STAY­ING POWER

How the Suzuki GSX-R750 saw off all-com­ers dur­ing its 31-year reign

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Features - By Jon Urry MCN CON­TRIB­U­TOR

It’s hard to imag­ine another bike that has seen such fun­da­men­tal changes hap­pen­ing dur­ing its life­span as the Suzuki GSX-R750. The first mass pro­duced bike to use an alu­minium al­loy frame not only cre­ated the blue­print for the mod­ern sports­bike, it also con­tin­u­ally de­vel­oped and evolved to match its com­pe­ti­tion and out­lasted and out­blasted them all. From air to wa­ter-cool­ing, carbs to fuel-in­jec­tion, con­ven­tional to in­verted forks and even the on­set of the elec­tri­cal rev­o­lu­tion, the GSX-R750 has seen it all. MCN charts a few of the GSX-R750’S tough­est bat­tles and cel­e­brates the Suzuki’s suc­cesses…

Rolling back the years, the old bike is im­pos­si­ble to re­sist Wins on Sun­day meant sales on Mon­day for the ZXR

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