2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000Z

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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.

Additional Features

  • A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories such as a solo seat cowl and sport screen are available, plus a large selection of logo apparel.
  • 12-month unlimited mileage, limited warranty. Coverage can be increased via Suzuki Extended Protection.

Chassis Features

  • Lightweight and compact chassis is engineered to be agile and fun-to-ride for a wide range of riders. This ability starts with the low-mass rigid aluminum main frame coupled with the strong aluminum-alloy swingarm
  • The new 43mm inverted KYB forks have adjustable compression and rebound damping, and spring pre-load with a generous 120mm (4.7 in) of front wheel travel
  • Link-type rear suspension, with arched aluminum swingarm and a single shock absorber that features spring preload that is 7-way adjustable with rebound damping force adjustment
  • The front brakes are complemented by a 240mm rear disc brake with a NISSIN single-piston caliper to help make sure you can have controlled stops
  • Both the front and rear brakes can be modulated by a compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) controller to match stopping force to the available traction
  • Unique to the GSX-S1000 models, the TRP 6-spoke lightweight cast aluminum wheels are shod with Dunlop radial tires (120/70ZR17 front and 180/50ZR17 rear)
  • Matte black aluminum Renthal Fatbar handlebar is standard equipment offering excellent riding ergonomics with great vibration damping
  • The reasonable sport riding position is created by a carefully crafted relationship between the Renthall FatBar, footrests and seat
  • Black finish on the shifter, rear brake, and both hand levers matches the black bodywork and performance nature of the motorcycle.
  • The low seat height of 815 mm (32 in.) contributes to the sporty, yet upright riding position and aids rider confidence at stops
  • The GSX-S1000Z’s naked roadster bodywork is designed to look wild, rugged, and aggressive - and to keep the rider comfortable at all times

Electrical Features

  • The GSX-S1000 premiered Suzuki’s Easy-start System that requires just a simple touch of the starter button to fire up the engine (without pulling the clutch lever if the transmission is in neutral)
  • Distinctively shaped headlight nacelle contains a bright 60/55W H4 halogen bulb. The tail section houses an integrated LED taillight with clear lens
  • The lightweight and compact instrument sets uses a LCD display that includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, coolant temperatures, driving range, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control, and a clock functions
  • The display has an adjustable intensity, white-color backlight for great nighttime visibility and is flanked by LED indicators for the turn signals, high beam, malfunction, traction control, ABS, plus coolant temperature and oil pressure alerts

Engine Features

  • The strong, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cc inline-four engine is designed to provide smooth throttle response and controlled acceleration
  • New ventilation holes between the cylinders reduces pumping loss within the crankcase so the engine can deliver more power and torque
  • Long-stroke GSX-R engine design has broad low-to-mid range power and torque that is ideal for street riding.
  • The profiles of the dual, overhead camshafts were designed to enhance street performance while preserving peak, racetrack-capable power
  • Aluminum pistons, engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis, are cast with optimal rigidity and weight
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability
  • The EFI system uses Suzuki’s proprietary, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) throttle bodies where the secondary throttle valves are controlled by a servo motor for smooth power delivery
  • The digital ignition fires iridium type spark plugs that increase spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs
  • The digital ignition fires iridium type spark plugs that increase spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs
  • The stainless-steel, 4-2-1 exhaust system helps the engine deliver a strong low-to-mid range punch with an exciting rush to redline
  • The black-finish, taped muffler has a pleasing appearance that’s not common to under-chassis exhausts while creating an exciting, distinctive sound
  • The Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system-equipped mid-muffler design enhances style and aids in mass centralization for great chassis balance
  • Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System* lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. As a result, the rider can enjoy sport riding with less anxiety. There are four traction control modes (1, 2, 3, and OFF) that the rider can easily adjust at rest or on the fly via a handlebar-mounted control. The difference between the modes is their sensitivity to rear wheel spin. The rider can adjust the traction control’s sensitivity to match the road conditions. Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip (sport riding on good, smooth roads). Mode 2 is a moderate sensitivity level that is suitable for most riders or in conditions that have varied road surface grip (city riding, regular road conditions). Mode 3 is highest sensitivity level suitable for road conditions where the grip may be limited (wet or cold surfaces). OFF disengages all traction control features
  • Angular radiator shrouds efficiently guide cooling air to the high-capacity curved radiator. Additional heat is removed from the engine via the use of a lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler (like those used on the GSX-R models)

Key Features

  • Fuel-injected, GSX-R based engine has increased horsepower and torque
  • ABS-equipped Brembo front brakes deliver improved stopping performance
  • Twin-spar aluminum frame and adjustable KYB suspension delivers controlled handling
  • Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) drive line smooths shifting and engine braking
  • Advanced Traction Control System** lets the rider select sensitivity to match road conditions
  • Aggressive, blacked-out street-fighter styling and upright riding position

Transmission Features

  • The race-proven six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length
  • The SCAS clutch increases plate pressure under acceleration yet acts as a slipper clutch to smooth the engine response during engine braking and corner entry
  • This large diameter, wet multi-plate clutch uses a precise cable activated release providing the rider with superb friction-point feel
  • The refined shift linkage helps the rider easily and quickly select the best gear for the riding conditions
  • The strong, RK-supplied drive chain uses O-rings to preserve internal lubrication so power is transmitted smoothly and quietly

General Information

Manufacturer Suzuki
Model Year 2018
Model GSX-S1000Z
Model Code GSXS1000ZAL8
Color Metallic Matte Black No. 2

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Brembo 4-piston, Disc, twin, ABS-equipped

Rear - Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single, ABS-equipped

Tires

Front - 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless

Rear - 190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless

Dimensions

Length Overall - 83.3 in. (2,115 mm)
Width Overall - 31.3 in. (795 mm)
Weight Curb - 463 lb. (210 kg)
Ground Clearance 5.5 in. (140 mm)
Wheelbase 57.5 in. (1,460 mm)
Seat Height 31.9 in. (810 mm)

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK525GSH, 116 links

Electrical

Lighting

Headlight - 12 V 60/55 W (H4)

Tail Light - LED

Engine

Engine 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, DOHC
Displacement 999cc
Bore x Stroke 2.9 x 2.3 in. (73.4 x 59 mm)
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Fuel System Suzuki fuel injection with SDTV
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal. (17 l)
Ignition Electronic (Transistorized)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate SCAS type
Cooling Liquid
Lubrication Wet sump

Operational

Starting Electric
Suspension

Front - Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear - Link-type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped

Other

Warranty 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty