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The 2024 Suzuki’s GSX-8R  cranks up the sporty factor for the 776cc parallel twin that burst onto the scene last year. It’s a close cousin to the GSX-8S upright naked sport bike that made waves. The 8R shares the same bones and heart as the 8S.

You can’t miss the full fairing – it’s the standout change that gives the 2024 Suzuki’s GSX-8R unmistakable supersport vibes. Wind tunnel tests shaped that sleek body. The bike also boasts racier ergonomics, thanks to handlebars that sit lower. But don’t expect any shifts in seat or footpeg placement – those stay put.

The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R boasts a sportier ride thanks to its Showa suspension upgrade. Suzuki equips the bike with an SFF-BP fork (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston). This fork sports a hefty damping cartridge in one leg, while the other houses the spring. Yet, like the 8S, riders can tweak the shock’s spring preload. Both ends maintain 5.1 inches of wheel travel unchanged from the 8S’s KYB setup.

Suzuki pits the 2024 GSX-8R against other track-ready sportbikes under $10k. Its rivals? The Yamaha YZF-R7, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-4R, and Ninja ZX-4RR. Price-wise, the 8R sits at $9439 – that’s $240 more than the R7, $60 less than the fresh Ninja ZX-4R, and a cool $460 under the ZX-4RR’s tag.

2024 Suzuki GSX-8R Specs


Type: Parallel twin

Displacement: 776cc

Bore x stroke: 84 x 70mm

Compression ratio: 12.8:1

Valvetrain: DOHC; 4vpc

Fueling: EFI w/ two 42mm throttle bodies

Cooling: Liquid and oil

Transmission: 6-speed w/ quickshifter

Clutch: Wet multiplate w/ assist and slipper functions

Final drive: O-ring chain


Front suspension; travel: Non-adjustable Showa SFF-BP 41mm inverted fork; 5.1 inches

Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload adjustable Showa shock; 5.1 inches

Wheels: Cast aluminum

Tires: Dunlop Sportmax Roadsport 2

Front tire: 120/70 x 17

Rear tire: 180/55 x 17

Front brakes: 310mm discs w/ radially mounted Nissin 4-piston calipers

Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ single-piston Nissin caliper

ABS: Standard


Wheelbase: 57.7 inches

Rake: 25 degrees

Trail: 4.1 inches

Seat height: 31.9 inches

Fuel tank capacity: 3.7 gallons

Curb weight: 452 pounds


Pearl Ignite Yellow

Metallic Triton Blue

Metallic Matte Sword Silver

2024 Suzuki GSX-8R Price: $9439 MSRP


2024 Suzuki's GSX-8R 
2024 Suzuki’s GSX-8R 


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