THANKS GSX-R750! The GSX-R was modelled directly on a race bike – the world endurance championshipwinning alloy-framed XR41 GS1000R of Herve Moineau.
What the pioneering 750 gave us...
A TRUE ‘RACER REPLICA’
Oil cooling or ‘Suzuki Advanced Cooling System’ debuted on the GSX-R (among other acronyms).
OK, the Texan would probably have made it anyway, but his GSX-R rides at the 1987 Transatlantic Trophy certainly propelled him to fame in the UK.
THE ‘GSX-R CUP’
After the first ‘Slabbie’ the later ‘Slingshot’ stayed in the proddie racing spotlight thanks to the likes of Jamie Whitham and Ray Stringer in the GSX-R Cup.