The Suzuki GSX-R750 is known for its road-and-track-appropriate power, ease of handling, and all-around goodness. With its 750cc inline four-cylinder engine, it fits right in between the GSX-R1000 and GSX-R600 to maintain its legendary sportbike reputation since its 1985 introduction. It features twin Brembo Monoblock calipers, Showa Big Piston fork and single Showa shock, selectable engine mapping modes, and a twin-spar aluminum alloy frame paired with a cast aluminum swingarm.
When Motorcyclist reviewed this model in the MC Commute series, test rider Adam Waheed stated, “As always, ease of use and overall friendliness are signature features of this Suzuki. It’s got a low seat height and relatively forgiving ergonomics as compared to other manufactured sportbikes. The ability to tweak the position of the rider’s footpegs and a cozy rider and passenger seat are more road-worthy features.” And further, “On the road the GSX-R750 is agile, but not overly so. Handling is a tad on the conservative side, as compared to sharper-handling modern bikes, but we wouldn’t necessarily say this is a bad thing. It makes for an easy-riding motorcycle that won’t bite.”
The GSX-R750 sits alone in a unique midground between 600cc and 1,000cc supersport machines, but relatable competition includes other track-focused machines like the Yamaha YZF-R6, Kawasaki ZX-6R, and Honda CBR600RR. Taking a step to the literbike class, the Suzuki GSX-R1000, Honda CBR1000RR, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10R, and Yamaha YZF-R1 serve as more powerful competition.
The Gixxer 750 enjoyed its last major update nine years ago, but this year does see some new color combos including Glass Sparkle Black/Pearl Glacier White and Metallic Matte Black/Glass Sparkle Black.