Suzuki’s race-tastic GSX-R family was a game changer when it hit the market 30-plus years ago, and its streetwise GSX-S range expanded that success. The factory expanded that footprint again in ’16 by bumping the 750 cc mill up to an (almost) even liter. This year, the family tree branched yet again with the new-for-2018, blackout GSX-S1000Z. Engine upgrades join other improvements for the 2018 model year as Suzuki pushes to keep its sport-standard-sector momentum going. I do consider this something of a risk as the market shifts to favor the youngest generation of riders with small-displacement engines and retro/hipster-style designs, but for the time being there seems to be enough support for the liter bikes. At least Suzuki hopes there is anyway.