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I have ordered a GSX-S1000 F ABS for delivery end of may (Glass Sparkle Black / Candy Daring Red.)

I have a long history with suzuki starting with my RG500 gamma and most recently with the GSR 600

I am a competent mechanic and have a passion for bikes. Originally from Uk and used to work as a MC Mechanic back in the day. Before my kids arrived i used to live for racing track days and even TT one year. Now i am more into street riding and the odd day of fun in the middle of nowhere driving the twisties surrounding the famous norwegian fjords.

Information i have got from suzuki is as follows (remember i am currently living norway so prices could be more expencive than normal)

price 179900Kr ( 15k GB pounds) if you forget the high tax here it should be about 9-10k ish at a guess)

info direct from suzuki

Final figures
Curb mass - GSX-S1000/A N/A 209kg
Curb mass – GSX-S1000F/FA N/A 214kg
Wheelbase – both models N/A 1460mm
Seat height- both models 815mm 810mm
Overall height – GSX-S1000F/FA 1180mm
Primary reduction ratio – both models 1.553
Final reduction ratio – both models 2.588
Max power – both models 107kW/9500rpm
Max torque – both models 106Nm/9500rpm

If you compare the final spec with the direct competitors, these are the lightest weight in the class, and the lowest seat height in the class. Surprisingly, these GSX-S1000/A are lighter than
GSR750/A

note for release timing:
as suzuki failed to provide any demo bikes for the main norwegian MC trade show they have agreed to ship new models to norway earler ie may 2015

first early shipment in may for the s1000 f version will include 35 units 9 in black and red rest in blue

also the factory alarm option has not been confirmed but suzuki "belives" this will be available for launch.
 

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Hi Mythic and welcome from the UK.
 

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I have ordered a GSX-S1000 F ABS for delivery end of may (Glass Sparkle Black / Candy Daring Red.)

I have a long history with suzuki starting with my RG500 gamma and most recently with the GSR 600

I am a competent mechanic and have a passion for bikes. Originally from Uk and used to work as a MC Mechanic back in the day. Before my kids arrived i used to live for racing track days and even TT one year. Now i am more into street riding and the odd day of fun in the middle of nowhere driving the twisties surrounding the famous norwegian fjords.

Information i have got from suzuki is as follows (remember i am currently living norway so prices could be more expencive than normal)

price 179900Kr ( 15k GB pounds) if you forget the high tax here it should be about 9-10k ish at a guess)

info direct from suzuki

Final figures
Curb mass - GSX-S1000/A N/A 209kg
Curb mass – GSX-S1000F/FA N/A 214kg
Wheelbase – both models N/A 1460mm
Seat height- both models 815mm 810mm
Overall height – GSX-S1000F/FA 1180mm
Primary reduction ratio – both models 1.553
Final reduction ratio – both models 2.588
Max power – both models 107kW/9500rpm
Max torque – both models 106Nm/9500rpm

If you compare the final spec with the direct competitors, these are the lightest weight in the class, and the lowest seat height in the class. Surprisingly, these GSX-S1000/A are lighter than
GSR750/A

note for release timing:
as suzuki failed to provide any demo bikes for the main norwegian MC trade show they have agreed to ship new models to norway earler ie may 2015

first early shipment in may for the s1000 f version will include 35 units 9 in black and red rest in blue

also the factory alarm option has not been confirmed but suzuki "belives" this will be available for launch.
welcome to the boards!!! We have another new member, @tsmetjen who will be receiving his in May 2015...
 

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I'm waiting , like you:)
 

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yep its going to be a long wait might have to find a project bike to restore to keep me busy
now that is something i'd love to see progress over time :D
i'm too lazy to do all that, I just buy my bikes new and get rid of them seasons later.
 

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Great intro bud, and welcome! Being a Suzuki guy I'd have bet you'd have gone for the blue one;)...the black and red looks great too though...I've had a few Suzukis over the years but my most memorable one was my second bike back in 1994...a 1991 GSX-R 750...it was black, silver and blueish wheels, frickin loved it. Never let me down and I nailed it everywhere, thinking I was a match for Schwantz :D
 

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think i went for the black and red as i love my current gsr600 and the colour on that one is red and grey/silver. I have restored it to showroom condition and just love the fact its not the same as all the other suzuki's also in my youth i did a custom black and red version of the rg 250 gamma. If i had decided to go for the gsxr i prob would have gone for the motor gp color but the gsx-s is more for steet etc.. so i like the fact its not the same colour as the gsxr esp as there are hundreds of those floating around at every bike meet. I wanted something a little special.
 

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think i went for the black and red as i love my current gsr600 and the colour on that one is red and grey/silver. I have restored it to showroom condition and just love the fact its not the same as all the other suzuki's also in my youth i did a custom black and red version of the rg 250 gamma. If i had decided to go for the gsxr i prob would have gone for the motor gp color but the gsx-s is more for steet etc.. so i like the fact its not the same colour as the gsxr esp as there are hundreds of those floating around at every bike meet. I wanted something a little special.
Can't ever go wrong with going red/black, especially red :D
 

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As stated above i needed a project so i am restoring something different for a friend. I am now expecting delivery on the back of a bike trailer of one 1977 Honda CB750. Should keep me busy for a couple of weeks. She has been in a shed for 15 years and has no compression on one pot and no spark.
Also expecting the delivery of one Aprilia somthing somthing 50cc 2006 needing fixing for the EU test.

hopefully the above jobs should pay for the first upgrades to the new suzuki

also attached a pic of the current GSR 600 as it looks like the baby brother of the GSX-S lets hope they play nice together
 

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The GSR 600 has now been sold. was talking about selling it to a few friends in a biker cafe last weekend and then i got an offer i could not refuse. Ended up selling it for 20% more than the second hand price to someone who appreciates the work done on the engine and other mods. This basically means i lost only 5% of my investment overall in 5 years. :) :) :)

Now i am stuck with no bike at all waiting for my new bike to arrive.

I did call the dealer to see if they had any more specific dates but they could only confirm "end of may"

on the bright side the great weather has turned into constant rain and wind etc... so at least im not looking out the window at perfect weather wishing i had not sold my little 600
 

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So i called my suzuki dealer today to find out when in the end of may i can pick up my bike. as i was garenteed delivery by end of may

i got the following info

we think your bike might be arriving on a boat some time middle June but suzuki have not set a delivery date

this basically means it might come mid june then i have to wait for it to be sorted at the dock, clear customs, delivered to the dealer then prepared registered. etc..

my guess i might set eyes on the thing by the end of the summer when i can look at it then put it away for winter

Thanks suzuki great job
 

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So i called my suzuki dealer today to find out when in the end of may i can pick up my bike. as i was garenteed delivery by end of may

i got the following info

we think your bike might be arriving on a boat some time middle June but suzuki have not set a delivery date

this basically means it might come mid june then i have to wait for it to be sorted at the dock, clear customs, delivered to the dealer then prepared registered. etc..

my guess i might set eyes on the thing by the end of the summer when i can look at it then put it away for winter

Thanks suzuki great job
I'm not supprised.

Last month my dealer here in the states showed me examples of Suzuki launching bikes in Jan. 2013 and not getting them in the dealer until Nov. 2013.
 

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That's horrible, basically it means a good portion of the riding season has been wasted for riders, wack.
 
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