As much as a GSX-R1000 owns the racetrack, the 2018 GSX-S1000Z owns the street. Developed using the attributes of the championship winning 2005 – 2008 generation GSX-R1000, this sportbike carries the spirit of the Suzuki performance to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for all-day riding comfort.
It’s more than just an attitude, a spirit, or a lineage though; it’s about performance-packed hard parts evolving from one generation to the next. The GSX-S1000Z is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that’s based on the legendary long-stroke GSX-R1000 engine, which makes for ideal street-riding power and torque curve. Focused on making big power through the low and mid-range, this engine uses a valve-train that’s optimized to deliver street-dominating power.
Equipped with a more powerful engine for 2018, Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System**, a balanced KYB suspension, plus ABS-equipped Brembo and NISSIN brakes, the GSX-S1000Z is a street bike packed with some serious performance. Top that performance off with aggressive streetfighter styling that’s as dark as midnight and you have a motorcycle that puts sinister fun at your fingertips.
|Engine :||999cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC|
|Bore Stroke:||73.4 x 59.0 mm (2.890 x 2.323 in.)|
|Compression Ratio:||12.2 : 1|
|Fuel System:||Suzuki Fuel Injection with SDTV|
|Ignition:||Electronic ignition (Transistorized)|
|Transmission:||6-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive:||Chain, RK525GSH, 116 links|
|Overall Length:||2115 mm (83.3 in)|
|Overall Width:||795 mm (31.3 in)|
|Seat Height:||810 mm (31.9 in)|
|Ground Clearance:||140 mm (5.5 in)|
|Wheelbase:||1460 mm (57.5 in)|
|Curb Weight:||214 kg (472 lb)|
|Suspension Front:||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Suspension Rear:||Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped|
|Brakes Front:||Brembo 4-piston, Disc, twin, ABS-equipped|
|Brakes Rear:||Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single, ABS-equipped|
|Tires Front:||120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Tires Rear:||190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||17.0 L (4.5 US gallons)|
|Color:||Metallic Mat Black No. 2|