Suzuki GSX-R750 Reviews from United States of America

2001 Suzuki GSX-R750

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong. This bike only breaks if you drop it while riding it.

General Comments:

An awesome piece of Japanese machinery. Highly recommended. If you buy this bike in, good condition you shouldn't have any problems with it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2012

2006 Suzuki GSX-R750

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired8951 miles
Most recent distance14522 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki VS800

Summary:

Near perfect

Faults:

The exhaust tuning valve actuator had to be replaced (9,000 miles).

The throttle position sensor had to be adjusted because the throttle was "jumpy" (9,200 miles).

General Comments:

A great motorcycle which is more fun than the GSX-R600, and much more streetable than the brutal GSX-R1000.

One of the most adjustable suspensions of any sport bike.

Because the GSX-R750 has been produced for over 20 years, every aftermarket company produces something for it.

The power comes on quickly, and continues all the way to the 15,000 RPM redline.

The bike can do over 100 mph in first gear, and puts the front wheel in the air with little effort (roll on).

A slipper clutch from the factory, as well as a tool kit with which you can rebuild the entire bike (excluding the engine mount bolt).

Three positions for the factory rearset makes the bike comfortable for most riders, and can be used in one position for daily commuting and another for track days.

With Pirelli Diablo Supersport tires, the turn in is predictable and very, very quick with knee slides easy to perform.

The seat has ridges down the sides, which are there to make the bike look good standing still, but cut into your legs on longer rides (70 miles or more).

Suzuki saved weight by using a very small battery, and this allows the battery to go dead in cold weather in short order. You must have a battery charger if you live in a cold climate.

The bike requires frequent tuning of the sensors and other parts of the bike. With a manual and some know-how, it is easy to do yourself, but if you need to bring it to a shop to have the work done, it becomes very expensive in a short time.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2009

2007 Suzuki GSX-R750

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance3200 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CBR600F4i

Summary:

750 is the perfect displacement - excellent handling

Faults:

I have had no issues with this bike.

General Comments:

The bike is very reliable thus far. Bought it new and have had no issues with it.

My only complaint is that the brakes felt a bit weak, requiring a lot of pressure on the lever; more than some other sport-bikes that I have ridden.

It is not a bike meant for touring, as the seating position is fairly aggressive. This can be minimized at bit by the three way adjustable rear-sets that come standard from the factory.

It has good throttle response and is very quick. To be fair, I was expecting a bit more power, but there is more than enough there to get you up and down all the twisty mountain canyon roads.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2007

1995 Suzuki GSX-R750

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 7 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.9 / 10
Distance when acquired3800 miles
Most recent distance9700 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS500F

Summary:

Buy a GIXXER 7

Faults:

I had a short bout of having to change the spark plugs. Finally went with the really expensive ones and no trouble since.

The blinker capacitor blew-out.

Nothing major to complain about mechanically.

General Comments:

My previous ride (first bike) was a 1996 Bandit 600. I recommend that bike to any new rider. A great starter bike.

The goal of my next bike was to get a bike with more power and less weight. I was looking for a 600 or 750 from any of the Big Four. The 1995 GSXR 750 has about 25 more hp and is about 20 lbs lighter. What a difference this makes! I tried a Yamaha YZF600 and a Gixxer600 in my quest. The YZF did not give me the impression I wanted, and although the Gixxer6 was very nice, it was much newer and more $$$.

I LOVE my Gixxer7, and have since made it my personal hobby. I will not buy any other bike for myself other than a new model. It is the bike that started the modern sports-bike. Since I bought the bike, its value has not decreased much. I could sell the bike for about $500 less than what I paid for it 4 years ago!

This past spring, I "accidentally" bought a 2004 Gixxer7. My wife said one of the bikes had to go. I sold the 2004. The old bike is more "comfortable". It has all the power I want and is fast becoming a classic ride. They had not yet cut too many corners on the '95. I hear the '00 and newer sacrifice some strength for weight.

I use synthetic oil and change the oil every 3000 miles. I get about 50mpg average mileage, which I am very happy with :-)

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2005

21st Sep 2005, 13:58

A true motorcycle nut would have sold the wife instead hehe.

11th May 2006, 05:40

True true.

He he, I'm 20 years old, I don't have enough money to buy a new bike, (saving my money for a Suzuki Hayabusa 2005). I have a 750 GSXR 1986, it's not so comfortable, but I wouldn't trade it for the world, and I am not going to sell it when I buy the new Hayabusa.

A guy with a Porsche Carrera GT 2005 stopped me and wanted to buy it from me, and he has the limited edition of Hayabusa 2006. Good luck with that.

8th Apr 2007, 17:46

I have the 1994, it is very much the same as the '95, except for the color scheme. The bike is a bullet-proof machine. I drive it hard, change the oil every 2000-2500 kms, and have had no problems other than the cops!

8th Mar 2009, 06:38

I have a 1995 GSXR750WP and I love it!!

Have owned it for 3+ years (I've done about 14k miles of 27k on the clock) without any problems at all - nothing! edit: Tell-a-lie, I replaced the battery and a tail light bulb.

Just spent £300+ on tyres, wheel paint, xchain/sprockets...

...money well spent in my opinion :)

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 4 reviews