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Suzuki GSX-R750 (2006-2007)



Detail Value
New price £8,199
Used price range View Suzuki GSX-R750 bikes for sale to see current asking prices
Engine size 749 cc
Power 125 bhp
Top speed 170 mph
Insurance group 16 of 17
  MCN ratings Owners' ratings
Overall rating is 5 rating is 5
Engine rating is 5 rating is 5
Ride & Handling rating is 5 rating is 5
Equipment rating is 4 rating is 4
Quality & Reliability rating is 4 rating is 4
Value rating is 5 rating is 4.5

MCN overall verdict rating is 5

Perfect balance is a tricky concept to build into a motorcycle, especially a sportsbike, but the Suzuki GSX-R750 is arguably the best blend of sheer speed, fluid handling and outstanding braking that anyone could ask for. The GSX-R750 is devastatingly fast, at the track, or on the road and incredibly easy to ride too. It's so good, you wonder why anyone buys the Suzuki GSX-R1000, except to say `My Gixer's bigger than yours, yah-boo.'

 

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Engine

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 5

Making a smooth, user-friendly stream of power, which builds up to a howling 12K redline, the Suzuki GSX-R750 motor is just about perfect, backed up by a very sweet fuel injection system. Precise close ratio gearbox too and clutch-free changes can be accomplished easily once you're rolling on the GSX-R750. With a pedigree stretching back a decade you can be sure the engine will prove reliable too.

Ride and Handling

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 5

Real slick ride. The 2006 Suzuki GSX-R750 had some mass centralisation work which helped make the rider feel like the bike had shrunk to a 600cc sized sportster basically. The suspension is highly accomplished on all surfaces and compared to Suzuki GSX-R750s from a few years ago the brakes are in another dimension. In a word, the GSX-R750's handling is adroit.

Equipment

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The Suzuki GSX-R750 is a good looking bike, especially in traditional Suzuki blue/white, but like most GSX-R's the bike only has what it needs to go fast on it, and little else. The GSX-R750's combo mirror/indicators look cool, but tend to wobble a bit, thus blurring the view and the stubby `MotoGP' exhaust merely disguises a huge, pig ugly catalyser - which probably robs the bike of 10bhp. Pillion pegs are a bit laughable on this Suzuki GSX-R750, as is the pillion pad.

Quality and Reliability

MCN rating rating is 4
Owners' rating rating is 4

The Suzuki GSX-R750 looks beautiful when new, but all that matt black paint is likely to look a bit scuzzy if you're crackers enough to ride the thing in winter at all. Like most modern sportsbikes, there's virtually no mudguards to speak of on the Suzuki GSX-R750, so crud will be flung over the engine, downpipes and all around the rear end - talking of which, the swingarm looks welded up by Bender, the robot from Futurama. 

Value

MCN rating rating is 5
Owners' rating rating is 4.5

For the amazing riding experience it delivers, you have to give the Suzuki GSX-R750 full marks. It comprehensively demolishes 600s on track, and if the rider is any good, you'll be claiming a few 1000cc scalps too. It does all you can expect and more, plus it looks a million times slicker, more rakishly sexy, than the Suzuki GSX-R750s of just a few years back. Find a Suzuki GSX-R750 for sale

Insurance

Insurance group: 16 of 17

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Model History

2006: Suzuki GSX-R750 K6 launched.

Other Versions

None.

Specifications

Top speed 170 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 10.7 secs
Max power 125 bhp
Max torque 55 ft-lb
Weight 163 kg
Seat height 810 mm
Fuel capacity 16.5 litres
Average fuel consumption 33 mpg
Tank range 115 miles
Annual road tax
Insurance group 16 of 17
Engine size 749 cc
Engine specification 16v, in line 4, 6 gears
Frame Aluminium twin spar
Front suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Rear suspension adjustment Preload, rebound, compression
Front brakes Twin 310mm discs
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17 in
Rear tyre size 120/70 x 17 in

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Owners' Overall Rating rating is 4.5(11 reviews)

  • This is the bike to own, period!

    Venom18

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    What can I say about this bike, in brief coz Im not one for writing long essays, this is the best bike I've ever owned. I had the K4 750, the K5 1000 and now I have the K6 750 and I have to say its a better bike than the 2 put together. A little bit more gruntier than the K4 but obviously not as powerfull as the 1000. Where it really excels is the handling, throw this machine into a corner and it sticks every time. Its so much more flickable than the 1000 its unbelievable, the grin factor you get is so much more. My belief is a 1000 makes you a lazy rider coz we all know they're like rocket ships so it doesn't matter if you mess a corner up coz you'll catch whoever up when you get to a straight. The 750 makes you work for it but its alot more satisfying. For me having owned a 750 and a 1000 before, I'll never change again. Roll on the K8. Strengths: Looks, noise, handling, grin factor. Weaknesses: Nothing as yet.

    04 June 2006

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dev_d7

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dev_d7says

Thought so

That's what I thought, but then why not show both figures so we have something to compare the current model and previous models with... I think there were 1 or 2 other errors on the spec sheet too (must check again).

12 February 2008 11:22

dev_d7

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Thought so

That's what I thought, but then why not show both figures so we have something to compare the current model and previous models with... I think there were 1 or 2 other errors on the spec sheet too (must check again).

12 February 2008 11:22

neilybabe

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BHP Rating?

It seems that the quoted power of 125bhp by MCN is the reading at the back wheel, not the factory quote of 148bhp. Bike mag recently dyno'd one at 128, and TWO mag at 134, both at the rear wheel. Bike also top speeded at 171.9mph in poor weather conditions.

12 December 2007 16:45

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