As the machine that set the mould for the focused, full-fairing, , homologation special, race-ready superbike as we know it today, the Suzuki GSX-R750 is iconic in many ways. With the current model GSX-R750 introduced in 2011, and not seeing any real updates since then, a revision for arguably the world’s most loved middleweight superbike has been a long time coming.
The Suzuki GSX-R600 is being allowed to gradually fade as current inventory runs out – following the Honda CBR600 – simply because it is cost prohibitive to bring the engine under Euro 4 compliance. However, Australian Motorcycle News reports Suzuki “will not allow the GSX-R750 name to die so easily.”
One thing for sure will be the new GSX-R750 is going to retain the inline four-cylinder that Suzuki fans know and love so well. It can be expected that the electronics suite for the three-quarter litre Gixxer will follow in the footsteps of its bigger brother, the GSX-R1000 L7.
This would mean advanced traction control, ride-by-wire, ride modes, launch control, cornering ABS and perhaps even semi-active suspension, something Suzuki eschewed for the GSX-R1000, citing the lack of a real cost-benefit ratio. Styling for the new GSX-R750 will likely take its cue from the Gixxer 1000 as well.
All this means Suzuki has its hands full for the next couple years, as the Hayabusa is also due for an update, along with the rest of its range. Let’s see what happens at the various motor shows and such over the next 24 months, and see if Suzuki can pull a rabbit out of the hat and give us another game-changing motorcycle like the original GSX-R750.
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