The GSX-8S is a brand-new model engineered from the ground up to shine as a fresh realisation of naked street fighter performance, featuring trendsetting naked sportbike looks combined with winning performance, confidence-inspiring controllability, and optimised comfort.
The GSX-8S features a new engine and chassis layout which blend harmoniously to deliver power, handling, and comfort that faithfully follow the will of the rider and offer a seamless riding experience that puts the rider in full control.
Suzuki’s GSX-8S features a thoroughly modern design that epitomizes functional beauty and is backed by the exciting yet forgiving performance desired by a wide range of riders. The GSX-8S is ready to set the trend for an exciting new generation of street motorcycles ready to carry the Suzuki brand into the future.
With progressive features ranging from its brand-new parallel twin engine, robust frame, uniquely shaped aluminium swingarm, inverted front forks, and colour TFT LCD multifunction instrument panel, to advanced electronic control systems that include Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, the Suzuki Traction Control System, and Suzuki’s Bi-Directional Quick Shift system, the GSX-8S instantly sends the message that it is set to usher in an exciting new era of riding pleasure.
Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S)
The new GSX-8S adopts the latest version of Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S), a robust collection of electronic systems designed to optimise performance characteristics to match the needs of the moment. The rider can freely choose the settings for each system to best suit their level of skill and experience, making the GSX-8S more controllable, predictable, and less tiring to operate.
The robust collection of advanced S.I.R.S. electronic systems employed by the GSX-8S include:
- The Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS)
- Suzuki Traction Control System (STSC)
- Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System
- Bi-directional Quick Shift System
- Suzuki Easy Start System
- Low RPM Assist
Creating the naked street fighter for a new era began with designing a brand-new engine. Suzuki’s engineers sought to design a slim, compact powerplant that would expand the possibilities for overall design flexibility and help realize the most effective chassis geometry for performance gains, including the optimum riding position.
In engineering a brand-new model from the ground up, the goal was to design a compact, lightweight chassis engineered to maximize agility, comfort, utility, and reassuring riding pleasure. Every aspect was focused on achieving great handling and control whether riding solo or carrying a passenger.
The development of the chassis layout began with devising the core structure of the new frame and swing arm. The resulting frame is strong and highly rigid. The swingarm, designed exclusively for the GSX-8S, was optimized to perform ideally on the street. Other layout considerations covered everything from achieving the right riding position to the selection of the wheels, tyres, and suspension settings. And it extended to striking a harmonious relationship between the chassis, the new engine, and the advanced controls of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.).
An Icon for a New Era of Functional Beauty
In developing the styling for the new GSX-8S, Suzuki’s design team set a goal based on the three keywords, “New Era”, “Visual Structure”, and “Icon”. “New Era” reflects the goal of creating a thoroughly modern design that sets a trend for an exciting new generation of motorcycles ready to carry the brand into the future. The 2022 model GSX-S1000 established the beginnings of a new design language featuring sharp lines and an edgy futuristic look. Now the all-new GSX-8S is ready to lead from the front and own the street.
INSTRUMENTS & LIGHTING
The GSX-8S’s custom 5-inch full-color TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel features a clearly legible display , richly populated with information. Not only does it keep the rider fully aware of all the bike’s systems and settings, it also supplies critical real-time operating status information. The look is one of high quality that helps instill pride of ownership.
LED indicators flanking the display include the left turn signal indicator, MIL (Malfunction Indication Light), neutral indicator, master warning indicator, high-beam indicator, right turn signal indicator, TC (Traction Control) indicator, low oil pressure warning indicator, ABS indicator, low voltage warning indicator, and coolant temperature warning indicator. All are designed for easy recognition.
The screen features a custom display with exclusive graphics, including blue background lines that add extra style and convey the appeal and spirit of the Suzuki brand identity. It also offers manual or automatic switching settings for the day (white) and night (black) display modes that improve visibility at any hour and in any riding situation.
ENGINE4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
TRANSMISSION6-speed constant mesh
FRONT SUSPENSIONInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
REAR SUSPENSIONLink type, coil spring, oil damped
FRONT BRAKESDisc, twin
FUEL CAPACITY14 L
WARRANTY3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)
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