Bye bye 1000R - hello 8R

Submitted by Jo on Fri, 09/15/2023 - 13:54

Suzuki has once again hit the nail on the head with the brand new parallel twin engine. 
An engine with a displacement of 776 cubic centimeters done by two cylinders and a remarkably powerful torque and used in their current 2023 GSX-8S and V-Strom 800DE.

But it looks like Suzuki doesn't plan to stop at just two models.
Following Yamaha's success with the R7, Suzuki is heading into the realm of sports bikes, and we can probably expect the unveiling of the GSX-8R as early as 2024.
Bye bye GSX-1000R, welcome GSX-8R. But as you know, nothing this underpowered can let us forget the 1000R.

Young Machine in Japan had long suspected this development, and now we have Swiss proof that it is true: according to the homologation information, Suzuki has plans for the GSX-8R.
Regarding the engine's technical details, it has the same 83 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 78 Nm at 6,800 rpm as the other variants.
Due to the better aerodynamics of the fairing, the R's top speed is just marginally higher at 215 km/h as opposed to the S's 210 km/h.

The new Suzuki GSX-8R will have a curb weight of 205 kg, according to homologation data, 3 kg more than the GSX-8S, mainly due to the larger fairing.
As a result, the seat height has increased by 30 millimeters to 1,135 millimeters, but it is 5 millimeters narrower at 770 millimeters.
The chassis appears to have been carried over from the S, with the same overall length and wheelbase of 2,115 and 1,465 millimeters respectively, which corresponds to the naked version.