I had a right proper go on the GSX-S1000A today. I’ve been on it before but only quick 20 min blast. Today was a good 50 min trip around country roads, long fast straights, tight bends and a bit of dual carriageway and town riding just for measure. Verdict? If you want a sports bike but don’t want the aches, buy one!
You can blat about all day from 30mph + in 6th and ride off the incredible torque or chase the revs and be propelled forward like a rocket that makes your bum cheeks squeek. Adrenaline junkie and sophisticated all rounder in one bike. All this talk of twitchy throttle response is nonsense.
Would I buy one as a commuter? No. Too much bike for that job but would I buy one if I only had one bike to do everything; commute, tour and have fun with? Yes, I think I would. It’s a great package at a great price. Quicker and more comfortable than a Yamaha MT-09, longer legs than a Kawasaki Z1000 and more character than a Honda CB1000. I’ve not ridden the more expensive exotica from Ducati, MV, BMW, KTM or Aprilia but for less than £10k it’s my pick of the super-nakeds.
If you want one bike that’ll do everything but with an emphasis on fun then the Suzuki GSX-S1000 is an awesome prospect.
Watch the video below!