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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.

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.
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.
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.
Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV), ensures super-smooth throttle response at all times.
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.
Feel has been significantly improved even through the Bridgestone BT-016 OE rubber.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 750 comes alive from as low as 7000 rpm, making it easy to get on one wheel.
With the addition of this year's Gixxer 750, the entire GSX-R sport lineup utilizes the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS).
The 750 comes alive from as low as 7000 rpm, making it easy to get on one wheel.
Despite the chassis geometry remaining the same, the Suzuki felt like it changed direction a bit more responsively than its predecessor.
2008 Suzuki GSX-R750
MSRP increases to $400 to $10,599