The fifth-generation GSX-R750 picked up where the SRAD
left off, whacking an additional 30 lbs. off the old carcass.
Much of that weight came out of the engine, now 11 lbs.
lighter and, thanks to ruthless attention paid to maximizing
mechanical efficiency, capable of an honest 123 bhp at
the rear wheel. The always-innovative GSX-R was one of the first sportbikes to adapt fuel injection back in ’98, and the 2000 model was the first to use Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) that positioned a second, servo-operated butterfly above the lower, throttle-actuated plate for smoother throttle response across the rev range.