7. Suzuki GSX-S1000

2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 If 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the liter-class sportbike, 2014 could very well be the year of the Streetfighter. So it would seem like Suzuki might have missed the boat releasing the GSX-S1000 in 2015 as an early release 2016 model. That said, as a big fan of the K5 (2005 – 2008) GSX-R1000 engine, to see it being repurposed in this guise gives me great joy. That engine is a gem (even if it is going to be tuned for torque), and to see it equipped with TC, ABS, upright bars and slightly newer suspension, it should be a blast to ride while ripping up the local canyon. Not to mention, commuting to and from the local twisties won’t be such a chore, either.