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New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

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    New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

    776 cc, 270 crank, 83 hp, 57 ft-lbs
    Both bikes get throttle-by-wire, ride modes, TFT dash, LED lighting, optional quickshifters. Both on Suzuki USA site as 2023 models

    https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...ins-first-look

    New to the smaller V-strom is a 21” front wheel, USD forks, more suspension travel and ground clearance (8.7”), 507# wet, Adventure model with luggage/protection

    The naked GSX-8S weighs in at 445#. As of now, the SV650 is still on the Suzuki site as a 2023 model





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    Re: New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

    Hrm... looks like a pretty solid bike. Definitely seems to be a big step forward from the 2022 V-strom.

    Too bad it wasn't built to compete with the new lightweight class killers (rs660 and ktm 690), but it MIGHT almost be capable of competing against other light/middleweight street offerings, including the F850GS in that adventure trim (or at least a budget version of it)

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    Re: New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

    Are they going to change the name to P-Strom now?

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    Re: New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

    I'm sad the GSX8 seems to be no match for a 790 Duke or Hornet by the specs.

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    Re: New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

    Pee-storm

    this bike news hit every adv/dual sport/channel that I'm a part of; maybe people do care about ye' ole mom jeans

    my gut reaction is that it's also ugly; but aren't most ADV bikes ugly?

    the middleweight segment is pretty limited to a T7 (hard to find), 901/890/R (high strung/expensive), or a Tuareg.

    Yeah only 84hp, but a blander, less inexpensive, slightly heavy, but reliable japanese option for noobie-ish riders that won't kill themselves on a mellow-er twin, but still enough HP to cruise at 80 and pass at 100, might appeal to some of the masses. 350lbs is the heaviest I’d prefer if you’re rolling whoops in the desert; so this is mostly a street machine that can do some fire roads to me.

    I'm still a little hesitant to give credit to ADV bikes being slightly more off-road worthy and using it as a selling point. Everything above 400lbs feels piggy off road; except for the 890R/Rally.

    I kinda wanna ride this and the Transalp just to see what sort of power 84-90hp feels like with an ADV/torque tune.

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    Re: New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

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    Re: New Suzuki parallel twin, V-Strom 800 and GSX-8S

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    I love Suzook but can’t help but feel like this will be underwhelming, sick wheels though.

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