Suzuki unveiled their latest new model EICMA 2022. The GSX-8S uses the same powerhouse as the all-new V-STROM 800DE but in a sporty chassis. We have the Australian spec's and pricing!

The GSX-8S was launched at EICMA on Tuesday alongside the V-STROM 800DE adventure bike, with the models ushering in a new era of ground-up mid-capacity engineering from Suzuki. At $12,699 + ORC AUD the GSX-8S is sure to be a hit. Check out what we know…

The GSX-8S was launched at the 2022 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan Tuesday alongside the V-STROM 800DE adventure bike.

The GSX-8S was launched at the 2022 EICMA motorcycle show in Milan Tuesday alongside the V-STROM 800DE adventure bike.

According to Suzuki, and we would not disagree going off the images and spec, the GSX-8S, which will take its place in the already popular Suzuki GSX-S family of performance nakedbikes, combines stunning looks with brilliant performance, confidence-inspiring handling and optimised comfort – for maximum enjoyment from commuting through to a sporty run through a favourite set of twisties.



All New Engine
The parallel-engine has a 270-degree crankshaft configuration with a patented Suzuki Cross Balancer – two balancers positioned at 90 degrees to the crankshaft – contributing to even smoother operation. The Euro5 engine, which is also used in the all-new V-STROM 800DE, has a maximum output of 62kW@8500rpm and peak torque of 78Nm@6800rpm.



The two-into-one exhaust system has a dual-stage catalytic converter inside the collector which helps satisfy Euro5 emissions standards, and the striking design features a short new muffler – the shortest ever mounted on a Suzuki motorcycle – that barely rises up and out from the right side of the engine.

he striking design features a short new muffler – the shortest ever mounted on a Suzuki motorcycle – that barely rises up and out from the right side of the engine.

The striking design features a short new muffler – the shortest ever mounted on a Suzuki motorcycle – that barely rises up and out from the right side of the engine.

Electronic throttle-bodies help achieve a linear throttle response and superb mechanical grip, while other key pillars of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) include multiple ride modes, three-stage traction control (plus off), ABS, a Bi-directional quick-shifter and Suzuki’s Easy Start System.



2023 Suzuki GSX-8S Engine Highlights:

  • Newly developed 776cc parallel twin DOHC engine delivers a fine balance of smooth, controllable power from low rpm and the pleasant feeling of free-revving performance through to the high end.
  • The 270-degree crankshaft configuration helps maintain a pleasant feeling in common with the model’s V-twin brethren.
  • Suzuki Cross Balancer, the first of its type on a production motorcycle, contributes to smooth operation and a compact, lightweight engine design.
  • Cooling system inlet control helps maintain consistent engine temperature and eliminate rough idle while warming the engine in cold weather.


  • The electronic throttle-bodies help achieve faithful response and a linear feeling to throttle action.
  • The 2-into-1 exhaust system features a dual-stage catalytic converter inside the collector that helps satisfy Euro 5 emissions standards and a striking new short design
  • The six-speed transmission realizes smooth shifting and improved controllability.
  • Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) helps reduce fatigue on long rides and contributes to smoother shifting. 

Just like the parallel-twin engine, the steel frame in the GSX-8S is a completely new design, contributing to comfort, stability and nimble handling.

Just like the parallel-twin engine, the steel frame in the GSX-8S is a completely new design, contributing to comfort, stability and nimble handling.

All New Frame
Just like the parallel-twin engine, the steel frame in the GSX-8S is a completely new design, contributing to comfort, stability and nimble handling. The machine also has a unique aluminium swingarm, KYB suspension, Nissin radial-mount monobloc brakes and cast-aluminium wheels with Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2 rubber.



Designed around the new engine platform and made from rugged steel pipe, the frame was engineered to provide excellent straight-line stability, to contribute to nimble handling, and to perform well in the city and at highway speeds. This includes providing solid handling stability when the genuine accessory soft side case set is mounted.

"Designed around the new engine platform and made from rugged steel pipe, the frame was engineered to provide excellent straight-line stability, to contribute to nimble handling, and to perform well in the city and at highway speed."

“Designed around the new engine platform and made from rugged steel pipe, the frame was engineered to provide excellent straight-line stability, to contribute to nimble handling, and to perform well in the city and at highway speed.”

Radial mount front brake calipers mated with 310mm floating dual discs provide sure stopping power and controllable braking performance. The rear brake has a 240mm disc and uses a more basic single-piston pin-slide caliper.



Suzuki say that the KYB inverted front forks with a 130mm stroke deliver a plush, controllable ride and feature stable damping characteristics. The dedicated link-type mono-shock KYB rear suspension is set up to contribute to straight-line stability and agility, even when carrying a passenger.



The cast-aluminium wheels feature a unique new lightweight design. They are shod with a new generation of Dunlop RoadSport 2 radial tyres (120/70ZR17 at the front; 180/55ZR17 at the rear). The custom-engineered internal construction features a carcass and belt layer tuned to achieve the right level of rigidity to match the weight and performance characteristics of the GSX-8S. Dunlop’s proven tread pattern introduces a new silica compound that enhances positive grip in wet conditions and features durable wear resistance. Wet weight is just 202kg, including 14 litres of fuel.



Suzuki GSX-8S Chassis Key Features

  • A new steel frame developed for the GSX-8S contributes to comfort, straight-line stability, and nimble handling.
  • Dual radial mount front disc brake calipers act on ø310mm floating discs to provide sure stopping power and controllability.
  • KYB inverted front forks deliver a smooth, controllable ride.
  • Adjustable KYB link-type rear suspension contributes to agility and stability.
  • Cast aluminium wheels featuring a unique new design contribute to nimble handling and a futuristic sporty appearance.
  • New Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tyres contribute to nimble, predictable handling and sporty performance.
  • Features a uniquely shaped lightweight aluminium swingarm with enhanced torsional rigidity that contributes to nimble handling and straight-line stability.
  • Tapered aluminum handlebars contribute to positive control and an upright riding position that offers comfort combined with a sporty riding experience.
  • The 14L fuel tank features a stunning slim design unique to the GSX-8S.
  • The rider’s seat is designed for comfortable sport riding, delivering solid support and shaped to offer freedom of movement.

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) features a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems.

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) features a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems.

Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.)
The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) features a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems. The rider can freely choose the settings for each system to best suit their level of skill and experience, and to optimise performance characteristics for the conditions and road surface.These settings in turn help make the GSX-8S more controllable, predictable, and less tiring to operate. With each system designed and thoroughly tested to operate the way the rider expects.



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The robust collection of advanced S.I.R.S. electronic systems employed by the GSX-8S include the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Traction Control System (STSC), Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System, Bi-directional Quick Shift System, Suzuki Easy Start System, and Low RPM Assist.


Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) Highlights

  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) better supports the rider in matching performance to the conditions of the riding scene, road conditions, or preferred riding style.
  • Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) with 3 mode settings (+ OFF) enables greater control over the bike’s behavior under diverse riding conditions.
  • Suzuki’s Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle control system realizes throttle action that responds faithfully to the rider’s every intention.


  • Suzuki’s Bi-directional Quick Shift System (with ON/OFF settings) provides quicker, smoother, more assured shifting without operating the clutch lever while in motion.
  • The ABS system contributes to more stable braking by helping prevent the wheels from locking up, even under hard braking.
  • The Suzuki Easy Start System starts the engine with one quick press of the starter button.
  • Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist function helps maintain engine idle speed for smoother and easier starts.
  • The GSX-8S’s custom 5-inch full-color TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel features a
    clearly legible display of a rich variety of information.


Design & Style
In developing the styling for the new GSX-8S, Suzuki’s design team set a goal based on the three keywords, “New Era”, “Visual Structure”, and “Icon”. “New Era” reflects the goal of creating a thoroughly modern design that sets a trend for an exciting new generation of motorcycles ready to carry the brand into the future.



The 14-litre fuel tank features a stunning slim design unique to the GSX-8S, and the electronic equipment includes a five-inch TFT multi-function dash, all-LED lighting – including vertically stacked headlights – and distinctively styled LED daytime running lights.

The 2022 model GSX-S1000 established the beginnings of a new design language featuring sharp lines and an edgy futuristic look. And now the GSX-8S is ready to take the ball and carry it.

The 2022 model GSX-S1000 established the beginnings of a new design language featuring sharp lines and an edgy futuristic look. And now the GSX-8S is ready to take the ball and carry it.

There are three liveries: Pearl Cosmic Blue and Pearl Tech White, both created exclusively for the GSX-8S, and Metallic Matt Black No.2/Glass Sparkle Black.



Styling Highlights

  • The advanced styling for the GSX-8S aims to set a new trend and usher in a new era of functional design that symbolises the future of Suzuki.
  • The bodywork features flat surfaces and sharp lines.
  • The bodywork is minimised to expose parts such as the engine and seat rails painted in the body colour.
  • The front cowl stacked hexagonal headlights and characteristic LED position light.
  • The shortest muffler ever mounted on a Suzuki motorcycle accentuates the slim, compact design.
  • A compact new LED rear combination light is mounted on the slim new rear fender.
  • Dynamic decals create an iconic presence that is instantly recognisable and equally appealing.
  • Newly developed body colors bring fresh appeal that will resonate with a wide audience. 

The MSRP is $12,699 ($14,190 Ride Away*) and the model is estimated to go on sale locally in August 2023. Owners can customise their GSX-8S by selecting options from the wide range of Suzuki Genuine accessories available for this model via the Build Your Bike online tool on Suzuki Motorcycles Australia. Items include soft case luggage, billet brake and clutch levers, bar ends, engine and bodywork protection, heated grips, single seat cowl and a meter visor.

Owners can customise their GSX-8S by selecting options from the wide range of Suzuki Genuine accessories available for this model via the Build Your Bike online tool on Suzuki Motorcycles Australia.

Owners can customise their GSX-8S by selecting options from the wide range of Suzuki Genuine accessories available for this model via the Build Your Bike online tool on Suzuki Motorcycles Australia.

As a gesture of Suzuki’s appreciation for customer commitment, online pre-order customers will receive a bonus “METER VISOR” and “SINGLE SEAT COWL” with their bike delivery. ​​


2023 Suzuki GSX-8S Specifications

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Price: From $12,699 (+ORC)
Warranty: Two-years unlimited km
Colours: Pearl Cosmic Blue, Pearl Tech White or Metallic Matt Black No.2/Glass Sparkle Black.
Claimed Power: 62kW@8500rpm
Claimed Torque: 78Nm@6800rpm
Wet Weight: 202kg
Fuel capacity: 14L
Fuel Consumption Claimed: N/A
Fuel Consumption (measured): N/A


Engine: Four-stroke, two-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 84.0mm x 70.0mm bore x stroke, 776cc, 12.8:1 compression, two-into-one exhaust Gearbox: Six speed Clutch: Wet, multiple disc


Chassis: Frame: Steel Frame
Rake: 25 degrees Trail: 104mm
Suspension: KYB inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable (f), travel N/A, KYB Link type, coil spring, oil damped (r), travel N/A.
Brakes: Twin 310mm discs(f), Single 240mm disc (r)
Wheels & Tyres: Cast aluminium wheels, 120/70ZR17M/C and 180/55ZR17M/C 69H Dunlop SPORTMAX Roadsport2 tyres.


Dimensions:
Seat height: 810mm
Ground clearance: 145mm
Overall width: 775mm
Overall Length: 2115mm
Overall height: 1105mm
Max lean: N/A


Instruments & Electronics: Full-colour TFT dash, Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), LED light all round.


Harley

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