Legendary performance tuned for the street
The GSX S1000 is powered by a street tuned version of the four stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, 999cm3, inline four engine that became a legend in the 2005 GSX R1000. The newly honed engine delivers smooth throttle response and immediate, controlled acceleration, so the sport rider experiences adrenaline rushing performance.
A long stroke design with a 73.4mm bore and a 59.0mm stroke allows the combustion chambers to be compact. It therefore allows a combination of an optimal compression ratio, a flat top piston shape, and a broad spread of power throughout the rev range.
Advances inside the engine begin with the pistons. Suzuki used finite element analysis techniques to make the pistons light without compromising their rigidity. The benefits include broad torque and quick acceleration.
New cam profiles optimise the valve timing to achieve power characteristics that are ideally suited to city streets and twisty suburban roads. Iridium spark plugs ensure strong sparks for efficient combustion that translates into higher power, linear throttle response, easier engine startup, and stable idling.
Each bore is plated with Suzuki’s own race proven nickel phosphorus silicon carbide coating, which reduces friction, enhances heat transfer, durability, and ring seal, and is known as Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM).
A newly designed radiator with an efficient round shape helps to keep the engine temperature consistent. Shrouds guide air to the radiator core. A liquid cooled oil cooler is light and compact. Its small dimensions help to make the bike look neat by creating more room for the exhaust system.
Three mode traction control system
Suzuki’s advanced traction control system lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in diverse conditions, so it makes sport riding more enjoyable and less tiring.
The system checks the front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position sensor, the crank position sensor, and the gear position sensor 250 times a second. It quickly reduces engine output by effecting control over the ignition timing whenever it detects wheelspin. The system’s control over engine output feels so smooth and natural, it does not detract from riding pleasure.
The rider can set the system to any of three modes or turn it off. The modes differ in terms of sensitivity. Mode one is for sport riding with minimal intervention from the system. Mode three gives maximal traction control for riding in poor conditions. Mode two offers a balance that is ideal for typical road conditions.
Note: The traction control system is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control under any conditions. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider is entering a turn and or braking. Also, it cannot prevent the front wheel from losing grip
Naked aggression in an all-new form
The GSX-S1000 Yoshimura Special Editionis designed to look wild, rugged, and aggressive—and to keep the rider comfortable at all times. The bike’s overall shape evokes a crouching beast. LED position lights are shaped to represent its fangs. And a combination of black plastics and painted parts emphasises the bike’s assertive, sporty personality.
A Renthal Fatbar handlebar has a tapered aluminium structure that heightens rigidity and cuts weight and vibration.
A matt-black finish and a Renthal logo in the centre convey a sense of quality.
The rider's seat is shaped for sport riding. It allows the user to move around easily and gives plenty of grip.
The rear combination lights have LEDs—as opposed to conventional bulbs—for higher visibility and a longer life.