New Suzukis make UK debut at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki will showcase no-less than seven new models at this year’s Motorcycle Live, with the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models taking centre stage.

Unveiled at Intermot in Cologne earlier this year, the GSX-S1000 models utilise an all-new lightweight frame – lighter than the frame of the current GSX-R1000 – designed with agility and nimble-handling high on the list of target attributes.

Both models are powered by an engine based on the famed GSX-R1000 K5 motor, renowned for its low-down torque and midrange power, complimented by a new exhaust system. Power delivery is controlled by a new three-mode traction control system, which can also be turned off completely. The swing arm and Brembo front brakes are lifted from the current GSX-R1000. ABS comes as standard on the GSX-S1000F and is an optional extra on the naked model. They are expected in dealerships in late spring.

Joining the V-Strom adventure stable for 2015 is the new V-Strom 650XT. Lightweight wire-spoke DID wheels improve performance on unpaved roads, while updated styling akin to the bigger V-Strom 1000 Adventure aids airflow to the radiator, further improving performance.

The V-Strom 650XT uses the same popular V-twin engine as the standard model – which which has been the top selling dual-purpose machine in the 650-800cc class in the last decade – and comes with hand guards, engine bars and sump guard as standard. It is set to arrive in dealer showrooms before the end of the year with an RRP for £7499

Returning to Suzuki’s on-road range for 2015 is the Bandit 1250S with the iconic machine on sale in the UK early next year. With the original Bandit models developing a cult following, the latest incarnation uses the newest version of Suzuki’s 1255cc inline four-cylinder engine and gets a styling update to bring it into 2015.

After repeated wind tunnel testing, the redesigned fairings, with new radiator shrouds, offer improved aerodynamics, with venting just below the headlights, as well as better wind and weather protection for both rider and pillion.

Two new urban and city commuter models join the line-up for 2015. First launched at Motorcycle Live in 2012, the Inazuma 250 is now available with a new fairing, adding improved weather protection. Finding popularity among commuters and new riders alike, the Inazuma 250 boasts 85MPG* and big-big styling, making it the most versatile 250 on the market.

With an impressive 139MPG*, the Address 110 is also set to become the city commuter’s scooter of choice in 2015. Sleekly styled bodywork wraps an new single-cylinder engine which features a new fuel injection system, while a newly-designed piston, skirts and rings reduces friction and mechanical losses, improving efficiency and performance.

The Address 110 also defines practicality. Cavernous under-seat storage comes in at over 20 litres, enough for a full-face helmet and riding gear, plus two additional storage compartments feature up front. If more storage is required, a Genuine Suzuki top box is available as an accessory. Two external helmet hooks feature if under-seat storage is at capacity, and an additional hook is also available to aid in the mounting of other luggage items. It is expected to arrive in early spring.

The GSX-R1000 evolution also continues for 2015. The iconic sportsbike maintains its position as the best road-going superbike on the market, with ABS now available for 2015. It is available in the spring.

*Data resulting from tests made by Suzuki in compliance with WMTC. These tests were conducted by a single pilot with no additional optional equipment. Fuel consumption may vary depending on your riding style, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tyre pressure, the presence of accessories, the load, the weight of the crew and many other parameters

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