Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Toronto, Canada
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New from Toronto, help decide Year and Colour
Hello, I am almost 99% certain I will be getting the GSX-S1000F, but need some help in deciding colour and whether I should go with 2016 or 2018 model. This forum has been great assistance in helping me come to a final decision. I am not a naked bike fan so the availability of the F model is key for me in choosing the Suzuki - call me old fashion but I like fairing!. I was very close to buying the 2015 VFR800 last year but the clip on bars was a difficult one to get over. Currently riding Suzuki '09 SV650SA - fairing model - love the bike but looking to go for something more comfortable now that I reached 50. I did test ride the BMW 1000R and it was a nice bike (heated grips and cruise control are nice) and can definitely afford the extra cost of the BMW but prefer the look of the Suzuki more (always owned Japanese cars and bikes and never been a BMW fan!)
Have not had a chance to test ride the Suzuki yet as very few dealers in Toronto, Canada seem to even stock the bike - either naked or fairing. Looking to do a Suzuki test ride perhaps this coming Friday in Waterloo.
So my two questions are:
1) If I can get a NEW 2016 model for about $3k (Quebec dealers seems to have a lot of 2016 F model still available) less than the 2018 model, seems to me given there is little to no change in the model years and the price difference do you guys recommend going for 2016 model year - for me the $3k is not a deal breaker but money is money and I can put it toward some mods like heated grips and coloured wheels.
2) Colour Choice - I am leaning towards the Matte Grey colour, while generally I am not a huge fan of matte colours it does seem to look nice in videos so would like to hear from others who either own the Grey colour or have seen it and hear how they are liking it vs. the other colours - any regrets etc.
Thanks again in advance for your help - great forum and looking toward being a proud owner soon.