2022 Suzuki GSX-R1000, Cyber Warrior Streetfighter

2022 Suzuki GSX-R1000, Cyber Warrior Streetfighter

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Featured In the June 2022 issue of Roadracing World:

               “The human mind can perform multiple tasks at once, but only one of them can be language. In other words, you can’t listen to more than one conversation at a time, or you can’t read and listen at the same time. If you try, your brain switches back and forth between the two language inputs, ignoring one while de-encrypting the other. (All language is symbolic encryption, but that’s a topic for another motorcycle review.)

             “So when I’m grading student submissions, I listen to instrumental music. Lately it’s been techno cyberpunk mixes on You Tube. And on one of my latest favorite mixes, something called ‘Neo Tokyo—Cyberpunk Mix,’ someone commented: ‘To fully appreciate this music, I need a black leather jacket with some bright LED lights on it, a sick futuristic motorcycle that talks in Japanese, and a light saber katana (I can use) to kill the local cyber thug robots.’

            “I read that and thought—I have that bike sitting in the garage. And in a very real way, it speaks Japanese. Suzuki has upgraded the GSX-S1000 for 2022 with better electronic rider aids—notably a quickshifter that works in both directions—and with a new look…”

—Quick Look: 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000, by Michael Gougis


The new Suzuki GSX-S1000 is unabashedly angular and harsh, with MotoGP styling cues, and the look might not be for everyone, but it’s definitely a design with a focused artistic vision. After riding it on the street and on the track, I found a solid bike that shows its GSX-R1000R roots, is easy to ride fast, encourages enthusiastic behavior and is quite practical. Read the details of Suzuki’s latest super-standard in the latest issue of Roadracing World!


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