“The Perfect Sportbike!” proclaimed the cover of Motorcyclist’s August ’04 issue, which showcased this sixth major revision of the GSX-R750. Sharing the same compact chassis as the GSX-R600 but powered by an engine ripped with technology taken from the all-conquering GSX-R1000 (including low-friction SCEM cylinder liners, titanium valves,
forged pistons and pressure-relieving 35mm cylinder vents),
this was the most powerful 750 yet, producing 127.3 bhp
at the rear wheel. Amazingly, this was just 4 bhp less than
the original Yamaha YZF-R1, lending more credence to the
GSX-R750’s “literbike power/600cc package” legend.