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Suzuki GSX-R750 (1985 - 1986) review

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Manufacturer:
Suzuki
Category:
Classic Sportsbikes
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Find an excellent example and you'll realise why this was one of the key machines that transformed sports bikes. "Life changing,"' as Whit would say. So let's set the context: early '80s sports machines were heavy and wallowy.

The first GSX-R750 (it was sold as a 400 in 1984 in Japan) was incredibly light at 176kg with sophisticated suspension and race-ready brakes. Oh yes, and it came with drop-dead gorgeous racer styling, to all intents looking like a factory endurance racer, and  finished in factory colours to boot. In 1985 there was nothing sexier.

And if it looked good in the showroom, it positively set the racetracks alight. Some of us will remember Kevin Schwantz's Transatlantic racer,used to batter the hell out of Wayne Rainey's VFR750. The more cultured among us remember Mick Grant's island swansong, winning the 1985 750 Production TT on this, the first of the GSX-Rs.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-used/nialls-spin-1985-1986-suzuki-gsx-r750/14518.html#ixzz14tcisPuJ

Find an excellent example and you'll realise why this was one of the key machines that transformed sports bikes. "Life changing,"' as Whit would say. So let's set the context: early '80s sports machines were heavy and wallowy.

The first GSX-R750 (it was sold as a 400 in 1984 in Japan) was incredibly light at 176kg with sophisticated suspension and race-ready brakes. Oh yes, and it came with drop-dead gorgeous racer styling, to all intents looking like a factory endurance racer, and  finished in factory colours to boot. In 1985 there was nothing sexier.

And if it looked good in the showroom, it positively set the racetracks alight. Some of us will remember Kevin Schwantz's Transatlantic racer,used to batter the hell out of Wayne Rainey's VFR750. The more cultured among us remember Mick Grant's island swansong, winning the 1985 750 Production TT on this, the first of the GSX-Rs.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-used/nialls-spin-1985-1986-suzuki-gsx-r750/14518.html#ixzz14tcisPuJ

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