2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 First Look

A sharp new body with major updates

In its first update since the model launched in 2015, Suzuki sharpens the GSX-S1000 for 2022 with engine updates, added tech, and an angular face-lift.Suzuki

In a world that expects constant novelty, six years is a long time to wait for something new, which may explain why you haven’t heard much about the GSX-S1000 lately. That changes now, as Suzuki has announced an overall for its biggest naked Gixxer for the 2022 model year, including a Euro 5-compliant engine that generates more low-end torque than before, a new ride-by-wire system with two additional traction control modes, an up/down quickshifter, a slipper/assist clutch, greater fuel capacity, and a sharp new face-lift that includes a stacked LED headlight assembly.

Suzuki says updates to the GSX-S1000′s inline-four (new parts shown in yellow) result in more low-end torque and more power, all while sticking to stringent Euro 5 emissions standards.Suzuki

Updates to the 999cc liquid-cooled inline-four include new camshafts, valve springs, throttle bodies, and airbox, all of which Suzuki says adds up to a broader, smoother, more accessible torque curve and a marginal bump in power. The 4-2-1 exhaust system is now Euro 5 compliant, and a new Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) offers both slipper and assist functions for smoother, easier downshifting.

Ride-by-wire arrives for the GSX-S1000, along with three ride modes and five traction control settings (though still not IMU-based). The Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray color, said to be inspired by modern stealth fighter jets, shows off the 2022 model’s angular restyle.Suzuki

That’s if you’re using the clutch at all, as the 2022 GSX-S1000 also includes a standard up/down quickshifter as part of its S.I.R.S (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System). Based on a new ride-by-wire system that replaces the previous model’s mechanical throttle, the GSX-S1000′s tech now includes three ride modes (Active, Basic, and Comfort), five traction control settings plus off (compared to three on the previous model), and Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist and Easy Start features.

The 2022 GSX-S1000′s three ride modes tailor throttle response to the rider’s preference. Separately, five traction control settings (plus off) moderate rear-wheel spin.Suzuki

In the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” category is the proven twin-spar aluminum chassis and aluminum swingarm lifted directly from the GSXR-1000, fully adjustable KYB suspension, and ABS-equipped Brembo brakes—radial mount Monoblock calipers gripping dual 310mm discs up front with a single 240mm disc in back.

LCD instrument includes dual tripmeters, gear position, engine temperature, range to empty, lap timer, fuel consumption data, traction control and ride mode, fuel gauge, clock, and quickshifter indicator.Suzuki

Wrapping up the whole GSX-S1000 package is an angular and aggressive restyle, with a vertically stacked LED headlight assembly, a new LCD instrument, a new larger 5-gallon fuel tank, and Dunlop Roadsport 2 tires wrapped around the new wheels. The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 will be available in US dealers in fall 2021 in three colors: Suzuki’s flagship Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray, and Glass Sparkle Black.

2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 Specifications

Engine: DOHC, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke inline-4
Displacement: 999cc
Bore x Stroke: 73.4 x 59.0mm
Compression Ratio: 12.2:1
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Clutch: Wet, multiplate; SCAS-equipped
Fuel System: Fuel injection w/ ride-by-wire electronic throttle bodies
Frame: Twin-spar aluminum
Front Suspension: 43mm KYB inverted fork, fully adjustable; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Monoshock, preload and rebound damping adjustable; 5.1 in. travel
Front Brake: Brembo 4-piston calipers, dual 310mm discs w/ ABS
Rear Brake: Nissin 1-piston caliper, 240mm disc w/ ABS
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70ZR-17 / 190/50ZR-17
Wheelbase: 57.5 in.
Ground Clearance: 5.5 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.0 gal.
Claimed Wet Weight: 472 lb. (214kg)
Contact: suzukicycles.com