Motorcycles

Redesigned Suzuki GSX-S1000 gets aggressive new looks, more low-end power

The Suzuki GSX-S1000 has gotten a thorough redo.

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The 2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000 has been reborn. The manufacturer has given the bike a redesigned aesthetic that reveals aggressive looks that pair with modern technology and recalibrated power.

Suzuki has refreshed the entire bodywork and lighting of the bike, focusing on sharp lines and a powerful stance. It has what the company calls a "mass forward" demeanor with textured radiator shrouds, MotoGP-insipired winglets, and side panels that feature an urban camo-inspired design.

At the front is a vertically stacked headlight that features a new, mono-focus LED light source that displays a wider, light stream from a lighter and tighter unit than what you'll find in the last-gen model. At the rear there's a LED taillight that's flanked by LED turn signals.

2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000

2021 Suzuki GSX-S1000

Photo courtesy of Suzuki

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A new chassis structure is designed to make the bike more stable through the turns. Its suspension has also been refreshed with new equipment designed to make the ride more comfortable. A new seat also helps with that.

Suzuki will sell the GSX-S1000 in the buyer's choice of metallic triton blue, mechanical matte grey, or gloss black.

The moto's four-cylinder engine has more power and a broader torque spread than the previous generation's. There's anew intake and exhaust camshaft, new valve springs, new clutch, and new exhaust. This equipment enables a flatter torque curve that gives riders access to more power at a lower speed. The exhaust retains the same note as the outgoing model. The bike meets Euro 5 emissions standards.

A larger 19-liter fuel tank provides a range of 194 miles. Wheels are wrapped in custom-engineered Roadsport 2 tires from Dunlop.

The manufacturer has equipped the motorcycle with their Clutch Assist System. This system allows the slipper clutch to partially disengage to reduce negative engine torque and mitigate the effect of engine braking at speed. It's designed to help keep the rear wheel from locking up and provide smoother deceleration.

Suzuki offers the bike with its Intelligent Ride System (SIRS). There's a new ride-by-wire throttle and the option of adding the new Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) system. SDMS allows drivers to choose between three engine mapping options. A new bi-directional quickshifter is also present. Drivers have access to five different traction control options.

Front and center so the driver can easily see is a LCD dash.

The new GSX-S1000 will be available in Suzuki dealerships from the end of June, with an RRP of £10,999.

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New midsize sedan

Subaru announces refreshed 2023 Legacy

The new Legacy got a facelift and new lighting elements.

Subaru

Sedans are a dying breed as SUVs and pickup trucks take over, but there are still a few compelling options out there, and Subaru has one of them. The Legacy has been a long-time part of the Subaru lineup, and the all-wheel drive family sedan got a notable update for 2023.

2023 Subaru LegacyTop trims get luxury finishes inside.Subaru

Subaru offers the sedan in five trims: Base, Premium, Sport, Limited, and Touring XD. The automaker updated the Legacy with a facelift that brought a new front fascia, redesigned front bumper and new LED lighting. The car features a low dash and open cabin for great visibility in all directions, and the top Touring XT trim offers high-end accommodations, including Nappa leather and metal trim inside.

Every Legacy comes with the latest version of Subaru Starlink infotainment software. It runs on an 11.6-inch display and offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. Higher trim levels get the same display with navigation and a new-for-2023 what3words integration.

2023 Subaru LegacyThe Legacy goes on sale this fall.Subaru

The 2023 Legacy comes standard with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 182 horsepower and 176 pound-feet of torque. The top two trims come with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 260 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque. Both engines come with a continuously variable transmission that offers an eight-speed manual shift mode.

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Performance luxury SUV

The Cadillac Escalade-V starts at almost $150,000

The Escalade-V gets a $149,990 starting price

Cadillac

Cadillac teased an ultra-powerful Escalade-V a while back, and now we have all the details. The 2023 SUV will feature a supercharged 6.2-liter V8, plenty of luxury, and a stout six-figure price tag.

The 2023 Escalade-V comes with a supercharged 6.2-liter V8 that makes 682 horsepower and 653 pound-feet of torque. It features a hand-built design and shares much of its underlying engineering with the CT5-V Blackwing. It's paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission and full-time active four-wheel drive.

2023 Cadillac Escalade-VUnder the hood, there's a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.Cadillac

Cadillac gives every Escalade-V air ride adaptive suspension and magnetic ride control. The driver can customize the suspension and feel using the SUV's selectable driving modes. The system can also raise or lower the ride height by to .8 inches, and the SUV comes with a launch control system that helps it get off the line with explosive speed.

Inside, the Escalade-V builds on the top trim of the standard SUV with zebra wood accents, massaging front seats, and a heated steering wheel. It's got the same amazing tech, too, with a curved OLED display that runs the length of the dash, navigation, voice commands, wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto, an augmented reality navigation system, and a 36-speaker AKG Studio stereo. Cadillac Super Cruise is available.

2023 Cadillac Escalade-VAn extended ESV variant is also available. Cadillac

The 2023 Cadillac Escalade-V goes on sale this summer. Starting pricing lands at $149,990, and Cadillac offers an extended-wheelbase ESV version of the high-performance SUV.

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