Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS Review & Ratings
- 17 February 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
Suzuki began introducing its 2016 lineup way ahead of schedule when it was still unveiling various 2015 model-year bikes. Spearheading the charge was the all-new 2016 GSX-S1000, a less aggressive version of the GSX-R that could take on the streets. Now, Suzuki has introduced a sportbike version of the new S1000, the 2016 GSX-S1000F ABS, which unlocks some of the restrained energy of its brother. Combating that extra onward force of wind is a wind shield equipped fairing unique to this model that doesn’t sacrifice this new beast’s persona but amplifies it, adding more jagged lines to the overall design. In addition to reaching down to protect the sides of the bike, the F’s new fairing also houses an expanded lighting system to more capably light the speed-blurred roads as riders zoom ahead.
The height, of course, has therefore been boosted by 4″ (46-1/2″), adding some poundage in the process (10-plus pounds for a total of 471). While the outer shell of the bike has been altered to improve aerodynamics, the same powerful 999cc engine is still pumping all of that force out of its 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust system. And the F includes all of the features seen in the GSX-S series thus far, including ABS as standard. Adding the fairing bumps up the MSRP by $500 for a grand total of $10,999. The 2016 GSX-S1000F ABS comes in Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black/Candy Daring Red.