The GSR series from Suzuki has always been confined to a low profile circle, thanks to the more popular and overshadowing GSX series of motorcycles from the Japanese manufacturers stable. Bikes from Suzuki’s streetbike portfolio such as the GSR600 and the female population targeted Gladius 600 didn’t appeal to the buyers either. Suzuki introduced the GSR750 in 2011, plonking in a re-tuned 2005 GSXR-750’s engine for everyday rideability with sharper styling and replacing the much criticized telescopic suspension found on the GSR600 to USD forks. But seems it met with the same fate as its predecessors.
Suzuki has now introduced the Limited Edition 2013 Suzuki GSR 750 adding a cool matt black finish to the naked brawler. If we’ve to talk about other changes, unfortunately there are none, and we’re not talking about the matching shade seat covers. ABS is optional across all models at extra cost. It’s a good looking motorcycle anyways and seems to be an able rival to the wicked styled Kawasaki Z800.
It’s indeed surprising to find that such well styled and decent performing motorcycles not doing well in the international market- spoilt for choices maybe! If Suzuki could get this bike down here via the CKD route and price it sensibly, it’s bound to clock better sales figures. Hyosung selling 145 units of the Aquila Pro in two months is ample proof. As a Suzuki with better brand recognition, the GSR would also be an easier superbike to live with. But alas!
Production numbers haven’t been announced, but the Limited Edition 2013 Suzuki GSR 750 would go on sales next month onward.
Engine Type: 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC
Engine Displacement: 749CC
Bore x Stroke: 72.0 mm x 46.0 mm
Compression Ratio: 12.3:1
Power: 106 bhp
Ignition Type: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Overall Length: 2115 mm
Overall Width: 785 mm
Overall Height: 1060 mm
Wheelbase: 1450 mm
Ground Clearance: 145 mm
Seat Height: 815 mm
Curb weight: 210kg
Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring oil damped
Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Disc, twin
Front: 120/70 ZR17M/C tubeless
Rear: 180/55 ZR17M/C tubeless
Fuel Tank: 17.5 L