GSX 8S

£8199 OTR

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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.

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DYNAMIC PERFORMANCE

The GSX-8S is propelled by an all-new 776cc DOHC 270° crank parallel twin engine focussed on dynamic performance. It delivers abundant torque for flexibility suited to a range of riders, paired with a powerful top end for an exciting and rewarding ride.

SUZUKI CLUTCH ASSIST SYSTEM (SCAS)

The assist function leverages precision-engineered ramps to force the clutch boss and pressure plate together and efficiently transfer torque to the rear wheel under acceleration, all while using softer clutch springs. The slipper clutch partially disengages when downshifting and decelerating to mitigate the effect of engine braking and provides smoother deceleration, which enables the rider to shift down with greater confidence and maintain better control.

SUZUKI CLUTCH ASSIST SYSTEM (SCAS)

The assist function leverages precision-engineered ramps to force the clutch boss and pressure plate together and efficiently transfer torque to the rear wheel under acceleration, all while using softer clutch springs. The slipper clutch partially disengages when downshifting and decelerating to mitigate the effect of engine braking and provides smoother deceleration, which enables the rider to shift down with greater confidence and maintain better control.

INNOVATIVE SUZUKI CROSS BALANCER

This patented biaxial primary balancer positions its two balancers at 90° to the crankshaft, marking a first among production motorcycles. This patented mechanism suppresses vibration to contribute to smooth operation, and it also helps achieve a lightweight powerplant that is more compact from front to rear.

Balancer no.1 cancels the primary vibration generated by the piston (reciprocating weight) of the first cylinder, while balancer no.2 cancels the primary vibration of the second cylinder. Adopting a 270° crankshaft angle cancels secondary vibration, contributing to even smoother engine operation. Furthermore, placing the two balancers at 90° to the crankshaft with each positioned equidistant from the crankshaft cancels primary couple vibration.

AN EXCITING NEW FRAME

Designed around the new engine and made from steel tube sections, the frame is engineered to provide excellent straight-line stability, contribute to agile handling, and perform well in the city as-well-as at highway speeds. The new exposed subframe is designed to support the rider, and contribute to the GSX-8S’ slim appearance and stripped-down look.

 

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.