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the new GSX-8S

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World premiere: Suzuki presents the new GSX-8S

  • - The GSX-8S expands Suzuki's broad model portfolio with a new urban bike
  • - Completely newly developed engine concept with two-cylinder in-line engine
  • - Available from early summer 2023 at the German Suzuki Motorrad partners
    A powerfully accelerating parallel twin, a handling-oriented chassis with high-quality suspension elements and iconic styling – the Suzuki GSX-8S represents a new generation of radical urban bikes that inspire in the sprint through the city as well as in sporty rides on country roads.

    The completely redesigned parallel twin of the Suzuki GSX-8S combines the best of both worlds. It combines the compact design of an in-line engine with a 270-degree ignition sequence including a powerful sound that is otherwise only known from V-engines. The rich thrust from the rev cellar turns into pure revving joy up to the red zone.

    Suzuki's patented principle of the "cross-balancer" – two balance shafts arranged in 90 degrees – ensures exactly the right amount of running smoothness and, in conjunction with a modern injection system and electronically controlled throttle valves, contributes to the high running refinement of the characterful DOHC four-valve engine.

    Innovative technologies
    Modern technologies support the driver in all situations. Three driving modes allow the power delivery to be adapted to different conditions. The standard bidirectional Quick Shift system enables clutchless gear changes for seamless acceleration and, in conjunction with the standard slipper clutch, controlled deceleration in a sporty driving style. The Low-RPM-Assist helps in city traffic and spontaneous U-turns, while the Easy-Start system stands for comfortable starting processes at the touch of a button without clutch operation.

    Depending on the situation and driving style, three modes control the control intensity of the traction control, and of course ABS provides support in extreme situations.

    Compact chassis
    Lightweight and slim in size, the chassis of the Suzuki GSX-8S is designed with a focus on maximum agility. The compact frame, discreetly integrated into the lines, accommodates a high-quality upside-down fork from KYB, while in the rear a mono-shock hinged by levers supports the uniquely shaped swingarm. In addition, a generously dimensioned brake system ensures safe stops to the point.

    Cast aluminium wheels in a filigree spoke design underline the sporty character of the GSX-8S and contribute to playful handling thanks to their low weight.

    Radical styling
    The design of the GSX-8S expresses its claim as a state-of-the-art, active machine. The minimalist lamp cladding takes up the striking design language of trendy street fighters. Integrated into it are two bright, hexagonal spotlights with state-of-the-art LED technology in a recognizable vertical arrangement.

    The crisp, muscularly protruding rear corresponds to the extremely short 2-in-1 exhaust system and the sharply cut radiator grilles and signals the spontaneous performance readiness of the Suzuki GSX-8S.

    Equipment at the highest level
    The 5-inch color TFT-LCD multifunction instrument provides the driver with all relevant vehicle and system information in real time. An intuitive layout and best readability in different lighting conditions allow the pilot to concentrate fully while driving.

    Availability and colours
    From early summer 2023, the GSX-8S will be available from Suzuki Motorrad Partners. A 35 kW version is also available on request. There are three colours to choose from: Pearl Cosmic Blue (QU1), Pearl Tech White (QU2) and Metallic Mat Black No.2 / Glass Sparkle Black (KGL). The recommended retail price will be announced in good time before the market launch.
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