Suzuki TL1000S

DeDeutsche Version

Bougt in October 2001, sold in May 2011. The TL is a unique bike: The design, the construction, the engine.
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Photo: April 2010, with black rims.

The TL is a very universal motorbike. Long bike trips or fighting for the last 10th of a second on the racetrack, the TL is good for all. And it's always fun to drive! The engine has enough power in all rpm, it has got the V2 typical "grunt".

Data sheet

Engine type Water cooled 90° V2, DOHC
Displacement 996cc
Bore x stroke 98 x 66mm
Fuel management Electronic fuel injection, 52mm
Power output 92kW (125hp) at 8500rpm
Max torque 104Nm at 7100rpm
Transmission Multi plate wet clutch, 6 gear box, O-ring chain
Weight 216kg with fuel


Some bits were changed over time. The suspension needed some work: Rear rotary damper was replaced against a conventional Wilbers shock, the forks were rebuilt and the steering damper replaced by an adjustable unit. Aftermarket cans save weight and let the typical V2 sound through. On track there was demand for better, more durable brakes. So I replaced the front brakes by the 6 pot calipers and the master cylinder of the sister model.

- Wilbers 641 rear shock
- Rear spring guide rebuilt
- Forks rebuilt: Stiffer springs, damper setup improved. Raised the forks about 8mm
- Adjustable CSC steering damper

- Tokico 6 piston calipers from TL1000R
- 5/8" master cylinder from TL1000R
- Steel braided lines

- BOS cans (street legal)
- Billet clutch cover with clear window


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