The news stems from an article published to Young Machine. According to the coverage, trademarks were registered to the EU for a new variant of motorcycle with the same engine as the all-new GSX-8S streetfighter (a 776cc parallel-twin unit with a 270-degree firing order and novel Cross Balancer.)
“Suzuki has registered a trademark called ‘GSX-F’ in Europe, so if it is a tentative name, the troller version is “GSX-8F” and the sports model is ‘GSX-8R,’” explains the coverage from Young Machine.
While this information poses promise for the debut of a new Suzuki sportbike at EICMA 2023, keep in mind that nothing has been confirmed yet. The emergence of a GSX-8R could fit well between Suzuki’s discontinued GSX-R1000 and its SV650, but Suzuki’s not yet discontinued their SV650, and her successor was only just announced at last year’s EICMA.
Translation? We’ve got a bit of wiggle room yet before we see Suzuki making multiple variants for their new engine. Cinched emissions regulations make Suzuki’s new parallel-twin platform very attractive for the brand’s lineup growth, so stay tuned as we hunt for additional trademarks in the meantime.