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Suzuki GSX - S800

Suzuki GSX - S800

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Creating the naked street fighter for a new era began with aiming to design a slim powerplant and leverage the compact front-rear dimensions of Suzuki’s new parallel twin engine to help achieve the most effective chassis geometry for performance gains. Moreover, the new engine had to be torquey and powerful, but also easy to control, with smooth throttle response and an inviting nature that provides a satisfying riding experience, whether enjoying a solo run or carrying a passenger. These objectives gave birth to Suzuki’s new parallel twin 776cm3 DOHC, 4-valve-per-cylinder engine, which features a fine balance of smooth, controllable power from low rpm combined with the pleasant feeling of free-revving performance through to the high end. Its 270-degree crankshaft design delivers a smooth ride, plenty of torque, positive traction, and a pleasing rumble and engine note similar to that of a V-twin engine. It also introduces the Suzuki Cross Balancer, an innovative new primary
balancer design that contributes to smooth operation and helps enhance the GSX-8S’s nimble handling.

All modern parallel twin engines with a 270-degree crank layout employ a primary balancer to suppress vibration. Suzuki has created a new biaxial primary balancer, that is the first on a production motorcycle, to position its two balancers at 90° to the crankshaft. This patented mechanism excels at realising a smoother ride, while its design makes it possible to create a lighter powerplant that is more compact from front to rear.

The GSX-8S features a short new muffler design that, barely peeking out as it rises from the right side of the engine, contributes greatly to the mass-forward image of this new street fighter. It is part of a new 2-into-1 exhaust system engineered to produce a pleasing note befitting the new parallel twin engine. Better yet, the two-stage catalytic converter inside the collector helps limit emissions to a level that satisfies Euro 5 standards, while at the same time maximising power output and overall performance.

KYB inverted front forks with a 130mm stroke deliver a plush, controllable ride and feature stable damping characteristics that makes them suitable for both sports riding and long-distance runs. 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 mechanical preload adjuster is particularly useful when heading out to ride tandem. And the settings are optimised to help realise nimble handling and predictable steering into corners.

Cast-aluminum wheels with a unique new lightweight design contribute to the sharp styling of the GSX-8S and to its nimble handling. The wheels are shod with a new generation of Dunlop RoadSport 2 radial tires that benefit from an internal construction custom-engineered to match the characteristics of the GSX-8S and built to perform optimally. Their proven tread pattern introduces a new silica compound that enhances grip in wet conditions and durable wear resistance. Both the wheels and tires work in harmony with the optimised suspension settings to help maximise grip, stability, and agility, and to deliver a comfortable ride.

The vertically stacked pair of hexagonal LED headlights not only provide you with a clear view of the road ahead, but their compact design creates a sharp look with unique character that makes the front end look light and ready for action. The headlight assembly is flanked by compact LED position lights designed as narrow angled slits that trace forward and down along the front cowl to accent the unique “mask” of the front face.

The GSX-8S uses a 5-inch colour TFT display. Clearly legible high-quality information displays keep you fully aware of all the bike’s systems and settings, and supply vital real-time operating status information. The tachometer doubles up as a programmable rpm indicator light that blinks when the engine reaches a pre-set speed, and adds a function that lets you display large pop-up alerts and reminder. Manual or automatic switching settings for the day (white) and night (black) display modes let you maximise visibility at any hour and in any riding situation.

The ergonomic switch layout maximizes operating ease and efficiency so you can access all controls while focusing on the road ahead. Select modes and make settings and adjustments for each S.I.R.S. control system by simply operating the MODE and UP/DOWN switches on the left handlebar.

The advanced electronic systems of the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) featured on the GSX-8S assist and help you optimise performance characteristics to match your changing riding needs and preferences. By making the GSX-8S feel more controllable, predictable, and less tiring to operate, these systems help you ride with greater peace of mind, whether touring for long distances, carrying a passenger, or heading out for a sporty solo run.

Designed to help prevent the rear wheel from slipping, this system reduces stress and fatigue while instilling greater confidence in controlling your ride. You can select from 3 modes to control how quickly the system takes effect and how proactive it is in limiting wheel spin, or you can opt to run with it turned off.

This standard-equipment feature lets you shift up or down while in motion without operating the clutch lever. When activated, the system delivers clean upshifts with smooth acceleration. Downshifts are also quick and easy, thanks in part to automatic blipping and engine braking working together harmoniously. The gear shift linkage system load rate is optimised to provide a solid, satisfying click with each shift that assures you the gearbox has responded immediately to your action.


Dimensions (L x W x H): 2,115 mm x 775 mm x 1,105 mm
Wheelbase: 1,465 mm
Ground Clearance: 145 mm
Seat Height: 810 mm
Curb Mass: 202 kg
Fuel Tank: 14 L
Fuel System: Fuel injection
Engine Type: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Displacement: 776 cm3
Compression Ratio: 12.8 : 1
Bore x stroke: 84.0 mm x 70.0 mm
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Ignition System: Electronic ignition (transistorised)
Lubrication System: Forced feed circulation, Wet sump
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Disc, twin
Brakes Rear: Disc
Tyres Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W) tubeless
Tyres Rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W) tubeless
Colours: Metallic Matt Black No. 2, Pearl Cosmic Blue and Pearl Tech White
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