EVERYTHING about the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S 750 screams performance. From the moment we hopped on board this naked sports bike we couldn’t help ourselves, immediately falling in love with its character, and the exhilarating ride it provides.
Motorcycling versatility forms the backbone of what makes this motorcycle good, in fact very good. Not only does it have a very usable power band that makes it an absolute corner eating monster, but it is also a great everyday commuter.
Inspired by Suzuki’s legendary GSX-R range, a twist of the throttle unleashes MotoGP style performance. Utilising the latest technologies and tuned for the street, the GSX-S 750 makes the most of it 749cc motor to produce 84kW and 81Nm.
The Suzuki dual throttle valve system ensures smooth power delivery throughout the engine’s broad power range. In real word terms this makes powering out of a corner efficient, and gives the bike a real balance, as well as increasing rider confidence.
Although we have labelled this bike as versatile, the real beauty is in the way it handles the twisty stuff. It feels compact, with a wet weight of just 213kg, and has a wheelbase of 1455mm and a seat height of 820mm.
Its nimble stature adds to its racy demeanor, and provides a feeling of agility. It also features a three mode traction control system that helps aid the rider to get the most out of their 750 GSX-S.
Mode 1 focuses on sport riding and was our personal favourite here at Exhaust Notes Australia. Designed to give minimal intervention, it lets the rider extract the most from the bikes natural abilities.
Mode 2 offers the ideal balance for typical road conditions, and Mode 3 delivers maximum traction for when you are riding in less than ideal conditions. All riding modes can be engaged via a switch which is mounted on the handlebars.
The TFT display is clear and easy to read. It presents all information the rider requires including speed, revs, fuel range, riding mode and gear selected, and is a nice touch of modern technology that complements the rest of the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S 750.
Ergonomically, the Suzuki is as comfortable, if not more comfortable than anything in its class. Seating position is reasonably upright and great for maneuvering and lane filtering in city hustle and bustle.
Get out of the city and into the countryside and the seating position allows you to get down over the tank and turn on predator mode – attacking the apex at will. The suspension can handle most anything you can throw at it.
Sporting 41mm KYB inverted front forks with adjustable pre-load, and a Link-type KYB shock with adjustable spring pre-load at the rear, the GSX-S 750 offers exceptional balance and handling.
Braking works well and inspires late controlled braking into the corners. Nissin radial mount four-piston calipers, and dual 310mm petal discs with ABS are found at home on the front, with Nissin single-piston caliper and 240mm petal disc with ABS at the rear.
Based in a super competitive marketplace the Suzuki GSX-S has some stiff competition from the likes of the Yamaha MT-07, Kawasaki’s slightly larger Z900 and Ducati’s Monster. There’s no doubt the Suzuki stacks up well in this space though.
Striking in its traditional Suzuki blue and yellow paint scheme, our test bike looked aggressive, even when standing still. It’s also available in Metallic Matte Black if you are looking for something a little more subdued.
Priced at just $12,690 ride away, with a 2-year unlimited kilometre warranty, the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S 750 isn’t just a great mid-range performance bike, it also offers exceptional value motorcycling.
Our test bike was provided by Suzuki Australia. For further information on the 2020 Suzuki GSX-S 750, contact your local Suzuki dealer.