|Year of specifications
@ 8500 rpm
/ 411 lb
/ 32.9 inches
Suzuki TL1000S motorcycle was introduced in 1997, production
ceased in 2001. Although the v-twin engine of the TL1000S is
still found in the SV1000, SV1000S, and SV1000SZ.
Unfortunatley the Suzuki TL1000S suffered from handling problems,
and a front end which could go light at speed. In 1998 Suzuki
acknowldged the problem and fitted the bike with a steering
damper and a remapped ECU. They also recalled and retrofitted
the upgrades to 1997 bikes.
The TL1000S is notable for an unusual rear shock design. The
rear spring is mounted seperatley from the rotary damper unit.
The damper uses a series of vanes in an oil filled chamber.
Not a conventional piston damper unit.
Despite the changes made to the TL1000S, many potential buyers
had already lost confidence in the design. The overall outcome
was that the TL1000S didn't sell as well as Suzuki had hoped
for. The TL1000S was discontinued in 2001. Although the fully-faired
and redesigned Suzuki TL1000R contined until 2003.