The update is all about improved performance and the addition of slipper clutch
Suzuki has silently updated its GSX range with a marginal increase in power and the addition of slipper clutch in the 2017 model range. The Japanese bike maker’s flagship naked offering now churns out 150 horses and makes max torque of 108Nm. The outgoing model produces 145bhp and 106Nm. Aside from the increase in power and torque ratings, Suzuki has also fitted the GSX-S1000 with a slipper clutch – something that will improve the overall ride experience by preventing locking of the rear wheel during aggressive downshifts.
These updates are also found on the faired GSX-S1000F. Other changes include, black levers and foot controls on both the motorcycles and a tinted windscreen on the GSX-S1000F. Both these models continue to come with three-mode traction control, Brembo brakes that feature ABS, adjustable KYB suspension and a light weight frame. Like the previous generation model, these bikes come with two colour combination options – blue and black and red and black. Internationally, the GSX-S1000F is also on sale in white.
While the GSX-S1000 and the GSX-S1000-F are now on sale in the international market expect them to be introduced in India soon. Currently the GSX-S1000 retails at Rs 12.25 lakh while its faired twin is priced at Rs 12.70 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Expect the 2017 iterations to demand a marginally premium over the current generation model when they are launched in India.