The Suzuki GSX-R750 is now 31-years-old - a time that has seen huge evolution in the sportsbike class. The first GSX-R750 arrived with an air-cooled engine and the first mass-produced aluminium alloy frame. It produced 83bhp at 10,500rpm.
The current GSX-R750 has a liquid-cooled inline four engine producing 130bhp at 13,200rpm, housed in an aluminium beam frame. You can read part one of our GSX-R tech special here.
Stuck between the peaky and impractical supersport bikes and the rip-snorting superbikes of today, the 750 sits in a class of one, offering the best of both worlds. The best second hand examples available at MCN Bike for Sale are listed below.
This generation was the first to get upside down forks when it was launched in 1990, and 1992 saw the introduction of water-cooling to the GSX-R. They're starting to become aought after and prices are steadily rising.
Built using the same technology as Suzuki's Grand Prix-winning RGV500, the SRAD was incredibly light and as such handled extremely well. It felt like a proper race bike for the road and they're still popular today.
By this time the 750cc superbike class was pretty much dead, with just the GSX-R and Ducati's baby sportsbike keeping it alive. This generation 750 was easy to ride for novices and extremely capable in the right hands. Compared to today's sportsbikes, it's actaully pretty comfy.
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.