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2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 Review Photo Gallery

Suzuki's Gixxer 750 is all by itself in the sportbike motorcycle class and MotorcycleUSA.com samples Suzuki's latest version at Willow Springs. 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 Review.

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An electronically controlled steering damper is tucked away neatly above the lower triple clamp. A solenoid valve controlled by the engine management system varies oil flow for easier steering at lower speeds and increased damping force at high speeds.
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A new reshaped headlight uses three separate side-by-side light beams. The center 55W halogen beam functions as the low beam, and is bordered on either side by a brighter 60W multi-reflector halogen high beam.
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The 750 rolls on redesigned cast aluminum wheels that are slightly lighter and more rigid due in part to the offset three-spoke design in which the spoke curve matches the direction of spinning wheel.
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Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV), ensures super-smooth throttle response at all times.
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The bars aren’t too low and foot pegs not overly high and overall the riding position is a great compromise between track and street.
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Feel has been significantly improved even through the Bridgestone BT-016 OE rubber.
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One of the most noticeable changes is the replacement of the ultra-trick MotoGP-inspired shorty silencer by a larger triangular-cross-section muffler which proved necessary in order to meet ever toughening government sound and emission regulations.
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In spite of the larger exhaust muffler, cornering clearance is still as plentiful as ever and like before, the riders footpegs are adjustable and can be moved in three directions within a 14mm horizontal and vertical range.
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Initial bite from the front brakes is a bit on the soft side, however feel is phenomenal - especially the deeper you get into the lever.
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Spring rates were a little on the soft side for a more aggressive 180-pound rider, but with the versatile range of adjustment, they were still plenty capable of delivering both an enjoyable and controlled ride at speed.
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The 750 comes alive from as low as 7000 rpm, making it easy to get on one wheel.
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With the addition of this year's Gixxer 750, the entire GSX-R sport lineup utilizes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS).
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The 750 comes alive from as low as 7000 rpm, making it easy to get on one wheel.
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Despite the chassis geometry remaining the same, the Suzuki felt like it changed direction a bit more responsively than its predecessor.
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2008 Suzuki GSX-R750
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MSRP increases to $400 to $10,599