Suzuki | 2015 Sportbike Buyer’s Guide | Sport Rider

Suzuki GSX-R1000 $13,899
Engine: L-C 16V 999 Inline-Four Seat Height: 31.9 in. Wheelbase: 55.3 in.

2015 Suzuki GSX-R1000 Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White



2012 GSX-R1000 First Look | 2012 GSX-R1000 First Ride | 2012 GSX-R1000 Road Test | Yoshimura Limited Edition GSX-R1000

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS $12,699
Engine: L-C 8V 1037 V-twin Seat Height: 33.4 in. Wheelbase: 61.2 in.

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Glass Sparkle Black


Suzuki GSX-S1000F ABS $TBA
Engine: L-C 16V 999 Inline-four Seat Height: 32.0 in. Wheelbase: 57.0 in.

2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000F Metallic Triton Blue


The fully faired GSX-S1000F ABS will come with traction control, adjustable suspension, and monoblock front brake calipers. It also gets a windscreen for better wind protection and a fairing design that should render it good competition for Kawasaki’s ultra-successful Ninja 1000.

GSX-S1000F ABS First Look

Suzuki GSX-S1000 /ABS $TBA
Engine: L-C 16V 999 Inline-four Seat Height: 32.0 in. Wheelbase: 57.0 in.

2015 Suzuki GSX-S1000 /ABS Metallic Triton Blue


The GSX-S1000 is the standout of Suzuki’s new Street Sport lineup of bikes and uses a “2005-2008 model engine that’s been re-tuned for low-end and midrange torque,” Suzuki staff says. To help riders manage the power being put down by the revamped 999cc engine, Suzuki have outfitted the GSX-S1000 and GSX-S1000F ABS with a three-mode traction control system similar to what it used on the V-Strom 1000 in 2014.

GSX-S1000 /ABS First Look

Suzuki GSX-R750 $12,299
Engine: L-C 16V 750 Inline-Four Seat Height: 31.9 in. Wheelbase: 54.7 in.

2015 Suzuki GSX-R750 Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White


Suzuki’s GSX-R750 was last updated in 2011 and shared many of its updates with the GSX-R600, though not all. Noteworthy revisions made to the 750 include: Showa Big Piston Fork and Brembo monoblock brakes; 15mm-shorter wheelbase due to engine being tilted rearward 3 degrees around the countershaft sprocket; A 3-pound-lighter frame and 2-pound-lighter swingarm.

2011 GSX-R750 First Ride | 2011 GSX-R750 Road Test | GSX-R750 Comparison Test

Suzuki GSX-R600 $11,199
Engine: L-C 16V 599 Inline-Four Seat Height: 31.9 in. Wheelbase: 54.5 in.

2015 Suzuki GSX-R600 Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White


2011 GSX-R600 First Ride

Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS $8,549
Engine: L-C 8V 645 V-twin Seat Height: 32.9 in. Wheelbase: 61.4 in.

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Blue


Updated in 2012, the V-Strom 650 ABS features numerous upgrades centered around more comfort and better low-end and midrange performance. The V-Strom 650 has been in American Suzuki’s lineup since 2004, and despite little exposure or fanfare has done reasonably well, even outlasting its liter-size stablemate V-Strom 1000.

2012 V-Strom 650 First Look

Suzuki GSX-S750 /Z $7,999/$8,149
Engine: L-C 16V 749 Inline-four Seat Height: 32.1 in. Wheelbase: 57.1 in.

2015 GSX-S750 Metallic Matte Black No. 2


“With an upright seating position, Renthal aluminum Fatbar handlebars, and potent 749cc fuel-injected inline four engines, the GSX-S750 and 750Z are ready to carve corners and turn heads out on the street,” Suzuki says. The inline-four engine in both GSX-S750 models is based on a previous-generation GSX-R750 powerplant that’s been tuned with city streets in mind.

GSX-S750Z First Look

Suzuki SFV650 $7,699
Engine: L-C 8V 645 V-twin Seat Height: 30.9 in. Wheelbase: 56.9 in.

2015 Suzuki SFV650 Pearl Vigor Blue / Pearl Glacier White


Suzuki’s middle-displacement SV650 and its derivatives are widely known for their ability to make newer riders feel like they’re in complete control, and the SFV650 is no different thanks to its low seat height and narrow waistline, which allows height-deprived riders to plant their feet without tearing their hamstrings

2013 SFV650 First Look | 2013 SFV650 Road Test