Suzuki GSX-S 1000GX / GX+


Make Model

Suzuki GSX-S 1000GX / GX+




Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, TSCC


999 cc / 60.9 cub-in
Bore x Stroke 73.4 x 59.0  mm
Compression Ratio 12.2:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Lubrication Wet sump


Fuel injection with Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies

Emission EURO5
Exhaust 4-2-1


Electronic ignition (transistorised)



Max Power  

152 hp / 112 kW @ 11000 rpm

Max Torque

106 Nm / 78.2 lb-ft @ 9250 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi-plate SCAS type


6 Speed, constant mesh 
Final Drive Chain, RK525GSH, 525 x 116 links
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.553 (73/47)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.588 ( 44/17)
Frame Aluminium, twin spar

Front Suspension

Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Front Wheel Travel

150 mm / 5.9 in

Rear Suspension

Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Rear Wheel Travel

150 mm / 5.9 in

Front Brakes

2 x 310mm floating discs with Brembo monoblock 4-piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 240 mm disc with Nissin single-piston caliper
ABS Standard
Wheels 6-spoke cast aluminum

Front Tyre

120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless

Rear Tyre

190/50ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
Rake 25.5°
Trail 97 mm / 3.8 in


Length 2150 mm / 84. 6 in
Width     925 mm / 36.4 in
Height  1350 mm / 53.1 in
Wheelbase 1470 mm / 57.9 in
Seat Height 845 mm / 33.3 in
Ground clearance 155 mm / 6.1 in

Wet Weight 

232 kg / 511 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

19 Litres / 5 US gal

From a press release issued By Suzuki Motor USA, LLC:

With a design and product concept of the ultimate sports crossover, the GSX-S1000GX is set to become the benchmark in the category, as Suzuki moves into the crossover sector of the market for the first time.

It boasts Suzuki’s most sophisticated electronics package to date, with a number of new and innovative systems enabled by a six-axis Bosch IMU and electronic suspension from Showa.

The GSX-S1000GX is the first Suzuki to adopt Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES). The GX gets 150mm front and rear suspension travel to create an upright riding position, broadening the rider’s field of view and providing all-day riding comfort. The longer suspension travel also helps the GX smooth out bumps when riding over uneven surfaces.

There are four selectable modes of SAES: hard, medium, soft, and a customisable user setting which offers +/- three increments on the selected base setting of hard, medium, or soft.

Further helping smooth out those bumps and undulations is Suzuki Road Adaptive Stabilisation (SRAS)

An original Suzuki system, in use for the first time on the new GX, it detects uneven road surfaces based on input from the IMU and wheel speed sensors, and, if required, triggers the Suzuki Floating Ride Control (SFRC) to help smooth out the ride. As part of the SFRC it also adjusts the electronic throttle valve settings to deliver softer, more controllable throttle response.

The rear suspension’s spring preload settings are also electronically controlled, making it easy for a rider to use a handlebar switch to quickly choose between auto or one of the four available modes they find best suited to their immediate needs or preferences.

Riders can select between single rider, single rider plus luggage, or tandem (with or without luggage). In addition, the preload setting for auto mode can be adjusted by +/- three increments and the three manual modes can be adjusted by +/- four increments to match the rider’s needs more finely.

The GSX-S1000GX also uses an alpha version of the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector. SDMS-α provides three riding modes: active, basic, comfort. Those three integrated riding modes control power output characteristics, as well as the level of traction control, which, on the GX, is integrated with Lift Limiter (anti-wheelie) and Roll Torque Control, and electronic suspension settings. Riders can opt to use the default settings of many of those systems or customise them to match their needs or preferences more closely. There are seven selectable modes of traction control – integrated with Roll Torque Control and Lift Limiter – and three selectable throttle maps.

Making its debut on the GX is Suzuki’s new Roll Torque Control. Based on data received from the IMU and wheel speed sensors, this new system calculates the bike’s lean angle and speed to predetermine what level of power output and acceleration is optimal at that time, for example, when exciting a corner. It then reduces torque output before the motorcycle exceeds the amount of power the system deems necessary to clear the corner effectively. One key benefit of this system is a smooth operation and uninterrupted drive. With regular traction control the system is reactive, cutting in when rear wheel slip is detected. This can create a jerkiness or ‘on and off’ feeling as the power comes in and out. It can also cause the rear suspension to compress and rebound. This is reduced significantly with the introduction of Roll Torque Control, as the torque ceiling is set, and then raised as the bike exits the corner and as speed increases and lean angle decreases. It is an extra layer of pre-emptive protection that operates silently in the background, with its settings determined by the level of traction control selected.

Completing the GX’s comprehensive suite of electronics is a ride-by-wire throttle, bi-directional quickshifter, cruise control – updated on the GX to allow the system to continue operating when the rider changes gear – lean angle-sensitive ABS, Slope Dependent Control, which prevents rear wheel lift when braking downhill, easy start, and low RPM assist.

Monitoring all of the GSX-S1000GX’s electronic systems is done via a 6.5-inch colour TFT screen, which also offers smartphone connectivity, allowing riders to access maps, view contacts and make and receive phone calls, see their calendar, and play music. All this is done via the free Suzuki mySPIN app. A USB socket in the side of the instrument cluster makes for easy phone charging.

Powering the new GSX-S1000GX is Suzuki’s creamy smooth, 999cc, inline four-cylinder, superbike-derived engine. Known for its abundance of lowdown and midrange power, it produces 152PS at 11,000rpm and 106 Nm of torque at 9,250rpm.

That engine is housed in a twin spar, aluminium frame mated to a race-proven aluminium swingarm from the GSX-R range and a lightweight subframe.

All of that is wrapped in new, aggressive bodywork, with full LED lighting front and rear. Hand guards and a spacious luggage rack add extra practicality. Luggage capacity can be increased with genuine accessory 36-litre panniers.