IT has been a while since we’ve seen anything new from Suzuki. But now the Japanese manufacturer has two new bikes hitting the market.
The first is the GSX-S750 which replaces the GSR-750.
Despite building off the base of the old GSR, Suzuki insists the GSX-S750 is a completely new bike and shouldn’t be compared.
But since it shares so much of its DNA, there are, of course, things we have to mention.
Firstly, the engine. Tweaked from the 2005 GSR the power has been upped from 105bhp to 112.4bhp.
It’s definitely more aggressive but thankfully still maintains that easy-going manner around town
There’s also now an extra tooth on the rear sprocket which really gives it new life off the line.
It’s definitely more aggressive but thankfully still maintains that easy-going manner around town. In part thanks to the new Low RPM assist, which smooths throttle control when you are stuck in traffic.
Our test-ride on the GSX took place in the wet. But, despite the typical rainy British weather, the bike gave a confident ride. The Bridgestone S21 tyres gripped well, and those Nissan radial brakes performed with no complaints.
With three-mode variable traction control, which can be toggled by a simple switch, the GSX gives you that extra bit of confidence, which is great for those stepping up to a bigger bike.
Sweeping through the corners, the GSX-S750 feels stable and willing although, being in the wet, we couldn’t push it to its full potential.
Saying that, the GSX handled sensationally and as a do-it-all middleweight motorcycle – starting at £7,599 for the blue and red options and £7,799 for the matt black model – it is going to be interesting to see how it stacks up against strong competition, in the MT-09 from Yamaha and Triumph’s new Street Triple.
To see the GSX-S750 being put through its paces head to bikeworld.co.uk, or search “bike world” on YouTube.
The next bike arriving from Suzuki is the GSX-R1000, which is sure to sell in bundles now that Suzuki are a force to be reckoned with in MotoGP.
We’re riding that very soon, so watch this space.