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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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2004 GSXR750 Roadtest



Suzuki's magic balance of power and weight add up to the perfect sportbike, but only if you're good enough


Way back when some folks were sniveling about a 72-year-old actor in the White House, or about missing the last episode of M*A*S*H, sportbike fans had a real dilemma. Literbikes were too much, it seemed, but middleweights weren't quite enough. The answer, when it finally materialized here in 1986—a year later than the rest of the world—was the Suzuki GSX-R750. Not too big. Not too small. It was, as Ms. Goldilocks said before the bears came home, just right.

Looking more like some bug-eyed refugee from the Bol d'Or than any other streetbike, Suzuki's groundbreaking light heavyweight sent 87 horses to its countershaft sprocket and weighed 464 pounds soaking wet. For those who absolutely, positively had to get around the next corner ahead of everyone else, that GSX-R750 was in a class by itself.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 02:48 PM
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The rationale for staying in the 750 game is as emotional as it is empirical. The GSX-R is an icon cast in pure 14-karat marketing gold. It's been the heart of Suzuki's bike lineup and the soul of its corporate persona for years.
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It is amazing how the bike has changed so much over the years. From 1985 till today. WOW. The 2004 roadtest almost brings tears to me eyes. LOL

Here is a link that shows what it looked like when it first came out till the road test done. Many changes over the years and truely a hell of a sportsbike.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-21-2004, 06:52 PM
 
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That was a good article on the bike. I will probably want to step up to a 750 one day, but I've only been on a Kat 600. So I'll just step up to a GSXR-600 for now. Don't think I need too much power just yet.
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I remember when I climbed aboard my first GSXR!!!
It was a 1988 750.
I thought, Damn it don't get any better than this!!
Boy was I wrong.
Will it ever end?
Hope not!!
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I remember when I climbed aboard my first GSXR!!!
It was a 1988 750.
I thought, Damn it don't get any better than this!!
Boy was I wrong.
Will it ever end?
Hope not!!

If the Suzuki Team keeps coming out with an awsome bike year after year, I don't think it will ever stop. I hope it never does.
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Me not being a pure-bred suzuki guy, I still gotta give props to the only manufacturer that continually pumps a sportbike, like this, where everyone is has long since forgotten about this class...for the everyday rider.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-15-2004, 12:50 PM
 
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The GSXR750 has always been my favorite bike. This is my 2nd GSXR. I had a moded 92 GSXR1100 and my 04 750 is WAY faster and better!
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