A new engine for a new era of sportsbikes, the new GSX-8R uses Suzuki’s new parallel twin engine, which delivers torque in abundance across the rev range, provides an exciting character and feeling thanks to its 270-degree crankshaft design, and enables a slim chassis design thanks to its compact layout.

Designed as to pair perfectly with the parallel twin engine platform and made from steel tube sections with optimised rigidity, the frame is engineered to contribute to agile handling, to provide excellent straight-line stability, and to perform equally in urban environments or on more sporty rides on twistier roads. The headlight assembly is mounted directly to the frame, reducing the amount of weight carried by the handlebars to make the GSX-8R even more controllable and provide a more neutral feel to the steering. In addition, the exposed seat rails are engineered to support the rider, and also to contribute to the GSX-8R’s slim appearance and sporty, functional appeal.

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) is a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems, which allow the rider to choose the settings for each system to best suit their preference or to suit the conditions. SIRS helps enhance an already exciting riding experience that inspires confidence and frees riders to concentrate on enjoying the ride.