The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 models have arrived in Australia with more power, torque and control, plus some cosmetic updates.
The naked GSX-S1000 is available for $15,190 plus on-road costs ($16,690 ride away) and the faired GSX-S1000F sports tourer is $15,990 ($17,490).
They are both derived from the championship-winning GSX-R1000, but tuned for street riding.
For 2018, peak power has increased from the previous model’s 107kW (145ps) to 110kW (150ps) and maximum torque has increased from 106Nm to 108Nm.
The improved performance is thanks to newly added crankcase ventilation holes which reduce pumping losses and comply with Euro 4 emissions regulations.
A back-torque-limiting clutch has been added to contribute to smoother downshifts and corner entry.
The front brake hose has been updated for claimed improvements in initial stopping performance and feeling.
The GSX-S1000F’s windshield has changed from clear to a smoke finish, while both models feature blacked-out footrests, gear levers, rear brake pedals and handlebar levers.
There are also two new colour schemes for 2018.
The 2018 GSX-R1000R is now available in two colour schemes – Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black for a recommended retail price of $25,490 + ORC (MSRP $27,490 Ride Away).
Additionally the GSX-R1000 ABS is also available in three colour schemes –Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 and Pearl Mira Red with a recommended retail price of $21,990 + ORC (MSRP $23,990 Ride Away).