Suzuki has unveiled a limited edition of its popular naked bike, the GSX-S1000, in France. This Race Edition, inspired by the Suzuki Endurance Racing Team, features a unique color scheme and several upgrades to enhance its sporty feel and performance.
Despite Suzuki's previous announcement about its complete withdrawal from racing, the brand has maintained its presence in the Endurance World Championship (EWC) with the successful Suzuki Endurance Racing Team. Currently, the team holds the fourth position in the 2023 standings.
In 2022, Suzuki released a special edition Hayabusa inspired by the iconic Bol d'Or endurance race in France. Continuing this trend, the company has now introduced the GSX-S1000 Race Edition. This model includes a new rear end for a sportier line, full engine and crankcase guards from GB Racing, red-painted Brembo calipers, and a seat fairing. An Akrapovic exhaust system has also been added to enhance the bike's sound. The Race Edition also comes with a numbered SERT FW plate and a Welcome Pack that includes a hat and a T-shirt.
The GSX-S1000 Race Edition is essentially a cosmetic upgrade kit, with the exception of the Akrapovic system, which could potentially add two or three horsepower. The bike is powered by Suzuki's 999 cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected inline four-cylinder engine, which delivers a maximum output of 152 hp.
The GSX-S1000 Race Edition is exclusive to the French market and is priced at €16,999, which is €3,500 more than the standard model. This price reflects the range of accessories and the extravagant decoration that the bike features. As Suzuki continues to celebrate its racing heritage, the GSX-S1000 Race Edition offers fans a unique blend of performance and style.