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India-bound Suzuki GSX-8S launched in USA

16 January 2023, 11:45 AM Neil Nair
India-bound Suzuki GSX-8S launched in USA

- Price equivalent to Rs 7.20 lakh

- Gets 776cc, parallel-twin engine

- To rival KTM 790 Duke, Yamaha MT-07

Suzuki took the silk cover off the GSX-8S at the 2022 EICMA in Italy last year alongside the 800DE adventure bike. And now, after being launched in Europe, the streetfighter has made its way to the USA with a price that translates to Rs 7.20 lakh. 

For that price, Suzuki is offering a 776cc, parallel-twin engine that is able to push out 81.7bhp and 77.6Nm. These figures from the unit are in the same arena as its rivals- the Yamaha MT-07 and Kawasaki Z650. It will also go up against the KTM 790 Duke and the Triumph Street Triple. Suzuki has kitted the motorcycle with a boatload of accessories like ride-by-wire, ride modes, traction control, ABS and a two-way quickshifter. It also gets a low RPM assist to ease your city rides. Along with these rider aids, the GSX-8S also comes with a five-inch colour TFT display and full-LED lighting.

Suzuki Suzuki GSX-8S Right Side View

As for its styling, the GSX-8S is quite a looker and comes with a radical design language. It sports a stacked LED headlamp, sharp tank shrouds, a muscular fuel tank and an aluminum swingarm with an exposed frame and sub-frame for a naked look. That said, it does seem to borrow inspiration from the GSX-S1000.While there is no word about its Indian launch yet, we can expect Suzuki to bring the GSX-8S to India sometime later this year with an expected price of around Rs 7.5-8 lakh, ex-showroom. 

upcoming Dec 2023
Suzuki Suzuki GSX-8S

Expected Price

 10,00,000 - ₹ 11,00,000

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