Suzuki GSX-8R

$14,990.00

The new
Standard of Sport

The visceral appeal of cutting-edge sportbike styling immediately catches your eye. Once aboard, you experience the sophisticated balance of power, handling, comfort and faithful response that puts you in full control. It’s a fine fusion of elements that invites all riders to a new world of riding pleasure, whether commuting or shopping in town, heading out for an exhilarating run through winding mountain roads, or testing your skills on the racetrack.

The GSX-8R is destined to lead the pack toward an exciting new era of sportbike riding.

Description

The new Standard of Sport

The visceral appeal of cutting-edge sportbike styling immediately catches your eye.

Once aboard, you experience the sophisticated balance of power, handling, comfort and faithful response that puts you in full control. It’s a fine fusion of elements that invites all riders to a new world of riding pleasure, whether commuting or shopping in town, heading out for an exhilarating run through winding mountain roads, or testing your skills on the racetrack. The GSX-8R is destined to lead the pack toward an exciting new era of sportbike riding.

Features

Clutch

Engine

776 cm, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder

Liquid-cooled, DOHC for maximum traction and performance.

Chassis

Rugged steel frame

For straight-line stability and nimble handling

Brakes

310mm discs, dual radial mount front callipers

Provides better stopping power and controllability.

Wheels

Cast aluminium wheels

Contribute to nimble handling and a sporty appearance

Tyres

Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tyres

Contribute to nimble, predictable handling and sporty performance

Rear suspension

Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) link-type rear suspension

Contributes to agility and stability

Front suspension

Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Contributes to agility and stability

Fuel Tank

14L fuel tank

Features a stunning slim design

5-inch LCD screen

Multi-function instrument panel

With day and night modes to clearly display information

Clutch

Suzuki Clutch Assist System

Reduce fatigue on long rides for smoother shifting

Styling

The future of Suzuki Sportbike styling

From the sharp, clean design of the front face and fairing, to the slim profile of its rear section, every detail of the GSX-8R’s mass-forward aggressive stance and well-balanced proportions instantly convey performance potential. Exposed parts such as the seat rails and engine parts are painted to highlight the mechanical appeal of functional beauty. And bold graphics that employ iconic typography create a presence that is instantly recognisable and equally appealing.

Inspired Fairing Design

In creating the full fairing for the GSX-8R, the designers paid due respect to the over 35-year heritage of the iconic GSX-R series, even while working to create a fresh new face that symbolises the future of Suzuki sportbike design. The fairing and its aerodynamic windscreen are wind tunnel tested to lower the bike’s drag coefficient, improve highspeed stability and provide wind protection that makes touring more comfortable by reducing fatigue on long rides.

Engine

The New Standard of Sport Performance

Producing the Power to be Your Best

The 776cm3 parallel twin engine that powers the GSX-8R delivers a fine balance of smooth, controllable power and free-revving performance you will enjoy whether touring, enjoying a brisk ride,competing on the racetrack, or tackling errands around town.

Designed to be powerful, efficient, rider-friendly and versatile, the engine features a 270-degree crank layout with a firing order that produces rich torque and positive traction, as well as a pleasing rumble and engine note similar to that of a V-twin engine. It also employs the Suzuki Cross Balancer, an innovative primary balancer design that contributes to smooth operation and the GSX-8R’s nimble handling. The engine’s compact front-to-rear size contributes to achieving optimum weight distribution and chassis geometry, while it also helps position the hip point forward to provide you with an optimal riding position.

Distinctive Short Muffler Design

The GSX-8R features a short muffler design that, barely peeking out as it rises from the right side of the engine, contributes greatly to the mass-forward image of this new sportbike. It is part of a 2-into-1 exhaust system engineered to produce a pleasing note befitting the 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.

Suzuki Cross Balancer

Developed specifically for the 776cm3 parallel twin engine, this patented* biaxial primary balancer suppresses vibration and contributes to smooth operation by positioning its two balancers equidistant at 90° to the crankshaft. Balancer No.1 cancels the primary vibration generated by the piston of the first cylinder, while balancer No.2 cancels the primary vibration of the second cylinder. Furthermore, placing the two balancers at 90° to the crankshaft with each positioned equidistant from the crankshaft cancels primary couple vibration, it also helps realise a lightweight powerplant that is more compact from front to rear.

Electronics

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

The advanced electronic systems of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) featured on the GSX-8R assist and help you optimise performance characteristics to match your changing riding needs and preferences. By making the GSX-8R more controllable, predictable, and less tiring to operate, these systems help you ride with greater peace of mind, whether touring, carrying a passenger, or heading out for a sporty solo run.

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS)

You can choose among three different power output characteristic modes to best match varying riding conditions or your preferences.

While all three ultimately deliver maximum engine output at the high rpm, fine control over the level of throttle response and torque characteristics as you open the throttle to accelerate empowers you to ride with greater confidence and pleasure.

  • Mode A (Active)

    Delivers the sharpest throttle response as you open the throttle. Torque characteristics are finely tuned to deliver exciting acceleration as the throttle is opened.

  • Mode B (Basic)

    Features softer throttle response and a more linear power delivery curve as you open the throttle. Settings are tuned to help make the bike more controllable and a good fit for everyday riding.

  • Mode C (Comfort)

    Offers yet softer throttle response and more gentle torque characteristics. This mode is useful when riding on wet or slippery surfaces.

Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS)

Designed to help prevent the rear wheel from slipping, this system reduces stress and fatigue while instilling greater confidence in controlling your ride. You can select from three active modes to control how quickly the system takes effect and how proactive it is in limiting wheel spin, or you can opt to run with it turned off. Note: Suzuki Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

  • Bi-directional Quick Shift System

    When activated, this standard-equipment system lets you shift up or down without operating the clutch lever while in motion. Features include clean upshifts with smooth acceleration and downshifts that are also quick and easy, thanks in part to automatic blipping and engine braking working together. The gear shift linkage system load rate is optimised to provide a solid, satisfying click with each shift that assures you the gearbox has responded immediately to your action.

  • Ride-by-wire Electronic Throttle System

    This cable-free system leverages the onboard ECM to finely control the relationship between throttle action and engine output characteristics. As a result, linear feedback to throttle grip action makes the GSX-8R feel controllable and helps promote more confident riding.

  • Low RPM Assist

    By helping prevent engine speed from dropping excessively when you pull away from a standing start or ride at low speeds, this function delivers smoother starts and inspires greater confidence when you are riding in stop-and-go traffic, or when doing U-turns.

  • Suzuki Easy Start System

    One quick press of a button starts the engine. As a function used on every outing, Easy Start makes your riding experience all the more pleasurable and convenient.

 

Additional information

Colour

Pearl Ignite Yellow, Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matt Sword Silver