2001 Suzuki GSX750F from Canada


A lot of bike for not a lot of money


Nothing yet.

General Comments:

This is my first bike. A few people warned me that it may be too much bike, but the power is very smooth and manageable, and there is plenty of it.

I have put 4500km on the bike in about 5 months. No problems so far. I use the bike to commute to work and the occasional pleasure cruise.

I am a big guy. 6 feet and 280 pounds, and I find the bike comfortable enough. The longest trip I can go on the bike without a break is about an 1 1/2 hours. Lighter guys may be more comfortable.

My only gripe is the bike doesn't run well when it's cold, but it's a carbed bike so I can't complain too much about that.

I love the rounded full-faired style.

This bike is a lot of bang for the buck. I would recommend it to anyone.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2010

13th Jan 2011, 11:37

Nice... I started riding in May 2010, and I own a GS500E... I put over 9000kms on it over the season, and enjoyed every one of them... I am looking for a bike that has more leg room and more power, but I don't want to scare myself... I was looking at getting a Bandit, but I like the idea of insuring a 750cc bike instead of a 1200cc...

The reviews of the bike are quite good, and yours obviously confirms this. I was glad to find your review, since we are the same size (5'11 @ 275lbs), so it tells me that the bike is comfortable enough for me.

Do you feel that this is a good second bike, or do you feel that the power will be lacking by the end of the first season with it... I guess I'm asking if you are going to keep riding this bike, or are you looking to upgrade next season?


11th Apr 2011, 13:08

Original review poster here.

Well you will definitely notice more power vs. the 500. This bike would be a good step up, but probably won't cost you too much more than the 500 to insure.

It's funny you mention about the Bandit, because my Dad (who is 62) loves his Bandit. I find it has a much more upright riding style than the Katana, and find my tailbone gets sore after about an hour on it. It has an incredible amount of power though. All the power in the Bandit is lower in the RPM range than the Katana.

At the end of the riding season last year, the engine was a little 'pingy', but I did a valve adjustment on it over the winter, and it purrs like a kitten again.

My personal belief is you can't go wrong with a Katana. Cheap to run, reliable, and comfortable.

Have fun out there!

1989 Suzuki GSX750F from Canada


It was built to last, great machine, very well engineered


Nothing really major has ever gone wrong with this motorcycle.

General Comments:

Only complaint is that it's cold blooded bike; it won't start up if temperature drops below 0.

I live in Canada and this is drawback, but is the only one.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2008

1990 Suzuki GSX750F from United States of America


A great sport touring mount


The seat faded and cracked during the first year I owned it, even though I kept it in a garage most of the time when not riding. I did commute on the bike a couple days a week, and it sat outside during the day.

I only owned the bike two years before getting transferred to Korea, but I never had any mechanical problems during the 12,000 miles I put on it.

General Comments:

I thought this was the best looking sport bike you could buy in 1990. Very classy looking in black and silver. I was surprised at how comfortable it was. I spent many hours in the saddle exploring the South Texas Hill Country. This bike wasn't cutting edge, but it was very capable. A good rider on this bike could outrun a squid on just about anything else.

The only problem I had was my hands going numb from the weight on them. It didn't happen until about two or three hours into the ride, long after you'd be screaming in pain from some of the more extreme crotch rockets.

I'm 6 foot, my wife is 5' 10", and the bike is adequate for two up rides.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2005

1989 Suzuki GSX750F from Australia


This bike is a great all-rounder


The clutch cable was stiff, needed replacing.

General Comments:

This bike is relatively fast (for a sports tourer), steers quickly, is reliable, and is probably the perfect first 750 for someone stepping up from a smaller bike.

One could take it on an all day tour with a pillion and enjoy it, or take it scratching with your mates on sports bikes in the mountains. What more could you ask for in a secondhand bike?

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th November, 2004