from Misterzam illustrates the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT and the GSX-S1000GT+ maintains the same recipe as Suzuki's 2021 GSX-S1000T model, which is the much-improved styling, combined with gadgetry to meet the expectations of the riders, The one big change this review observed was the back of this particular model of the superbike as the subframe seat is a new bolt-on feature that wasn't there before. They also take note of the rear's new bodywork, pointing out the increased cargo capacity and passenger-carrying potential. From Visordown Motorcycle Videos, the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is a refreshing rebrand of the GSX-S1000F. The newly revised family look, plus the great practicality, is seen as a new emphasis and refinement Suzuki needs to remain competitive against the likes of the Kawasaki brand.
With the greater focus on improving the Grand Tourer experience, the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT suggests the company strives to cater more towards lower-speed riders who are simply interested in being able to handle any form of road travel. At the same time, however, they don't take away the need for speed among the population of drivers who prefer to ride on the fast track.
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