Suzuki GSX750E Review from Norway

1980 Suzuki GSX750E

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.1 / 10
Distance when acquired74200 kilometres
Most recent distance74400 kilometres
Previous motorcycleSuzuki ZX 11

Summary:

Simple, reliable and with old-school charisma

Faults:

The voltage regulator had to be changed. It's an oil leak from the camchain tensioner.

The front forks has to undergo service, as they are far too soft.

General Comments:

The bike runs just fine, with few noises from the engine, despite its 30 years of age. It has a certain patina, and I suspect that for example Hondas often look fresh longer.

Anyway, I like the bike a lot. It has got an upright riding position and runs quite well to be a 79 hp 750 cc from 1980.

I have owned a CB 1100 F, which was relatively similar, and compared to that one, the Suzuki also gives a good overall impression so far. I hope to keep it for a long time.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th May, 2010

12th May 2013, 16:34

It's 2013 now, and the bike has 81700 km on the odometer. Since last time I wrote about the bike, I have changed the chain and sprockets. Apart from that, only oil and filter changes...

Average review marks: 6.1 / 10, based on 1 review