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As temporarykiwi has noted, the only differences I see between a 2018/2021 GSX-S1000 models are the cam chain guide and tensioner guide
Interestingly, 2020 Katana has the same guides as 2021 GSX-S1000

2021 Gsxs: Suzuki Motorcycle 2021 OEM Parts Diagram for CAM CHAIN | Partzilla.com
2020 katana:Suzuki Motorcycle 2020 OEM Parts Diagram for CAM CHAIN | Partzilla.com
2018 Gsxs: Suzuki Motorcycle 2018 OEM Parts Diagram for CAM CHAIN | Partzilla.com

I don't think the noise is worrisome as historically Suzuki GSXR bikes always had timing chain noises during startup.
 

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I guess after this long thread, it’s better to manage expectations. There hasn’t been a single motor reported with serious issues caused by cam noise. Even historically Suzuki GSXR bikes with cam chain noise were more of a nuisance than a critical issue.
 
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