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2024 Suzuki GSX-8R Review | Video

The muffler and catalytic converter are tucked away under the chassis for a cleaner appearance that exposes the 8R’s aluminum swingarm.

The Suzuki GSX-8R is the fully-faired sibling of the Suzuki GSX-8S, which was just released in 2023. Both bikes are powered by an all-new 776cc 4-stroke DOHC parallel-Twin that can also be found in the V-Strom 800 models. The tubular handlebar from the 8S is traded for a pair of clip-ons on the GSX-8R that are about 2 inches lower and a smidge farther away from a rider, and the KYB suspension on the 8S has been replaced with Showa suspension on the 8R.

To demonstrate the breadth of capabilities offered by the GSX-8R, Suzuki invited us to Palm Desert in California for a ride on rural and mountain roads, followed the next day by sessions at a racetrack. Watch the video below to see the 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R in action, and read our full review here.

2024 Suzuki GSX-8R Specs 

Base Price: $9,439  

Website: SuzukiCycles.com  

Warranty: 1 yr., unltd. miles  

Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.  

Displacement: 776cc  

Bore x Stroke: 84.0 x 70.0mm  

Horsepower: 82.0 @ 8,500 rpm (factory claim)  

Torque: 57.5 lb-ft @ 6,800 rpm (factory claim)  

Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist wet clutch  

Final Drive: Chain  

Wheelbase: 57.7 in.  

Rake/Trail: 25.0 degrees/4.1 in.  

Seat Height: 31.9 in.  

Wet Weight: 452 lb (factory claim)  

Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gal 


Helmet: Arai Corsair-X Vinales-5 Replica 

Jacket / Suit: Alpinestars Hoxton V2 / Alpinestars Missile Tech Air 

Gloves: Alpinestars GPX V2 / Racer High Speed  

Boots: Alpinestars Grange / Sidi Mag-1 

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