Depeche Mode! French GSX-S1000 Race Edition announced

Suzuki France and the SERT squad team up for Suzuki GSX-S 1000 Race Edition

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 SERT Edition

SUZUKI France and SERT (Suzuki Endurance Racing Team) have joined forces for a (sadly) French market-only Suzuki GSX-S1000 Race Edition.

The bike is the second bike this month to be announced across the channel featuring special graphics and parts after the V-Strom 800 DE Rally Edition was announced earlier this month. Like that bike, the newly annoucned GSX features a smattering of other upgrades to back-up the look of the bike and to boost its ability.

The GSX-S1000 Race Edition features a set of dedicated graphics to refresh the look of the bike, including race-inspired and SERT-branded decals. Elsewhere the Suzuki features a neat-looking tail-tidy and revised flyscreen, along with a different seat and seat cowl design. It also includes a track-day-ready brake lever guard from the good people at GB Racing. The updated machine is also lifted visually with the addition of red front brake calipers - something that I seem to remember being included on some of the press material for the GSX but sadly missing from the production model.

The Stock GSX-S1000 as ridden on the launch

Sticker kits and racy brakes are good, but the main element that sets the GSX-S1000 Race Edition apart from the stock bike is the exhaust. On that front, the new SERT edition of the GSX is fitted with a slinky-looking Akrapovic exhaust system, something that should save a bit of weight and improve the sound of that 1,000cc inline four-cylinder screamer.

Sadly the kit is available from French dealers only, and comes in at €16,999 (£14,700) or around €3,500 (£3,000) more than the stock machine.

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