Suzuki Homologates the New GSX-8R for MotoAmerica Twins Cup

The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R sport bike takes the parallel-twin platform to a new level with MotoAmerica Twins Cup competition as a prime target.

Suzuki Motor USA LLC announced it has homologated its brand-new GSX-8R sport motorcycle for the 2024 MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship competition.

The 2024 GSX-8R sport bike features a completely new compact yet powerful parallel-twin engine cradled in a performance-oriented chassis. The result is a motorcycle that delivers a new standard of sport: one that is ideal for enthusiasts seeking real-world performance, technology and rideability.

“The GSX-8R is a significant motorcycle for us, our dealer body and — most importantly — Suzuki riders,” said Kerry Graeber, Suzuki Motor USA’s senior vice president. “The heart of this motorcycle is an all-new 776cc parallel-twin engine that delivers exceptional performance. Combining ample torque and a broad powerband, we’re confident the 8R is a great choice for riders competing in MotoAmerica’s highly competitive Twins Cup Championship.”

Graeber added that Suzuki remains fully committed to its line of supersport motorcycles, including the GSX-R1000/R, GSX-R750 and GSX-R600, and each of those models remains eligible for MotoAmerica’s Superbike, Stock 1000 and Supersport classes.

“Our new GSX-8R and GSX-8S are designed to complement our GSX-R line and offer riders a completely different riding experience. Some riders prefer the feel and performance delivered by a high-revving inline four while others prefer the torque and linear feel of a twin. Whether your sport bike goals are everyday street riding, occasional track days or a full-fledged commitment to competing in a roadracing championship, our comprehensive line of sport motorcycles ensures we have a perfect choice for you,” said Graeber.

The GSX-8S, the R-model’s sister bike, an unfaired, naked version, is also homologated for the Twins Cup series.

Suzuki expects this platform to make a strong showing in amateur and pro-level racing. With the GSX-8R giving racers, teams and aftermarket manufacturers a strong foundation on which to build their racing program, the GSX-8R will be a highly desirable competitor in Twins Cup racing.

The 2024 Twins Cup series, along with the MotoAmerica roadracing championship, kicks off at Daytona International Speedway March 7-9, 2024.

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