Suzuki carries their heritage GSX-R bikes to the street with the GSX-S models. New for 2016, the GSX-S1000F ABS is a full-fairing version of the 2016 GSX-S1000 ABS. Promoting the GSX-S1000 as a ’standard’ or ’streetfighter’ bike (neither sport nor touring), Suzuki seems to think that simply adding a full fairing qualifies the GSX-S1000F as a ’sport-tourer.’ I disagree. With a pillion that looks like nothing more than a hint of a seat and no storage, I’m not sure how to classify this bike in terms of sport or touring. Let’s just look at it for what it is and see how it shapes up.
Continue reading for my review of the 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS
The Suzuki GSX650F is one of the most capable models in its class and deals great with both city streets and race tracks. The new GSX650F is technically a low cost middleweight bike aimed at the novice raider or the economical commuter and offers a perfect mix between comfort and sportiness.
The Suzuki GSX650F is based on the European Bandit 650 naked model and is powered by an 656 cm inline-Four, liquid cooled engine mated on a six speed constant mesh transmission. The engine comes with Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) digital fuel injection system which enhances power delivery and linear response.
A modern instrument panel keeps you posted on various stats such as an analog tachometer, LCD speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, clock , dual trip meters, reserve trip meter and gear position indicator as well as engine rpm indicator.
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Don’t be fooled by the long and confusing name of this bike; the 2012 Suzuki GSX1250FA is all business, all the time.
Featuring an impressive body design to go with a stomach-walloping engine and superior handling credentials, the GSX1250FA is a bonafide speed maven.
The design of the GSX1250FA looks sporty but it’s still comfortable to ride. The contoured seat found on the GSX1250FA is the picture of comfort with the seat height also lending itself to be adjusted up or down by 20mm, all by flipping over the mounting spacers between the seat and the frame seat rails. A comprehensive instrument cluster also comes with the sports bike, offering a variety of gauges, including a convenient gear-position indicator and shift light, oil pressure/coolant temperature indicator, fuel injection indicator, ABS indicator, and engine RPM indicator light.
Power isn’t lacking with the GSX1250FA, especially since it comes with a compact, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 1255cc, DOHC, wet sump engine that has a bore and stroke of 79.0 mm x 64.0 mm. The bike also has Suzuki’s own Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection with 36mm throttle bodies, bringing superb response feel, smooth power delivery, improved mileage and reduced emissions, which is especially crucial for a bike that packs this much meat. The engine is mated to a slick shifting six speed transmission that improves acceleration while reducing top gear RPM at highway speeds.
In terms of handling, the GSX1250FA comes with a classic tube-frame chassis 43mm-stanchion-tube front forks that offer 5.1" of travel. A single rear shock with 5.4" of travel is preload adjustable while fully floating 310mm dual-disc front brakes with four-piston calipers and a single 240mm rear disc brake with a single-piston caliper make up the bike’s Digital Antilock Brake System (ABS) for optimum braking performance.
Find out more about the Suzuki GSX1250FA after the jump.
Suzuki has presented the 2010 GSX650F ABS, a sporty and now safer road bike addressed to those just turning to motorcycling and in search of a versatile middleweight machine that will prove both economical and practical. The bike is nothing more than a Bandit 650 wrapped in a fairing, but its GSX-R looks combined with the implicit user-friendliness turn it into an almost unbeatable do-it-all sportbike.