GSXS 1000 Forum banner
1 - 20 of 126 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
303 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
How's the ride? Comfy? How's the wind noise in your helmet off that windscreen?

Only done about 100 miles but its comfy, easy enough to manoeuvre and switchgear and levers are easy and light.
Not noticed any real wind noise that's annoying, seems to protect your body fine and deflects the air to your neck and above, trying to run it in so not done high speed constant miles yet just local runs going through the gears with a few spirited accelerations :LOL:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
485 Posts
Nice bike, I've ordered the same colour, can't wait to get it.

If it's not too much trouble could you take a picture of the area under the headlight? I am going to mount a camera there and want to get an idea of mounting options.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
197 Posts
Hey Shrum,
Congratulations from Geoff in Newcastle NSW Australia. I have just joined the forum and look forward to it. being an active member. I have had many bikes over the years from Kawasakis, Honda`s and BMW`s ,I am 67 years old and do casual work at a local dealership and have yet to see one of these in person. We are expecting 2 soon. The first 2 shipments are sold out in Australia and Suzuki was not taking any more orders. I placed an order through our dealership during the week on the GT with the Panniers. They are called the Panorama here if they have the luggage, if not just the GT. I ordered the Triton Blue but don't expect to see mine until the first 1/4 of 2023 I hope the bike is everything that all the Journalists as saying it is. The price represents great value and if the comfort level is close to my last bike a BMW R1200RT then, I am going to love the bike. Most of my ride days are around 600 klms. So the comfort side is the dealbreaker for me.
Cheers and thanks to the members for excepting my membership, I look forward to enjoying the forum and learning from you guys.
Last, of all I look forward to hearing what your thoughts are once you have done a few more klms/ miles on your wonderful bike and a big congratulations.

Kind regards
Geoff
Tire Wheel Fuel tank Vehicle Automotive lighting
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
303 Posts
Hey, Geoff: You sound like you're in a similar situation as me. I'm a current and former BMW owner and 75 years old. My current ride is a '17 S1000RR. I want more comfort now. Had a BMW F800GT, but it's underpowered (though it did have belt drive, which was really nice when cleaning chains becomes a bore).

Have great hopes for the Suzuki...expecting mine in June (just put deposit down...dealer only getting one, and it's mine).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
197 Posts
Hey, Geoff: You sound like you're in a similar situation as me. I'm a current and former BMW owner and 75 years old. My current ride is a '17 S1000RR. I want more comfort now. Had a BMW F800GT, but it's underpowered (though it did have belt drive, which was really nice when cleaning chains becomes a bore).

Have great hopes for the Suzuki...expecting mine in June (just put deposit down...dealer only getting one, and it's mine).
I hope it is the bike all the media have said it is. After owning BMW GTLs and RTs I am hoping it can live up to the same comfort level as the BMW does. I am not concerned about the engine etc as the Japanese make great handing and reliable bikes. The S1000RR is a fantastic bike with lots of power so I am sure you will notice a big change, my issue with any of the sports bikes these days is leaning forward and putting too much pressure on my wrist and neck by looking up. I look forward to seeing your new bike and what your thoughts are. By the way, I am 5`6`` high and 74 kg. I am hoping the bike is what I think it will be for me being a short vertically chanllenged sort of guy lol. :unsure::rolleyes:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
303 Posts
I hope it is the bike all the media have said it is. After owning BMW GTLs and RTs I am hoping it can live up to the same comfort level as the BMW does. I am not concerned about the engine etc as the Japanese make great handing and reliable bikes. The S1000RR is a fantastic bike with lots of power so I am sure you will notice a big change, my issue with any of the sports bikes these days is leaning forward and putting too much pressure on my wrist and neck by looking up. I look forward to seeing your new bike and what your thoughts are. By the way, I am 5`6`` high and 74 kg. I am hoping the bike is what I think it will be for me being a short vertically chanllenged sort of guy lol. :unsure::rolleyes:
The RR does have a bit of an aggressive riding position...and a firm seat. I find myself becoming uncomfortable on long rides and that has motivated my desire to return to Suzuki and the new GT. I had always hoped Suzuki would make a sport tour bike with cruise control, and when they did, my eyes popped out and I thought...gotta have it. Same here with the back and neck. I put Heli bars on the RR to alleviate that but it's still an issue to a noticeable degree. Before I put the Heli's on, I developed a severe back issue that really put me down. Fine now, but it was not fun then.

As for power, the 150 hp with the Suzuki will be more than enough. The RR doesn't hit 150 until about 8000 rpm or more, so most of the time I wasn't using all that BMW power anyway.

Really looking forward to the GT. Thanks!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Nice bike, I've ordered the same colour, can't wait to get it.

If it's not too much trouble could you take a picture of the area under the headlight? I am going to mount a camera there and want to get an idea of mounting options.
Are these any good got a kids party today so I've had to take these in the garage !!

Hood Light Blue Automotive design Motor vehicle

Motor vehicle Automotive tire Rim Carbon Automotive design

Hood Automotive tire Automotive fuel system Automotive lighting Motor vehicle

Motor vehicle Vehicle Automotive design Carbon Material property
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
197 Posts
Are these any good got a kids party today so I've had to take these in the garage !!

View attachment 47900
View attachment 47898
View attachment 47897
View attachment 47899
Not a lot of room to mount a camera by the looks of it. I am not sure how strong the plastic airfoil is that has the lines going through it and then the fairing just above that seems a bit tight although you may be able to make some sort of bracket that mounts between the fairing and under the headlight that looks ok without having an issue.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
485 Posts
Thanks for the pictures. Based on what I see, I don't see any good mounting options but I'm sure I'll come up with something, if not I may have to mount it elsewhere although I"d prefer to have it under the headlight so it's not conspicuous.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
62 Posts
Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Well went out again today did about 80 mile, did a bit on the Motorway just to use the cruise control and it worked fine, press the Cruise button on the right switchgear then presst SET on the left one, you could then use the SET/RES buttons to increase/decrease the speed.

I've had a bit of knee pain recently I had PCL operation 30 years ago and it plays up now and again, I noticed today my knees are quite high compared to the last few naked bikes I've had and I was a bit uncomfortable on the ride but it could be just getting used to the bike and the extra width as well compared to the nakeds I've had.

The display played up a bit had Maps on from Apple Maps and it just froze straight after setting off and the MySpin screen was just frozen with this on. Music played fine through the App but I'd recommend making some Playlists as choosing songs/artists etc whilst on the move is very hard as its all chosen by alphabetically grouped lists.

If your on the MySpin Screen I could go back to the main info screen but if your moving you can't go back to the Nav in the MySpin screen so you can't select different music, you have to be stopped I think to access MySpin from the main display.

Pairing up is a bit lengthy as well waiting for the wifi on the bike so you can access MySpin you have to sit there waiting till its done before you set off in case it doesn't work and you have to put your phone on auto lock never, I did know this that's why I bought the tank bag so I can always charge it on the move otherwise you battery will take a pounding.

Once I got off the Motorway I headed towards Kirby Lonsdale and on to Settle the power from the engine was fantastic and brought a real grin, I effortlessly passed lines of traffic and it was very staple and felt planted all the time. The twisty bends were good fun and just backing off the throttle seemed enough to scrub some speed off perhaps I wasn't' going fast enough haha.

Wind blast was fine and I only had a mesh jacket on with a thermal lining and kevlar jeans so did get a bit cold but thought I'd be too hot with my textile suit on as it was sunny when I set off and I wasn't planning on going as far as I did.

Fuel light came on near the end and seemed pretty accurate I got it down to 5 miles left before finding a petrol station, I put £25 quid in and it wasn't full. Managed 150 miles from full but this has been Motorway speeds and giving it some on the roads back home.

Felt a slight vibration from one of the footpegs but not sure agin if it was because my knee was playing up. Never felt anything through the bars all the ride.

Switchgear all seemed fine and is easy to use once you've figured out what does what.

Quickshifter was brilliant with no dramas.

Did stall again at a junction which I thought you couldn't really do ?

I'll get out again at weekend hopefully but I am working, it would be good to see what its like without the knee playing up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
45 Posts
Thanks for the update Shurm! I've decided to proceed with a dedicated GPS unit on my bike and use the MySpin only in emergencies (like forgetting the GPS unit). :)
I'm moving to north eastern Oklahoma next month so there will be some new roads to travel once I get my GT+. Looking forward to being closer to north western Arkansas were some good mountain roads are.

I saw a YouTube video today that one dealer recommended the Sygic navigation app based on information from Suzuki (maybe from experience from the press demo rides). Not sure.
 
1 - 20 of 126 Posts
Top