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2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparison Photo Gallery
The GSX-R750’s styling is more cartoon-ish compared to the Europeans but still some will be drawn to its lines and go-fast shape.
Can Suzuki’s tried-and-true 750-powered GSX-R still compete against the latest offerings from Europe? Find out in the
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparison
The GSX-R750 has a flat nose much like the MV’s with twin ram air intakes.
The Suzuki’s electronics are limited to engine power modes: ‘A’ mode is fast/normal riding, ‘B’ is designed for use in the wet or for a beginner rider.
Despite not offering any adjustable throttle maps like the MV, the GSX-R’s throttle response and mapping is spot-on perfect.
Brembo monobloc braking hardware increases the bling factor while offering good performance on the road too.
The Suzuki’s Showa suspension allows for a wide range of adjustment.
The Suzuki’s instruments are more simple looking compared to the MV and lack advanced adjustment of engine settings.
Refined. That is the Suzuki in a nutshell.
With friendly ergonomics the Suzuki feels the most comfortable to just hop on and ride.
The GSX-R750’s engine is not only punchy but smooth and very easy to wheelie and play around on.
Although it is lighter the Suzuki didn’t turn-in as sharply as the Triumph or MV.
Adjustable foot controls allow for a more tailored fit whether you ride on the street, track, or both.
We like Bridgestone’s OE-fitted BT-016 tires they were the limiting factor in the Suzuki’s performance on track.
The GSX-R’s handling is predictable and accurate mid-corner.
Stability under braking is exceptional. But it comes at a cost of reduced agility and increased steering effort.
The Suzuki’s powerband is so smooth that it reduces the need for traction control in an experienced rider’s hands.
The Suzuki impressed all of our testers with its well-rounded performance.
Middleweight Sportbike Shootout horsepower chart.
Middleweight Sportbike Shootout torque chart.
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