A warm welcome to one of the newest motorcycles among Suzuki’s 2023 offerings – the GSX-8S. The GSX-S line is one of Suzuki’s most popular, so it doesn’t come as a shocker that they would want to fill it in some more and appeal to as many riders as possible – especially given the recent popularity of the midsize naked bike market.
Readers may be thinking that the GSX-S750 and the 8S could be too close together in the market, however, the new kid on the block has a few tricks up its sleeve to set it apart. For starters, it breaks from tradition and uses a brand new 776cc parallel-twin instead of the inline-four powerplant that its little brother uses. The new two-cylinder engine makes a reported 82 hp and 57.5 lb-ft of torque. Additionally, the bike has received all-new styling, which Suzuki says is meant to “usher in a new era of functional beauty.” The bike’s design is quite obviously inspired b the larger GSX-S1000 and could indicate future redesigns for the rest of the Suzuki family.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-8S is packed with Suzuki’s latest technological features, including the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS). This system creates a more enjoyable and safer ride by incorporating features like a bi-directional quick shifter, a multi-mode traction control system, ABS, and a ride-by-wire throttle setup. On top of SIRS, the 8S also comes from the factory equipped with a 5-inch colour LCD instrument panel and LED lighting all around.
As one of the newest Japanese motorcycles in the streetfighter class, we certainly think that the GSX-8S has a bright future ahead. The bike is currently available in three colourways – Pearl Cosmic Blue, Pearl Tech White, and two-tone Metallic Mat Black No.2/Glass Sparkle Black.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-8S starts at $8,849 USD / $10,749 CAD.
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GSX-S8 IS FULLY FOCUSED ON THE RIDER
In developing GSX-8S, Suzuki’s engineers looked at creating a motorcycle that is fully focused on the rider. The GSX-8S responds to the demands of riders of varying experience levels looking for the ideal package with approachable riding/body size plus features and specifications that make riding pure joy.
This result is a big step forward with a compact, yet powerful engine, chassis that contributes to straight-line stability, nimble handling, and a winning combination of features to thrill.
THE NEW GSX-8S ENGINE
The GSX-8S has a newly developed 776cm3 parallel-twin DOHC engine that delivers a fine balance of smooth, controllable power from low rpm and the pleasant feeling of free-revving performance to the high end.
GSX-8S is ideal for all riders. It offers both excitement and controllability for a manageable ride, so riders can focus on the fun.
This new engine introduces Suzuki Cross Balancer, which suppresses vibration for smoother operation and contributes to a lightweight powerplant that is more compact from front to rear.
Finally, the six-speed transmission realizes smooth shifting and improved controllability, and Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) helps reduce fatigue on long rides and contributes to smoother shifting.
SUZUKI INTELLIGENT RIDE SYSTEM (SIRS)
Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) is a system that better supports the rider in matching performance to the riding conditions, surface, or preferred riding style, resulting in a more pleasurable ride.
Bi-directional Quick Shift system (with ON/OFF) provides quicker and smoother operation without the need to operate the clutch lever
Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) offers 3 modes and allows the rider to match the performance of the bike to the riding conditions
Ride-by-wire electronic throttle to respond faithfully to the rider’s intentions
ABS system contributes to more stable braking by helping prevent the wheels from locking up, even under hard braking
Suzuki Easy Start System starts the engine with one quick press of the starter button
Low RPM Assist helps maintain engine idle speed for smoother and easier starts
DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE STABILITY, HANDLING AND EXCITEMENT
The new steel frame developed for the GSX-8S contributes to overall comfort, straight-line stability and nimble handling, letting the rider simply enjoy the ride.
Dual radial-mount front disc brake calipers act on 30mm discs that provide sure stopping power and controllability.
KYB inverted front forks deliver a smooth, controllable ride.
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