Review of the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

POSTED: 02/07/2022

"Wowza what a ride..."

Our new Suzuki GSX-S1000GT demo bike recently arrived in store and we had one very keen rider wanting to give it a go!... our very own Brayden Quinn (Laguna Content Lead). Check out what Suzuki's new model has to offer and everything Brayden enjoyed about this ride.

To book your demo please call us on 01622 681765 today!

Scroll down to see his review...

What's the verdict?

The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Engine Casing

What did you think of the engine, power and torque

"What a machine! The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is an almighty force not to be taken lightly. It pulls and pulls giving you a stimulating thrill in gears one through to six. I especially like the gear lengths and their silky smooth performance. This bike is so progressively smooth you'd think you're riding a twist and go.

Additionally, I liked the rev range available, red lining at 11,750rpm there was lots to play with and plenty of passing power.

The torque available is buckets of fun and from traffic light to traffic light you'll have no problem swiftly yet smoothly taking off. You'll be smiling from ear to ear when you take off at the lights, leaving everyone behind you in your mirrors!"

How was the handling, brakes & riding position?

"With experience predominantly on naked motorcycles, I was concerned that this bike would feel heavy to move. However it handled with surprising ease, giving confidence-inspiring agility you can really play with in the corners. 

For me, brakes are a sensitive subject, (if you pardon the pun). With a bike of this size I'd expect big things. With Brembo taking the reins, you get enough stopping force - but it lacks a little off the lever. I would recommend you try this bike out for yourself though as this could just be personal preference.

There is not one thing I would change about the riding position as it offers a relaxed yet engaging ride. During my time on the bike I didn't get uncomfortable once. There was a relaxed reach to the grips with lots of leg room from the pegs, plus the controls on the handlebars were well laid out. I was not blessed by the height Gods and am a fairly short guy at 5"8, but I could flat foot this motorcycle no problem."

The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Front wheel and brakes
The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Technology and Dash

Technology - was it useful?

"This bike is packed to the brim with helpful technology and accessibility. First off I really loved the TFT display. It was clear, precise and provided all the necessary riding information I could possibly want or need. Connecting it to your smartphone was easy too - it gives you an array of options and apps to use including phone, music and map navigation - as well as a library of third-party apps too.

The SDMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) is fantastic, offering a range of different manageable rider modes you may wish to use - especially useful for the variety of different weather conditions we see here in the U.K. On top of the rider modes, you also get a five-level plus off traction control which let me modify the bike to the way I like it.

The cruise control on this bike was fairly easy to use. With a few simple button presses you get easy riding, which I feel would be ideal for longer journeys. Other creature comforts included quick shifter (bi-directional) and low rpm assist."

What modifications would you make to this bike?

"As I mentioned before, I'd perhaps swap out the brake pads if I was predominantly doing short journeys on this bike. As the majority of the power on offer only appears once the pads and discs are up to fuller temperatures.

Although the exhaust note on this motorcycle is by standard something special, adding a slip-on can could quite possibly blow my mind - I'd be excited to hear what an Akrapovic alternative would sound like.

Then depending on my riding use, I'd quite like to add panniers and a top box, enhancing the bike's obvious great touring capabilities."

The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Back seat and grab rail

How would you rate the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT overall?

"Wowza what a ride. Overall I had a really good time on the bike. It is definitely a great contender in the Sports Tourer category, giving other brands a sure run for their money - especially as it sits at such an accessible price point considering how much you get for your wonga. Personally I really like the look of this model... lots of sharp bodywork, LED lighting and metallic colours throughout. From all angles it was photogenic, let's put it that way.

The bike performed well on straights and in corners, it provided well above-par agile capability. The suspension was noticeably cushiony and provided great resistance to our pothole-filled roads! On top of everything I liked about this bike, almost instantly you realise the soundtrack from its stock exhaust is remarkable and there was not one red light I wasn't tempted to rev like a hooligan.

If I was going to buy a Sport Tourer motorcycle, the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT would definitely be worthy of consideration. Try it out, you'll see this for yourself."

The Suzuki GSX-S1000GT Side profile view

Check out the ride

Suzuki GSX-S1000GT

- 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 999c engine
- 112kW @ 11,000rpm (152PS) -
- 106.0Nm @ 9,250rpm (78.18lb.ft) -
- KYB professional suspension -
- Brembo braking capabilities with standard ABS -
- Smartphone connectivity and rider modes -
- Suzuki Clutch Assist and Intelligent Ride System -

Experience this adrenaline pumper for yourself...

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