Suzuki GSX-S750 ‘The GSX-S car­ries its weight with ease; it’s sta­ble and pre­dictable’

A lot of bike for your cash

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

If you think Suzuki’s GSX-S750 is sim­ply a stripped GSX-R750, then you are go­ing to be dis­ap­pointed. Yes, the GSX-S’S in­line four is based around the pow­er­ful 2005 GSX-R lump, but it has lost most of its topend rush while the sus­pen­sion is also much more ba­sic.

How­ever, there is a flip-side. At just £7599, or only £82 a month on PCP, you get a huge amount of bike for your money. This is a ma­chine with sig­nif­i­cant road pres­ence and a ro­bust, dare I say, manly feel com­pared to the oth­ers. It’s the widest, tallest and, at 213kg, is 31kg heav­ier than the Yamaha. Larger rid­ers will cer­tainly feel most at home here.

We all praised the styling, too, while the de­tail­ing and elec­tron­ics are good (it’s the only bike with trac­tion con­trol, which can also be ad­justed on the move). The GSX-R en­gine may have been ‘re­tuned’ for life as a rel­a­tively sen­si­ble naked but there’s still a lovely in­duc­tion noise when the throt­tle is opened, and it will hap­pily rev all the way to its 11,500rpm red­line. It’s fast but far more user-friendly than its big brother, the poorly-fu­elled GSX-S1000.

The brakes and han­dling ex­ceeded ex­pec­ta­tions, too. The Brembo stop­pers of the GSX-S1000 have been re­placed by Nissin items and, for the sus­pen­sion, there’s only preload ad­just­ment front and rear – but none of test team had any com­plaints. For nor­mal rid­ing, I wouldn’t change a thing be­cause the GSX-S car­ries its weight with ease, is sta­ble and pre­dictable. Like the Du­cati, the Suzuki’s steer­ing lock is lim­ited but on the open road some of the test team pre­ferred the Suzuki.

The Suzuki’s bulk and road pres­ence will suit big­ger rid­ers

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.