A raptor beak, a falcon silhouette in flight – this is the look of the new GSX-Rs. A symbolism that sums up the whole philosophy of the Suzuki 750 sport: the voracity (of the track) and the performance of the fastest bird in the world.
Beautiful ? Always ! Just a little more aggressive than before. With this new face, the machine gains even more determination and intimidation. Under the wings of the optics, the SRAD air intakes have moved closer to each other in order to swallow the air even more efficiently. Bye time of orïsideways – now is the time for the central tunnels. The Suzuki still resists the fashion of the air intake in the middle of the forehead, and continues to make the forced air travel through ducts passing through the side members. The competition, meanwhile, uses more and more the technique of air circulation through the steering column. But Suz keeps her ways.
His ganache is not the only one to have been retouched. The rear is also modernized by adopting magnificent taillights … disturbingly similar to those of an MV-Agusta F4. The side panels are less pampered, evolving with subtlety. Small nice touch: depending on the decorations, either the R logo is traditional red, or silver and in relief.
Like the 600 GSX-R, the 7 and a half offers itself a stylistic and (especially) technical update for 2008. If this perpetual quest for improvement is fully justified for the Supersport, the interest may seem less for this. displacement, ex-representative of the Superbike and today eclipsed by the powerful and prestigious 1000 cc. Yes but … Suzuki does not forget that in the hearts of enthusiasts, the 750 GSX-R is THE SPORTSMAN par excellence, the one that turned everything upside down in 1985, a legend deserving of all attention. And then, on the road, it is certainly the best compromise between benefits / performance / usability..
For several years, the last illustration of its category, the GSX-R 750 has regularly benefited from all the technological innovations of the family in order to remain a queen of sport with dreaded performance.ables. There is only one thing that the average Gex regrets in its evolution: 2 kg more in the scales. The anti-pollution standards calm the breath, it forces you to inflate the size of the exhausts and it adds weight. Gone is the very short MotoGP style pot – The 750 like the 600 inherits an imposing appendage with a very … Yes, well, as usual, we like it or we hate it. You’ll have to get used to it! Each manufacturer goes there according to his personal fancy. But if this increase in the exhaust can save all the work of the engine manufacturers, there is little reason to complain. Especially if the mechanical improvements raise the ardor of the boiling 4-cylinder beyond the current 150 horsepower.
Although this block displays the same dimensions as before – 749cc, 76mm of bore and 48.7mm of stroke, its racing pace will evolve. If the red zone is still stalled at 15,000 rpm, the arrival of the cannons can now be channeled with the help of the S-DMS, the system making it possible to select one of the 3 available maps. This little extra is now installed as standard on the entire GSX-R range, from the 600 to the 1300. In the realm of electronic chips, the 32-bit processor which controls the heart of the machine is now supported by 1 Megabytes. ROM memory.
It is not the only one of "little touches" which is installed in the 750. It is equipped like a large one, with multiple performance catalysts. The fuel supply is now provided by 2 injection rails, ie 8 injectors. The mixture passes through titanium valves controlled by new hollow camshafts. Between cylinders, pressure balancing holes gain 2mm (from 39 to 41).
A worthy descendant of the Superbike, the GSX-R 750 is equipped with the greatest care: braking is obviously fully radial, the dashboard is equipped with a shiflight, a gear indicator engaged, displays the mode of chosen mapping, the gear ratios are very close to each other, the swingarm is more than imposing, the footrests are adjustable, and the chassis follows the trend of simplification and optimization of centering masses.
re near the 41mm fork tubes an electronically assisted steering damper. not very far from there, the braking assembly is entrusted to a radial master cylinder of 17 mm pushing the DOT towards a radial assembly with 4 pistons. The calipers contain 4 pistons each but of different sizes: 30 and 32 mm. Both the shock absorber and the fork are of course adjustable from anywhere, also with 2 compression speeds.
With all this paraphernalia, the GSX-R 750 has nothing to envy to its cousins in the higher class.
Proud, daring, arrogant, mischievous, the Suzuki GSX-R 750 crosses time by recovering the best of evolution. For her 23 years, the Hammamatsu factory gave her the best she had, on the condition that she shared it with her little sister 600. The last representative of a legendary era takes to heart to carry high and strong his honor until the end.
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750 GSX-R 2007
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280 km / h
The technical aspect
Suzuki 750 GSX-R 2009
- Tank: 17 liters
- Width: 715 mm
- Height: 1,125 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,405 mm
- Dry weight: 165 kg
- Weight in running order: 198 kg
- Train before
- Secondary chain transmission
- Rear axle
(70 x 48.7 mm mm)
at 13,200 rpm
at 11,200 rpm