Used Suzuki GSX-S1000F for sale in Cheltenham

It definitely has the engine of a sports bike, literally. It's an old GSX-R1000 engine, a 143.5hp, 999cc in-line-four, in a new aluminium chassis with the swing-arm from the current Gixer Thou. At the unveiling last year, Suzuki GB said it was a 2008 GSX-R1000 engine. The official line has since become that it's from a K5 (2005) GSX-R1000. The difference is marketing; the 2005 engine was retained until 2008.

Whatever year it's from was a good one. A lot of modern bikes have linear power delivery. Even where enormous power is available, the climb to it is often a constant gradient, with no unexpected steps.

The GSX-S1000F engine has tonnes of low-down and mid-range torque. It pulls sharply from 3,000rpm in fifth and gathers strength in proportion to the climbing revs – until around 9,000rpm, where there is an old-fashioned top-end surge, a rush, a step-up that makes you think: that's what I've been missing. It starts just below peak torque, which is 78.2lbft at 9,500rpm. Peak power is 143.5hp at 10,000.

Mid-range is nice, and makes the GSX-S1000F very easy to ride quite fast, knowing a high gear will give lots of drive out of a corner.

But it's an extra bit of unexpected top-end punch that gives you the incentive to ride it as fast as it will go when the road straightens, especially roads with no speed limit like the Isle of Man's Mountain Mile. It's something to go looking for, a reason not to change up yet, to wait for the hyperdrive to come on at 9,000 and take you at warp speed to the 11,500rpm red line. And it sounds good too, like a proper, howling litre sports bike.

The GSX-S1000F is the fully-faired version of the naked GSX-S1000 which was also unveiled at Intermit last year. With an identical engine, that also has that top-end surge at around 9,000. But the naked bike feels more flighty when it hits it, the front wheel more ready to leave the road.

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Blue , 999 cc, 2019 69 Reg, 12,100 miles, Minimum of 10 months MOT, Blade Approved Check , Blade Approved Benefits, 3 Months Warranty with the option to extend, £5,995.00.

Visit our Website for our new interactive 360 view. For full description, history and condition please contact a member of our team and request your own personalised video. Blade Motorcycles want to offer you peace of mind and confidence in your next used bike purchase. That’s why all our bikes are offered with the Blade Approved Benefits as standard. Buy with confidence from Blade Motorcycles. https://www.blademotorcycles.co.uk/blade-approved

Other GSX-S1000Fs in stock

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GSX-S1000F

Stock #: UCH1521
Bike location: Cheltenham
From £118.83 HP a month or £5,995

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Other GSX-S1000Fs in stock

Used Suzuki GSX-S1000F for sale in Cheltenham

It definitely has the engine of a sports bike, literally. It's an old GSX-R1000 engine, a 143.5hp, 999cc in-line-four, in a new aluminium chassis with the swing-arm from the current Gixer Thou. At the unveiling last year, Suzuki GB said it was a 2008 GSX-R1000 engine. The official line has since become that it's from a K5 (2005) GSX-R1000. The difference is marketing; the 2005 engine was retained until 2008.

Whatever year it's from was a good one. A lot of modern bikes have linear power delivery. Even where enormous power is available, the climb to it is often a constant gradient, with no unexpected steps.

The GSX-S1000F engine has tonnes of low-down and mid-range torque. It pulls sharply from 3,000rpm in fifth and gathers strength in proportion to the climbing revs – until around 9,000rpm, where there is an old-fashioned top-end surge, a rush, a step-up that makes you think: that's what I've been missing. It starts just below peak torque, which is 78.2lbft at 9,500rpm. Peak power is 143.5hp at 10,000.

Mid-range is nice, and makes the GSX-S1000F very easy to ride quite fast, knowing a high gear will give lots of drive out of a corner.

But it's an extra bit of unexpected top-end punch that gives you the incentive to ride it as fast as it will go when the road straightens, especially roads with no speed limit like the Isle of Man's Mountain Mile. It's something to go looking for, a reason not to change up yet, to wait for the hyperdrive to come on at 9,000 and take you at warp speed to the 11,500rpm red line. And it sounds good too, like a proper, howling litre sports bike.

The GSX-S1000F is the fully-faired version of the naked GSX-S1000 which was also unveiled at Intermit last year. With an identical engine, that also has that top-end surge at around 9,000. But the naked bike feels more flighty when it hits it, the front wheel more ready to leave the road.

CALL THE SALES TEAM ON 01242 240570 TO BOOK THAT TEST RIDE

Blue , 999 cc, 2019 69 Reg, 12,100 miles, Minimum of 10 months MOT, Blade Approved Check , Blade Approved Benefits, 3 Months Warranty with the option to extend, £5,995.00.

Visit our Website for our new interactive 360 view. For full description, history and condition please contact a member of our team and request your own personalised video. Blade Motorcycles want to offer you peace of mind and confidence in your next used bike purchase. That’s why all our bikes are offered with the Blade Approved Benefits as standard. Buy with confidence from Blade Motorcycles. https://www.blademotorcycles.co.uk/blade-approved

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