Nostalgia hits and future classics. They may be getting on a bit but they’re still capable...
Engine 749cc, liquid cooled, Power Torque Weight 179kg Top speed
On the scene for four years at the end of the ‘90s the Suzuki GSX-R750 was a reinvention of the manufacturer’s entry in the sportsbike category. The 1996 model signalled the end of the double-cradle frame and introduced a twin-spar frame derived from the Grand Prix RGV500 ridden by Kevin Schwantz. This saved the GSX-R 20kg of weight, but what attracted everyone was the alluring acronym, SRAD. Standing for Suzuki Ram Air Direct and in layman terms this resulted in new air intakes that forced the air directly into the airbox. Our very own James Whitham thrashed one around World Superbikes for a few years before the tasty Alstare Corona paint scheme appeared on the fairing. The chassis still makes for a brilliant trackday sleeper.
Review your Suzuki GSX-R750
Posted: 19/08/2010 at 15:59
Trouble with the Blade is that it's not actually that impressive anymore. Too many rose tinted specs come out when that bike is mentioned. It's in there for the fact it changed sportsbikes.
Ridden one recently? It ain't anywhere near as much fun as the R1 and not even close to a TL1000s for fun factor.
Posted: 19/08/2010 at 16:04
TL frickin' thousand??!!
How can a bike that badly engineered from the start suddenly be 'desirable'?
Cheap, quick, fun...I can accept.
IMO The engine is the only redeeming factor and only that 'for the time' because it was more reliable than contemporary Ducati's.
But I might be wrong - Because there is no 'right' in these debates.
Give me an RSV any day...
Posted: 31/08/2010 at 18:13
Are all these bikes being compared as Standard out of the crate models?
If not..what would be the point?
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