Suzuki have unveiled their all-new sports touring machine! The GSX-S1000GX boasts that amazing Suzuki 1000cc four-cylinder, paired with electronic suspension... Release: Suzuki Australia.
The all-new Suzuki GSX-S1000GX was launched at the 2023 EICMA motorcycle show, alongside the all-new GSX-8R Supertwin. The GSX-S1000GX shares the same engine and frame platform as the GSX-S1000GT. Check out the details and Australian pricing…
Though both the GX and GT belong to the GSX-S series, the differences are also significant. The GX features a longer suspension stroke that contributes to its extended front and rear wheel travel, increased ground clearance and comfortable upright riding position. Furthermore, it achieves a whole new level of suspension performance by introducing Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES) — Suzuki’s first electronic suspension — and by adopting Suzuki’s original new Suzuki Road Adaptive Stabilisation (SRAS) system.
The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) introduces a collection of advanced electronic systems that lets the rider easily optimise the performance characteristics to best suit their riding style and level of riding experience.
The GSX-S1000GX is the first Suzuki motorcycle to adopt Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES), which offers a boar range of settings that ably support everything from aggressive sport riding to long-distance touring. The suspension features a long 150mm front fork stroke and 150mm of rear wheel travel that provides greater comfort, even when touring for long distances.
Suzuki Road Adaptive Stabilisation (SRAS) detects a change in rough road, it automatically triggers stronger Suzuki Floating Ride Control (SFRC) to help smooth out the ride and adjusts the Electronic Throttle Valve settings to deliver softer, more controllable throttle response. When the GX returns to a smooth surface, SRAS is disabled and SFRC returns to a normal setting.
Selectable Automatic Rear Suspension Modes – Electronic control over the rear suspension’s spring preload settings lets you quickly and easily select among four available modes designed to suit your preferences or the immediate needs of the situation. AUTO mode is a user-friendly mode that allows anyone to easily enjoy the recommended automatic settings.
- A (Active) mode is designed for the more aggressive riding style of a sporty run on good roads
- B (Basic) mode is set up to deliver a balance of settings good for a broad range of riding situations
- C (Comfort) mode aims to prioritize comfort and controllability, particularly when riding long distances or carrying a passenger and gear
Equipped with a Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with a wider selection of 5 mode settings (+ OFF). The finer incremental control over settings allows the new 5-mode traction control system to better fit a more diverse variety of riding conditions and styles. A ride-by-wire throttle system provides finer control also allows optimum settings to best match each of the SDMS modes.
Cruise control is a convenient new system. Speed setting can easily be adjusted up or down using the (+/-) select switch on the left handlebar and confirm the current setting on the TFT LCD instrument screen by pressing the left handlebar switch’s RES button. Cruise Control can be set at speeds between 30km/h to 180km/h while riding above 2,000rpm in second gear or higher.
The bi-directional quick shift system allows the rider to shift up or down more quickly and easily without the need to operate the clutch or throttle. Suzuki’s Easy Start System lets the rider effortlessly start the motorcycle with one quick press of the starter button.
Other niceties include Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist system which monitors and automatically raises the idle speed when taking off from a stop or when riding slowly through traffic to reduce surging and chances of engine stalls.
The GX features a full-colour TFT LCD screen. The new 6.5in screen has been developed as a large multi-information display for specific use on motorcycles, whereby the TFT LCD panel features an anti-reflective coating for improved visibility in bright light and a scratch resistance surface. Smartphone connectivity that allows access to a variety of apps and functions that bring greater convenience, functionality, and fun to the ride. Smartphones can be connected via USB, Wireless LAN or Bluetooth, and charged using the dedicated USB outlet on the left side of the TFT LCD panel.
The GX is powered by a the same 999cc liquid-cooled DOHC inline-four engine seen on the GSX-1000. You can read the full rundown on the engine here…
At the core is the compact, lightweight chassis design with a rigid twin-spar aluminium frame and ruggedly braced aluminium-alloy swingarm. Lightweight, six-spoke cast aluminium wheels are shod with the latest generation of Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport 2 radial tyres.
Suzuki say that “The GX is designed to isolate you and the passenger from vibration that might otherwise by transmitted from the engine or chassis. Details include the use of floating handlebars, floating mirror mounts and rubber footrests that reduce vibration wherever you or your passenger come into contact with the bike. “
The all-new GSX-S1000GX features a sharp front cowl, protruding nose that culminates at the compact LED low- beam headlight. The headlight is flanked by LED position lights with the look of a sharp pair of “eyes”. And, of course, it’s wrapped in that Metallic Blue colour.
Aerodynamics and wind protection are critically important to achieving the dynamic performance and level of comfort desired when touring for long distances on a large-displacement crossover machine. Suzuki say the front cowl, windscreen and knuckle covers were all designed through a process that involved both wind tunnel testing and feedback from test riders. The windscreen’s 3-step adjustment allows it 50mm of travel, which raises or lowers the height by up to 43mm.
“The goal was to maximise wind protection and make the rider more comfortable by reducing sources of stress such as exposure to the cold and elements. This reduces fatigue when touring for long distances at speed and frees the rider to concentrate on enjoying each outing.”
The fuel tank boasts a capacity of 19L and a design that makes it appear compact. Its large capacity combines with the engine’s excellent fuel efficiency to bring the rider great peace of mind by blessing the GSX-S1000GX with superior touring range per tank of fuel.
The MY24 Suzuki GSX-S1000GX is estimated to arrive in April 2024 and will be available in one colour – Metallic Triton Blue with a manufacturer’s recommended price of $25,890 Ride Away.
Customers can reserve their GSX-S1000GX by selecting options from the wide range of Suzuki Genuine accessories available for this model via the Build Your Bike online tool on the Suzuki Motorcycles Australia website. As a gesture of Suzuki’s appreciation for customer commitment, online pre-order customers will receive a bonus “SIDE CASE SET” valued at over $1800.
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