Unveiled to the world just last month, the 2022 Suzuki GSX-S1000 has been given an extensive makeover that brings its styling into the modern age, as well as several improvements and features that makes it a more potent competitor in today’s 1,000cc hypernaked market.
In an aggressive move against European competitors, Suzuki has announced an ultra-limited edition of its new hypernaked, limited to just five units that are all destined for the Italian market. Called the Web Edition, this five-unit production run differs from the standard version with some cosmetic additions.
Aiming to enhance the GSX-S1000’s already sharp and modern style, the Web Edition includes carbon-fiber front and rear mudguards that replace the plastic ones on the standard bike, a fly screen that supposedly improves readability for the LCD dash, and an exclusive Web Edition passenger seat cowl that transforms the naked bike into a single-seater. Each unit will bear individual numbering on the top yoke, as well as ‘Web Edition’ lettering in a futuristic-looking font.
Functionally, the Web Edition doesn’t differ from the standard trim GSX-S1000. The engine is the same 999cc DOHC in-line-four engine capable of 150hp at 11,000rpm and 105.7Nm of torque. The powerplant is now compliant with stricter Euro 5 emissions standards while still bumping power up from the previous model’s 147.5hp. More linear power and torque curves grace this revised powerplant, and so do revised intake and exhaust camshafts, updated cam profiles, new valve springs, and a redesigned airbox.
Like the standard variant, the Web Edition GSX-S1000 will also come with the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System electronics package with a drive mode selector, five-mode traction control, a bi-directional quickshifter, and Suzuki’s low rpm assist feature. All of these electronics will be accessible through the new multifunction LCD instrument panel.
Pricing for the Web Edition starts at €14,050, or about P827,000. Considering how the standard GSX-S1000 is priced in the same market at €13,440 (approximately P791,000), potential buyers won’t have to shell out too much more to get the limited trim.
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