SUZUKI GSX-R750 SRAD
Suzuki endured a period in the sportsbike wilderness in the 1990s; their liquidcooled GSX-R750 couldn’t compete with rival 750s and the RF900 was a nice bike but never a ’Blade rival. By the mid-’90s it was looking a bit bleak for the big S – until the 750 SRAD turned the game round. With an all-new, compact, liquid-cooled motor making 128bhp and an alloy beam frame with the silhouette of Schwantz’ RGV500 GP chassis, the new GSX-R750 finally dominated its class – even if it was, by then, turning into a class of one.
At any other period in history, the SRAD would’ve blown everyone away; but by 1996, the ’Blade was in its third generation and we were only a few years away from the R1.