The perfect compromise
The 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 is very much like the GSX-R750 from last year and for that matter, the year before that.
It continues to share the same chassis as its 600 sibling giving the 750 a light frame from which to launch its considerable power. It has a new front end with Showa piston forks and ever-reliable Brembo monoblock brakes.
With both 600cc and 1,000cc bikes available in the Suzuki Sports bike range, you might be forgiven for asking why a 750?
In fact, Suzuki is now the only mainstream manufacturer to be still making a 750 Supersports. Well, if you have invested 26-years of development in a bike and your customers keep coming back for more, then "why not?" could be the simple answer.
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There's more to it than that though. With such a relatively large power gap between the 600cc and 1,000cc bikes, there is an argument that says the 750 is the perfect compromise?
Light and nimble as the 600 yet more powerful without feeling like the untamed monster that the 1,000cc machine can sometimes be.
Quite a bit is the answer. The GSX-R750 will set you back £10,024 on the road. Although this is a lot of money, it does represent tremendous value for money for what is a superb sports bike with prodigious performance.
The GSX-R750 is not a machine for novice riders looking for their first sports bike.
It is however, an ideal choice for the experienced rider who can appreciate its sophisticated handling and the power of its 750cc engine but doesn't aspire to the excesses of the 1,000cc machines.
The chassis feels custom made for the GSX-R750 although, as we already know, it was taken directly from the 600cc machine.
It handles really well combining excellent balance with amazing agility. It may not be as nimble as the 600cc but the extra low down grunt of the 750cc ensures that pulling away from a tight bend in second, you'll have all the power you need without having to change down.
Overall though, the Suzuki GSX-R750 behaves beautifully with all road conditions. The fairings offer decent wind protection with the screen diverting the slipstream very efficiently.
The seating position is also very comfortable for a sports bike, a factor that is enhanced by the 750's supple suspension set up.
With its combination of a smooth powerful engine, a tried and trusted chassis, and the ability to really excite the rider, the Suzuki GSX-R750 continues to earn its rightful place in the Sports bike class.
At £10,024 it remains outstanding value. For that price you get the best of both worlds or as some would say, the perfect compromise! To test ride this bike or any of the Suzuki range why not call in at GP Suzuki on Brighowgate, Grimsby, who have a special test ride event this Saturday.
The team will be on hand for riders to find out more about the bikes and special offers can be taken advantage of to save you money. GP Suzuki can be contacted on 01472 266178 or visit their website at www.gpsuzuki.co.uk.
BIKE: Suzuki GSX-R750
PRICE: £10,024 on the road
ENGINE: 750cc, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder dohc with 16 valves
PERFORMANCE: Top Speed 175mph
POWER: 148bhp at 13,200rpm, 64lb ft of torque at 11,200rpm
TANK SIZE: 17 litres