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GSX-8R (2024) unveiled at 2024 Bharat Mobility Expo

The land of the rising sun shines light on its latest offering in 2024 from Suzuki, the GSX-8R. Let’s take a closer at this sporty machine.

2024 GSX-8R

The new GSX clearly showcases Suzuki’s new design language. The headlights are a twin-pod setup with a DRL on the top. Suzuki claims the new fairing is more aerodynamic thanks to time in the wind-tunnel and massive air inlets flanking the headlight.

The compact and muscular front end is interrupted by the indicators sticking out like a sore thumb. Smooth yet sharp lines flow into a sleek tail section, with the brake lamp integrated in the rear mudguard. While the design seems polarising at first it is a rather handsome machine, especially in the “Pearl Ignite Yellow” shade.

At the heart of the Suzuki is a new-generation 776cc parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine producing 81.8hp at 8500rpm and 78Nm at 6500rpm. The GSX-8R uses a 270-degree crank to which should translate to great torque-spread and an enjoyable exhaust note.

The seemingly high set clip-ons rest on Showa’s separate function, big piston forks. Suzuki claims to have tuned the front and rear suspension for superior handling and agility. The GSX-8R relies on twin 310mm rotors and radially-mounted 4-piston brake calipers from NISSIN to shed speed. The GSX rides on Dunlop’s Roadsport 2 (180/55ZR17 rear and 120/70ZR17 front), specifically designed for it.

Suzuki offers its Intelligent Ride System(S.I.R.S), ride-by-wire, three riding modes, four-level traction control, a bi-directional quick-shifter and a 5-inch color TFT instrument cluster. While the prices of the Suzuki GSX-8R aren’t out yet, the numbers apart from displacement indicate that the Yamaha YZF-R7 and Aprilia RS660 are its direct competition.

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