GSX-8S

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  • 61kW / 8,500rpm Maximum Power
  • 78Nm / 6,800rpm Maximum Torque
  • Parallel Twin 776cc Engine
  • Bi-directional Quickshifter

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The GSX-8S is a brand-new model engineered from the ground up to shine as a fresh realisation of naked street fighter performance, featuring trendsetting naked sportbike looks combined with winning performance, confidence-inspiring controllability, and optimised comfort.

Design concept

The GSX-8S features a new engine and chassis layout which blend harmoniously to deliver power, handling, and comfort that faithfully follow the will of the rider and offer a seamless riding experience that puts the rider in full control.

Suzuki’s GSX-8S features a thoroughly modern design that epitomizes functional beauty and is backed by the exciting yet forgiving performance desired by a wide range of riders. The GSX-8S is ready to set the trend for an exciting new generation of street motorcycles ready to carry the Suzuki brand into the future.

With progressive features ranging from its brand-new parallel twin engine, robust frame, uniquely shaped aluminium swingarm, inverted front forks, and colour TFT LCD multifunction instrument panel, to advanced electronic control systems that include Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, the Suzuki Traction Control System, and Suzuki’s Bi-Directional Quick Shift system, the GSX-8S instantly sends the message that it is  set to usher in an exciting new era of riding pleasure.

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Features

ENGINE CHASSIS SUSPENSION CLUTCH BRAKES WHEELS & TYRES ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS ELECTRONICS

ENGINE

776cm3 parallel twin DOHC

Delivers a fine balance of smooth, controllable power from low rpm through to the high end.

CHASSIS

Robust steel frame

Engineered to provide excellent straight-line stability, delivers more agile and stable handling.

SUSPENSION

Mechanical pre-load adjuster

KYB inverted front forks combined with link-type mono-shock KYB read suspension.

CLUTCH

Bi-directional Quick Shift System

Switchable quickshifter so you can don't have to use the throttle or clutch when shifting gears.

BRAKES

Twin disc front, single disc rear

Radial mount front brake callipers with twin 310mm discs, rear single piston callipers with a 240mm single disc.

WHEELS & TYRES

Enhanced grip and high performance

Dunlop RoadSport radial tyres mounted to cast aluminium wheels

ELECTRONICS

Full LCD Instrument Panel

5-inch colour TFT LCD, multifunction instrument panel.

ELECTRONICS

Intuitive Handlebar Switches

Ergonomic, easy access to control S.I.R.S modes and settings

ELECTRONICS

LED Headlights and Position Lights

Vertically stacked hexagonal LED headlights, compact LED position lights.

ELECTRONICS

LED Rear Combination Light

Sporty design, integrated with an LED license plate.

ENGINE

776cm3 parallel twin DOHC

CHASSIS

Robust steel frame

SUSPENSION

Mechanical pre-load adjuster

CLUTCH

Bi-directional Quick Shift System

BRAKES

Twin disc front, single disc rear

WHEELS & TYRES

Enhanced grip and high performance

ELECTRONICS

Full LCD Instrument Panel

ELECTRONICS

Intuitive Handlebar Switches

ELECTRONICS

LED Headlights and Position Lights

ELECTRONICS

LED Rear Combination Light

Electrical

Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S)

The new GSX-8S adopts the latest version of Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S), a robust collection of electronic systems designed to optimise performance characteristics to match the needs of the moment. The rider can freely choose the settings for each system to best suit their level of skill and experience, making the GSX-8S more controllable, predictable, and less tiring to operate.

The robust collection of advanced S.I.R.S. electronic systems employed by the GSX-8S include:

  • The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS)
  • Suzuki Traction Control System (STSC)
  • Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System
  • Bi-directional Quick Shift System
  • Suzuki Easy Start System
  • Low RPM Assist

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) fully leverages the electronic throttle control system to offer a choice between three modes that deliver different power characteristics — especially when turning the throttle grip between a slightly open position to when it reaches the top of the mid-speed range under acceleration — to match the conditions of the riding scene, surface conditions, or preferred riding style for any given outing.

The settings for each mode were custom-tuned and thoroughly tested to maximize the GSX-8S’s capabilities as a top-performing street fighter, to build in the flexibility to adapt well to changing weather, road, and riding conditions, and to make the overall riding experience more enjoyable.

  • Mode A (Active)

    Provides the sharpest throttle response as the throttle is opened. Settings for torque characteristics are tuned to deliver exciting acceleration and fully leverage the engine’s power. It is well suited for enjoying aggressive runs on winding road surfaces in good weather.

  • Mode B (Basic)

    Reaches the same level of maximum output, but features a more linear curve with softer throttle response. Planned as an ideal setting for touring, this mode aims to make the bike more controllable and instill confidence in the rider when accelerating. A good fit for a wide range of riding styles and road conditions.

  • Mode C (Comfort)

    Provides the softest throttle response and more gentle torque characteristics, which makes the GSX-8S more obedient and controllable as the throttle is opened. This is particularly beneficial when touring for long distances, when riding with a passenger, when riding on wet or otherwise slippery surfaces, when road conditions are bad, or even when the rider wants to relax and enjoy a ride home after a long outing.

  • Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System

    Suzuki’s electronic throttle control system uses the ECM to control the action of the throttle valves and make it possible for adjustments that more finely control the relationship between throttle action and engine output characteristics. One benefit is that individual settings can be tuned and tested to match each of the SDMS modes resulting in throttle action that responds accurately to the rider’s intention at each mode setting.

  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)

    The antilock braking system (ABS) contributes to more stable braking by helping prevent the wheels from locking up, even under hard braking. The system is programmed to monitor wheel speed and match stopping power to the available traction. The ABS control unit features a compact, lightweight design that contributes to making the bike nimbler.

  • Suzuki Easy Start System

    This system lets the rider start the motorcycle with one quick press of the starter button. There is no need to pull in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral, and the starter motor automatically disengages the instant the engine fires up.

  • Bi-Directional Quick Shifter

    Provides the ability to shift gears up or down quickly without the need to operate the clutch or throttle. This feature is switchable so the rider can opt to turn the quick shifter off at their discretion.

Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS)

STCS for the GSX-8S enables the rider to better control the bike in diverse and varying conditions, whether riding alone or with a passenger, or riding in inclement weather. The rider can select from 3 modes or turn the system off. The higher number the mode, the faster the control takes effect and the more proactive the system is in limiting wheel spin. 

Mode 1: For sport riding with minimal intervention from the system.

Mode 2:  Offers a balance that is ideal for city riding and regular road conditions everyday riding.

Mode 3:  Well suited to wet or otherwise slippery road conditions.

ENGINE

Creating the naked street fighter for a new era began with designing a brand-new engine. Suzuki’s engineers sought to design a slim, compact powerplant that would expand the possibilities for overall design flexibility and help realize the most effective chassis geometry for performance gains, including the optimum riding position. 

A New Engine for a New Era

Suzuki has designed a brand-new parallel twin 776cm3 DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder engine for the GSX-8S. It features a long-stroke configuration that delivers a fine balance of smooth, controllable power from low rpm and the pleasant feeling of free-revving performance through to the high end.

270-degree Crankshaft

The ignition timing of the engine’s 270-degree crankshaft layout is the same as that on Suzuki’s (90°) V-twin engines.
That means it produces the same pleasing rumble and sound for which V-twins are favored. In addition, the 450 degrees of crank revolution between cylinder firings, (between 270° and 720° in the chart below), extends the time between power pulses and gives the rear wheel the time it needs to regain traction before the next pulse. The positive traction that results is particularly beneficial when powering out of corners or riding on roads with less grip.

 

Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS)

The assist function leverages precision-engineered ramps to force the clutch boss and pressure plate together and efficiently transfer torque to the rear wheel under acceleration, all while using softer clutch springs.

The slipper clutch partially disengages when downshifting under deceleration to mitigate the effect of engine braking. By helping to prevent the rear tyre from hopping and providing smoother deceleration, this function enables the rider to shift down with greater confidence and maintain better control.

 

Distinctive Short Muffler Design

The 2-into-1 exhaust system for the GSX-8S is designed to produce a pleasing note that befits the new parallel twin engine. Better yet, the two-stage catalytic converter inside the collector helps limit emissions to a level that satisfies Euro 5 standards, while at the same time maximizing power output and overall performance. The exhaust system features a short new muffler design that barely rises up and out from the right side of the engine.

Suzuki Cross Balancer

All modern parallel twin engines with a 270-degree crank layout employ a primary balancer to suppress vibration. Suzuki has created a new biaxial primary balancer, which is the first on a production motorcycle, to position its two balancers at 90° to the crank Shaft.* This patented** mechanism excels at realising a smoother ride, while its design makes it possible to create a lighter powerplant that is more compact from front to rear.

* According to Suzuki’s in-house research.
** Patent granted for biaxial primary balancer that positions its two balancers at 90° to the crankshaft.

Chassis

In engineering a brand-new model from the ground up, the goal was to design a compact, lightweight chassis engineered to maximize agility, comfort, utility, and reassuring riding pleasure. Every aspect was focused on achieving great handling and control whether riding solo or carrying a passenger.

The development of the chassis layout began with devising the core structure of the new frame and swing arm. The resulting frame is strong and highly rigid. The swingarm, designed exclusively for the GSX-8S, was optimized to perform ideally on the street. Other layout considerations covered everything from achieving the right riding position to the selection of the wheels, tyres, and suspension settings. And it extended to striking a harmonious relationship between the chassis, the new engine, and the advanced controls of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.).

A reliable new frame

Designed around the new engine platform and made from rugged steel pipe, the frame was engineered to provide excellent straight-line stability. The layout contributes to nimble handling and assures excellent performance in the city and at highway speeds. This includes providing solid handling stability when riding two-up or with luggage. The new exposed seat rails are engineered to support the rider well, and also to contribute to the GSX-8S’ slim appearance and stripped-down look of functional beauty.

Sure Stopping Power

Radial mount front brake calipers mated with 310mm outer diameter floating-mount dual discs provide sure stopping power and controllable braking performance. The rear brake has a 240mm outer diameter disc and uses a single-piston pin-slide caliper

Uniquely Shaped Lightweight Aluminium Swingarm

The GSX-8S adopts a highly attractive new aluminium swingarm with a unique shape that is engineered to perform optimally. It achieves the right amount of vertical, lateral, and torsional rigidity to provide sure handling stability and contribute to greater ride comfort. Mounting the handlebars 12mm closer to the rider vastly improves comfort and reduces fatigue, particularly when touring or taking other long rides. It also enhances handling when enjoying a sporty ride by giving the rider better feedback  from the front  end and by better supporting the rider’s posture to improve stability  under brakes.

Wheels and Tyres

The cast-aluminium wheels feature a unique new lightweight design that looks great and contributes to nimble handling and sporty performance. They are shod with a new generation of Dunlop RoadSport 2 radial tyres (120/70ZR17 at the front; 180/55ZR17 at the rear) designed to perform optimally and provide sure grip on the GSX-8S. The custom-engineered internal construction features a carcass and belt layer tuned to achieve the right level of rigidity to match the weight and performance characteristics of the GSX-8S, and to deliver the right combination of nimble handling and stability. 

Optimized Front and Rear Suspension

KYB inverted front forks with a 130mm stroke deliver a plush, controllable ride and feature stable damping characteristics that make them suitable for both sports riding and long-distance runs. The dedicated link-type mono-shock KYB rear suspension is set up to contribute to straight-line stability and agility, even when carrying a passenger. The mechanical preload adjuster is particularly useful when heading out to ride two-up.

Body Color

Metallic Matt Black No.2/Glass Sparkle Pearl Cosmic Blue Pearl Tech White
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*Specifications shown in this 360° Viewer are subject to change by Suzuki at any time without notice.

Styling

An icon for a new era of functional beauty

In developing the styling for the new GSX-8S, Suzuki’s design team set a goal based on the three keywords, “New Era”, “Visual Structure”, and “Icon”. “New Era” reflects the goal of creating a thoroughly modern design that sets a trend for an exciting new generation of motorcycles ready to carry the brand into the future. The 2022 model GSX-S1000 established the beginnings of a new design language featuring sharp lines and an edgy futuristic look. Now the all-new GSX-8S is ready to lead from the front and own the street. 

Instruments & Lighting

The GSX-8S’s custom 5-inch full-color TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel features a clearly legible display , richly populated with information. Not only does it keep the rider fully aware of all the bike’s systems and settings, it also supplies critical real-time operating status information. The look is one of high quality that helps instill pride of ownership.

LED indicators flanking the display include the left turn signal indicator, MIL (Malfunction Indication Light), neutral indicator, master warning indicator, high-beam indicator, right turn signal indicator, TC (Traction Control) indicator, low oil pressure warning indicator, ABS indicator, low voltage warning indicator, and coolant temperature warning indicator. All are designed for easy recognition.

The screen features a custom display with exclusive graphics, including blue background lines that add extra style and convey the appeal and spirit of the Suzuki brand identity. It also offers manual or automatic switching settings for the day (white) and night (black) display modes that improve visibility at any hour and in any riding situation.

LED Headlights

The vertically stacked pair of hexagonal LED headlights employ a bright mono-focus LED light source that provides the rider with a clear view of the road ahead. In terms of design, the vertical orientation of the thin, compact headlight assembly creates a sharp look with unique character that makes the front end look light and ready for action.

LED Position Lights

 Compact LED position lights flank the headlights as they trace forward and down along the front cowl. The angled design of these narrow slits add to the aggressive styling of this street fighter.

LED Rear Combination Light 

The LED rear combination light with integrated LED license plate light features a new design introduced for the first time on a Suzuki motorcycle. Mounted on the slim rear fender, this new light contributes to a sporty new design that makes the GSX-8S look even shorter and slimmer in the rear.

Handlebar switches designed for intuitive operation

 The ergonomic switch layout maximizes operating ease and efficiency, allowing the rider to access controls while remaining focused on the road ahead. Selecting modes and making settings and adjustments for each of the advanced electronic control systems simply involves operating the MODE and UP/DOWN switches on the left handlebar with either  long and short presses.

GENUINE ACCESSORIES

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Specs

  • Displacement

    776cc
  • Engine

    4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
  • Transmission

    6-speed constant mesh
  • Front Suspension

    Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Rear Suspension

    Link type, coil spring, oil damped
  • Front Brakes

    Disc, twin
  • Rear Brakes

    Disc
  • Length

    2115mm
  • Width

    775mm
  • Height

    1105mm
  • Wheelbase

    1465mm
  • Seat Height

    810mm
  • Fuel Capacity

    14 L
  • Wet Weight

    202kg
  • Tyres - front

    120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
  • Tyres - rear

    180/55ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
  • Warranty

    3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)
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