2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 First Look

Ryan Adams
by Ryan Adams

The new GSX-S1000 gets a facelift and Euro 5 updates

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 has undergone a thorough restyling and is said to boast engine changes that deliver more broad range torque in the low- to mid-range where the GSX-S had been criticized in prior tests. These updates also bring the GSX-S up to Euro 5 standards. When we compared the last GSX to its predecessor, it had gained smoothness at the throttle but lost horsepower and torque in the process. Hopefully, this trend hasn’t continued with the 2022 model, but only time will tell.

Comparing the two models side by side, it’s clear to see that Suzuki has brought the GSX-S1000 into the modern era of motorcycle design. Personally, I never liked the previous version’s styling, but I’m a big fan of the more angular design of the 2022 model. With Yamaha having recently released its restyled MT line that featured a minimal headlight design, it seems that trend will continue with Suzuki’s most recent naked bike. The styling may be polarizing for some, but performance is likely to be similar to previous models which is to say, it should be a lot of fun to ride. If you’re not a fan of the ‘Zuk’s new face, you won’t be able to see it while riding, anyway.

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Although the GSX-S1000 is scheduled to arrive in dealers this Fall, we hope to have a chance to swing a leg over this new machine sooner than later. Pricing is TBD currently.

Begin Press Release:

Suzuki Introduces The 2022 GSX-S1000

Razor Sharp and Ready to Strike

Brea, CA (April 26, 2021) – Suzuki Motor USA, LLC is proud to introduce the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000. This new Suzuki street machine has been completely updated and aims to deliver an exciting new riding experience with increased power, control, and agility combined with a striking new look.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 features new angular styling with an ergonomically comfortable, yet sporty riding position.

“The GSX-S1000 has been a very successful motorcycle for Suzuki due in large part to its legendary GSX-R-based powerplant,” said Kerry Graeber, Vice President, Division Manager MC/ATV Sales and Marketing for Suzuki Motor USA, LLC. “The new machine features a comprehensive list of performance and styling enhancements that improve on the original version in every way. With its aggressive street fighter looks coupled with superb, open-class performance we can’t wait for our customers and dealers to experience the new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000.”

The first thing one notices about the 2022 GSX-S1000 is its aggressive look featuring the “Razor Sharp and Ready to Strike” design concept. This fresh new design is led by a new stacked LED headlight package. The minimalist cowling that surrounds the headlight adds even more sharp lines and a sense of tension inspired by Suzuki’s MotoGP World Champion racing machines and stealth aircraft.
The GSX-S1000’s long stroke GSX-R derived engine has been refined to produce a broad, smooth torque curve with increased horsepower.

The compact front-end design pairs with a slim tail section and compact exhaust system to establish a clean, agile look. The minimalist rear tail section also accentuates the muscular look of the engine, fuel tank, and mid-section. The result is a mass-forward design that delivers a dynamic and aggressive stance for the new GSX-S1000.

Powering the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 is an updated 999cc, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder engine that builds its superbike performance heritage through key refinements aimed at delivering smooth and powerful performance across the rev range. The new motor features an updated 4-2-1 exhaust system that meets Euro 5 emission standards. Updated camshafts and valve springs, a new fuel injection system, and a new airbox work together to deliver increased power and a broader, smoother torque curve for a more exciting riding experience. In addition, the GSX-S1000 now features the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) for smoother deceleration and better control when downshifting.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 delivers the perfect balance of performance, agility, and style.

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 is the next motorcycle in the Suzuki lineup to include the highly advanced Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.)*. The S.I.R.S. system on this new 1000cc street machine includes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Traction Control, Ride by Wire Electronic Throttle, Bi-Directional Quick Shift, Suzuki Easy Start, and Low RPM Assist systems. These advanced Suzuki electronic systems enable the rider to optimize the performance characteristics of the motorcycle to best suit riding conditions, varying road surfaces, as well as the rider’s level of confidence and experience.

Achieving the right balance of performance, agility, stability, and control demands attention to every aspect of chassis design. The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 delivers on all of those points by utilizing a proven twin-spar aluminum frame combined with a sturdy aluminum-alloy braced swingarm straight off the GSX-R1000. Fully adjustable KYB suspension works perfectly with a new wider tapered handlebar for increased control and agility. An updated seat design, new wheels and new Dunlop Roadsport 2 tires, and a new larger fuel tank combined with ABS-equipped radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers and 310mm brake rotors all work together to produce the most agile, comfortable, and exciting GSX-S1000 yet.

Wrap it all up in three stunning color combinations including a brilliant Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Mechanical Gray inspired by camouflaged jet fighters, concrete, and asphalt, and the sophisticated Glass Sparkle Black color and you’ve got an amazing new Suzuki built to own the streets.

The 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 will arrive in Suzuki dealerships in Fall 2021.

Learn more about the new 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 at www.SuzukiCycles.com

*The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) includes traction control and ABS-related functions. The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Traction control cannot prevent the front wheel from losing grip. Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

Ryan’s time in the motorcycle industry has revolved around sales and marketing prior to landing a gig at Motorcycle.com. An avid motorcyclist, interested in all shapes, sizes, and colors of motorized two-wheeled vehicles, Ryan brings a young, passionate enthusiasm to the digital pages of MO.

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  • Jim Bob Jim Bob on Mar 27, 2022

    The "S" model is the one to get if you're serious about going somewhere on the thing. That fairing and bags are the cats meow on the S.

  • Rich Rich on Feb 16, 2024

    Everything is perfect with this new version of the GSX-S1000 except for one thing, the front-end transformer face. If Suzuki could fix the look of the front-end with the upcoming update, they would sell many more. Really no need to change anything else!