The TL1000S is an asphalt-kicking reminder
of just how exciting a V-twin sport bike can be.
I t 's designed to provide everything you're
looking for in a 90-degree V-twin: a broad,
smooth powerband, seemingly endless torque,
awesome acceleration and lightweight
r e s p o n s i v e n e s s .
W h a t 's so special about a 90-degree V- t w i n ?
Most important, the 90-degree angle of the
cylinders produces perfect primary balance,
making it incredibly smooth from idle to redline.
But that's where the T L 1 0 0 0 S 's similarity with
other V-twins ends. Suzuki's advanced
technology allows it to offer low-end pulling
power combined with outstanding top-end
performance. With Suzuki Ram Air Direct
(SRAD) induction and two-stage electronic fuel
injection, the engine offers instant throttle
response. It has a big-bore/short-stroke design,
which lets the engine rev quickly toward a strong
mid-range and even stronger top-end. Put it all
together and you've got a bike with power
characteristics that let you enjoy a spirited ride
down a twisting two-laner as well as a day on the
The TL1000S takes full advantage of another
inherent benefit of the V-twin design: light
weight. At just 421 pounds dry, the T L 1 0 0 0 S
o ffers extraordinary responsiveness in tight
cornering. State-of-the-art suspension front and
rear lets you answer the T L 1 0 0 0 S 's call to go
sport riding. It has fully adjustable 43mm
inverted forks and a unique and innovative rear
suspension design featuring a rotary damper
mounted separately from the spring. This design
makes room for a more upright engine position,
which in turn allows a shorter wheelbase than a
traditional 90-degree V-twin. That, along with its
light, rigid aluminum truss chassis, lets the
TL1000S respond precisely to your input in tight
turns and winding sweepers.
The TL1000S. It's the hottest open-class V-
twin street bike on the road today.