Suzuki Motorcycle India plans on launching the new Suzuki S1000 and the S1000F in the month of July this year. Ahead of their launch, the company’s website features a ‘Coming Soon’ banner for both motorcycles, indicating that dealers may soon start accepting bookings for these 1-liter class bikes.
he new S1000 and the S1000F were unveiled at the INTERMOT 2014 in Cologne, Germany, in October last year. Both motorcycles are based on an all-new frame with technical highlights trickling from the GSX-R1000 K5.
Power comes from a four-stroke, four-cylinder DOHC liquid-cooled 999 cc engine matched to a 6-speed transmission. However, Suzuki is yet to announce the power and torque figures of this unit. The Japanese manufacturer says that this unit will provide “crisp” low-to-mid range performance though.
The new 1-liter motorcycles measure 2,115 mm in length, 795 mm in width, 1,080 mm in height (1,180 mm in case of the S1000F), 1,460 mm in wheelbase and have a ground clearance of 140 mm. Where the naked S1000 weighs 209 kg, the faired S1000F is heftier at 214 kg.
An inverted telescopic coil sprung suspension up front and a link type coil sprung unit at the rear perform suspension duties on these bikes. For braking, the bikes rely on a twin-disc setup at the front and a single disc at the rear. For the Indian market, both will get an ABS
system (internationally, the S1000 is available without ABS
as well). New Suzuki GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000F Indian launch in July 2015