Priced at $14,990 ride away, the new machine is not only affordable, anyone who pre-orders the new bike will get a set of Soft side cases valued at $889 (they are expected in April).
The new bike is a full faired version of the GSX-8S which went on sale in 2023. It shares the engine and chassis with the 8S but adds the dynamic look of a full sports fairing.
From the press release…
ALL-NEW MY24 GSX-8R READY TO SET THE TREND FOR A NEW ERA OF SPORTBIKES
Today the all-new Suzuki GSX-8R was launched at the 2023 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, alongside the all-new GSX-S1000GX sports crossover motorcycle. The GSX-8R, or 8R shares the same engine and chassis platform as the highly acclaimed GSX-8S and V-STROM 800.
“The New Standard of Sport” this all-new GSX-8R combines practical real-world performance, rider-friendly controllability and advanced equipment features with cutting-edge sportbike styling.
Suzuki’s GSX-8R introduces an exciting new expression of sportbike appeal, performance, and riding pleasure. Controllable, agile and designed to satisfy, whether riding around town or heading out for a sporty run through winding roads on the weekend, the GSX-8R is destined to appeal strongly to customers across a wide range of ages and levels of experience.
The GSX-8R builds on the solid engineering advances. At the core is Suzuki’s new-generation parallel twin 776cm3 DOHC engine with the frame built around it to form a perfect package.
Every aspect of the design is geared to delivering a satisfying experience to riders who desire more power than the 650cm3 class can deliver, who aspire to riding a bike with the sharp styling of a thoroughbred sportbike, and who desire a satisfying ride that is reassuring and reliable.
The chassis and free-revving engine respond faithfully in a nonassertive fashion that makes the rider’s style and preferences the focus of riding pleasure on every outing.
Riders can easily tap its full potential and enjoy an exhilarating ride they will continue to enjoy for many years.
Wrapped in the unique styling of a thoroughly modern interpretation of Suzuki’s sportbike heritage, the GSX-8R features an aggressive, mass-forward look that is slim, compact, well balanced and ready for action.
KEY PRODUCT FEATURES
776cm3 parallel twin DOHC engine with 270-degree crankshaft configuration to achieve maximum traction and performance while delivering an exhilarating engine note! producing 61kW of power.
Suzuki Cross Balancer, is a patented biaxial primary balancer that contributes to smooth operation and a compact, lightweight engine design
Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle – linked to (x2) 42mm Throttle Bodies
Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) helps reduce fatigue on long rides and contributes to smoother shifting
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) with 3 modes settings, better supports the rider in matching performance to the conditions of the riding scene, road conditions, or preferred riding style
Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with 3 mode settings (+OFF) enables greater control over the bike’s behavior under diverse riding conditions at the touch of a button
Custom 5-inch colour TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel with day and night modes to clearly display information to the pilot, with a glance
Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) SFF-BP* (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) inverted front forks deliver a smooth, controllable ride *SFF-BP is a registered trademark of Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. (note GSX-8S is equipped with KYB suspension)
Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) link-type rear suspension contributes to agility and stability (note GSX-8S is equipped with KYB suspension)
Rugged steel frame continues to comfort, straight-line stability and nimble handling
Forged aluminum separate handlebars contribute to positive control and a sporty riding position
Dual radial mount front callipers with ø310mm discs to provide better stopping power and controllability
Cast aluminum wheels featuring a unique design contribute to nimble handling and a sporty appearance
Uniquely shaped lightweight aluminum swingarm with enhanced torsional rigidity that contributes to nimble handling and straight-line stability
14L fuel tank features a stunning slim design
New cowl-mounted mirrors enhance aerodynamic performance and wind protection
Advanced styling pays tribute to Suzuki’s sportbike heritage while aiming to create a new look that symbolises the future of Suzuki sportbike design
The bodywork features flat surfaces and sharp lines that emphasize the GSX-8R’s compact, slim and well-balanced proportions
Characteristic short muffler pipe accentuates the slim, compact design
Compact LED rear combination light and LED license plate light mounted on the slim rear fender make the GSX-8R rear end look even shorter and slimmer
Unique colours paired with coloured wheels bring fresh appeal that will resonate with a wide audience
Available in three liveries consisting of: Metallic Triton Blue, Pearl Ignite Yellow and Metallic Matt Sword Silver. The MY24 GSX-8R is estimated to go on sale locally in April 2024 for $14,990 Ride Away*.
Customers can reserve their GSX-8R by selecting options from the wide range of Suzuki Genuine accessories available for this model via the Build Your Bike online tool on Suzuki Motorcycles Australia. Items include billet brake and clutch levers, bar ends, engine and bodywork protection, heated grips, single seat cowl and a meter visor.
As a gesture of Suzuki’s appreciation for customer commitment, online pre-order customers who place their order before stock arrives in April, will receive a bonus “SOFT CASE SIDE SET” valued at $889, with their bike delivery.