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The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R750 sportsbike still remaining the best choice for customers looking for superbike-like power with the lightweight feel and handling performance of a 600cc supersport machine. And the 2017 model is also guaranteed to turn heads in three striking new colour schemes.
The original 750cc Supersports bike on the market, the GSX-R750 continues a legacy dating back to the model’s ground-breaking launch in 1985 and is powered by an advanced 750cc, in-line four-cylinder engine producing 110.3kW of power at 13,200rpm with 86.3Nm of torque at 11,200rpm. When you ride a GSX-R750 you experience the combination of outstanding race winning heritage, engine performance, crisp handling, compact size and light weight.
uzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS) offers push-button selection of two race-developed engine control maps that regulate the fuel injection system, secondary throttle valve and ignition system to suit personal preference or riding conditions, such as going from the racetrack to the street or breaking in a new rear tyre.
The GSX-R750’s chassis has been designed with an emphasis on weight reduction and compactness to improve overall handling and provide an ideal power-to-weight ratio. The lightweight twin-spar aluminium frame, made from just five cast sections and a cast swingarm, delivers superb cornering on both the road and racetrack, with optimal rigidity and accuracy. Three-way adjustable foot pegs help offer a comfortable, ergonomic riding position for a variety of riders.
The GSX-R750 features inverted, lightweight Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF), developed on the racetrack for even more supreme handling. The fork design eliminates the internal cartridge assembly inserted into each fork leg and instead uses a single 37.6mm piston riding on the inside wall of the inner fork tube. This endurance-race-proven design, along with a lightweight fully adjustable Showa rear shock, delivers more effective, linear damping performance, resulting in better feedback to the rider for supreme handling.
For greater stopping performance, the GSX-R750 employs four-piston Brembo monoblock radial mounted front brake calipers mated to 310mm floating discs, and a single piston rear brake caliper with a 220mm disc
Right off the bat we see that, as always, the GSX-R750 runs a carefully crafted, windtunnel-tested full fairing complete with a vented engine cowling and chin spoiler. The paneling leaves a little bit to the imagination and lets only a bit of the mill and transmission show, but this here is a form-follows-function bike with little of the superfluous in evidence.
An attractive cyclops headlamp housing leads the way in the blunt nose of the fairing with an over-under, high- and low-beam configuration. Rather than mold the front turn signals into the front fairing, (or even worse, mount whisker lights up front) the factory went with option three and set the lights in the mirrors. I like this setup because it keeps the front end clean while spacing the signals well away from the bike where they are most visible to the cage-driving public.
Soft angles play across the fairings, fuel tank, and subframe trim for a look that strikes a balance between the super sharp and completely round. Personally, I prefer the fully rounded look myself, but this is a nice compromise. Obviously we’re going to have jockey-mount footpegs and short handlebars on a bike like this, and the rider’s triangle allows you to tuck right into the pocket and out of the slipstream.
The subframe carries a little rise for the p-pad, but doesn’t have too much of that dramatic nose-down look in vogue right now (with some people..). A tucked-away taillight and minimal tag-holder/mudguard completes the rear end, and keeps it as tidy as the front end. All this is fine and dandy for street use, but the factory took steps to simplify the process of modifying it for actual track use, so it’s almost a plug-n-play, closed-circuit bike.
|Engine & Drivetrain:|
|Engine:||4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore x Stroke:||70.0 mm x 48.7 mm (2.756 in x 1.917 in)|
|Compression Ratio:||12.5 : 1|
|Fuel System:||Suzuki Fuel Injection|
|Ignition:||Electronic ignition (Transistorized)|
|Transmission:||6-speed constant mesh|
|Final Drive:||Chain, RK525ROZ5Y, 116 links|
|Suspension Front:||Inverted Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Suspension Rear:||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Brakes Front:||Brembo, Disc, Twin|
|Tires Front:||120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Tires Rear:||180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Dimensions & Capacities:|
|Overall Length:||79.9 in (2,030 mm)|
|Overall Width:||28.0 in (710 mm)|
|Wheelbase:||54.7 in (1,390 mm)|
|Ground Clearance:||5.1 in (130 mm)|
|Seat Height:||31.9 in (810 mm)|
|Curb Weight:||419 lbs (190 kg)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity:||4.5 gals (17.0 L), 4.2 gals (16.0 L) CA model|
|Warranty:||12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.|
|└ 2015:||Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White, Glass Sparkle Black / Pearl Mira Red|
|└ 2016:||Metallic Triton Blue, Metallic Matte Black No. 2 / Glass Sparkle Black|
|└ 2017:||Metallic Triton Blue, Glass Sparkle Black / Marble Daytona Yellow, Pearl Glacier White|