Live With It: 2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000Z Long Term Review

As a lifelong supporter of the underdog and a proponent of keeping things cheap and stupid simple, I was a big fan of the Suzuki GSX-S1000 right from the start. Basically, we’re talking 2005 GSX-R1000 with much improved ergonomics, more supple suspension, EFI, and other conveniences of modern life that make deploying 144 screaming inline-Four horsepower a kinder, gentler and more comfortable experience every time you leave the house.

Even though it beat up the Kawasaki Z1000 and the Honda CB1000R in a 2016 shootout – losing out only to Euro nakeds that cost substantially more – the GSX-S did not escape without criticisms: The on/off throttle transition can be jerky, the engine’s a bit flat in the midrange, and some felt too much engine vibration through the grips.

Read full post here:

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn