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Suzuki GSX-8R Emerges with Enhanced Features: Fast Facts
Suzuki GSX-8R Emerges with Enhanced Features: Fast Facts
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Remember that intriguing tidbit we heard back in June, suggesting the possibility of a fully-faired version of the GSX-8S, which made its debut at EICMA? Well, we now have more substantial evidence, courtesy of Dennis Chung at Motorcycle.com, indicating that Suzuki is indeed working on the GSX-8R. This time, the proof comes from Swiss certification data.

According to Chung's report, the data mentions a "GSX800 (8R)," with the parentheses clearly indicating the existence of a sportier sibling in development.

Here's what we currently know about Suzuki's upcoming GSX-8R:

  • Shared Engine: The GSX-8R will share the same engine as the GSX-8S, featuring a parallel-twin engine rated at 776cc, producing 82hp at 8,500rpm and 78 Nm (57.5 lb-ft.) of torque at 6,800rpm.
  • Increased Top Speed: Expect a higher top speed, as the certification data suggests an additional 5kph, reaching 215 kph (134 mph).
  • A2-Friendly Variant: Following the GSX-8R, there will be an A2-friendly variant referred to as "GSX800U 8R" in the documents.
  • Chassis: The GSX-8R will retain the same chassis dimensions (wheelbase and length) as the GSX-8S but will be slightly wider by 0.2 inches.
  • Wet Weight: Anticipate a slightly higher wet weight for the GSX-8R, as certification data indicates an equivalent of 452 lbs, compared to the 445 lbs of the 8S.

Given the hints we've already received, we can assume that the GSX-8R will make its official appearance at this year's edition of the World's Biggest Motorcycle Expo, EICMA, scheduled for November.

Stay tuned for further updates, keep an eye out for more evidence supporting the arrival of the GSX-8R, and, as always, ride safely on those twisty roads.

#GSX8R #Sportbike

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