Following the launch of the GSX-S1000 last year, which is powered by the revered GSX-R1000 K5 engine, Suzuki has added a new GSX-S750 to its naked street bike lineup, this time using the same engine architecture as the K5 power-plant from the iconic GSX-R750.
The K5 GSX-R750 engine was selected for the GSX-S750 due to its mounting angle, which is closer to vertical than the current GSX-R750 engine, and helps achieve the short wheelbase desired in a naked machine.
The GSX-S750 boasts more power and torque than the outgoing GSR750, with peak power increased to 114PS at 10,500rpm and torque upped to 81Nm at 9,000rpm. This has been possible by the change to new, 10-hole, long-nose fuel injectors from the older 8-hole design on the GSR. The GSX-S also gets a new air box and exhaust.
Enabling riders to open the throttle with greater confidence in a mix of conditions is the addition of a three-mode traction control system. The system continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position, crank position, and gear position, and when a slide is detected, reduces engine output to deliver smooth, continuous drive.
Suzuki’s easy-start system and low-rpm assist function that were seen on the GSX-S1000 are now featured on the GSX-S750.
Chassis performance is improved with a new swingarm, and braking is enhanced with the addition of radial-mount calipers and new discs.
The GSX-S750 is aggressively styled, in keeping with the GSX-S family, with sharp lines and angles, and a belly pan as standard fitment, and is set to arrive in dealerships early 2017.