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Suzuki’s New Sport Tourer, GSX-S1000GT Unveiled

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The sports touring category just got a lot more exciting. Suzuki has taken the wraps off its new GSX-S1000GT, which will sit above (and is based on) the recently updated GSX-S1000. The new model replaces the GSX-S1000F and comes with many features that make it a proper contender in the segment.

It will arrive in Australia in March 2022 in two colours with a $19,090 ride-away price tag.

Powering the new GSX-S1000GT is the same GSX-R1000-derived 152bhp, inline-four unit that’s also at the heart of the naked GSX-S1000. Visordown reports that the recent Euro 5 update brought a revised camshaft, a new airbox and exhaust, and a slipper clutch. The recent update to the GSX-S1000 also brought the addition of an electronically actuated throttle, and the feature will likely make its way onto the GT, as well.

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The chassis components on the GT have been borrowed from the S1000, as well – the frame is the same, but the subframe has been tweaked to support the additional weight of a pillion or luggage. The KYB-sourced USD fork and mono-shock, as well as the Brembo brakes, have been carried over, too. The GT sets itself apart with the wheels – while the GSX-S1000 uses three-spoke wheels, the GT gets lightweight six-spoke alloys that wear Dunlop Roadsport 2 tires.

Another significant change, when compared to the bike it replaces, is the design. Just like the new GSX-S1000, it’s unlike any other model in the Japanese manufacturer’s current portfolio and points towards a new design language that Suzuki is heading in. The main fairing features a slightly elongated, almost beak-like nose with twin-pod headlights. Behind this fairing is an all-new 6.5” TFT screen that allows for navigation, call features, music selection, and more.

The new GSX-S1000GT has been added to the Suzuki US website, but prices have yet to be announced. Given the additional hardware, we expect it to come at a premium compared to its street-naked counterpart.

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