On the heels of their not-so-secret GSX-S1000 launch at Intermot (along with fully-faired counterpart GSX-S1000F), Suzuki has launched a smaller equivalent, announcing it at their US dealer meeting today.
The new GSX-750 follows the same pattern as the 1000 cc versions; it’s powered by a detuned GSX-R750 motor (although coming in at a much lower price point in the US than the sport bike). It’s bereft of bodywork, wearing much less plastic than most modern-day naked bikes, and actually doesn’t even look that much like an escapee from a Japanese bosozoku anime.
Along with that detuned motor, there’s USD forks in front, but we don’t know how much adjustability they have. The same goes for the rear suspension. Braking is courtesy of dual-piston calipers and 310 mm discs up front, and a single-piston caliper with 240 mm disc in back. Tires are 120/70-17 in front, and 180/55-17 in the rear.
Seat height is around 952 mm, curb weight is 210 kg, and fuel capacity is 17.4 litres. It’s going to be priced around $8,000 USD for the base model in the US market. We don’t know yet if it’s coming to Canada, but hopefully it’s priced a little more competitively against the Yamaha FZ-07 when it gets here.
We also don’t know if the fully-faired GW250 variant is coming to Canada (the GW250F), but it has been confirmed for the US market at the dealer meeting. We’d be very surprised if it didn’t make it here next year.
This bike and Yamaha’s FZ8 couldn’t be much more similar. Also better looking than the Suzuki 1000cc naked and sport-touring models announced recently, I think.
Not quite sure on the original pricing, but I picked up the half-faired sister of the FZ8, the Fazer 8, a 2013 model, in June for about $7,300 (+ taxes) which I considered to be a screaming deal. I’m very happy with my purchase, other than the seat which could have been used by the Spanish Inquisition as a torture device (Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!).
Suzuki Canada, I would be very happy if you could find it in yourself to PULEEEEZ bring this here….. in Canada. Oh yeah! one more thing; Price. Yamaha is kicking everyone’s butt on that point with the FZed-09 & FZed-07. See what you can do to compete.
No ABS, and a 4-cylinder (the torquey twins and 3-cyc win the day when it comes to street-fighter).
Suzuki’s already lost to Yamaha, so I can’t imagine that they’ll compete at price either.
Agreed on the twins and triples making for a more interesting street fighters but don’t be so quick to dismiss them on price. They came in lower on UDS pricing on one or two bikes last year so there’s a possibility that they’ll be priced very well.
That bike, or one quite similar, has been available in Europe for a number of years.