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So Suzuki has brought in this at $7,990 (only the black version)...the gloves are off. Some people were looking forward to the 1000, and the 750 is here. It looks great and the price is right.
However, personally, just by looking at that weight, I feel the FZ still has a upper hand. But I dig that bigger tank...





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The 750 Naked bike class has just gained a formidable entry. Suzuki has taken the wraps off the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z, which our European readers will recognize as the GSR750 that’s been available on the Continent since 2011. These functionally identical motorcycles will certainly enliven what has been an energetic class in the last year.
Using the engine from Suzuki’s best selling model – the GSX-R750 – as a starting point, the GSX-S750’s 749cc mill has been massaged to deliver performance in the rpm range most commonly encountered on the street. With the charges and spent gasses flowing through specially designed intake/exhaust tracts, the valves are directly operated by cam profiles designed to produce bottom-end torque coupled with mid-range power for optimal streeting acceleration.

Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) controls the delivery of the air/fuel mixture for smooth throttle response, while new iridium spark plugs initiate the combustion with a hotter, more powerful spark for a more efficient burn. Iridium plugs also reduce maintenance thanks to increased plug longevity. The triangular muffler shares a family resemblance with Suzuki’s GSX-R line.
The chassis of the GSX-S blends a twin-spar frame with a tubular rear section and then attaches it to an inverted fork and a link-type shock controlling a steel swingarm. Dual 310mm discs and 2-piston calipers handle front braking duties while a 240mm rear disc is clamped by a single-piston binder.

The 32.1 in. seat height mates with an aggressively upright riding position. A Renthal aluminum Fatbar reaches back to the pilot to ease the navigation of urban obstacles or sinewy backroads. The tightly integrated package announces the GSX-S750’s miscreant tendencies through thoroughly modern, angular bodywork that is best illustrated by the design of the 4.6-gal. tank and tail section with its LED taillight. Suzuki claims a 463 lb. wet weight and a 57.1 in. wheelbase. Rake and trail figures are as yet unavailable.
The instrument cluster features a large analog tachometer with a LCD digital speedometer plus readouts for gear-position, coolant temperature, fuel gauge, dual tripmeters, fuel consumption and a clock. The backlight has adjustable brightness.

Colors and styling are what differentiate the S750 and the S750Z. Where the GSX-S750 is only available in Metallic Matte Black, the GSX-S750Z stands out in Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White. Additionally, outer fork tubes of the Z are anodized in a yellowy-gold color instead of a lighter gold hue, plus red-anodized fork adjuster bolts, a red shock spring and blue chain.
Pricing is as aggressive as the bikes’ styling, with the GSX-S750 retailing for $7,999, and the GSX-S750Z only slightly higher at $8,149. No on-sale date has been set.

Technical Specifications of the 2015 Suzuki GSX-S750
Engine Type: 4-stroke, Inline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
Engine Displacement: 749 cc
Bore x Stroke: 72.0 mm x 46.0 mm
Fuel System: Suzuki Fuel Injection
Compression Ratio: 12.3 : 1
Ignition Type: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Overall Length: 2115 mm (83.3 in)
Overall Width: 785 mm (30.9 in)
Overall Height: 1060 mm (41.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1450 mm (57.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 145 mm (5.7 in)
Seat Height: 815 mm (32.1 in)
Curb mass: 210kg (463 lbs)
Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Disc, twin
Brakes Rear: Disc
Tires Front: 120/70ZR17M/C (58W), tubeless
Tires Rear: 180/55ZR17M/C (73W), tubeless
Fuel Tank: 17.5 L (4.6 US gal)
Color: GSX-S750Z, Metallic Triton Blue / Pearl Glacier White – GSX-S750, Metallic Matte Black

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Depends on the hp/weight.
 

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Too many cylinders.

The FZ8 was a good bike but look at it now.
 

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^yeah...it was probably a better competitor to the FZ8...but reviews were not too kind to it even then...but the FZ8 is not the FZ09.
 

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i like the look but agree on the weight being a potential issue. I also like the exhaust tucked under the bike more vs. on the side.
 

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Looks like it could be a good bike, and close enough to the FZ 09 to be competition to buyers and in comparison tests. But if this Suzuki had been available last summer I wouldn't have seriously considered it because of the weight and being an i4.
 

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It looks like everything else. The FZ 7 or 9 looks unique. Non radials...unforgiveable on a modern sportbike and the reason for tri spoke wheels. I also heard it is the previous gen 750 inline 4.


I'm tryin' to hate it but it's actually pretty cool lookin'.
 

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A four cylinder Gladius? 105hp, 59ft lbs torque Front and rear suspension are adjustable for preload only. It's been selling in Europe since 2011. If they'd have offered it here I might have bought it back then - but I'd rather have an FZ-07 let alone my FZ-09. It's good to have competition though.
 

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over here that is the GSR-750. it's been here a couple of years now. nice 750 motor but far too heavy. a good 60 pounds heavier than the 09. low spec brakes and steel chassis.
 

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464lbs!? And 105 HP. Sure sounds like a competitor for a katana more than the -09...
 
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It's been here in Aus for quite a while as well.
Like most Japanese naked bikes, it was an old super sport motor "retuned for more torque" or in the real world, detuned.
Fz8? Sleeved down fz1 motor
Fz1? Older gen r1 motor "retuned"
Same goes for the z750, z8 and z1. Almost like they still see naked bikes as UJMs, do everything, non threatening motorcycles.
Modern naked bikes should be angry street bikes, not race track poser bikes.
Before the mt09, they were all dumbed down, the MT09 is the first naked bike fromjapan that was a clean sheet design, not a parts bin special.
And yep, I love shed built streetfighters more than anything. I hAve to work on my vfr fighter, because the Mt09 is a better bike.
 

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You also have to remember, those numbers are peak numbers... Compare the dyno from the 09, to the 750, you will laugh.

It also has that ugly, cheap looking box swingarm. Ughhhh, and they will wonder why it is a flop when it arrives, just like the Gladius.
 

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Hey now! Some of us have Suzukis! They will return to MotoGP next year. Just because the FZ is superior doesn't mean ya gotta rag on other peoples bikes. Besides I don't want my wife's Gixxer to hear you and start leakin' oil or sumthin'...:p
 

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The narrow and light weight of the FZ 09 is what sold me on it.

The Suzuki wider, 50 Lbs heavier and less power = Fail.
 

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Suzuki FZ8 competitor but certainly not a competitor to FZ09 with those HP and weight numbers

Only on price are they comparable.
 

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Looks great. Still prefer the triple motors though. The I-4 750's are high revving screamers. The price is right. I want to ride one.
 
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