2018 Suzuki GSX-S

After the success of the 2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F based on the legendary 2008 K5 engine with major tweaks, Suzuki is all set to revamp the entire GSX-S range for 2018 model year.


The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 promises more power and torque thanks to an altered crank case design. Throttle response has been smoothened out, claims Suzuki, due to remapped fuel injection mapping, and all the power the Gixxus commands can be controlled via Suzuki Advanced Traction Control System 2 (Suzuki ATCS2).

Power is delivered to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox, assisted by an all new Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) clutch. The SCAS clutch ensures that the bike doesn’t stall while pulling off from idle whichever way the motorcyclist lets go of the clutch lever. SCAS smoothly takes over and delivers measured power to the rear wheel and helps smooth roll-ons.

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000F gains the same power and torque numbers as the naked Gixxus. It has also been fitted with Suzuki’s latest suite of electronics and new mechanicals. The Gixxus-F throws in wind protection, superior high-speed stability and the butch looks of a fully faired liter class motorcycle. New for 2018 is a smoked windshield and slightly revised paint scheme, in addition to the mechanical and electronic updates.

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000Z is an all new addition to the Gixxus family. The 1000Z is a Gixxus, but it receives a power and torque bump for a sportier riding experience. Additionally, the Z comes with an advanced back-torque limiting clutch and superior braking components than the stock Gixxus. Also new is the all-black treatment given to the S1000Z, to make it stand apart from the regular nakeds. The alloys, frame, body panels are all black with red decals on the tank. Suspension components and auxiliary fitments have also been blacked out for a mean, aggressive look.

The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000 family will go on sale this July onwards in the US. We still don’t have a confirmed launch date for the Middle East yet.