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.