Suzuki Announces First 2016 Models

Suzuki is kicking off the 2016 model year with the launch of the GSX-S1000 family of motorcycles, along with return of the Bandit 1250S ABS and the retro TU250X single.

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Line

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000
2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000

Starting with naked versions of the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000 ABS, and continuing with the full fairing GSX-S1000F ABS, all are new motorcycles tied directly to the GSX-R heritage of in-line-four performance and design. A 999cc in-line-four-cylinder engine that is based on the long-stroke “K5” generation GSX-R1000 engine powers all three GSX-S1000 models. Making big power through the low-end and mid-range, this engine uses cams optimized for the street. The three 2016 bikes also feature the Suzuki Advanced Traction Control System, Brembo monobloc brakes, a 6-speed transmission, and a chassis designed for street-riding comfort.

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS

A three-mode traction control system lets the rider control engine performance for more confidence in a variety of street conditions. Using a handlebar-mounted switch, the rider can easily choose among the three modes, or turn off the system completely. Each bike’s suspension setup consists of a 43mm KYB inverted front fork and link-style single-shock rear shock absorber that balances sport-performance and road-going comfort. The fork features adjustable rebound and compression damping plus spring preload, and the shock is completely tunable using a cam-style preload adjuster plus adjustable compression damping.

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Renthal Fatbar handlebars add to the comfort, and the rider stays informed through an instrument cluster featuring an LCD with adjustable illumination levels. The naked-style GSX-S1000 has angular radiator shrouds that aid cooling performance. It features a single headlight.

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS

Sport-Street enthusiasts can also choose the GSX-S1000 ABS featuring Suzuki’s digital Antilock Brake System (ABS) that monitors wheel speed and matches stopping power to available traction. For riders who desire a full fairing on their street sportbike, Suzuki also offers the 2016 GSX-S1000F ABS, which takes the performance of the GSX-S1000 and adds a fairing, a short windscreen, a dual-headlight face, and Suzuki’s digital Antilock Brake System (ABS) that monitors wheel speed and matches stopping power to available traction.

The GSX-S1000 is available in in Metallic Triton Blue and Metallic Fibron Gray and carries a suggested retail price of $9,999. The GSX-S1000 ABS and GSX-S1000F ABS are available in Metallic Triton Blue and Sparkle Black / Pearl Mira combination and will retail for $10, 499 and $10,999 respectively. The entire GSX-S1000 family will be available at your local Suzuki dealership in late September/early October.

2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS

2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS
2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS

The Bandit is back, with its fuel-injected engine in naked view below a wind-breaking half fairing that boosts the bike’s long-ride capabilities. Powering the Bandit 1250S ABS is a 1255cc liquid-cooled and fuel-injected engine using dual overhead cams to generate peak torque from relatively low in the rev range, plus a long curve of high-rpm power for confident highway cruising. A high-capacity radiator and liquid-cooled oil cooler keep the engine performing at its best. Power is delivered through a 6-speed transmission using gear ratios chosen to suit the broad character of this motorcycle, from city commuting to freeway cruising.

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The 2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS also features a refined half-fairing, adding wind protection that improves its aerodynamics and sport-touring capability. A fairing vent just below the headlight reduces buffeting and improves airflow past rider and passenger.

The Bandit 1250S ABS has a single rear shock that works with a progressive, rising-rate link system. Rear shock rebound damping and spring preload are adjustable. The Bandit also features a seat-height adjustment that allows the contoured seat to be raised or lower 20mm (0.5 in.) with a change of mounting spacer positions.

Braking is handled by fully floating 310mm-diameter dual front discs with four-piston calipers, and a 240mm-diameter rear disc with a single-piston caliper. Digital Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) monitors wheel speed, and matches stopping power to available traction.

The 2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS will be available in Red or Black, for a suggested retail price of $9,899. The Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS will be available at your local Suzuki dealership in late July/early August.

2016 Suzuki TU250X

2016 Suzuki TU250X
2016 Suzuki TU250X

The 2016 Suzuki TU250X is a retro single with a classic style mated to modern motorcycle technology and efficiency. Classic styling shows in its chrome-plated front and rear wheels, headlight case, speedometer cover, tail lamp housing, front suspension outer tube and polished crank side case. Its 249cc, air-cooled four-stroke, single-cylinder, SOHC engine with Suzuki’s fuel injection system is tuned for strong low-end torque well-suited for city riding. It features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve fuel-injection system like that used on Suzuki’s high-performance motorcycles, plus a digital ignition and emissions systems designed to keep it burning clean. The TU250X uses a five-speed manual transmission, and features a 3.2-gallon fuel tank, plus a low seat height of 30.3 inches. The TU250X is available in a Metallic Orange / Black combination at a retail price of $4,399. The TU250X is not available in California. The Suzuki TU250X will be available at your local Suzuki dealership in late July.

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