The Suzuki GSX-S750 first arrived in 2017 and it received rave reviews. Being a ‘Big cc Nation’, the 750 hasn’t been as popular here as it has been in Europe, however, it shouldn’t be overlooked, it is one of the best performing nakedbikes on the market. Here’s our video review…

Keeping the content coming during COVID-19 proved tricky, often solo filming and shooting, but the GSX-S750 was a highlight, so much fun! I had it for a month and used it as a daily rider for some of the lockdown period.

Check out our 2017 launch report here and keep an eye out for Jeff’s full written review…

2020 Suzuki GSX-S750 Tech Talk

The GSX-S750 retained the K5 GSX-R750 based powerplant found in the outgoing GSR750 model, but saw a number of improvements to boost power by eight per cent, with torque up a single Nm to 81Nm. Power was up at 84kW (114hp) thanks to new crankcase ventilation holes to reduce pumping losses, while new 10-hole fuel injectors were also used, helping with Euro4 compliance, which boosted fuel economy. A new four-into-two-into-one exhaust was also used, with equaliser pipes designed to boost mid to low range output.

New 10-hole injectors are used

New 10-hole injectors were used and the engine is Euro4 compliant

A catalytic converter was also included in the exhaust however there is no exhaust valve or servo motor, helping save on weight. On the Mat Black version the exhaust muffler is totally blacked out. While the exhaust is relatively quiet the airbox has been designed with three optimised inlets, giving a great induction howl, which is particularly impressive sounding while riding the bike.

Gearing has been reduced in first through fifth gear to offer better acceleration, while sixth gear retains the same ratio as found on the previous GSR as an overdrive.

A catalytic converter is included in the exhaust, but no valve

A catalytic converter is included in the exhaust, but no valve

Electronics include Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve system, Idle Speed Control, Low RPM Assist, Easy Start System, Nissin ABS and a basic three level Traction Control system, which can be switched off.

Three level traction control that can be switched off.

The three level traction control can be switched off.

A simple LCD display from the GSX-S1000 provides all the information and controls on the left switchblock allow you to switch the traction control levels between off, 1 (least intervention), 2 (normal riding), and 3 (wet/slippery conditions). There’s also a gear indicator, fuel gauge, trip meters, estimated remaining range, and fuel economy calculator.

Petal rotors also look the business

Petal rotors also look the business

Brakes are Nissin four-piston radial-mount, two-piece calipers on 310mm rotors, while a single 245mm rear rotor and caliper is fitted, this is backed up by the aforementioned Nissin ABS system.

Suspension is 41mm KYB inverted forks, which offer good support and are well balanced with the new front brakes. The rear link-type monoshock offers a smooth, sporty ride. A new tapered swingarm also replaces the old box-section offering and is considerably more stylish. Both ends are only preload adjustable.

A new sportier swingarm replaces the box-section item

A sportier swingarm replaces the box-section GSR item

10-spoke cast aluminium wheels look the business and are clad in Battlax Hypersport S21 tyres.

Smaller details include black levers with an adjustable front brake lever, LED taillight, clear indicator lenses, petal rotors, lightweight footpegs, raised fat ‘bars and gold anodized fork legs. Suzuki have also added (in comparison to the GSR) the bellypan as standard equipment, while in comparison to the GSX-S1000 the bodywork has been revised to offer more coverage over and around the engine.

The fuel tank capacity is also 16L with Suzuki claiming 20km/l mileage.

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2020 Suzuki GSX-S750 Specifications:

Price: $12,690 On-Road ($64 per week with Suzuki Finance – check here)
Warranty: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
Colours: Matt Black, Metallic Triton Blue

Claimed power: 84kW[114hp]@10,500rpm
Claimed torque: 81Nm@9000rpm
Wet weight: 213kg
Fuel capacity: 16L

Engine: Liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, in-line four-cylinder, 749cc, 72 x 46mm bore x stroke, 12.3:1 compression ratio, Traction Control
Gearbox: Six-speed, constant mesh

Chassis: Steel tubular diamond frame, tapered swingarm
Rake:  25.2°, Trail:  104mm, Wheelbase: 1455mm

Suspension: KYB 41mm inverted forks, 120mm travel, preload adjustable, Link-type monoshock, 138mm travel, seven-way preload adjustable

Brakes: Nissin ABS, Nissin four-piston radial mount calipers, 310mm floating rotors, single caliper and 245mm rear rotor
Wheels & Tyres: 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels, Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 tyres, 120/70 – 17, 180/55 – 17

Seat height: 820mm
Overall height: 1055mm
Overall width: 785mm
Overall length: 2125mm

Instruments: LCD multifunction display

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