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Suzuki planning to launch GSX-8S & V-Strom 800 DE in India soon

Suzuki GSX-8S & V-Strom 800 DE
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Suzuki India is gearing up to launch two new models in the country as early as next month, the GSX-8S & V-Strom 800 DE. Both bikes will be brought in as CKD (completely knocked down) units and will be start reaching the showrooms after launch.

Suzuki GSX-8S & V-Strom 800 DE – What to Expect?

The GSX-8S is a naked streetfighter that is powered by a 776cc, twin-cylinder engine that produces 83 bhp and 78 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quickshifter. The bike features a sharp and aggressive design, with LED headlights, taillight, and indicators. The bike also comes with a five-inch TFT instrument cluster, ride-by-wire, traction control, ABS, and three riding modes. The GSX-8S is expected to be priced around ₹8 lakh – ₹10 lakh (ex-showroom) and will rival the likes of the Kawasaki Z900, Triumph Street Triple, and Ducati Monster. Since this is coming via the CKD route, we can expect the pricing to be a little aggressive.

GSX-8S & V-Strom 800 DE

The V-Strom 800DE is an adventure tourer that shares the same engine as the GSX-8S, but with different tuning and gearing. The bike has a tall and rugged stance, with a beak-like front fairing, a windscreen, and a luggage rack. The bike also has a 21-inch front and 17-inch rear spoke wheel setup, with Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour tyres. The suspension system consists of fully adjustable Showa USD forks and a rear mono-shock.

The braking system comprises dual front discs and a single rear disc. The V-Strom 800DE also boasts of features such as LED illumination, five-inch TFT, traction control, ride-by-wire, low RPM assist, ABS, and ride modes. The V-Strom 800DE is likely to be priced around ₹9 lakh – ₹11 lakh (ex-showroom) and will compete with the Triumph Tiger 900 and the BMW 850GS.

GSX-8S & V-Strom 800 DE


Suzuki GSX-8S & V-Strom 800DE – Launch Details

Suzuki India will launch both the GSX-8S and the V-Strom 800DE at the Bharat Mobility Expo 2024, which will be held in New Delhi from February 15 to February 18. The bookings for both the bikes will commence on the same day as the launch. Suzuki India is aiming to expand its presence in the premium motorcycle segment with these new offerings, which will join the existing lineup of the Hayabusa, the V-Strom 650XT, and the GSX-S750.

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