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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.