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Trevor Franklin  says:

Poll: Suzuki GSR750 vs Triumph Street Triple, Yamaha FZ8 and Kawasaki Z750

Triumph's successful Street Triple exploded onto the market in 2007 and hasn't been outclassed since. But there's a new bike in town... The Suzuki GSR750 has received rave reviews since its 2011 launch. Handling, tractable engine and ultra-sharp styling are everything we expect of a new bike, and the GSR has these. But can it's 105bhp ex-GSX-R750 engine and sharp steering get...

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Oct 10

Posts: 15

ThreK says:

Hmm, why have you not included the Hornet in this shootout? And what about the BMW F800R? I don't see why you would put the the Street Triple up against the Z750, FZ8 and GSR750 and not include the Hornet and F800R.

Also, the winner is pretty obvious as each and every Triumph will win in a MCN comparison. Don't get me wrong though, the Street Triple is a brilliant bike and for sound alone it wins hands down. Can't judge the handling on a standard one, but the R is sublime. Just a shame they have yet again failed at offering an ABS as, in my opinion, it doesn't make much sense buying a new bike today that doesn't have ABS on board. I'm sure it will come, maybe next year, but that's too late for me, sorry.

The GSR is without ABS too, I'll admit this, but it will be available later this summer though. Also the GSR apparently beats all of the other competitors in terms of acceleration and grunt.

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Apr 06

Posts: 191

ERP30 says:


Z750 of course... Only because i own one... that makes me bias.. just like MCN will go for Triumph because they will be bias...:biggrin:

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Sep 10

Posts: 120

daveire says:

I think the gsr should have the edge, certainly if looks are taken into account. The triumpt is not exactly good looking. It reminds me of a old gsxr 750 street fighter a bad one at that. I suppose its like marmite.

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Oct 10

Posts: 15

ThreK says:

Forgot to mention...

... that I would go for a GSR 750 and I probably will. Already had a testrode one the other day and it's great! Handling is great, although not as good as the Street R but still much better than the others and the engine feels very powerful, even more powerful than the Street as I've ridden one shortly after the GSR. I would've ordered one already (despite the rather unspectecular swingarm) but sadly you have to wait for the ABS models to arrive :-/

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May 09

Posts: 508

speedo007 says:

I think they are all great bikes. I have the Fz8 and love it. Had a Speed Triple in 2009 and the Fz8 has even better handling, probably on par with the Street Triple.

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Oct 05

Posts: 100

it will be the triumph

why because they always ...always choose Triumph

they must have one helluva complimentory Triumph christmas hamper thats all i can say

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Feb 09

Posts: 41

I saw a matt black Z750R in the Kawasaki Autorama in Dewsbury a couple of weeks back - looked absolutely stunning. I didn't get chance to ride it but on looks alone - awesome. I realise that this comment has no constructive feedback whatsoever.

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Oct 06

Posts: 1

I'm biased, too. I have a Z750S with a ZX-6R front end. Awesome bike!

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Jul 10

Posts: 41

955nsim says:

memory probs some people!!

Well jonnyconcrete..either you don't read mcn too much or your memory is failing a bit,as mcn gave the sports 600 to Suzuki,the retro bike to the Kawasaki and have now given the middleweight roadster to Suzuki also and recently were raving about how you had to have a harley to experience the 'real thing'..despite the Triumph and Victory being vastly superior in every way.The recent mcn adventure test split the vote with the Triumph being better on road and the BMW marginally better by your reckoning the 'Hamper should be delivered by Suzuki with a Xmas pud supplied by Harley.So to let facts get in the way ..but gotta put a bit of truth into the 'Triumph always wins' myth that is said by many who clearly don't like British products doing well.The most succesful Bike manufacturer in sales above 500cc in Britain last year was Triumph.They must be doing something right.Anyway each to their own..we can't all always agree..but we gotta be truthful!

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Jun 11

Posts: 36

stefmeister says:


I knew it would be the STR, however... I still wouldn't trade my GSR for anything. The more I ride it, the more I get in touch with my inner child! Yes, I know ... I've red it before; being called boring/dull lifeless etc etc. I've not been riding for a great deal of time, and it delivers everything I need to build up my confidence without being a d!ck on the road... I think I will keep this one!!

Everytime I walk up to it, I think to myself; Is it just me or did is this bike becoming better looking by the day!



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