I just got home from the Suzuki North America Dealer Show, where I got to see and sit on what I think is one of the most exciting announcements made this week. Dealers got to see it this morning, which means I can finally talk about the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S750.
The GSX-S750 will feature a re-tuned 749cc four-cylinder engine taken from the GSX-R750, which is one of my personal favorites. If that isn't enough to get you excited, consider next that the suggested MSRP is $7,999. Sound like another favorite naked of mine? God, I love a good competition.
Alongside the GSX-S750, Suzuki is releasing the GSX-S750Z (MSRP $8,149), which basically adds gold front fork tubes, blue-and-white plastic bits, and some other differently painted parts, for a slight upgrade. I love the gold tubes and red rear spring, but in person it's the black model that really shines.
It's no surprise that Suzuki chose to make the GSX-S1000 their big launch this week, given the recent popularity of the super-naked class, but after sitting on both (and considering what it's like to ride a 750cc sportbike, compared to the 1000cc supersports) the GSX-S750 is already at the top of my must-ride list. The GSX-R750 motor was already a nice balance between low-end torque and mid-range power, and it will be exciting to see what a re-tuned version for "street sport" riding will feel like.
The real question will be, how will the 749cc inline-four of the Suzuki GSX-S750 stack up next to the 849cc triple in the Yamaha FZ-09? Will the Suzuki be a more polished package? Will that make up for its extra weight? Only time will tell.
2015 Suzuki GSX-S750 Specifications
|Engine type:||Four-stroke, inline four-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC|
|Bore x stroke:||
72.0 mm x 46.0 mm
Suzuki fuel injection
|Ignition type:||Electronic ignition (transistorized)|
|Transmission:||6-speed constant mesh|
|Overall length:||83.3 inches|
|Overall width:||30.9 inches|
|Overall height:||41.7 inches|
|Ground clearance:||5.7 inches|
|Seat height:||32.1 inches|
|Curb mass:||463 pounds|
|Suspension front:||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
|Brakes front:||Floating 310mm twin discs with dual-piston calipers|
|Brakes rear:||240 mm disc with single-piston caliper|
|Tire front:||120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless|
|Tire rear:||180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless|
|Fuel fank:||4.6 U.S. gallons|
GSX-S750Z, Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White
GSX-S750, Metallic Matte Black