Suzuki unveils its new sports-tourer – say hello to the GSX-S1000GT. It fits into Suzuki’s lineup as a true sports tourer, combining the perfect blend of performance, agility, stability, control, comfort, connectivity, and style to deliver a premium experience befitting the GT monika. The GT is equally at home crossing countries at speed on motorways and fast A-roads or carving through twisty mountain passes and winding B-roads.
Designed to be able to cover distances quickly and comfortably, the GT’s upright riding position is cocooned by wind-deflecting bodywork and a screen capable of diverting the air flow without hampering vision when being ridden sportily. A plush rider’s seat is complemented by a comfortable pillion pad with easily-reached grab rails and ample legroom, while optional hard luggage can accommodate full face helmets, ensuring the GT makes light work of two-up touring.
A performance-orientated chassis, engineered to be lightweight and agile, is also designed to offer a comfortable ride and soak up road imperfections, reducing rider fatigue on longer journeys. Essentially an ADV built around the inline-four from the GSX-S1000, the GT puts out 152bhp and 106Nm of torque that’s well spread across the rev range for a touring-friendly riding experience.
Plenty of electronic aids on offer too – ride-by-wire throttle with two riding modes, a five-mode traction control system, bi-directional quickshifter and cruise control system. All information from the electronic systems are displayed via a 6.5” colour TFT dash, meaning riders can constantly monitor their chosen settings, and adjust on the move. As well as showing other readouts – such as speed, rpm, trip, range, gear indicator, and fuel level – the 6.5-inch TFT display is designed to support the smartphone connectivity features of the new Suzuki mySPIN app.
Litre-class touring ADVs have caught the imagination of many enthusiasts which means Suzuki could possibly like to introduce this ADV in India. We think they should, not only does it seem capable, it also looks sharp.