Suzuki GSX-S Information, Modifications and Maintenance


This website has been built to help Suzuki GSX-S owners who wish to improve the bike or overcome common problems, there are pages on specs, manuals, modifications and common problems, how to set up the suspension, news as well as galleries of pictures and videos. It includes the  GSXS 1000 F, GSXS1000 , GSX-S750 and Katana 1000.

News, updates and reviews on the GSXS series of bikes here

Some of the most popular pages are to do with Flashing the ECU, upgrading exhaust and Suspension, fixing the jerky throttle.

Now more information on the Facebook page too.


Suzuki GSX-S

The Suzuki GSX-S comes from the GSX Series which is Suzuki’s range of sport touring motorcycles powered by four-valve per cylinder four-stroke engines. The first GSX models were introduced in 1980 and represented the next step in Suzuki’s four-stroke road bike range after the two-valve GS Series, and has now evolved in to the Suzuki GSX-S family.

If you were in your 30s and owned a sport-bike some 10 or so years ago, more than likely you or one of your friends owned Suzuki’s GSX-R1000 “K5” model from 2005. Revered among knowledgeable GSX-R fanatics, the K5 (as well as K6 and K7 models, which used an identical engine) utilized a long-stroke engine design that provided quick-revving midrange torque in addition to a top-end punch that helped the then-latest Suzuki stave off a very capable literbike field to win nearly ever comparison test it entered that year.  But now, the Suzuki GSX-S arrives and  you’re in your 40s, and your back and wrists aren’t as flexible as they used to be. You still want good, solid sports-bike performance, but you don’t want to have your massage therapist’s and chiropractor’s office as a second home, either.  It’s for you older sports-bike enthusiasts that Suzuki has intended the all-new Suzuki GSX-S, particularly the Suzuki GSX-S1000F and GSX-S1000 for.


GSXS riding positionThe Suzuki GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000f are upright, well specified sports-bikes with nearly the power and performance of the infamous GSXR1000, and the GSX-S750is related in the same way to the GSX-R750s.


GSXS Market position (L6 GSXR1000)
GSXS Market position (L6 GSXR1000)

Suzuki GSX-S


The engine is an updated, retuned version of the famous Suzuki GSX-R1000 K5 engine, arguably the best sports-bike engine ever.   This version produces 143bhp and 78 ft.lbs of torque.

The GSX-S1000 is powered by a street-tuned version of the four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 999cm3 , inline-four engine that became a legend in the 2005–2008 GSX-R1000. The newly honed engine is suppose to deliver smooth throttle response and immediate, controlled acceleration, so the sport rider experiences adrenaline-rushing performance.  The performance is without doubt but the GSXS Jerky throttle is unfortunately a reality.


Inherited directly from a GSX-R supersport machine, the Suzuki GSX-S750 has the powerful 749cm3 four-cylinder fuel-injected engine that is specially tuned and refined to maximize its potential on the streets and on winding roads. Cutting-edge technologies from the legendary Suzuki GSX-R series control engine management.

Katana 1000

The Suzuki Katana is a new member of the GSX-S family for 2019. Based upon the GSX-S1000 but with a body similar in style to the original Katana of 1982.

2019 Suzuki Katana

More information on the Suzuki GSX Family


What is a Suzuki GSX-S

This is what Suzuki’s letters stand for
  • GS = Gran Sport
  • X = Inline 4 with 4 valves per cylinder
  • R = Racing
  • F = Faired
  • V = V configuration of motor
  • S = Sport (assumed not confirmed)

So a GSX-S1000F is a gran sport inline 4,  4 valves sport faired

and that’s why the GSVR is not a GSXR.   The Katana is GSXF and the bandit is GSX.
Hentai Suzuki GSXF 1000 F

Other sources of information


The Suzuki GSXS Forum mainly for the 1000cc bikes is popular and full of useful information on these bikes

A closed International Facebook group for all models of Suzuki GSX-S

A closed UK Facebook group for all models of Suzuki GSX-S


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