Official sketch of the new Suzuki GSR750

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Suzuki has released a single official illustration of the new GSR750 ­ a stylish naked middleweight that will be seen in finished form in just three weeks.

Suzuki are remaining tight-lipped about the bike¹s technical details, but factory insiders told MCN the all-new bike has a detuned engine from the GSX-R750 sportsbike but uses cheaper suspension and chassis components. The price is likely to be around £6750.

The GSR750 enters a middleweight class which has recently seen a glut of new bikes, including the Yamaha FZ8, Kawasaki Z750R, Ducati Monster 796, Ducati Hypermotard 796 along with older bikes such as the BMW F800R, Aprilia Shiver 750 and of course the class-leading Triumph Street Triple 675.

After years of the middleweight naked class dwindling in the UK, it seems all the manufacturers now want a slice of the sales. This follows the pattern in Europe where the Kawasaki Z750 and Ducati Monster have regularly topped the best-sellers lists. The Z750, for example, sold more in France last year than all the UK Fireblades and GSX-R1000s combined.

Read the full story in this week’s MCN, on sale Wednesday 22 September 2010.

Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter