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The eagerly anticipated 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R, emphasis on the R.
The eagerly anticipated 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R, emphasis on the R. (Suzuki/)

As many suspected and/or hoped, Suzuki unveiled the newest iteration of its GSX-8 platform, the 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R as announced at the EICMA Motorcycle Show. That “R” means a lot, spiritually connecting it to Suzuki’s legendary GSX-R sportbike platform. While the new-generation parallel-twin 776cc DOHC engine and 270-degree crankshaft ends the similarities right there, it’s the logical next step for an engine concept that points to the future of ICE-powered streetbikes. Looking at you, upcoming Euro 6 emissions standards.

This engine (read the Suzuki Introduces 776cc Parallel-Twin Engine 2023 article) has already taken its place in the reimagined V-Strom 800DE and made quite the splash at last year’s EICMA show. Identical to the mill in the GSX-8S, the 57.5 lb.-ft. of torque peaks at 6,800 rpm, but arrives several thousand rpm lower. The familiar 82 hp at 8,500 rpm isn’t exactly superbike spec, but the lighter weight and narrower engine means great agility and quicker steering transitions to help you put those ponies on pavement.

The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R, awaiting track time. Quite the license plate and taillight holder, though.
The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R, awaiting track time. Quite the license plate and taillight holder, though. (Suzuki/)

Spec-wise, it’s almost identical to the GSX-8S as far as dimensions. It gains 7 pounds and 1.2 inches of overall height due to fairings and bodywork, but otherwise gets the same 5-inch TFT LCD display as the GSX-8S, plus the same S.I.R.S. (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System) that provides rider aids like Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), the Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS), Ride-by-wire Electronic Throttle System, Bi-directional Quick Shift System, Suzuki Easy Start System, and Low RPM Assist.

The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R. Note the GSX-8S-inspired graphics along with by now traditional Metallic Triton Blue.
The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R. Note the GSX-8S-inspired graphics along with by now traditional Metallic Triton Blue. (Suzuki/)

Obviously, the headlines here are the fairings and suspension. The same hexagonal LED headlight configuration now sits in bodywork that harkens to early-2000s-era GSX-Rs. And the full fairings provide a windshield, plus a modicum of lower body wind protection. It rides atop a fancy Showa SFF-BP inverted front fork, paired with a Showa link-type monoshock rear suspension with preload adjuster in back. Tires are the same as the GSX-8S, with 120/70-17 rubber up front and 180/55-17 in the rear.

A $9,439 MSRP tops the 2024 GSX-S by $440. More importantly it beats out the Honda CBR650R ($9,899 MSRP), but not the Yamaha YZF-R7 ($9,199 MSRP) or Kawasaki Ninja 650 ($8,899 MSRP with ABS). Probably not a deal breaker for most though. Last but not least, paint and livery options are Metallic Triton Blue, bright Metallic Matte Sword Silver, or bold Pearl Ignite Yellow paint scheme.

Availability not yet announced.

The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R, shown in Pearl Ignite Yellow paint scheme.
The 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R, shown in Pearl Ignite Yellow paint scheme. (Suzuki/)
The full monty of the 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R range, shown here with an annoying, gratuitous model logo.
The full monty of the 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R range, shown here with an annoying, gratuitous model logo. (Suzuki/)

2024 Suzuki GSX-8R Technical Specifications and Price

PRICE$9,439ENGINE776cc, DOHC, liquid-cooled parallel twin; 4 valves/cyl.BORE x STROKE84.0 x 70.0mmCOMPRESSION RATIO12.8:1FUEL DELIVERYFuel injection w/ 42mm throttle bodiesCLUTCHWet, multiplateTRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE6-speed/chainCLAIMED HORSEPOWER82 hp @ 8,500 rpmCLAIMED TORQUE57.5 lb.-ft. of @ 6,800

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By: Anders T. Carlson
Title: Is the Suzuki GSX-8R Replacing the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750?
Sourced From: www.motorcyclistonline.com/news/suzuki-gsx-8r-replacing-gsx-r600-and-gsx-r750/
Published Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2023 01:00:00 +0000

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Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand

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Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.
A surfboard rack on a motorcycle might seem like a gimmick to some, but if you live in Bali and love surfing, it’s a downright necessity. The Indonesian island is peppered with surf spots—and a small bike with a rack is the best way to get to them. It doesn’t hurt if that motorcycle looks as good as this Yamaha WR155R scrambler.

The bike was built by Dream Fast Co. for Tiw, the founder of the Laem Yah Rayong Surf Club. Both parties are based in Thailand, but the influence came directly from Bali’s motorcycle and surf culture. Tiw has Balinese friends who use vintage enduro bikes to find hard-to-reach surf spots, and wanted to capture that vibe in his Yamaha WR155R.

Yamaha WR155R scrambler by Dream Fast Co.

Dream Fast Co.’s mandate was to take the modern and reliable WR155R and inject it with a big dose of classic Yamaha dirt bike style. It sounds simple enough on paper, but in reality, it meant wading through piles of plastic to shed the WR155R’s contemporary aesthetic.

Once the Yamaha was denuded of its plastics, the Dream Fast Co. crew set about reworking its lines. The subframe was hacked off, and a new one was fabricated, this time with a kicked-up loop at the back. A new seat sits up top; it’s designed for one, but there is a smidge of space out back if you and your passenger want to get extremely cozy.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Beach Boy: A surf-ready Yamaha WR155R scrambler from Thailand
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/yamaha-wr155r-scrambler
Published Date: Sat, 18 May 2024 18:15:34 +0000

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1967 Ford Bronco underwent a full, frame-off restoration in 2020 that was completed in 2022. The frame and all components have been powder-coated in black. The body parts were media-blasted and coated top and bottom in LizardSkin for protection. The powerplant is a 351W with aluminum heads, roller rockers, mild roller cam, 10.25:1 compression and .40-over pistons. An Edelbrock Pro-Flow 4 fuel-injection system controls and monitors the engine components. It also features a CVF serpentine pulley system, K&N filters and an aluminum radiator.

The engine is backed by a C4 automatic transmission built to handle 400hp and includes Kevlar bands, Redline clutches, a 2,000-rpm stall converter and Dana 20T transfer case with twin-stick conversion. Power goes to a Ford 9-inch rear end with a Dana 30 front differential, WARN locking hubs and 3.50-ratio gears. It also features power steering and brakes (front disc and rear drum), new drive lines, a ceramic-coated exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers, complete Painless wiring, a chrome tilt wheel, 2.5-inch suspension lift with 2-inch body lift, stainless-steel brake lines, six Bronco oil shocks with single steering stabilizer and a BorgWarner steering box with all billet components.

This SUV was finished in a new Bronco Area 51 Blue with the original Bronco Wimbledon White hardtop, roll cage, dash, grille and accessories, and rides on color-matched Ford steel wheels wrapped in Toyo Mud Country tires. The cabin includes high-back bucket seats with a console, a rear seat that folds up, shoulder seat belts and a Vintage Air system for heating and cooling. It also features a Kenwood head unit with back-up camera, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and charging port, and sound going through two 6×9-inch and two 6.5-inch KICKER speakers paired with a 10-inch Fosgate subwoofer.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1967 FORD BRONCO CUSTOM SUV: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1967-ford-bronco-custom-suv-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:13:08 +0000

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

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1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction

This custom 1964 Chevrolet C10 crew-cab pickup is powered by a 496ci stroker V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automatic transmission. The exterior is equipped with suicide doors, shaved door handles and custom paint, and the bed of the truck features a hydraulic lift.

Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction, October 10-13, at WestWorld.

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By: Barrett-Jackson
Title: 1964 CHEVROLET C10 CUSTOM PICKUP: Selling with No Reserve at the 2024 Scottsdale Fall Auction
Sourced From: www.barrett-jackson.com/Media/Home/Reader/1964-chevrolet-c10-custom-pickup-selling-with-no-reserve-at-the-2024-scottsdale-fall-auction/
Published Date: Fri, 17 May 2024 15:12:42 +0000

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