Suzuki GSX-S750

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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

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