2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 | First Look Review

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 review
2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 in Metallic Triton Blue

Just a few months after announcing the updated-for-2022 Suzuki Hayabusa, Suzuki has unveiled another updated sportbike. The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is a naked sportbike powered by an updated version of the GSX-R-derived liquid-cooled 999cc in-line four.

Introduced for 2016 in both naked (GSX-S1000) and faired (GSX-S1000F) versions, the GSX-S used a detuned version of the engine from the K5 (2005-2008) GSX-R1000.

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 review

For 2022, the GSX-S1000 gets more aggressive, angular styling with stacked LED headlights and MotoGP-inspired winglets. Its new 4-2-1 exhaust system with a stubby silencer on the right side meets Euro 5 emission standards. Updated camshafts and valve springs, a new fuel injection system and a new airbox deliver increased power and a broader, smoother torque curve. A 6-speed transmission is mated to a wet, multi-plate clutch equipped with the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) for smoother deceleration and better control when downshifting.

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 review

Like the Hayabusa, the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is equipped with the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), which includes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Traction Control, Ride by Wire Electronic Throttle, Bi-Directional Quick Shift, Suzuki Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.

The GSX-S1000’s twin-spar aluminum frame and aluminum-alloy braced swingarm are from the GSX-R1000. Fully adjustable KYB suspension, ABS-equipped radial-mount Brembo monoblock calipers, an updated seat design, new wheels shod with new Dunlop Roadsport 2 tires, revised instrumentation and switches, and a new larger fuel tank (5 gallons, up from 4.5) round out the street-oriented sportbike package.

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 review

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 will be available in Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray and Glass Sparkle Black. Bikes should arrive in dealerships in Fall 2021.

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Specs

Base Price: $11,299
Website: suzukicycles.com
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse in-line four, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Displacement: 999cc
Bore x Stroke: 73.4 x 59.0mm
Transmission: 6-speed, wet multi-plate assist clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Rake/Trail: 25 degrees/3.9 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Wet Weight: 472 lbs. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gals.

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  1. Sorry, that front light design is about the worst I’ve ever seen. It looks like a giant preying mantis took a bite out of the fairing (head). Mind you the subsequent pics aren’t as bad, but the lead pic for the article is about as unflattering as you can get!

  2. Suzuki did an exceptional job with this bike, specs are beautiful, wouldn’t change anything there. The only problem with the bike is the appearance of the front-end. If it didn’t have the strange looking small face, this would be my next bike. I really can’t understand why Suzuki thinks that the transformer(ish) face is attractive? Change the look of the front-end with the next update, hopefully something changes in 2025.


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