112.6bhp | 213kg | Seat height 820mm
Although the foundations remain largely the same as the slightly disappointing GSR750, Suzuki have given this newly-named GSX-S750 a ruddy good tickle in the adrenal gland in terms of design, attitude and performance, and it looks like it might now deliver the ownership experience we’d hoped for. The proof will, of course, be in the riding. The new GSX-S750 gets Suzuki’s advanced traction control system, which continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position sensor, crank position sensor and gear position sensor, and quickly reduces engine output when wheel spin is detected. Riders can select between three different levels of intrusion, or turn the system off.
The 41mm KYB inverted fork is adjustable for preload, while the rear monoshock is also preload is adjustable only – meaning there’s not much opportunity for knob-twiddling.
The four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 749cc inline-four engine, is a still a ‘street-tuned’ ion of the 2005 GSX-R750 engine, but newly added crankcase ventilation holes reduce pumping losses, and have resulted in an 8bhp boost in peak power. The injectors have been boosted to 10hole long-nosed units, giving 25% more pinholes than before, helping to deliver both increased fuel volume and improved combustion efficiency.
Style-wise, the GSX-S shares a family resemblance to the bigger Thou, and gone are all the chrome details, replaced with matt black.
It’s a big step forward over the GSR750