More about the GSX models:
Suzuki stepped into four-stroke big-displacement motorcycle relatively late, starting with the GS750 in 1976 and the GS1000E a year later. The GSX 1100 Katana – 1000 in North America – caused an uproar with its futuristic, aggressive design in 1981, even if it did not bring anything revolutionary with the engine, frame and suspension. Four years later, GSX-R 750 did, as the world’s first race replica that did not just look like a race bike, but was by far the lightest and the most powerful in the class. The 1,100 cc flagship followed a year later and both models run to the present day, naturally, with many changes. The family also expanded to include the supersport GSX-R 600, the touring-orientated Bandits, dressed and naked and the small beginner/commuter version with a 250 cc parallel-twin engine.