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Suzuki GSX-R750
2009 Suzuki GSXR750K9 in Blue White.png
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called Gixxer 750, GSXR750, GSXR750R
Production 1985-?
Class Sport bike
Engine 750cc four-stroke Inline-four
Top speed over 150mph (even on early models)
Horse Power 109 bhp @13,000 rpm on early models
Transmission Six speed
Front Tire 110/80-18 '85-87
120/70-17 '88-09
Rear Tire 140/70-18 '85-87
160/60-17 '88-89
170/60-17 '91-93
180/55-17 '94-95
190/50-17 '96-99
180/55-17 '00-09
Fuel capacity ~17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Fuel consumption ~35mpg (can vary depending on riding style)
Related Suzuki GSX-R600
Suzuki GSX-R1000
Suzuki GSX-R1100
Competition Kawasaki ZX750P
Yamaha FZR750RU
Ducati 848
Honda VFR750
Honda RVF750
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The GSX-R750 is a 750cc DOHC four-stroke super sport motorcycle made by Suzuki beginning in 1985.

Contents

Intro

Video showing the evolution of the GSX-R750 from 1985-2007


more GSX-R750 videos

The GSX-R750 was built to compete in the various worldwide championships as well as to be used on the street. It is considered as one the very first street-legal racers, there had been a number of sports machines but the GSX-R750 was something else. It was a revolutionary motorcycle with specifications like over 100 hp power output, less than 180 kg dry mass, 55° leaning angle, lightweight alloy double-cradle perimeter frame, 18-inch wheels and streamlined design based on the factory Formula 1 and Endurance racers. Upon its introduction in 1985, Suzuki's PR department claimed that it was the first aluminum-alloy framed production motorcycle; the truth was that the German firm Ardie had beaten them to it back in 1930.

The air/oil-cooled motor had cylinder dimensions of 70,0 x 48,7 mm and had 29 mm flat slide carbs. In a racing trim (there was a tuning kit available for competitive racing) the GSX-R750 engine provided 130 bhp. The new high-tech engine was narrower than earlier inline-fours and materials like magnesium was used to keep the weight down to minimum.

The GSX-R750 was basically a street-legal and detuned version of the works GS1000R racer. The flat slide carburetors gave faster response to the throttle compared to the vacuum carburetors. It also required the rider to be more gently with the throttle. There were no compromises, it was very quick in hands of a skillful rider.

The components of the bike are all high quality but make sure that the tires, suspension and bearings are all in good condition or the bike can scare the living daylight out of you! The GSX-R750 engine is considered as reliable but we all know that there is no such thing as bulletproof engines. The frame of the early models is not that rigid and bend easily when dropped.

The GSX-R750 entered the market in March 1985. There's not many bikes out there in mint condition, most of them are ridden very hard and seen their best days. Nevertheless the evolution of modern sport bikes started with the GSX-R750. It's a real classic.

1985 GSX-R750F

  • Seat was two pieces

1985 GSX-R750R

1985 Suzuki GSX-R750R
  • Not street legal, not sold at dealerships
  • Pop Yoshimura handmade polished works (nonstandard) frame
  • Front fork comes from the Grand Prix works racer RGB500
  • Works dry clutch
  • Different geometry of the works frame with a 35 mm shorter wheelbase
  • Polished cylinder head
  • Larger inhale valves
  • Full titanium exhaust
  • Mikuni 34 mm carburetors
  • Steering geometry could be changed using frame sleeve parts
  • Campagnola magnesium wheels
  • Glass fiber fairing and rear end unit made by Polybauer
  • Handmade aluminum fuel tank

1986 GSX-R750G

1986 GSX-R750G in White/Blue
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR75A G2100001
  • ENGINE #: R705-
  • MODEL CODE: 27A
  • COLOR: Black & Red, White & Blue
  • 4 into 1 exhaust
  • Aluminum frame
  • S.A.C.S. decal on side covers

Even though the GSX-R was doing extremely well in showrooms, it wasn't winning everything in sight on the racetrack. Kevin Schwantz's first season aboard the GSX-R, 1986, netted a single win in AMA Superbike. The title that year was won by Honda's aluminum framed VFR750 piloted by Fred Merkel.

1986 GSX-R750RG

1986 GSX-R750G in Red/Black
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR75A G2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R705-
  • MODEL CODE: 27A
  • COLOR: Blue & Red & White
  • Blue wheels
  • Race type seat and tail cover

1987 GSX-R750H

1987 Suzuki GSX R750H in Blue/White
1987 Suzuki GSX R750H in Red/Black
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR75A H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R705-
  • MODEL CODE: 27A
  • COLOR: Blue & White, Red & Black
  • S.AC.S. decal on lower fairing
  • New racing type front fender

1988 GSX-R750J

1988 Suzuki GSX-R750J in White/Blue
1988 Suzuki GSX-R750J in White/Blue
1988 Suzuki GSX-R750J in White/Red
1988 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue
1988 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR77A J2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R708-
  • MODEL CODE: 17C
  • COLOR: Red & White, Blue & White
  • Engine displacement goes down 1cc to 748cc
  • 3 spoke mag wheels
  • 4 into 2 exhaust
  • Sling shot decal under 750 on side panels
  • 11 hp increase at rear wheel (nearly as much as the GSX-R1100)

The GSX-R750J saw a wholesale revision of the bike, with every part of its design - engine, frame, suspension, bodywork -dramatically revised. This was a change in two years a dramatically faster revision than the standard four year model lifetime. It featured a radical short-stroke version of the oil-cooled engine, increasing stroke by 4mm and bore by 3mm, which allowed for rpms up to 13,000. Suzuki also ducted cool air from the front fairing to the airbox; a nascent form of ram air that while not high in pressure allowed for lower intake air temperatures.

1989 GSX-R750K

1989 Suzuki GSX R750K in Blue/White
1989 Suzuki GSX R750K in Red/White
1989 Suzuki GSX R750K in Black/Grey
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR77A K2100001
  • ENGINE PREVIX: R708-
  • MODEL CODE: 17C
  • COLOR: Blue & White, Red & White
  • Stainless steel covered muffler
  • Adjustable front brake lever position

1989 GSX-R750RK

1989 Suzuki GSX R750RK in Blue/White
  • Only 500 made.

The '89 GSX-R750R (RR) was a revision to the previous long-stroke format of the original GSX-R mainly aimed at small teams who wanted to continue using their hard-earned tuning knowledge. It came with special race bodywork and significant revisions to make the bike a true "out of the crate" racer.

1990 GSX-R750L

1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L in Blue/White
1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L in Red/White
1990 Suzuki GSX-R750L in Black/Grey
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7AA L2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R716-
  • MODEL CODE: 17D
  • COLOR: White & Red, Blue & White
  • Engine displacement returns to 749 cc
  • Four-into-one stainless steel exhaust
  • Hyper Sports decal on fairing
  • 88 rear-wheel hp - was actually an ~2hp decrease but had much more mid-range torque, particularly around 5,000 rpm.

Suzuki reverted back to the long-stroke format and used an engine similar to the '89 GSX-R750R.

1991 GSX-R750M

1991 Suzuki GSX-R750M in Blue/White
1991 Suzuki GSX-R750M in Red/White
1991 Suzuki GSX-R750M in Black/Grey
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7AA M2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R716-
  • MODEL CODE: 18D
  • COLOR: White/Blue,
  • Black/Silver/Purple
  • Inverted forks
  • Shim adjustable valve train
  • Small running light above headlight
  • GSX fairing decal replaces Hyper Sports

American version finally received the Showa inverted fork that the rest of the world had enjoyed a year earlier.

1992 GSX-R750WN

The W stood for water cooled and this was the first year of the water-cooled GSX-R750, but it was not available in the US this year.

1992 GSX-R750N

1992 Suzuki GSX-R750N in Black/Silver
1992 Suzuki GSX-R750N in Black/Pink
1992 Suzuki GSX-R750WN in Blue/White
1992 Suzuki GSX-R750 in Black/Pink
1992 Suzuki GSX-R750 in Black/Pink
1992 Suzuki GSX-R750 in Black/Pink
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7AA N2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R716-
  • MODEL CODE: 18D
  • COLOR: Black/Silver, Black/Pink
  • R GSX decal on side panel
  • This was a US only continuation of the Oil-cooled version. The US would have to wait another year for liquid cooling.
  • US sales of greater than 4,000 units [1] compared to: Honda VFR750 (~1,100), Kawasaki ZX-7 and ZX-7R (2,225).

1993 GSX-R750WP

1993 Suzuki GSX-R750WP in blue/white
1993 Suzuki GSX-R750WP in red/white
1993 Suzuki GSX-R750WP in black/purple
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7BA P2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R720-
  • MODEL CODE: 17E
  • COLOR: White/Blue, Purple
  • Liquid cooling (even in the US finally)
  • Frame/air box side cover
  • Swingarm curved on right side

1994 GSX-R750WR

1994 GSX-R750WR in blue/white
1994 GSX-R750WR in black/purple
1994 GSX-R750WR in silver/red
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7BA R2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R720-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 749cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 17E
  • COLOR: White/Blue, Silver
  • Silver has red wheels, seat, and silver passenger seat
  • White/Blue has black seat and blue passenger seat
  • Blue anodized outer fork tubes

1995 GSX-R750WS

1995 Suzuki GSX-R750WS in White/Blue
1995 Suzuki GSX-R750WS in White/Red
1995 Suzuki GSX-R750WS in Black/Purple
1995 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7BA S2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R720-
  • MODEL CODE: 17E
  • COLOR: White/Blue, Black/Purple
  • Black/Purple has purple wheels,seat, and passenger seat
  • White/Blue has black seat and blue passenger seat, blue wheels
  • Black panel on under passenger seat

1996 GSX-R750T

1996 Suzuki GSX-R750T in blue/white
1996 Suzuki GSX-R750T in yellow/black
1996 Suzuki GSX-R750T in black/purple
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7DA T2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R726-
  • MODEL CODE: 33E
  • COLOR: White/Blue, Yellow/Brown
  • Spar-type aluminum frame
  • Ram-air tubes routed from fairing thru frame
  • Instruments with LCD odometer & temp. gauge
  • Color-matched passenger seat cover

1997 GSX-R750V

1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 in blue/white
1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 in red/black
1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 in silver/black
1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 in Red
  • V.I.N. #:JS1GR7DA V2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R726-
  • MODEL CODE: 33E
  • COLOR: White/Blue, Orange/Black
  • Spar-type aluminum frame
  • Ram-air tubes routed from fairing thru frame
  • Instruments with LCD odometer & temp. gauge
  • Color-matched passenger seat cover
  • Steering damper mounting boss on left frame spar

1998 GSX-R750W

1998 GSX-R750W in blue/white
1998 GSX-R750W in silver/black
1998 GSX-R750W in red/black
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7DA W2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R731-
  • MODEL CODE: 33E
  • COLOR: Blue/White, Orange
  • Spar-type aluminum frame
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • Instruments with LCD odometer & temp. gauge
  • Color-matched passenger seat cover
  • Steering damper mounted under steering stem

1999 GSX-R750X

1999 Suzuki GSX-R750X in blue/white
1999 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue
1999 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue

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  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7DA X2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R731-
  • MODEL CODE: 33E
  • COLOR 1: Blue/White- L99
  • COLOR 2: Black/Red - M4L
  • Spar-type aluminum frame
  • Electronic fuel injection
  • Instruments with LCD odometer & temp. gauge
  • Color-matched passenger seat cover
  • 750 on sides of tail section

2000 GSX-R750Y

2000 Suzuki GSX-R750Y in blue/white
2000 Suzuki GSX-R750Y in yellow/black
2000 Suzuki GSX-R750Y in silver/black
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7HA Y2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R737-
  • MODEL CODE: 35F
  • COLOR 1: Blue/White - L99
  • COLOR 2: Yellow/Black - CY8
  • Spar-type aluminum frame
  • Electronic fuel injection with servo controlled secondary throttle valves
  • LCD speedometer and analog tachometer
  • Four-piston front brake calipers

2001 GSX-R750K1

2001 GSX-R750K1 in blue/white
2001 GSX-R750K1 in yellow/black
2001 GSX-R750K1 in red/black
  • V.I.N. #: JS1GR7HA 12100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: R737-
  • MODEL CODE: 35F
  • COLOR 1: Blue/White - L99
  • COLOR 2: Red/Black - FP2
  • Spar-type aluminum frame
  • Electronic fuel injection with servo controlled secondary throttle valves
  • LCD speedometer and analog tachometer
  • Four-piston front brake calipers


2002 GSX-R750K2

2002 GSX-R750K2 in blue/white
2002 GSX-R750K2 in yellow/black
2002 GSX-R750K2 in red/black

2003 GSX-R750K3

2003 GSX-R750 in White/Blue
2003 GSX-R750 in Yellow/Black



2004 GSX-R750K4

2004 GSX-R750 in White/Blue
2004 GSX-R750 in Yellow/Black
2004 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue
2004 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue
2004 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue


2005 GSX-R750K5

2005 GSX-R750 in White/Blue
2005 GSX-R750 in Blue/Black
2005 GSX-R750 in Yellow/Black
2005 Suzuki GSX-R750 in White/Blue



2005 GSX-R750 Specs
Engine: 749cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore Stroke: 72.0 x 46.0mm
Compression Ratio: 12.3:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2055mm (80.9 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1150mm (45.3 in.)
Seat Height: 825mm (32.5 in.)
Ground Clearance: 135mm (5.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 163kg (359.5 lbs.), 164kg (361 lbs.) CA. model
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Color: Blue/White, Yellow/Black, Blue/Black

2006 GSX-R750K6

2006 GSX-R750 in Maroon/Black
2006 GSX-R750 in White/Blue
2006 GSX-R750 in Yellow/Black
2006 GSX-R750 in Yellow/Black
2006 GSX-R750 in Maroon/Black
2006 GSX-R750 in White/Blue




2006 GSX-R750 Specs
Engine: 749cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOH
Bore Stroke: 70.0 x 48.7mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.6 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: TBD
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 163kg (359 lbs)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17 liter (4.5 gal.)
Color: White/Blue, Red/Black, Yellow/Black

2007 GSX-R750K7

2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 in Black/Gray
2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 in Blue/Black
2007 Suzuki GSX-R750 in Blue/White



2007 GSX-R750 Specs
Engine: 749cc, 4-stroke, four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 16-valve
Bore Stroke: 70.0 x 48.7mm
Compression Ratio: 12.5:1
Fuel System: Fuel Injection
Lubrication: Wet Sump
Ignition: Digital/transistorized
Transmission: 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive: #525 chain
Overall Length: 2040mm (80.3 in.)
Overall Width: 715mm (28.1 in.)
Overall Height: 1125mm (44.3 in.)
Seat Height: 810mm (31.9 in.)
Ground Clearance: 130mm (5.1 in.)
Wheelbase: 1400mm (55.1 in.)
Dry Weight: 163 kg (359 lbs) CA model: 164 kg (361 lbs.)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, fully adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Suspension Rear: Link-type, gas/oil damped, fully adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 120/70-ZR-17
Tires Rear: 180/55-ZR-17
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16.5 liter (4.4 gal.) CA Model: 15.5 liter (4.1 gal.)
Color: Blue/White, Blue/Black, Gray/Silver

2009

2009 Suzuki GSXR750K9 in Blue/White
2009 Suzuki GSXR750K9 in White
2009 Suzuki GSXR750K9 in Black


See Also

References

  1. Suzuki GSX-R a Legacy of Performance (1st edition), Marc Cook, David Bull Publishing. ISBN 1-893618-51X



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