A highly successful 2022 for the GSX-S1000GT saw it end the year as the top-selling sports tourer, despite only going on sale in April. The final figures for the year saw 781 bikes registered, with the forecast for more than 1,000 units to be sold before the end of March 2023, which would mark 12 months on sale.
Suzuki GB head of motorcycles, Jonathan Martin, said, “Of course, we’re delighted with the popularity and success of the GSX-S1000GT. It was launched to high praise in the autumn of 2021, and we were seeing a huge number of reservations and orders before the bike had even arrived in dealerships. Despite that, and though it presented challenges, we managed to keep up with demand and we’re on course to top 1,000 sales by the end of its first year on sale, which is a fantastic achievement and something we’re all pleased with and proud of.”
The GSX-S1000GT is able to seamlessly blend sports and touring capabilities, thanks to the flexible, torque-laden inline-four cylinder engine producing 152PS peak power and 106Nm of peak torque, making it fantastic for motorway cruising as well as for those rev chasing sportier runs.
That sportier performance is also enhanced by a bi-directional quickshifter and slipper clutch to improve the speed and smoothness of changes. The GSX-S1000GT also comes with five traction control settings that can be used to dial in the desired level of interference, depending on the road and riding conditions. The same is also true for three selectable power modes, while cruise control makes long distance touring a doddle.
Displayed via a 6.5”, full-colour TFT screen all of the key information for power modes, traction control and cruise control are easy to see thanks to day and night modes - plus smartphone connectivity for calls, messages, and navigation is available on the TFT screen.
2022’s top-selling sports tourer also includes a twin-spar aluminium frame, superbike-derived swingarm, and fully-adjustable forks from KYB and a rebound and preload adjustable shock - while angular and aggressive bodywork creates a stylish look coupled with the benefits of extensive wind tunnel testing to optimise the fairings.