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HomeBikesA 48-horsepower GSX-S950 A2 is now available from Suzuki.

A 48-horsepower GSX-S950 A2 is now available from Suzuki.

The redesigned Suzuki GSX-S1000 has become a famous Japanese naked litre-bike. ” The GSX-S1000 is a significant improvement over its predecessor in both style and performance. It is due to Suzuki’s choice of a more contemporary design and aggressive bodywork. With the addition of a high-tech electronics package, performance has improved dramatically.

GSX-S1000 vs GSX-S950

When it comes to Suzuki’s most prominent and deadliest naked streetfighter, the company hasn’t forgotten about its younger customers. They want to get their hands on the GSX-S1000, even if they have a lot of time. The GSX-S950 has a lot in common with the GSX-S1000 style, but it focuses on beginners. The bike’s power output is reduced due to new electronics that change the bike’s performance. The 950 is now available in an A2-compliant variant, which reduces power to a measly 48 horsepower.

Restricted performance

In other words, the GSX-S950 has lost 108 horsepower compared to its unrestricted sister. Nonetheless, it presents itself as an excellent starting bike for people intent to retain the bike as their abilities grow. This is all well and good since it may, later on, riders can de-restrict to produce 95 horsepower. It is not quite the 152 horsepower that GSX-S1000 delivers, but still sure to give an exciting ride.

Suzuki GSX-S950
Suzuki GSX-S950


Considering how the limitations may impact engine longevity and dependability is an intriguing thought. Keeping the output of such a large displacement engine at less than one-third of its intended capacity prevents premature wear. If de-restriction is as simple as changing the ECU’s mapping, then the A2-compliant GSX-S950 makes perfect sense for those with the cash. The limited GSX-S950 will set you back a cool USD 11,232 if you start out as a rider.

At this point, it’s worth adding that the GSX-stronger S950’s brother, the GSX-S1000, isn’t the only bike with a restrictor package. Its fundamentals are a lot more budget-focused and straightforward, too. Inverted front forks replace the bike’s former adjustable suspension. Even the rear monoshock is simpler and lacks any change other than spring preload change. Additionally, the top-of-the-line Brembo callipers on 1000 are not there. Tokico stoppers have taken their place. They have the same front and back brake disc diameters.

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Andrew Nelson
Andrew Nelsonhttp://www.bikersinsider.com
Andrew Nelson is an Editor at Bikers Insider, He has been a Passionate motorcycle rider since age 10, Andrew has close to a decade of Motorcycle industry experience, initially working in an online, magazine and has now transitioned into a full-time blog writer, Andrew prefers touring-style motorcycles, his favorite motorbike is Africa Twin. He is obsessed with keeping up to date with all the latest tech in the motorcycle industry, Andrew is also a keen swimmer and he can usually be found training in his local swimming pool. Words from Andrew: Beyond my love of adventure and riding a motorcycle, sharing stories and my experience with other fellow riders is another passion of mine, I hope sharing my stories and experience will inspire anyone interested in motorcycle adventures.


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