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11-18-2019 10:40 AM
Flywalker
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Originally Posted by frog4aday View Post
Surprised to see this bike returning to the USA for 2020 as they didn't say it would be a returning model earlier in the year. It looked like they were going to do away with it in favor of the Katana, and the speculation was they didn't want the less expensive version siphoning away Katana sales. Apparently something changed, and that's a good thing! I will say the grey bike with red wheels looks kind of sexy. Nice. (see attached pic)
I concur (^_-)
11-17-2019 07:50 PM
PengWinnin Same here rapido. Considering I paid 9300 for my 18 gsxs1000 in 18, 10k otd including all tax. I prob have 2k in mods, which isn't too bashful.

600 paint job
200 ecu flash
200 asv levers
200 Puig mirrors
140 trex sliders
130 for cat delete
100 Puig windscreen
100 throttlemeister bar ends
100 chain (ek chain)
100 seat cowl
100 for integrated tail lights
100 for turn signals
70 for speedo correction.

I guess the mod list roughly takes me to about 2k. I did not upgrade my shock, I am perfectly happy with how it feels. I must ride on perfectly smooth roads I guess because just never thought about changing it. Ive never owned anything other than gsxr's and this feels no different suspsension wise, never had a complaint so I will be ignorant and love my bike as it is lol

If I am really sitting at 12,000 for my bike right now. Thats a win for me.
11-17-2019 04:42 PM
Rapido1 But that is the debate ... by the time I finished all the mods and upgrades I’ve done, I could’ve bought a more expensive bike. But now the GSXS is totally dialed in, and I had fun doing it.
11-17-2019 03:14 AM
Slower and Slower
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Originally Posted by Cainus83 View Post
The GSX-S is a budget bike <<snipped>>
I could have bought two GSX-S's for the price of either one of those fully kitted out. <<sniped>>.
That's been my rationale for years and years. I've often said to my Dealer that I would have 2 budget bikes in my garage for the price of 1 top line bike.
If were talking GoldWing, make that 3. I never want perfection - I'd be bored to tears and nothing to fettle with.

Rob.
11-15-2019 08:04 PM
Cainus83 The GSX-S is a budget bike in it's category and isn't being advertised very well.
Those who know what it is will soon discover it's value but lets not kid ourselves.
There are far better bikes out there if you want to spend the money.
It lacks the finish, refinement and technology the top manufacturers are producing. But then again, it's at a low price point.
I'm not surprised people complain about the suspension and thottle woes, they're the same people who won't spend money on addressing them.
If you bought a Tuono V41100 factory or a Triumph speed triple RS1050 and suffered the same issues, then it would make sense to complain.
I could have bought two GSX-S for the price of either one of those fully kitted out.
I hope the sales figures are good and allow the continued production of the GSX-S either way.
11-15-2019 04:58 PM
frog4aday Hey Rob, I'm not sure when the USA gets their new model year bikes. Someone who is more in the know will chime in, I'm sure. I'm just happy to see that the GSX-S1000 (non-Katana model) will still be sold in the USA for 2020. Earlier news releases and Suzuki website indications were pointing to a Katana version of GSX-S1000 only. And I have no problem with the Katana, if that's what someone wants. I was just sad to see the 'standard' GSX-S1K getting the boot. But...apparently not! Nice.



I hope sales pick-up but they probably won't. As others have pointed out, the next generation of potential riders seems to have less and less interest in motorcycle than 'our' generation. I think Honda is on the right track with their DCT (sort of 'automatic') transmission bikes. That's what the younger crowd will want; more 'twist and go' simplicity. And - if the machines I'm seeing in my area are any indication - the older crowd is leaving conventional two-wheeled machines for three-wheelers of various types. I wonder how sales are for Yamaha's Niken (that three-wheeled bike that leans like a two wheeler?) I like the idea. I'd love to try one. But I'm happy with two wheels for now. And the GSX-S1000 really gets up and goes when I twist the grip, which I love.
11-15-2019 01:23 AM
Slower and Slower
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Originally Posted by frog4aday View Post
Surprised to see this bike returning to the USA for 2020 as they didn't say it would be a returning model earlier in the year. It looked like they were going to do away with it in favor of the Katana, and the speculation was they didn't want the less expensive version siphoning away Katana sales. Apparently something changed, and that's a good thing! I will say the grey bike with red wheels looks kind of sexy. Nice. (see attached pic)
Does all new US stock come available at the same time say January each year ?
Our Au new stuff can appear in May shipment or later around July to November shipment. Usually 2 ship loads each year.
The second for the year tops up the good sellers, and anything new that wasn't available earlier in the year. Rarely it's such a great selling bike that a special 1 month later delivery shipment is needed.
I think our May delivery period, is from what is manufactured to suit the European Spring to Summer production timetable's .

Rob.
11-14-2019 04:56 PM
frog4aday Surprised to see this bike returning to the USA for 2020 as they didn't say it would be a returning model earlier in the year. It looked like they were going to do away with it in favor of the Katana, and the speculation was they didn't want the less expensive version siphoning away Katana sales. Apparently something changed, and that's a good thing! I will say the grey bike with red wheels looks kind of sexy. Nice. (see attached pic)
11-06-2019 09:57 PM
Stromer The all gloss black F model looks Yummy!!!
11-06-2019 09:17 AM
scrub975 Was so glad to see them put the GSXS-1000 in the 2020 line up! It is such a good bike especially for the money! And I really think Suzuki needs a 1000cc bike in this class.
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