Since Suzuki opted to introduce its new 2015 models to its dealers at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, it’s fitting that the stars of the show were naked.
Well, at least partially so.
With naked sportbikes all the rage of late, Suzuki came to the party a little late but at least they came fashionably late and armed with two new naked “street sport” models – the GSX-S750 and GSX-S1000, the latter of which will also come in an F model that will feature a fairing, short windscreen and dual-headlight face. The GSX-S750, meanwhile, also has a second version, the GSX-S750Z, which is spiffier with its gold anodized outer fork tubes, red anodized fork adjuster bolts, a red shock spring and a blue chain.
The GSX-S750 will sell for $7999 while the Z model will retail for $8149.
The GSX-S1000, which will be sold as an early release 2016 model, gets its power from the 2005-2008 GSX-R1000 engine – the 999cc inline four getting new pistons and revised cam profiles while remaining essentially the same as the ’05-’08 version. The bike’s power has been refined a bit for street riding, mostly via its engine control module; the S also gets an update to its Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve system. The new S model will also use a three-mode traction control system that can be turned off.
The engine package sits in a new twin-spar aluminum frame and the bike is low with a seat height of 32 inches. No weight figures were given, but Suzuki says it weighs less than the GSX-R1000 sportbike.
The GSX-S1000 gets radial mounted Brembos with mono-bloc calipers and a fully adjustable inverted KYB fork. The bike will feature Renthal aluminum Fatbar handlebars and gets a full LCD instrument panel.
The standard model will also come in an ABS version with the F model only available with ABS. The S1000 and S1000F are available in Metallic Triton Blue, Glass Sparkle Black/Candy Daring Red and Metallic Mat Fibroin Gray. No pricing has been given on the GSX-S1000 at this point and more colors are also on the way, according to Suzuki.
While the 1000 uses the parts-bin GSX-R1000 motor from 2005-2008, the GSX-S750 uses the current generation GSX-R750 powerplant that’s been tuned for the streetfighter application with more low-end and mid-range. It also uses the flat Renthal handlebars, and its footpegs are moved back and the seat is also relatively low at 32.1 inches.
With standard bike sales up 4.1 percent across the board, according to Suzuki, the manufacturer is bringing two new ones to the table with the 750 joining the 1000 in two versions, as mentioned earlier, the GSX-S750 and 750Z.
The GSX-R750 engine package has been re-done with changes to the engine’s cam profiles and intake and exhaust tracts all designed to “boost low-end torque and mid-range power.”
Both of the 750s use Kayaba’s upside down front fork, dual front brake calipers – though the 750 doesn’t get the monobloc Brembos like the 1000. Both are claimed to weigh 470 pounds wet.
The S750 is available in Metallic Matt Black with the 750Z set to come in Metallic Triton Blue and Pearl Glacier White.
In addition to the new naked bikes, Suzuki also showed off its MotoGP-inspired paint scheme that will be available on all three of the GSX-Rs – the 600, 750 and 1000 – to celebrate Suzuki’s return to the premier road racing series in the world.
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