That aside, the revisions that Suzuki has made to 2018 model are incremental but beneficial. The best part? Even with the brushups, the price only bumps up $300 versus last year ($10,799 for the base model, $10,999 for the blacked-out GSX-S1000Z shown here), and that’s really the GSX-S1000’s shining attribute. It competes in an arena with exotic, advanced, and ultra-fast machines. Even though this Suzuki doesn’t have the most power, best handling, or gizmos and gadgets like cruise control, a color TFT dash, or a quickshifter, the GSX-S1000 does have the lowest price tag compared to any of its competition. And it’s a darn good motorcycle for the money.