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2012 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparison Photo Gallery

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.

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The GSX-R750 has a flat nose much like the MV’s with twin ram air intakes.
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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.
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Despite not offering any adjustable throttle maps like the MV, the GSX-R’s throttle response and mapping is spot-on perfect.
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Brembo monobloc braking hardware increases the bling factor while offering good performance on the road too.
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The Suzuki’s Showa suspension allows for a wide range of adjustment.
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The Suzuki’s instruments are more simple looking compared to the MV and lack advanced adjustment of engine settings.
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Refined. That is the Suzuki in a nutshell.
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With friendly ergonomics the Suzuki feels the most comfortable to just hop on and ride.
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The GSX-R750’s engine is not only punchy but smooth and very easy to wheelie and play around on.
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Although it is lighter the Suzuki didn’t turn-in as sharply as the Triumph or MV.
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Adjustable foot controls allow for a more tailored fit whether you ride on the street, track, or both.
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We like Bridgestone’s OE-fitted BT-016 tires they were the limiting factor in the Suzuki’s performance on track.
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The GSX-R’s handling is predictable and accurate mid-corner.
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Stability under braking is exceptional. But it comes at a cost of reduced agility and increased steering effort.
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The Suzuki’s powerband is so smooth that it reduces the need for traction control in an experienced rider’s hands.
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The Suzuki impressed all of our testers with its well-rounded performance.
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Middleweight Sportbike Shootout horsepower chart.
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Middleweight Sportbike Shootout torque chart.