Top 5 Features of Suzuki’s GSX-8R for Trackday Riders

Five awesome features of the Suzuki GSX-8R for trackday riders.

Suzuki revs up the new year with a fun and affordable sportbike release: the 2024 GSX-8R. Crafted to excel on the streets, this new motorcycle is positioned adjacent to Suzuki’s legendary GSX-R series. Although it’s more focused for street riders, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a little fun during trackdays. We’ve delved into the specifics during our comprehensive 2024 Suzuki GSX-8R Review With Videos, This Is What You Need to Know about Suzuki’s GSX-8R, and Top 5 Things We Like About Suzuki’s GSX-8R for Street Riders articles. Here’s a quick list of our favorite features tailored for trackday riders.

  1. The 776cc parallel twin. This engine has a ton of torque and it’s super easy to ride, especially here at Chuckwalla Valley Raceway.
  2. This electronic quickshifter is awesome. It allows for more stability during corner entry and also allows for full-throttle upshifts.
  3. The chassis on this motorcycle—friendly and easy to master. Although there isn’t any damping adjustment, the calibration of the suspension functions well for trackday riders.
  4. The ergonomics on this motorcycle. I’m 6 feet tall, 205 pounds, and this motorcycle fits me well and is really comfortable to ride here at the track.
  5. If you want a fun and easy-riding 776cc sportbike, Suzuki answers with its $9,500 GSX-8R.

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