Suzuki GSX-S750

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749cc | 213kg | 112bhp | 820mm Cash price £7839 De­posit £2000 Mileage 5000pa Rate 7.9% APR Op­tional fi­nal pay­ment £4056

Af­ter rid­ing the new GSX-S750, I am happy to say that the de­vel­op­ment team has nailed it; the GSX-S750 is a very good road bike. But is that enough?

Tak­ing over from the GSR750, the GSX-S uses the same GSX-R750 K5-de­rived mo­tor but, thanks to a bit of in­ter­nal re­work­ing, it now boasts an ex­tra

8bhp, trac­tion con­trol and a more spir­ited char­ac­ter and sound thanks to a re­vised air­box, ex­haust and one-tooth larger rear sprocket. This mo­tor is then hung in the GSR’S frame but with new swingarm and sus­pen­sion, ra­dial brakes and ABS. A cool set of 10-spoke wheels com­plete the trans­for­ma­tion.

The re­vised en­gine de­liv­ers the same lin­ear drive as the GSR while adding wel­come zing. This is mainly thanks to its new raw sound­track and im­proved top-end kick. The throt­tle re­sponse has a slight hint of the abrupt, go­ing from closed to par­tially open, but it’s not bad (cer­tainly noth­ing like the GSX-S1000), and once the tap is open it’s won­der­fully fluid. We rode the new GSX-S in some very damp con­di­tions and the throt­tle’s clear con­nec­tion to the rear wheel made it a very easy bike to ride quickly in the wet, aided by im­pres­sive trac­tion con­trol, and sus­pen­sion firm enough to of­fer feed­back with­out be­ing too stiff.

The rid­ing po­si­tion is as ex­pected for any naked; com­fort­able for slower jour­neys, but miss­ing wind pro­tec­tion on faster rides – and the seat is just the right side of firm. The ABS never made it­self known de­spite some fairly hard brak­ing, and there isn’t much wrong with the new ra­dial brakes’ per­for­mance, al­though ex­pe­ri­enced rid­ers may crave more ini­tial bite.

If you like the look of the GSX-S, and in­line-fours are your thing, you won’t be dis­ap­pointed.

Sim­ple tog­gle switch drives the dash Good luck to any rab­bits caught by this Ag­gres­sive looks but not too OTT Clean LCD dash comes from the 1000 New ra­dial brakes work pretty well

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