Suzuki keeps giving with exciting new models

Suzuki has had a productive year with a host of new models and it will keep giving for 2024.

This year Suzuki gave us a new parallel twin in the adventurous V-Strom 800DE and award-winning naked GSX-8S as well as the Address, Avenis and Burgman Street 125EX scooters.

The new models keep coming with three key models joining the 2024 range.

They are the GSX-8R full-fairing sportsbike, based on the GSX-8S, a taller GSX-S1000GX sports crossover tourer and a new entry V-Strom 800RE, more road-focussed than the more off-road-ready 800DE.


The middleweight GSX-8R is the fourth new model using the 776cc parallel twin engine. Peak power is 82.9PS at 8,500rpm with 78Nm peak torque at 6,800rpm.

New Showa suspension provides more support and increased damping force over the GSX-8S to account for more front weight bias and delivers a controlled, sporty ride.

Lower handlebars contribute to a sportier riding position, with more of rider weight over the front end.

Three selectable power and traction control modes and a bi-directional quickshifter are standard. Information is displayed on a five-inch colour TFT dash.

The GSX-8R, from £8,899 on the road, arrives in early February with three colourways – metallic triton blue, metallic matt sword silver and metallic matt black.


Suzuki debuts in a new segment with the GSX-S1000GX – a sports crossover with a comprehensive suite of electronics.

Electronic suspension from Showa tops a spec sheet that includes IMU-governed ABS, anti-wheelie control, a new roll torque control system, traction control, cruise control, selectable power modes, a bi-directional quickshifter and smartphone connectivity, accessed via a 6.5in colour TFT screen.

It is the first Suzuki to adopt Suzuki Advanced Electronic Suspension (SAES) with selectable hard, medium, soft and custom settings. The GX gets longer 150mm front and rear suspension travel to create an upright riding position and help smooth out bumps.

The GX sees the first use of Suzuki Road Adaptive Stabilisation (SRAS) which detects uneven road surfaces and triggers Suzuki Floating Ride Control (SFRC) to smooth out the ride. It also adjusts the electronic throttle to deliver softer, more controllable response.

The rear suspension’s spring preload settings are electronically controlled so, via a handlebar switch, the rider can choose auto or four modes.

Riders can select between single rider, single rider plus luggage, or tandem (with or without luggage). All modes can be fined tuned by the rider.

Roll Torque Control calculates lean angle and speed to predetermine the optimal level of power output and acceleration.

The comprehensive suite of electronics includes power and traction modes, bi-directional quickshifter, cruise control, lean angle-sensitive ABS and systems to prevent wheelies and the back wheel lifting when braking downhill.

The GX shares the 999cc, inline four-cylinder, superbike-derived engine, with abundant low-down and mid-range power. It produces 152PS at 11,000rpm and 106Nm of torque at 9,250rpm.

Hand guards and luggage rack add extra practicality and luggage capacity can be increased with 36-litre panniers.

It comes in metallic triton blue, glass sparkle black and new pearl matt shadow green.

With an on the road price of £14,499, first customers should have their bikes by early in the new year.

V-Strom 800RE

The V-Strom 800RE (denoting road explorer rather than DE dual explorer) expands Suzuki’s adventure bike stable.

Now in showrooms, and on our demo fleet, the V-Strom 800RE is priced £9,699 on the road.

The 800RE swaps the DE’s 21in front and 17in back wire spoked wheels and tubed tyres for 19in and 17in cast aluminium wheels and Dunlop tubeless tyres.

The high-quality Showa suspension focuses on superior on-road performance with 150mm of travel front and rear. It has preload-adjustable inverted front forks and a link-type monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping.

In keeping with its road bias, the 800RE’s seat height is 825mm, while aluminium, rubber-covered footpegs are 14mm further back and 7mm higher than the 800DE. Aluminium tapered handlebars are 13mm lower, 23mm further forward and 15mm narrower. A taller, wider screen offers more protection.

The five-inch colour TFT screen has dual display modes for day and night riding.

Ride-by-wire throttle and bi-directional quickshifter are standard.

It uses the same new 776cc parallel twin engine with a broad spread of torque, peaking at 78Nm at 6,800rpm. Peak power is 84.3PS at 8,500rpm.

The 800RE comes in pearl vigor blue, metallic matt steel green and glass sparkle black.

It can also be specced with three-piece aluminium or plastic luggage, heated grips and a centre stand.

Hayabusa 25th anniversary

Suzuki has also revealed the price of its special edition 25th anniversary Hayabusa hyperbike.

At £18,599 on the road, it is available now on 2.9% APR finance PCP or HP.

Standout features include anniversary logo on the fuel tank and laser-etched into the twin exhaust silencers, gold-anodised brake disc carriers and drive chain adjusters, raised Suzuki lettering on the fuel tank, a single seat cowl as well as the pillion pad and new gloss black trim. 

The 1,340cc four-cylinder, third-generation anniversary edition comes in blaze orange and glass sparkle black.

Find out more about the new models and see the full Suzuki 2024 range at