As we informed you back on March 1, in Europe Suzuki made some surprise improvements to the GSX-S1000 line with increased horsepower and a new slipper clutch. It turns out that those modifications will be included in the 2018 U.S. models.
Late last week, Suzuki announced that the 2018 GSX-S1000 ABS and GSX-S1000F would both benefit from increased horsepower and torque thanks, in part, to new crankcase ventilation holes and revised fuel injection mapping. Additionally, the 2018 models will receive the slipper clutch, which Suzuki has named the “Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS)”.
A new family member appears in the form of the blacked-out GSX-S1000Z. This model will carry a U.S. MSRP of $10,999 ($200 more than the standard GSX-S1000 ABS model), while the faired GSX-S1000F is priced at $11,299. Only a single color scheme is available for the naked versions (see photos), while the S1000F will be available in either White or Blue/Black. Each of these models should be in U.S. dealers this month.
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