Suzuki’s original race replica motorcycle, the GSX-R750 breaks cover at Barber Motorsports Park and we ride it. Find out how this redesigned sportbike performs in the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 First Ride review.
- The ’11 GSX-R750 gets new instrumentation similar in design to the GSX-R1000.
- In spite of the engine’s added reciprocating mass and corresponding seven extra pounds the GSX-R750 feels no heavier than the GSX-R600.
- As usual, the slipper clutch in the GSX-R750 offers near perfect calibration during corner entry.
- The redesigned rear suspension and Bridgestone Battlax BT-016 rear tires offers fantastic drives off the corner.
- Stability is a strong point of the GSX-R in and out of the corner.
- With its powerful engine and agile handling the Suzuki GSX-R750 is one of the best all-around sportbikes on the market.
- The 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 exposed: The new bike is a claimed 17 pounds lighter than the 2009 model.
- The only way you can differentiate the difference between the 600 and 750 is the bike’s paint job and this logo on the tail section.
- The Suzuki GSX-R750 shares virtually every component with the GSX-R600 with exception of some of the engine internals.
- Suzuki continues to be the only manufacturer to offer a 750cc class sportbike with its $11,999 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750.
- In addition to the updated frame and engine, the GSX-R750 uses a Showa big-piston fork and Brembo monobloc brake calipers (an industry first for a production Japanese motorcycle).
- An updated exhaust is four pounds lighter than its predecessor.
- One of the biggest advantages of the GSX-R750 is its mid-to-top performance of its engine which allows the rider more flexibility when riding around the racetrack.
- Steering effort is minimal at the controls of the GSX-R750.
- An updated Showa rear shock and linkage graces the rear end of the motorcycle.