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Buyer Guide: Suzuki GSX-R750

The ultimate buyer’s guide to the ultimate hooligan written by the people who actually own the bike...

Click to read: Suzuki GSX-R750 owners reviews, specs and image galleries.

The perfect sized sports bike according to many – including our own James Whitham. Modern 1,000s can be intimidating with their colossal power and 600s, while easy to chuck about, just don’t have the grunt needed to fire out of corners unless you really rev them. So surely a 750 combines the best of both and is the optimum size?

Most of the 50 GSX-R750 owners who filled in our Buyer Guide on-line survey agree. And if you want a 750cc super sports bike from a mainstream manufacturer, you’ve got a choice of one: the GSX-R750.

When it appeared in 1985 it wowed us with its advanced technology and light weight. It’s been through a lot since; including bloating into an outdated heavyweight in the early to mid ‘90s before regaining its focus in 1996 with the ultra focussed SRAD. It’s remained an icon with an in-yer-face image and performance to match.

No matter what your budget, there’s a GSX-R750 to suit you. In this article we’re focussing on the 1996 onwards bikes as the older ones are thin on the ground. Most of the bikes in the survey are year 2000 or later.

As well as fulfilling their brief by being blisteringly rapid track tools these machines also work extremely well on the road and are even more comfy than most sports bikes. It also turns out they’re among the more reliable bikes available too. Here’s what GSX-R750 owners reckon…

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Suzuki GSX-R750 Specifications

1985

Engine 749cc, oil cooled, DOHC, 16v, in-line four Power 100bhp @ 10,500rpm
Torque
54ftlb @ 10,000rpm Dry weight 176kg Seat height 755mm

1988

Engine 748cc, oil cooled, DOHC, 16v, in-line four Power 112bhp @ 11,000rpm
Torque 55ftlb @ 10,000rpm Dry weight 195kg Seat height 810mm Fuel capacity 21 litres

1996

Engine 749cc, oil cooled, DOHC, 16v, in-line four Power 128bhp @ 12,000rpm
Torque
59ftlb @ 10,000rpm Dry weight 179kg Seat height 830mm Fuel capacity 18 litres

2000

Engine 749cc, oil cooled, DOHC, 16v, in-line four Power 140bhp @ 12,500rpm
Torque 63ftlb @ 10,500rpm Dry weight 166kg Seat height 830mm Fuel capacity 18 litres

2004

Engine 749cc, oil cooled, DOHC, 16v, in-line four Power 148bhp @ 12,800rpm
Torque 64ftlb @ 10,800rpm Dry weight 163kg Seat height 825mm Fuel capacity 18 litres

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