2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT | First Look Review

Suzuki has released the successor to the GSX-S1000F, the new 2022 GSX-S1000GT and GT+ models.

We took a first look at Suzuki’s aggressively redesigned GSX-S1000 naked sportbike back in April, and rumors of a sport-touring variant have been amplifying ever since. Enter the new GSX-S1000GT, successor to the S1000F, with all the performance of the new S1000 on which it is based, and all the comfort and features expected from a long-haul tourer.

As with the new Hayabusa, the new GT model is fitted with Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which includes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Traction Control, Ride by Wire Electronic Throttle, Bi-Directional Quick Shift, Suzuki Easy Start, and Low RPM Assist systems.

It is powered by a street tuned version of the GSX-R sportbike’s 999cc, in-line four-cylinder engine, which has been updated with a revised intake and exhaust camshafts, cam chain tensioners, valve springs, and redesigned clutch and gearshift components. Suzuki says the enhancements deliver a broader, more consistent torque curve while meeting Euro 5 emissions compliance standards.

The GSX-S1000GT also utilizes the S1000’s twin-spar aluminum frame and aluminum-alloy braced swingarm from the GSX-R1000. Fully adjustable KYB suspension, ABS-equipped radial-mount Brembo monoblock calipers biting 310mm floating rotors. A new trellis-style sub-frame creates secure attachment points for the 36-liter side cases and promises an improved passenger experience.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ is equipped with removable saddlebags.

A new cast-aluminum, rubber-mounted handlebar provides a relaxed body position, coupled with rubber footpeg inserts for long-haul comfort. Rider and passenger seats benefit from a new sporty design maximizing comfort on long rides, and both seats sport a new cover material that balances grip with freedom of movement and integrates well with the new grab-bar design. Equipped with all-around LED lights, the distinctive horizontally arranged headlights match the latest Suzuki styling.

The GSX-S1000GT is equipped with a 6.5-inch, full-color TFT LCD screen set into the inner fairing above the handlebars for enhanced visibility and protection from debris. The brightness-adjustable TFT panel features a scratch-resistant surface and an anti-reflective coating and integrates with the SUZUKI mySPIN smartphone connectivity application. A USB outlet can also be used to connect and charge a smartphone.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT will be available in two color schemes: Metallic Reflective Blue, and Glass Sparkle Black, each set off with distinctive GT logos.

9/28/21 UPDATE:

Suzuki has announced pricing:

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT – $13,149

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ – $13,799

For more information, please visit: suzuki.com 

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Specs

Base Price: $13,149 (GT) / $13,799 (GT+)
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/3.94 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Wet Weight: 498 lbs. (claimed)
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gals.


  1. As a life long Suzuki fan (Roger DeCoster was a motocross god to me) and current Suzuki dealer, let me say that I am worried about the brand. At the dealers how several years back all of us dealers were not just told that Suzuki would not build a side-by-side, but were chided for asking the question. I know how the typical motorcycle rider feels about side-by-sides but the fact is the popularity of these massive off road machines have been keeping dealerships alive since they exploded a decade ago. Most dealerships depend on their selling to keep the motorcycles on the floor and the lights on. Suzuki made a mistake, IMHO… just as they did with the bike on this page.. Why wasn’t this done five years ago? Why weren’t the naked GSX-R series brought out in the 90’s? Take an older generation GSXR engine and make it docile for the average rider… They had an opportunity to make the “busa a 1400 or even 1500cc super SUPER bike, but actually decreased the power. The RM line up of MX bikes have been at the bottom of the pecking order for far too long now – it is way past time to bring them back up to a competitive level! Suzuki used to dominate motocross around the globe.. what happened? I don’t know how to take all of this – Are they going out of business or do they just not want to put any capital on the powersports side of the ledger?

  2. Had I not already built this bike, I would have selected it for my wife. However, we have the close equivalent in her present bike. A 2016 GSXS 1000F, taller windshield, with Hepko Beker saddlebags. A bit small, but they work. Along with a luggage plate that replaces the rear pillion, with a 29 liter Givi tail trunk. ABS, traction control, and a throttle tamer round out our build. The narrow seat allows her to touch flat footed, but why do all the manufacturers feel the need for 32 inch seats? You are all missing out on a neglected market. WOMEN riders.

  3. OK that looks pretty awesome. The sport touring segment could use more lightweight performance oriented motos are Suzuki seems to have nailed it. Quick shifter, cruise control, heated grips — check, check, check. This competes directly against KTM’s exceptional 1290 Super Duke GT (which I ride) and Kawasaki’s Ninja 1000 SX.

    My #1 Q is whether it will support a top box. Appears there’s adequate real estate for SW Motech et al to devise a rack for a top box. Don’t like the dual side mufflers, but at least they’re small-ish. Wouldn’t mind a tank larger than 5.0 gals, but that’s adequate. Glad it doesn’t have shaft — had a shaft drive tourer, prefer chain for sure, less weight.

    Overall, great work Suzuki!

  4. I don’t know if I have the cash to buy this bike now, but when a used one comes up in 5 years I will get it to replace my 07 Honda 919.

  5. I like this bike a lot. I just hope/wish Suzuki would put a wider ratio gearset in this engine. I have a 2016 GSXS 1000S naked and its biggest negative is the close ratio tranny. It has the same gears as the GSXR bikes, just different chain sprockets. Stock gearing is good for 80mph in first gear. Good for a track, not that good for a street bike. A wider ratio would allow shorter lower gears and a true OD 6th gear for touring. The rest of my 2016 is awesome. Its a great comfy performance bike and I’m sure this new GT is much more comfy at speed than my naked.

    • I think you read my mind. The 1 criticism I have I my 2015 GSX-S1000 naked is that the gears are too close together. Even 6th gear needs to be taller for a few less revs at 100kph or 62mph, the usual highway speed limit in Australia. I can’t wait to see this new sport-tourer

  6. Well guys, I have the bike. Have 1100 miles on it. It is everything I expected and more. Incredible power. More low end and midrange than the twins yet it will rev to the moon and keeps pulling. Quick shifter is beyond anything else out there. Comfort, room to move around and easy to hang off the seat at 100 mph going around a sweeping corner. Suspension is great once you dial it in. Needed more spring preload and compression dampening up front. Back seems good with the balance from the front fixed. Instruments are the best of any bike I’ve owned. Easy to read and manipulate on the go. I ride in Mode A all the time. It took about 10 minutes to get accustomed to. Naked version is too light in the front for the A mode. This one is perfect. Tires and front brake pads need to be upgraded once it is broken in. Stock tires are super cheaply made. Very light weight and won’t last. Replaced with Michelin Road 5 GT’s and brake pads are going to be upgraded this week. For some odd reason, Suzuki downgraded one set of the front pads and kept the good ones on the other side. OK for cruising and in traffic, but high speeds, NO. Easy fix. Seat needs to have stiffer sides for long distance. Going to try the optional one until someone comes out from the aftermarket. Sides sink in and between your legs, it gets hot and smashed after hours in the saddle. Easy fix with time. Stock windscreen is far superior to the Suzuki touring shield. I tried it and sent it back. Stock shield has no helmet buffeting and I am 6’1″ and have 36″ sleeves, Wind noise was reduced by adding thicker cheek pads to my Shoei RF-1400 helmet.


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