BORN TO THRILL
Work hard, play harder. The all-new GSX-8S features a torquey 776cc, 270° crank, parallel twin that delivers exciting performance and an exhilarating soundtrack throughout the rev range. A 5” TFT colour dash, bi-directional quick-shifter and aggressive design make for a refined yet thrilling ride on every journey.
SUZUKI DRIVE MODE SELECTOR (SDMS)
SDMS leverages the electronic throttle control system to offer a choice between three modes that deliver different power characteristics to match the riding conditions or preferred riding style. The settings for each mode were thoroughly tested to maximise the GSX-8S’s performance in various scenarios.
Mode A (Active) provides the sharpest throttle response as the throttle is opened. Settings for torque characteristics are tuned to deliver exciting acceleration and fully-leverage the engine’s power. It is well suited for enjoying sporty rides in good weather.
Mode B (Basic) reaches the same level of maximum output, but features a more linear curve with softer throttle response. Planned as an ideal setting for touring or commuting, this mode is a good fit for a wide range of riding styles and road conditions.
Mode C (Comfort) provides the softest throttle response and more gentle torque characteristics. This is particularly beneficial when touring for long distances, when riding with a passenger, when riding on wet or otherwise slippery surfaces, when road conditions are bad, or even when the rider wants to relax.