Suzuki’s proven, twin-spar aluminum frame helps to ensure nimble handling and great road holding ability. The main spars are positioned straight from the steering head to the swingarm pivot, which promotes higher rigidity and lighter weight.
The sturdy aluminum-alloy swingarm comes straight from the GSX-R1000 and is ruggedly braced, which helps ensure great road-holding ability, while enhancing its contemporary superbike looks.
Connected to the swingarm is a link-type rear suspension, with a single shock absorber that features seven-way adjustable spring preload with rebound-damping force adjustment.
The 43mm inverted KYB fork has adjustable compression and rebound damping, plus spring preload adjustment with a generous 120 mm (4.7 inches) of front wheel travel.
Like the fork and shock absorber fitted to the GSX-S1000 sports roadster, the suspension spring rates, and damping force setting are tuned specifically for the GSX-S1000GT.
Unique to GSX-S1000 models, the TRP six-spoke, lightweight, cast aluminum wheels look great and contribute to the bike’s nimble handling and sporty performance.
Similar to the tires fitted to the 2022 GSX-S1000 sports roadster, Dunlop’s new Roadsport 2 radial tires (120/70ZR17 at the front and a new, wider sized 190/50ZR17 at the rear) were custom-engineered to perform optimally on the GSX-S1000GT, providing great grip in dry or wet conditions, faster warm-up, and long tread life.
These wheels and new tires work in harmony with revised front- and rear-suspension settings to help realize the great grip, stability and nimble handling demanded for sporty performance, while also contributing to a comfortable ride.
Dual front brakes, with fully floating 310mm discs and Brembo Monobloc calipers, with four 32mm opposed pistons, provide strong and consistent stopping power when riding solo or two-up.
The front brakes are complemented by a 240mm rear disc brake, with a Nissin single-piston caliper to help ensure controlled stops.
Both the front and rear brakes can be modulated by a new, compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** controller to match stopping force to the available traction.
In contrast to the outgoing GSX-S1000F, the new GSX-S1000GT features a more upright riding position for even greater comfort and control.
This reasonable sport touring riding position is the result of a carefully crafted relationship between the handlebar, footrests, and seat.
This riding position helps the rider steer the motorcycle’s front end with less effort.
The new, matte black, tapered cast-aluminum handlebar contributes to the excellent riding ergonomics and performance-oriented style.
Securely clamped in a floating mount, the handlebar effectively damps vibration to the rider’s hands.
The new handlebar is 23 mm (0.90 in.) wider than the prior generation GSXS-S1000F and is rotated slightly upward to raise the grip height in relation to the rider.
The aluminum pegs of both the rider and passenger footrests are covered with vibration-absorbing rubber. This reduces the amount of vibration transmitted to the feet, which improves comfort, especially on long rides.
Both pairs of footrests are positioned lower reducing bend at the rider’s and passenger’s knees and ankles, further improving comfort.
The rear footrest location provides ample clearance for the passenger’s legs when the optional side cases are installed.
The rider and passenger seats have a new sporty design that maximizes comfort on long rides. Both have a new weather-resistant cover material that balances grip with freedom of movement.
The rider’s seat shape further expands freedom of movement, while the pillion design maximizes passenger comfort and integrates well with the new grab bar design that does not intrude into the seat area.
Stepped to provide a good view over the rider’s shoulder, the passenger seat is set 2.3 in. (60 mm) higher than the rider’s seat.
Rider seat height: 31.9 in. (810 cm); approximate passenger seat height 34.2 in. (870 cm)
The black finish on the shifter, rear brake, and both hand levers matches the performance nature of the motorcycle.
The front brake lever features a multi-step adjuster that permits quick adjustment of the lever’s distance from the grip.
**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.