Suzuki Motor USA has homologated its new GSX-8R sportbike for 2024 MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship competition.
This is a press release from Suzuki…
Brea, CA (January 18, 2024) – Suzuki Motor USA LLC (Suzuki) announced it has homologated its brand new GSX-8R sport motorcycle for 2024 MotoAmerica Twins Cup championship competition.
The 2024 GSX-8R sportbike 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 sportbike goals are everyday street riding, occasional track days, or a full-fledged commitment to competing in a road racing 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.
Suzuki has a rich history of success competing in Twins Cup road racing. The legendary SV650 V-Twin motorcycle won the first-ever Twins Cup race and went on to earn that series’ inaugural championship in 2018. Suzuki dominated this series for several years, winning multiple championships.
The 2024 Twins Cup series, along with the MotoAmerica road racing championship kicks off at Daytona International Speedway on March 7 through March 9, 2024.
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