SUZUKI GSX-S750 (2017-on) Review

Published: 24 January 2017

Suzuki’s GSX-R750-powered naked bike

SUZUKI GSX-S750  (2017-on)

Suzuki’s GSX-R750-powered naked bike

  • At a glance
  • 749cc  -  112.4 bhp
  • 50 mpg  -  150 miles range
  • Medium seat height (820mm)
  • New: £7,599
    Used: £6,300 to £7,900 See all SUZUKI GSX-S750s for sale

Overall Rating 3 out of 5

On its own there is nothing wrong with the GSX-S750, it’s a very solid and competent naked bike from Suzuki. But in such a competitive field as it is placed in, it fails to stand out from its rivals in terms of performance or specification.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

Despite lacking fully-adjustable suspension, Suzuki has done a very good job of getting the GSX-S set up for road use. It’s a good handling bike that feels very secure when ridden hard and the riding position is typically naked-bike comfortable. The brakes lack a bit of initial bite, but on a machine aimed at less experienced riders this isn’t an issue.

Engine 3 out of 5

Based around the GSX-R750 K5’s inline four, the GSX-S750’s engine is smooth and lacks any surprises. It’s easy to live with, sounds great when revving and has a good throttle connection. The three-stage traction control works well and the clutch is light, however overall it does lack that spark of excitement that its rivals boast.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

The K5 engine is a solid lump and reliability issues on the GSR750, which uses a very similar motor, are very rare. Suzuki’s finish has improved recently and there is nothing to hint that the firm has skimped on the GSX-S750. Touches such as the black finish on the levers and pegs helps prevent corrosion in some traditionally poor areas.

Insurance, running costs & value 3 out of 5

At £7599 the GSX-S750 is the cheapest bike in its class. However there isn’t much difference between its price tag and its rivals’ and the likes of the 2017 Yamaha MT-07 add fully-adjustable suspension and a quickshifter to the party while the 2017 Street Triple is also very technologically advanced.

Equipment 3 out of 5

You get ABS and three-stage traction control as standard, as well as radial brakes and an LCD dash taken from the GSX-S1000 that includes a gear indicator and fuel gauge. The suspension only has spring preload adjustability, which is a shame, and there is no slipper clutch.

Owners' Reviews

3 owners have reviewed their SUZUKI GSX-S750 (2017-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your SUZUKI GSX-S750 (2017-on)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 5 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 4.3 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 4.7 out of 5
Equipment 5 out of 5
5 out of 5

underated

25 July 2017 by chris c

performance handling and quality are all excellent highly recommended and contrary to some press reports an equal to the competition. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
suspension set up is spot on even though it is only preload adjustable, plush ride and behaves when pushed. the brakes are very good at speed once youve got some heat into the pads with much more initial bite than when cold.seat is a little on the hard side of comfortable.
Engine
5 out of 5
engine is very smooth and pulls right through the rev range with a slight hike in power from 8500 revs up. sounds glorious at higher revs with yoshimura optional can on and the induction roar is sublime
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
much improved build quality over suzukis of old
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
usual dealer servicing costs but parts are reasonable and does 50+ mpg on average
Equipment
5 out of 5
gear indicator, 3 stage easily adjustable traction control, ABS,average fuel consumption, range etc everything required
Buying experience

bought from via moto sheffield at list price but good trade in and excellent service

5 out of 5

3 Cylinders are for girls

17 July 2017 by Gram70

best= mixture of low down grunt & high end power worst= high seat hight Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
happy commuting loves to be thrashed handels amazing feels as light as a BMX when your driving it
Engine
4 out of 5
could do with a bit more power im putting a full scorpion on mine lose the cat K&N filter job done
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
great build quality reliable as a swiss watch
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
thrash it 50mpg go easy 60mpg
Equipment
5 out of 5
LCD dashes are the future love it traction control works really good too brakes are amazing brembo's are for label junkies
Buying experience

saltire motorcycles £8039 otr best place in scotland to buy a bike

5 out of 5

Best Naked on the Road

12 July 2017 by Flatout or Parked

114bhp not 112 out handles other bikes in same class Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
mega comfy ride it 3-4 hours non stop easy. over 6000rpm MT09,Z9 could not stay with me. brakes are really good loads of feal this bike can scratch with the best of them
Engine
4 out of 5
6000-12,000 rpm this bike is total hooligan, on scottish A&B roads your matching leathers & bike POWER RANGERS become tiny specs in the mirrors very quickly
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
exellent build quality dynamite gearbox
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
LCD dash is the way forward, nothing like the traction control light flickering to make your arse twich, bridgestone tyres are amazeballs.
Buying experience

bougth from saltire motorcycles £8039 on the road

Read all 3 owners' reviews in full

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2017
Year discontinued -
New price £7,599
Used price £6,300 to £7,900
Warranty term 2 year unlimited
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £85
Annual service cost £130
Performance
Max power 112.4 bhp
Max torque 59.7 ft-lb
Top speed 120 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 50 mpg
Tank range 150 miles
Specification
Engine size 749cc
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, inline four.
Frame type D-section and round tubular steel
Fuel capacity 16 litres
Seat height 820mm
Bike weight 213kg
Front suspension 41mm KYB inverted forks, adjustable spring preload
Rear suspension Single shock, 7-way adjustable spring preload.
Front brake 2 x 310mm discs, four-piston Nissin radial calipers; ABS
Rear brake 240mm disc, one-piston caliper ABS
Front tyre size 120/70X17
Rear tyre size 180/55x17

History & Versions

Model history

The GSX-S750 replaces Suzuki's GSR750 in the firm's range with a revised, more spirited engine. 

Other versions

None

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