SUZUKI ON SHOW IN COLOGNE: Suzuki debuts its new models at the 2014 International motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany. Pictured here is the new GSX-R1000 ABS. Image: Suzuki
COLOGNE, Germany - Suzuki pulled the wraps off its new GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F models at the opening of the 2014 International motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany - as well as several new models and updates that will form part of its 2015 model range.
Here's what's on show...
According to Suzuki: "The concept behind Suzuki's new super-naked was to provide the spirit of GSX-R in a naked street bike chassis."
Designed for agile handling, the GSX-S1000 uses a new frame and utilises engine design and characteristics from the GSX-R1000 K5, famed for its low-down torque and mid-range power.
IMAGE GALLERY: Suzuki at 2014 International motorcycle show
The GSX-S1000 benefits from the automaker's MotoGP development and as such boasts a three-mode traction control system with the option to switch the system off completely. Anti-lock braking is also available. The bike is expected to be launched globally in 2015.
The F variant features all of the benefits afforded to its naked sibling (new frame, traction control and ABS) but wrapped in a newly designed fairing.
The GSX-S1000F gives customers the choice of added weather protection or sheer naked styling. It too, is expected in late 2015.
The new Address 110 is expected to arrive early in 2015 and offers, Suzuki claims, "exceptional fuel economy and value". Fuel consumption is rated at 2-litres/100km* and the scooter has a 5.2-litre fuel tank.
The bike has under-seat storage in excess of 20 litres that will comfortably store a full face helmet and riding gear, and rear handbrake for use when parked. The Address 110 uses a new fuel injection system and has reduced weight courtesy of a sporty, redesigned bodywork and cast aluminium wheels.
V-Strom 650XT ABS
Based on the popular V-Strom 650, the V-Strom 650XT borrows design cues from the DR Big, the first dual-purpose machine to feature the now standard 'beak' design synonymous with models in the adventure sector.
Suzuki said: "Its new beak blends smoothly into the existing front bodywork, with air ducts that channel airflow to the radiator."
It has new lightweight, wire-spoked aluminium wheels and improved shock absorption for unpaved roads. The V-Strom 650XT will be launched later in 2014.
Bandit 1250S ABS
The Bandit returns in 2015, with the latest incarnation using Suzuki's 1255cc inline four-cylinder engine it sports new design elements.
Suzuki comments: "After repeated wind tunnel testing, the redesigned fairings, with new radiator shrouds, offer improved aerodynamics, with venting just below the headlights, as well as better wind and weather protection for both rider and pillion."
The A2-licence friendly and ideal commuter, comes clad with a new fairing for 2015, with the Inazuma 250F unveiled at Intermot.
The new bike has added wind protection and has a claimed fuel consumption of 3-litres/100km. The new Inazuma will be on sale in early 2015, alongside the existing naked machine.
The iconic GSX-R1000, victorious at the 2014 24 hours of Le Mans, will be available with ABS as standard for 2015.
To coincide with Suzuki's return to MotoGP in 2015, the GSX-R1000 will also be available in the replica colours of Suzuki's new MotoGP racer, the GSX-RR.
*Suzuki comments: "Data resulting from tests made by Suzuki in compliance with WMTC. These tests were conducted by a single pilot with no additional optional equipment."