When the GSX-S1000GX+ was revealed at EICMA, we knew Suzuki was onto something. We were already impressed with GSX-S1000GT+, so taking the same platform with the versatile K5 999cc Inline-Four but adding tall suspension and all the latest electronics Suzuki could pack onto it, we had high expectations for the GX+.
While we didn't rate it as high as we did the GT+ – front brake vagueness was a particular concern – we still found it a worthy entrant to the long-legged sport-touring segment. Perhaps the biggest disappointment we had was Suzuki's decision to only offer the Pearl Matte Shadow Green colorway in the U.S. and not the Metallic Triton Blue that you expect on a bike with a "GSX" in its name.
Maybe we'll get the blue next year, but for now, we'll have to settle for looking at photos in this GSX-S1000GX+ gallery.