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Suzuki GSX-R

The GSX-R was Suzuki’s most impactful series, forcing the competition to scramble for their own street-legal race bikes. To present day, the hanging "R" from the Gixxer’s name stands for the entire niche of supersports.

Which GSX-R 750 is the best for everyday use?

Any Gixxer is best-suited to the race track. The sitting position is too extreme for normal traffic, there is nearly no possibility to fix luggage reasonably or even carry a backpack. While street legal, each of the models is a race bike.

Which GSX-R 750 is the lightest?

After the first GSX-R 750 in 1985 and its stunningly light weight of 388 lbs. the bike continuously gained weight until 2000. A radical diet then cut its mass to 366 lbs. At the same time, power went up to more than 140 HP.

Suzuki GSX-R engine options?:

GSX-R 250

The entry-level GSX is a parallel-twin quarter-liter that seems bigger than it is. And it is big and long and also heavy for its class, with a full fairing and a full LCD display contributing to the grown-up look. While by no means a race motorcycle, it is lively enough to satisfy a beginner, a very cautious returnee or a pragmatic commuter.

GSX-R 600

The GSX-R600 is a light-middleweight built for fast riding, best on the racetrack. Light and nimble, with abundant power in higher rev ranges, it can be a bike of choice for those preferring an engaged, sporty ride in the twisties.

GSX-R 750

The original Gixxer is an option for a rider wanting a fast, capable motorcycle but isn’t hellbent on the latest assist systems and gadgets. Now in its 10th year without major updates, it is becoming a bit dated. But also cheaper than the competition.

The ¾-liter Gixxer was the world’s first real superbike, back in. At least 50 lbs lighter than the competition while more powerful than most, it brought in a new age in supersport motorcycle design. Most factories meanwhile dropped the 750-cc displacement from their race sport pallete after organized racing focused on the liter and 600 cc categories, but Suzuki kept its in production. The GSX-R750 still has buyers who want the compromise between the brunt of the kilo-bikes and the nimbleness of the 600’s, particularly those who feel they do not need the latest state-of-the-art electronics and gadgetry, as Suzuki has not significantly updated the model since 2011.

GSX-R 1000

The flagship kilo-Gixxer delivers a brutal amount of power. Though mappings and suspension are adjustable to road conditions, it is not a motorcycle for less than experienced riders with race ambitions. The additional gadgets included in the GSX-R1000R package are intended for racetrack only.