2024 Suzuki GSX-8R homologated for MotoAmerica Twins Cup competition
Suzuki is back in MotoAmerica Twins Cup competition with the announcement the soon-to-be-released GSX-8R has been homologated for the 2024 season.
“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.”
Suzuki was one of the early adopters of Twins Cup competition with the aging SV650 which won the MotoAmerica championship for three consecutive years between 2018-2020 with riders Chris Parrish, Alex Dumas and Rocco Landers.
Based on the GSX-8S that Cycle News tested last year in France, the 776cc GSX-8R will thus be the largest capacity machine on the Twins Cup grid against the 660cc Aprilia RS660 and the 689cc Yamaha YZF-R7.
The GSX-8R will be released to the media next week during the national launch at Palm Springs that Cycle News will be attending.
The 2024 Twins Cup series, along with the MotoAmerica championship, kicks off at Daytona International Speedway on March 7 through March 9, 2024.
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