When Suzuki released the GSX-S1000GT sport-touring model last week, they left out one key piece of information: what the bike was going to sell for in the United States.
The Japanese brand did the same thing last month with the Suzuki GSX-S1000 sport bike too, leaving us in the dark on what the GSX-R K8-derived machine would cost when it hit US soil.
Now we get word on both of these bikes, and it turns out that Suzuki has been swinging for the fences, giving all the GSX-S models very aggressive pricing for 2022.
Getting down to it, Suzuki lists the following as “introductory prices” for the 2022 model year:
- 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000: $11,299 MSRP
- 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT: $13,149 MSRP
- 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+: $13,799 MSRP
At those prices, the Suzuki GSX-S1000, Suzuki GSX-S1000GT, and Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+ represent very affordable options for sport bike and sport-touring enthusiasts, and represent Suzuki’s new positioning in the motorcycle industry as the best bang-for-the-buck brand.
Similarly, the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT is a sport-touring bargain, especially with the GSX-S1000GT+ trim level, which adds only $650 for the matching hard bags.
In comparison, the European-brand offerings in this space are considerably more expensive than Suzuki’s bike, and the Japanese rivals show a mixed bag.
Honda is without a direct competitor to the Suzuki GSX-S1000GT+, and Yamaha has chosen to inflate the price tag of its bike, the now-called Yamaha Tracer 9 GT, by over $1,000 more than the Suzuki.
Kawasaki gives the GSX-S1000GT+ the biggest run for its money, with the Ninja 1000 SX model.
In that spirt, Team Green offers more on the electronics front, especially with its cornering ABS, and undercuts the Suzuki by $300 when you factor in the optional hard bags.
The Suzuki has more power (150hp vs. 140hp) and less weight (498 lbs vs. 514 lbs) than the Kawasaki, though.
All-in-all, it is a potent offering from Suzuki with pricing the way it is for the 2022 model year, and should do well to bolster the market response when the model hits dealerships.
Source: Suzuki Motor USA