2018 GSX-S1000Z

2018 GSX-S1000Z Overview

As much as a GSX-R1000 owns the racetrack, the 2018 GSX-S1000Z owns the street. Developed using the attributes of the championship winning 2005-2008 generation GSX-R1000, this sportbike carries the spirit of the Suzuki performance to the street, with shared technology and components packaged into a chassis designed specifically for all-day riding comfort. It's more than just an attitude, a spirit, or a lineage though; it's about performance-packed hard parts evolving from one generation to the next. The GSX-S1000Z is powered by a 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant that's based on the...

Features

Fuel-injected, GSX-R based engine has increased horsepower and torque

ABS-equipped** Brembo front brakes deliver improved stopping performance

Twin-spar aluminum frame and adjustable KYB suspension delivers controlled handling

New Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) drive line smooths shifting and engine braking

Advanced Traction Control System* lets the rider select sensitivity to match road conditions

Aggressive, blacked-out street-fighter styling and upright riding position

*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. Neither can it 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.


The strong, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cc inline-four engine is designed to provide smooth throttle response and controlled acceleration.

New ventilation holes between the cylinders reduces pumping loss within the crankcase so the engine can deliver more power and torque.

Long-stroke GSX-R engine design has broad low-to-mid range power and torque that is ideal for street riding.

The profiles of the dual, overhead camshafts were designed to enhance street performance while preserving peak, racetrack-capable power.

Aluminum pistons, engineered with use of FEM (Finite Element Method) analysis, are cast with optimal rigidity and weight.

Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinders integrated into the upper crankcase reduce friction and improve heat transfer and durability.

The EFI system uses Suzuki’s proprietary, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) throttle bodies where the secondary throttle valves are controlled by a servo motor for smooth power delivery.

The digital ignition fires iridium type spark plugs that increase spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs.

The digital ignition fires iridium type spark plugs that increase spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to higher power, more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up, and a more stable idle. These quality components also last longer than conventional spark plugs.

The stainless-steel, 4-2-1 exhaust system helps the engine deliver a strong low-to-mid range punch with an exciting rush to redline.

The black-finish, taped muffler has a pleasing appearance that’s not common to under-chassis exhausts while creating an exciting, distinctive sound.

The Suzuki Exhaust Tuning (SET) system-equipped mid-muffler design enhances style and aids in mass centralization for great chassis balance.

Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System* lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. As a result, the rider can enjoy sport riding with less anxiety. There are four traction control modes (1, 2, 3, and OFF) that the rider can easily adjust at rest or on the fly via a handlebar-mounted control. The difference between the modes is their sensitivity to rear wheel spin. The rider can adjust the traction control’s sensitivity to match the road conditions.

- Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip (sport riding on good, smooth roads).

- Mode 2 is a moderate sensitivity level that is suitable for most riders or in conditions that have varied road surface grip (city riding, regular road conditions).

- Mode 3 is highest sensitivity level suitable for road conditions where the grip may be limited (wet or cold surfaces).

- OFF disengages all traction control features

Angular radiator shrouds efficiently guide cooling air to the high-capacity curved radiator. Additional heat is removed from the engine via the use of a lightweight and compact liquid-cooled oil cooler (like those used on the GSX-R models).

*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. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.


The race-proven six-speed close-ratio transmission features vertically staggered shafts to reduce overall engine length.

The new SCAS clutch increases plate pressure under acceleration yet acts as a slipper clutch to smooth the engine response during engine braking and corner entry.

This large diameter, wet multi-plate clutch uses a precise cable activated release providing the rider with superb friction-point feel.

The refined shift linkage helps the rider easily and quickly select the best gear for the riding conditions.

The strong, RK-supplied drive chain uses O-rings to preserve internal lubrication so power is transmitted smoothly and quietly.


Lightweight and compact chassis is engineered to be agile and fun-to-ride for a wide range of riders. This ability starts with the low-mass rigid aluminum main frame coupled with the strong aluminum-alloy swingarm.

The new 43mm inverted KYB forks have adjustable compression and rebound damping, and spring pre-load with a generous 120mm (4.7 in) of front wheel travel.

Link-type rear suspension, with arched aluminum swingarm and a single shock absorber that features spring preload that is 7-way adjustable with rebound damping force adjustment.

The front brakes are complemented by a 240mm rear disc brake with a NISSIN single-piston caliper to help make sure you can have controlled stops.

Both the front and rear brakes can be modulated by a compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** controller to match stopping force to the available traction.

Unique to the GSX-S1000 models, the TRP 6-spoke lightweight cast aluminum wheels are shod with Dunlop radial tires (120/70ZR17 front and 180/50ZR17 rear).

Matte black aluminum Renthal Fatbar handlebar is standard equipment offering excellent riding ergonomics with great vibration damping.

The reasonable sport riding position is created by a carefully crafted relationship between the Renthall FatBar, footrests and seat.

Black finish on the shifter, rear brake, and both hand levers matches the black bodywork and performance nature of the motorcycle.

The low seat height of 815 mm (32 in.) contributes to the sporty, yet upright riding position and aids rider confidence at stops.

The GSX-S1000Z’s naked roadster bodywork is designed to look wild, rugged, and aggressive—and to keep the rider comfortable at all times.

**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.


The GSX-S1000 premiered Suzuki’s Easy-start System that requires just a simple touch of the starter button to fire up the engine (without pulling the clutch lever if the transmission is in neutral).

Distinctively shaped headlight nacelle contains a bright 60/55W H4 halogen bulb. The tail section houses an integrated LED taillight with clear lens.

The lightweight and compact instrument sets uses a LCD display that includes speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual tripmeters, gear position, coolant temperatures, driving range, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control, and a clock functions.

The display has an adjustable intensity, white-color backlight for great nighttime visibility and is flanked by LED indicators for the turn signals, high beam, malfunction, traction control, ABS, plus coolant temperature and oil pressure alerts.


A variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories such as a solo seat cowl and sport screen are available, plus a large selection of logo apparel.

12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*

*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.


Specifications

  • Engine999cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 4-cylinder, DOHC
  • Bore x Stroke73.4 x 59.0 mm (2.890 x 2.323 in.)
  • Compression Ratio12.2 : 1
  • Fuel SystemSuzuki Fuel Injection with SDTV
  • StarterElectric
  • LubricationWet sump
  • ClutchWet, multi-plate SCAS type
  • Transmission6-speed constant mesh
  • Final DriveChain, RK525GSH, 116 links
  • Suspension FrontInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension RearLink type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes FrontBrembo 4-piston, Disc, twin, ABS-equipped
  • Brakes RearNissin, 1-piston, Disc single, ABS-equipped
  • Tires Front120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
  • Tires Rear190/50ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
  • Fuel Tank Capacity17.0 L (4.5 US gallons)
  • ColorMetallic Mat Black No. 2
  • IgnitionElectronic ignition (Transistorized)
  • Spark PlugNGK CR9EIA-9 or DENSO IU27D
  • Headlight12 V 60/55 W (H4)
  • Tail LightLED
  • Overall Length2115 mm (83.3 in)
  • Overall Width795 mm (31.3 in)
  • Wheelbase1460 mm (57.5 in)
  • Ground Clearance140 mm (5.5 in)
  • Seat Height810 mm (31.9 in)
  • Curb Weight209 kg (461 lbs.) / 210 kg (463 lbs.) California model
  • Warranty12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
  • ExtensionCoverage extension and additional benefits are available

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*Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP” or the “Starting At” price), excludes taxes, title, license and registration fees, destination freight and delivery charges, dealer fees, and optional equipment.