Web Glitch on Suzuki Site Accidentally Reveals Power Output for the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F

Suzuki has gained a reputation as a pretty secretive motorcycle company. Whenever a new Suzuki model comes out, the Japanese bike make ensures that as much information about the bike is kept under wraps. Actually, everybody does this, but Suzuki is probably one of the best at keeping details about its yet-to-be revealed bikes under lock and key.

Recently, though, somebody over at Suzuki, presumably within its online department, bumbled a pretty crucial information about the brand’s new GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F bikes. According to Motorrad, the Suzuki website briefly, if not inexplicably, revealed the power figures of the two sports bikes. The information has since been taken down, but for those who are curious to know what it is, the GSX-S1000 and the GSX-S1000F will be packing 145 horsepower at 9,500 rpm. Chalk this incident up to a sudden case of carelessness.

The number isn’t at all surprising, even if Suzuki has taken extraordinary steps to keep it on lockdown. For one, 1000PS interviewed Gerald Steinmann of Suzuki back in October 2014 and he let slip that the GSX-S1000F could pack “more than 160 horsepower.”
145 ponies isn’t at all bad, but it’s still not the “over 160” that I personally thought the bikes were going to have at their disposal. That said, 145 horsepower is still pretty good considering that both bikes are still being powered by old-by-comparison GSX-R1000 motor. In some ways, getting 145 horsepower out of it is actually pretty neat and could go a long way in giving the two GSX-S models the needed bump it needs to compete with some of its highly touted rivals in the sports bike segment.

At the end of the day, though, Suzuki’s decision to take down the output numbers of the two bikes seem to suggest that the company is either still undecided about how much power it can and will have when the bikes are finally ready to head out to market or it’s just really protective of the cards it has in its hands before they decide to reveal them to the world.

Let’s just all hope that it gives the green light to reveal the actual numbers soon.

Click past the jump to read more about the info leak on Suzuki’s website.

Why it matters

You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that Suzuki has big plans for both the GSX-S1000 and the GSX-S1000F. It wouldn’t go this far to keep the bikes’ performance numbers secret if it didn’t have ideas on how to present it to the world.

See, when bike makers want to announce these things, they do so under a significant amount of pomp and circumstance, often resorting to distributing press releases strictly about details about their bikes. Apparently, Suzuki isn’t in that place yet so you can understand why it’s taking this leak pretty seriously.

Hopefully, everything gets sorted out and the Japanese bike maker finally does reveal the output numbers of the two bikes. For now, I’m sticking with the 145 ponies figure, but if there’s more on tap from that GSX-R1000, I for one, wouldn’t be too bummed out about it.

Just give it to us already, Suzuki! Please?

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