Suzuki GSX-S1000F Bike Overview
Although Suzuki class the GSX-S1000F as a sports bike, it’s technically classed as a sports tourer when you look at the upright seating position and tall screen. Released back in 2015, the GSX-S1000F remains a firm favourite for sports bike fans due to its performance and comfort.
It’s certainly packed with the engine of a sports bike modeled on the old 2005 GSX-R1000 with 143bhp, 999cc four stroke. Suzuki’s three-way traction control system is a great feature on the GSX-S1000F along with ABS. There’s also the ‘easy start’ system meaning you just have to press a button to get started, instead of holding it in.
From high speeds of 160mph, the GSX-S1000F is still beautiful to handle at lower speeds too. You can tackle corners with confidence with the lightweight feel and the low seat meaning you can plant your feet firmly on the ground if needed.
There’s plenty of room to carry a pillion, however Suzuki are trying to stick to their sports bike way by not releasing any hard luggage options, only making it possible to carry a tank bag and tail pack.
The price of a brand new Suzuki GSX-S1000F starts from £9,999, but for a second hand machine you’re looking at around £7,000.
Take a further look at the Suzuki GSX-S1000F now…
Suzuki GSX-S1000F Bike Spec
- Top speed160mph
- Average fuel consumption38mpg
- Seat height810mm
- EngineFour stroke, DOHC, 4v, liquid cooled
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Light and responsive
Soft seat with a firm ride
Typical suzuki, keep an eye out for the small brackets and clamps etc corrosion can appear quickly
Brembo, so top quality
Responsive and agile
Proven gsxr1000 k5 engine
As cheap as most Japanese bikes
The overall look of bike, sporty but practical.
New clutch/ brake levers.
Rider is comfortable but passenger would probably only last a hour before uncomfortable.
Not had bike very long, but reviews suggest bike is pretty bulletproof
Rear brakes are not as responsive as my previous bike, but bike stops rapidly when required.
Nicely planted on the road, easy to handle in bends and corners, and idle ride for person of around 5ft 9
Quick when needed, especially when you need to pass something safety.
Hard to say at present as new to me, but rides I have had locally seem reasonable.
Fast comfy sporty handling
Comfortable enough riding position for long journeys but still feels very sporty
Still early days but all good so far, no issues
Super-quick turn-in, excellent grip on corners, light weight easy to steer
Roughly 150 miles from a 17 litre tank
How it looks and how it goes! I’ve had Fireblades, ZX10’s, GSXR and this is still my favourite.
Nothing, I love it.
Although it’s a naked bike with the K5 engine from the GSXR it’s still a comfortable bike on a journey with plenty of grunt IF you need to overtake. Great on a long journey for a naked bike.
Brembo brakes don’t get much better than that!
Hands great and power delivery is unbelievable.
It’s got a fantastic K5 engine so it’s got more than enough power, very smooth after the throttle issue was sorted on the later model. Runs fine at town speeds and if you open it up it’ll set your hair on fire! ( Not literally!!)
Can’t complain with fuel if you being sensible. It’s a 1000cc bike so fuel shouldn’t be on your list of concerns.
Great engine and gearbox, colour scheme and build quality. Neat and compact, Good handling and economical to run.
Brakes could be better.
First got the bike it was snatchy at 2/2500rpm but got a new updated CPU fitted and it's now sorted out the problems. Great engine and gearbox smooth with loads of tourqe. Seat height is not to high and the bike feels well balanced and easy to manover at low speeds. Once going it handles well and feels planted when cornering and pulls like a train on acceleration. The suspension straight out of the box is well suited to this sports tourer quite firm but still rides over the bumps without trying to knock you out the seat.
Great torque and pulls like a train through all the gears
Good fuel economy when touring between 50/60 miles per gallon
Great build quality, no issues
The Brembo brakes are good but I've had better brakes on my other bikes, eg. 2014 Z1000
It being a Japanese brand, reliable, powerful, comfortable.
More responsive front brakes, as in instant bite with smallest touch
Brilliant in the corners, well planted, grips the road more than expected and smooth throughout
Power of 155bhp according to Suzuki's own specs. Performs better than expected but suspension could be a little bit better
Never had a 1000cc bike so yes it drinks fuel quicker but that comes with a bike of that capacity.
Never broken down, never had an issue
Brembo calipers front and rear. Front is responsive but bit of movement in lever before biting
Everything (apart from the standard brakes)
It handles awesome, is more than enough for me. The only niggle is the snatchy throttle but to be honest the more I ride it the more I get used to it, it's certainly not bad enough to put me off
More than enough grunt and speed for me. Sounds awesome too when your day on it and got a shift on.
Like anything really when you get a heavy handed with with it it likes to sup but no more than expected
The brakes are poor really for a bike this fast. I have upgraded thee front pads which has improved the braking but I think a master cylinder or braided lines are needed next
Ability to turn ABS on/off. Maybe some more electronics, it’s a bit bare bones but a TFT screen wouldn’t go a miss! Decat the exhaust and fit aftermarket exhaust.
The bike rides well. It has had a lot of stick for a snatchy throttle over the years but I don’t notice it after getting to grips. Corner confident and the traction control gives that extra bit of trust with rain mode when the weather takes a turn for the worst.
The engine is based on the old k5 GSXR engine but detuned I believe. I’ve never tried the K5 but if it’s anything like this then I can understand why it got so much hype.
I think the running of this bike is not too bad. It costs me round about £18 a week in petrol to get to work and back (17 miles a day). My 600 was about £13-15 and my YZF125 was about £7-10 (don’t hold me to that, it was a while ago!)
Well built work horse! I’ve had no issues with the bike and have maintained the service schedule to a T with 7500 comfortable miles on the clock. The stock exhaust also has a nice grunt to it too!
Brembo brakes, need I say more!? However it would be nice to have the choice of turning the ABS off as I find it’s quite sensitive on the rear.(only reason for a 4)
The instant confidence it gives you.
The standard exhaust is a bit quiet.
Very smooth cornering, instant confidence as soon as you're on the bike with the big Renthal fat bar as standard.
150hp.. Its just unreal!
Average 55mpg which blows the old 600RR out the water but being a younger rider the insurance is a bit pricey.
None what so ever.
Best brakes I've ever had on a bike hands down.
Value, smoothness, comfort and more of that incredible value
Brakes a little underwhelming.
Effortlessly easy, reassuring and planted. Suzuki have made a bike that simply 'works' in all situations.
Could anyone NEED more on the road. At any given moment it is as quick as, well, as quick as you want it to be.
Low 50s mpg. That's fine by me thanks. Easy 160 miles before I start to sniff out petrol stations.
As good as many other make, with little sign of the compromises that must have been made to get it down to that price.
Fine, but not show-stopping. That said, not run out of them yet.
Riding position and the torque it has
A better front screen
Comfort and ride position
So much torque
Real good on fuel
A solid robust bike
If it had A hard luggage option it would a better tourer that the SX1000
Handles well, suspension is a bit harsh
Absolute joy, pulls hard through the complete rev range
Service costs comparable with other makes, taking it easy I can get 50mpg
Stops well, needs a bit more feel and bite