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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.

Suzuki GSX-R750 (2006-2007)

Detail Value
New price £8,199
Dealer used prices
£4,540 (2006) - £5,420 (2007)
Private used prices
£3,930 (2006) - £4,900 (2007)
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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

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)

  • The perfect bike

    Anonymous

    Average rating rating is 5

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    I have the k6 750,i was looking for something more powerful with better suspension but would still be forgiving if i made a mistake.(moving up from a fzs600 fazer (fantastic bike)).I bought this bike in dec 2010 for £4k with 3.5k on the clock,a bargain at the time,it had a leo vince can on it which sounds amazing. my 1st bike was the fazer so this was a big step up but it was very forgiving and allowed me to progress my driving without being to harsh.To conclude this bike is amazingly quick/sharp to turn and exit the corner,plus its a good steping stone if you are moving from a less sporty 600. p.s just done a driving experience.(drove a ferrari,lambo,aston,audi r8,and a porsche)and in my opinion the gixxer pulls faster and harder. p.p.s got taken round the track in an ariel atom and to be honest don't think the gixxer would win that battle,but would be close. buy one and don't hesitate

    19 May 2012

  • K7 Gixxer Seven-Fiddy

    Pharaoh41282

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I loved this bike to death. She was stolen from me, but the memories will live forever in my heart... Now that that's out of the way, let me say that after owning an R6, this bike was a welcome upgrade. Light as a feather with handling to match, but a motor like a beast. Never ran out of power with this bike. Never a single problem with it, quality was awesome. Replace the heavy exhaust, tune the suspension, and this bike will pull forever.

    19 December 2009

  • Best I've ever owned

    dev_d7

    PETERBOROUGH , ZA

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I sadly had to sell my K7 750 as I race and needed a 600cc racebike. It is the best bike I've ever owned, and all round just fantastic. I would've liked the bodywork to be a little better quality and maybe a lap-timer included in the dash, but otherwise no complaints. The motor is great and a perfectly balance between a 600 and a 1000. I am saving to buy myself another one for the road. Why on earth the other manufacturers still don't produce them I do not know! Is the success of the GSXR-750 not obvious?

    07 September 2009

  • Buy One

    TheSpikyOne

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    A sensational all-round package. It's a bike that makes experts out of idiots.

    15 May 2009

  • gsxr 750 k6

    simonheatman

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I.ve just changed from a CBR600F to the GSXR750. Only had it 3 weeks and I've put 1000 miles on it. This bike wasn't on my initial shortlist of bikes as I'm only 5ft4 and having ridden previous Gixxers thought it would be too tall and uncomfortable. Not a bit of it, the bike fits me like a glove and is within a hairs bredth of the comfort of the CBR. It also has a lot more torque so doesn,t need to be revved if you,re not in the mood. If you are in the mood this is a quick bike that can mix it with the big boys.I,m recently back into bikes so have no NCB so couldn,t insure a 100cc. After buying this, I'm not bothered

    13 June 2008

  • gsxr 750

    simonheatman

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I.ve just changed from a CBR600F to the GSXR750. Only had it 3 weeks and I've put 1000 miles on it. This bike wasn't on my initial shortlist of bikes as I'm only 5ft4 and having ridden previous Gixxers thought it would be too tall and uncomfortable. Not a bit of it, the bike fits me like a glove and is within a hairs bredth of the comfort of the CBR. It also has a lot more torque so doesn,t need to be revved if you,re not in the mood. If you are in the mood this is a quick bike that can mix it with the big boys.I,m recently back into bikes so have no NCB so couldn,t insure a 100cc. After buying this, I'm not bothered

    13 June 2008

  • gsx-r750 K6

    Anonymous

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    after my last big off when racing the i realised that broken bones don't heal the same when you get older so i decided to pack it in. with doing so i was on the look out for a good all round proper sports bike for the road & the odd track day. I have previously owned a blade, 3 r6's, 1 gsxr K1 750, zxr 750, R1, Mille r, and loads of off road stuff. I ended up buying the K6 750 due to all the good reports i'd read, and how right they was. The 1st thing to change was the rear sets, (diamond £160) then i went down 1 gear the front sprocket, and fit a pair of supercorsa's (which i used when racing) then went to oulton park (trackday) to put it through its paces. The first big issue was the suspention by the end of the day it was dialed in to its hardest settings and it was squatting coming out of some corners. so i had the front & rear resprung and revalved to my weight. as i'm now riding on the road i didn't want to spend a fortune on ohlins shocks ect so i had the suspension set for fast road riding with enough left to dial in when on the track.(£450 kias suspension) Mid range was a bit poor so i also bought a full leo de vince race system bargain (ebay USA £370 delivered) power commander k&n filter again from the USA. Dyno'd at rocket center blackburn (£145). next a track day at angelsey (great ciruit now revamped) OH my GOD what a difference i had to dial in the suspension a little for the track but no big deal. I can not beleive the difference this exhaust system made to this bike. the stock cat must restrict the bike no ends. Bare in mind i've been racing sports bikes for many years with ohlins this and ohlins that all set up for me by people that know what there doing. This bike is great straight out of the crate for the road and the track the best there is in my opinion. little tweaks here and there like front sprocket 1 gear down and the suspension setting up make a big difference. but a full system, power commander, air filter and dyno make this bike an awesome machine. A 1000cc bike in a 600 chasis. the finish on the suzuki's are not as good as your honda's keep the metalwork clean and lightly oiled (wd40) as it can fur up quite easily. WHO KNOWS MAYBE WE WILL SEE A CBR 750rr ONE DAY!!!!

    21 March 2008

  • My new K7!!

    hellfired

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    I collected my new gixxer from the dealer yesterday and I've already covered nearly 300 miles! Riding the thing is just so addictive, and so easy to do! The noise it makes is astounding - someone at Suzuki has definately been sent away to the School Of Emotive Engine Noise! The airbox growl is amazing! I love the colour scheme, and it certainly gets plenty of looks in town - blip the throttle and the revs rise and fall as fast as your wrist twists the grip! It's amazing! The only chink in its armour is the lack of a fuel guage... I came to this from a Bandit and as such it's the only thing I miss! Still wouldn't swap it or anything though!

    27 May 2007

  • My K6

    skycat

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    Fantastic bike, its a great confidence giver. It sticks to the road like glue whether in the wet or dry. The 750 has all the fun of a 600 and a bit more torque of a larger sports bike, best or both for me. I find it very comfortable, though ive change the screen to a double bubble. All on all brill 'five stars', and it be sometime before i find a replacement.

    24 May 2007

  • billys new k6

    mrbillspeed

    Average rating rating is 4.5

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    i have bought the parallel import gixxer, chuffed to bits but the swing arm has some lift (approx 10mm) but no side movement, has anyone else come across this??

    04 May 2007

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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

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

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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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