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2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparo Photo Gallery

Photos of the 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparo. 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 Comparison.

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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 increasing government sound and emission regulations.
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With the addition of this year's Gixxer 750, the entire GSX-R sport lineup sports the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS).
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All that new technology only costs you $400 extra this year. MSRP now rings in at $10,599.
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Exiles from the supersport and superbike classes, the Ducati 848 and Suzuki GSX-R750 represent two different middleweight takes on the high-performance sportbike.
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Both bikes feature a wide range of suspension adjustability, the Suzuki takes it one step further by introducing both high- and low-speed compression dampening on both the fork and shock. This allows the rider to tune the suspension even more precisely.
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Kenny demonstrates the Gixxer 750's cornering prowess.
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foot controls can be moved up and down or forward and aft in a 14mm range, allowing the rider to customize the riding position.
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On the racetrack the Suzuki's gearing felt tall, but thankfully, the Gixxer's versatile engine is up for the challenge.
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Complementing the Suzuki's solid chassis is a ripping engine that feels like the perfect balance between the slightly anemic feel of a 600 and the rip-your-arms-off pull of a 1000.
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A swept analog tachometer houses a gear position indicator as well as Suzuki's S-DMS setting. It's flanked by a digital LCD display that reports speed, coolant temperature, dual trip meter functions as well as an odometer and a clock. A bright, programmable shift light is located just below.
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2008 Ducati 848 vs Suzuki GSX-R750 dyno chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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A tall windscreen and low seat height allow the Gixxer pilot to effectively tuck in at speed.
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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 flanked on either side by a brighter 60W multi-reflector halogen high beam.
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In terms of current American roadracing rules these two bikes don't directly compete against each other, although on the spec charts, streets and sales floor they do, with only $2896 separating their respective MSRP's.
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The 750 rolls on redesigned cast aluminum wheels that are lighter and more rigid due in part to the offset three-spoke design in which the spoke curve matches the direction of spinning wheel.