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2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 / GSX-S750Z

2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 / GSX-S750Z
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  • Suzuki GSX-S750 / GSX-S750Z
  • Year:
    2018
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • Displacement:
    749 cc
  • Price:
    8299
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Back For 2018 With A New Attitude

Suzuki buffs its GSX-S750 for the 2018 model year with a new style, 110-plus horsepower plant and revamped brakes. Its darker sibling, the “Z” variant, adds ABS to the stock equipment package along with its blackout panache. Electronic fandanglery abounds with traction control and an Idle-Speed Control along with a Low-RPM Assist feature to help deliver safe, controllable power even at low speeds. How does it all stack up? Well, I’m going to take a look at these two rides today, and my perspective is that these are important models in a market-significant displacement bracket, and they have some pretty big shoes to fill. Let’s see how they measure up.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z.

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2018 Suzuki GSX-S125

2018 Suzuki GSX-S125

A Contender In The Battle For The 125 cc Class

While most eyes are on the battle for supremacy of the upper-displacement brackets, the fight between the flyweights rages on, and Suzuki’s newest weapon is its GSX-S125. Like the rest of the “Gixxess” family, it comes based on the “R” version but is stripped of its body panels to become a proper naked sportbike. The 124 cc powerplant stays within the A1 licensing envelope with 10.8 kW to serve as a true entry-level bike cum indoctrination piece capable of drawing in the very youngest riders, and that’s exactly how it’s set up; to be as rider-friendly as possible with a low curb weight of 133 kg and manageable, 785 mm seat height. Today I’m going to dig in a little deeper to see what all Suzuki has going on with this decidedly important little ride.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki GSX-S125.

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2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 / GSX-S750Z

2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 / GSX-S750Z

Back For 2018 With A New Attitude

Suzuki buffs its GSX-S750 for the 2018 model year with a new style, 110-plus horsepower plant and revamped brakes. Its darker sibling, the “Z” variant, adds ABS to the stock equipment package along with its blackout panache. Electronic fandanglery abounds with traction control and an Idle-Speed Control along with a Low-RPM Assist feature to help deliver safe, controllable power even at low speeds. How does it all stack up? Well, I’m going to take a look at these two rides today, and my perspective is that these are important models in a market-significant displacement bracket, and they have some pretty big shoes to fill. Let’s see how they measure up.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z.

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2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000

2018 Suzuki GSX-S1000

The Beauty Of A Gixxer Engine In A Naked Chassis

Suzuki’s race-tastic GSX-R family was a game changer when it hit the market 30-plus years ago, and its streetwise GSX-S range expanded that success. The factory expanded that footprint again in ’16 by bumping the 750 cc mill up to an (almost) even liter. This year, the family tree branched yet again with the new-for-2018, blackout GSX-S1000Z. Engine upgrades join other improvements for the 2018 model year as Suzuki pushes to keep its sport-standard-sector momentum going. I do consider this something of a risk as the market shifts to favor the youngest generation of riders with small-displacement engines and retro/hipster-style designs, but for the time being there seems to be enough support for the liter bikes. At least Suzuki hopes there is anyway.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki GSX-S1000.

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2016 - 2017 Suzuki GSX-S1000 / GSX-S1000F

2016 - 2017 Suzuki GSX-S1000 / GSX-S1000F

Suzuki launched a legacy when it introduced the world to the GSX-R750 back in 1985, and the factory has added to that family tree with the release of the new-in-2016 GSX-S1000, and built upon it once again in 2017 with the GSX-S1000, the ABS-equipped version of same, and the S1000F. Consider this bike the street-wise cousin to the more race-centric GSX-R range.

The GSX-S1000 does more than bear a passing familial resemblance however, it actually shares parts and technology with its MotoGP relative, including the 999 cc engine used in the GSX-R1000. Set up for street domination, this bike proves that the GSX legacy is alive and well.

Continue reading for the my review of the Suzuki GSX-S1000, GSX-S1000 ABS, and GSX-S1000F.

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2015 - 2016 Suzuki GSX-S750 / GSX-S750Z

2015 - 2016 Suzuki GSX-S750 / GSX-S750Z

Suzuki made waves around the world when it released its original GSX-R back in the mid ’80s. Essentially, it was a street-legal race bike built on the proven GSX platform that came out in 1980, and it was a big hit with the motorcycling masses. In 2015, the GSX offspring carried on the family name with the race-centric GSX-R range, and the more street-errific GSX-S models. While the gixxers are true sportbikes, Suzuki bills the GSX-S as a “standard” motorcycle within the Universal Japanese Motorcycle (UJM) category, and tunes it specifically for dedicated street use.

If you think that makes this a “de-tuned” bike, I invite you to grab a fistful of throttle and get back to me. The engine runs a more street-friendly cam, and has some modifications to the intake and exhaust tracts, but it’s essentially the same mill Suzuki uses to power the GSX-R750 range. Not a bad place to start, if you ask me.

Today I want to take a look at the GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z. Suzuki carried the S750 into 2016 with naught but a difference in paint selection to choose between the years, but the “Z” version won’t see any new units in the coming year.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki GSX-S750 and GSX-S750Z.

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