Suzuki India has unleashed two monsters from its shackles onto Indian roads, the GSXS1000 and the GSXS1000F. What was surprising from Suzuki considering the launch was that the two bikes were launched on par with its global launch and that shows how valuable the Indian market is. Suzuki, with the launch of performance bikes such as the GSXs and several new models on the line, the company aims at claiming a large chunk of the overall Indian market share.
The two GSX models were teased by Suzuki India on their website a few days ago but there were no details regarding the date of release. Both the litre-class bikes come fully equipped with Suzuki's sophisticated technology in making the bikes safe to ride. It's got traction control which can be turned off, riding modes to choose from, inverted forks up front, large Brembo brakes and the fierce yet attractive body design. The GSXS1000F comes fully faired and is distinct from the GSXS1000 in terms of styling. Dual headlamps makes the bike look sportier besides the full fairing. The GSXS1000 could come under the 'naked' bike tag. It features a single headlamp and should appeal to the masses.
Powering the two beasts is a 999cc engine that is featured on the GSXR1000. The four-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid cooled engine produces 144 bhp after being detuned to make the bike user friendly and comfortable for daily rides. The top speed has been rated at 240km/h and Suzuki hopes that with the launch of GSX in India, it will be able to attract customers to buying a practical superbike.
The biking action in India is undergoing a major transition with many buyers looking at performance bikes not only to get a hold of the thrills but also to add it as a personal statement and that's why Suzuki has decided to launch their performance models in India hoping for a boost in their revenues. The bikes come in two attractive shades one being dual tone and the other single. Dual tone includes Candy Daring Red and Glass Sparkle Black and the single tone shade is called the Triton blue which is a metallic colour tone.
Pricing for the bike stands at Rs. 12.25 Lac for the S1000 and 12.70 Lac for the S1000F (Ex-showroom, Delhi). As far as the competition in the segment goes, the GSXs will be battling against the Yamaha FZ1, the Honda CBR and Kawasaki's Z1000 and the Ninja 1000.
Suzuki launches the GSX - S1000 and the GSX - S1000F
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