2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000 & Bandit 1250S ABS

Byron Wilson | June 16, 2015

Suzuki released information on a number of 2016 street models recently, including the GSX-S1000 line and its retro-styled TU250X. The Japanese manufacturer also revealed the return of the Bandit 1250S, which will be available with ABS and a sub-$10,000 price tag.

2016 Suzuki GSX-S1000

MotoUSA took a deeper look at the GSX-S1000 line when Suzuki first announced at Intermot last year, including the naked GSX-S1000 with or without ABS and a faired version in the GSX-S1000F, also available with ABS. There are no major reveals in regards to the GSX-S1000s in Suzuki’s latest release apart from pricing and availability, which are included along with Suzuki’s “Key Features” of the machines below.

2016 GSX-S1000
Colorway: Metallic Triton Blue and Metallic Fibron Grey
MSRP: $9999
Availability: September/October 2015

2016 GSX-S1000 ABS
Colorway: Metallic Triton Blue and Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira
MSRP: $10,499
Availability: September/October 2015

2016 GSX-S1000F ABS
Colorway: Metallic Triton Blue and Sparkle Black/Pearl Mira
MSRP: $10,999
Availability: September/October 2015

Key Features of the GSX-S1000 line:
• 999cc long-stroke four-cylinder powerplant brings enhanced throttle response across the entire rpm range.
• Finely tuned fuel injection with 10-hole injectors feeding the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve system for more complete combustion, reducing fuel consumption and exhaust emissions.
• Iridium spark plugs produce a strong spark for efficient combustion.
• Three-mode traction-control system lets riders choose the optimum ignition-timing setup for their riding style.
• Newly designed lightweight and compact twin-spar aluminum frame.
• Distinctive and aggressively style body work, whether rider wants a fairing or naked-bike style.
• The front disc brakes are equipped with the top-of-the-line radial-mount Brembo monobloc calipers.
• KYB adjustable, inverted front fork.
• Renthal aluminum Fatbar handlebars are lightweight and reduce vibration.
• Full LCD instrument cluster is lightweight and features a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, dual trip meter, clock, water temperature gauge, gear position indicator, average and instant fuel consumption readout and more.

2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS

2016 Suzuki Bandit 1250S ABS
It’s been about six years since US customers could buy a brand-new Suzuki Bandit 1250S here in the States, but that all changes in 2016. There’s not much changed from the 2009 version however, it’s still the half-faired, 1255cc four-cylinder standard it was before Suzuki decided to drop it from its US line-up. ABS is included on the 2016 version and it will be available in a Red or Black colorway. MSRP is set at $9899, $700 more than the price of the machine in 2009. Purchasers can expect the 2016 Bandit 1250S ABS in dealerships late July/early August.

Key Features
• 1255cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected engine uses dual overhead cams and delivers extra-smooth acceleration.
• The 6-speed transmission has carefully selected gear ratios for strong acceleration and relaxed highway cruising
• A maintenance-free secondary balancer shaft produces smooth engine operation.
• Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV)-equipped fuel injection brings better response feel, smoother power output, and reduced emissions.
• Cylinder bores are finished with long-wearing Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM), just like the GSX-R sportbikes, for excellent heat transfer.
• A chrome-nitride coating, applied to each piston’s upper compression and oil control rings using a physical vapor deposition (PVD) vacuum chamber system, is harder and smoother than conventional chrome plating, resulting in reduced friction and precise cylinder sealing.
• Liquid-cooled oil cooler augments the aluminum radiator to help keep the engine running cool.
• Antilock Braking System (ABS)* monitors wheel speed, and matches stopping power to available traction.
• The Bandit’s classic tube-frame chassis is engineered to provide excellent balance between sporty handling and highway cruising comfort.
• 43mm-stanchion-tube front forks and single rear shock absorber are both spring-preload-adjustable.
• Fully floating 310mm-disc dual front brakes with 4-piston calipers. The rear brakes use a 240mm disc with single-piston caliper.
• Seat height can easily be adjusted up or down 20mm (0.5 in.).
• Convenient center stand is standard equipment.
• The sleek half-fairing has an integrated multi-reflector headlight and an effective windscreen. Just below that screen, an analog tachometer, LCD digital speedometer, plus an LCD fuel gauge, clock, and indicator lights provide easy-to-read information.

2016 Suzuki TU250X

2016 Suzuki TU250X
The final model included in Suzuki’s release is its air-cooled Single TU250X. There’s no mechanical change to speak of in comparison to the 2015 model and pricing remains the same at $4399. The colorway for 2016 will be a Metallic Orange/Black combo. Suzuki plans to have the 2016 TU250X available in dealerships in July.

Byron Wilson

Associate Editor | Articles | Byron’s sure to be hunched over a laptop after the checkers are flown, caught in his own little version of heaven. Whether on dirt, street or a combination of both, MotoUSA’s newest addition knows the only thing better than actually riding is telling the story of how things went down.