As much as a GSX-R1000 owns the racetrack, the 2019 GSX-S1000Z owns the street. Developed using the attributes of the championship-winning 2005-2008 generation GSX-R1000 engine, this naked sportbike carries Suzuki's performance spirit to every ride. The GSX-R connection does not stop there, as the GSX-S1000 shares other chassis technology and components so this bike can carve up the corners while providing 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's 999cc inline four-cylinder powerplant is based on the legendary long-stroke GSX-R1000 engine. That generation engine is the ideal choice to build a liter-class, naked sportbike around, as it makes strong peak power with a robust torque curve that delivers street-dominating power.
For 2019, further refinement to the engine's throttle control mechanism helps the rider smoothly apply the power on any type of road. There are electronic rider aids lifted from Suzuki's supersport bikes, such as the Suzuki Advanced Traction Control System*, plus the Suzuki Easy Start and Low RPM Assist systems.