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Suzuki GSX-R 750 model history
1996—1999


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Suzuki 1996More Suzuki models from 1996
1996 Suzuki year code: T
 
The Revelation! Suzuki listened to its customers and brought the GSX-R750 back to where it should have been. With a new chassis, new engine, 39 mm carbs and new shape it importantly was down 20 kg to 179 kg with 128 hp and pin-sharp handling.

The GSX-R750T was again targeted for the Superbike crown using technologies derived straight from the 500cc GP racer. It even looked like the RGV500 works machine Kevin Schwantz rode in the World Championships the year before.

The new GSX-R750 model was as extreme as the first model a decade earlier. The wheelbase was shortened to 1400 mm and the new 24° caster aluminium twin-spar frame (instead of double craddle) was very rigid and the new engine an impressive work of egineering, being the most compact and lightweight engine in the class. The new short stroke (72 x 46 mm) water-cooled DOHC four-valve engine was titled 25 degrees forward. It feautured SCEM (Silicon Carbide Electro-Plate) cylinder to reduce cylinder pitch and use of straight ports and the new SRAD (Suzuki Ram Air Direct) induction and electronically controlled BDSR 39mm carburetors. Lightweight magnesium covers were used to the cylinder head, starter motor, clutch, drive gear and other areas. These and other weight savings enabled the new model to achieve the same dry weight of 179 kg as the original 1985 GSX-R750. The 43mm inverted tube front fork and rear shock were both fully adjustable.
 
GSX-R 750 1996
Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry weight: 179 kg (394.6 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 130.2 hp (95 kW)/ 11,500 rpm, 80 Nm/ 10,000 rpm.

Here's a GSX-R750 1996 press kit!
GSX-R 750 1996
Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry weight: 179 kg (394.6 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 130.2 hp (95 kW)/ 11,500 rpm, 80 Nm/ 10,000 rpm.




Suzuki 1997More Suzuki models from 1997
1997 Suzuki year code: V

 
More of the same with only slight mods and a few internal changes for the GSX-R750V. The aerodynamics of the slanted nose overhanging over the front tyre and the rounded contours of the large detachable single seat tail cowl were borrowed straight from the RGV-T. The large seat cowl also has the distinction of making any followers' slipstreaming difficult in races. High power, high reliability and the compact and lightweight features of the engine and the chassis enabled the riders on the GSX-R750 to shine on the track and the street riders to enjoy handling ease of a 400cc class chassis but with explosive acceleration. New graphics.
 
GSX-R 750 1997
Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,400 mm (55.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry weight: 179 kg (394.6 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 128.7 hp (96 kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10,000 rpm.

GSX-R 750 1997
Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1, 400 mm (55.1 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry weight: 179 kg (394.6 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 128.7 hp (96 kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10,000 rpm.



Suzuki 1998More Suzuki models from 1998
1998 Suzuki year code: W

 
Electronic fuel injection appeared for the first time on a GSX-R with large 46 mm throttle bodies together with a steering damper as standard, a five mm shorter wheelbase, altered internal and external gear ratios, altered chassis, suspension and brakes, internal engine mods and massive airbox.   Power was up to 135 hp.  An absolute gem to ride.  Suzuki made a class-leading sportsbike even better.

Two-stage system monitored water and intake air temperatures, environmental and intake air pressures, throttle position and engine rpm to optimal air/fuel mix for both low and high rpm situations. CDI ignition coil was adopted and internal engine parts saw further weight reduction and the camshaft position use of close ratio gearbox and strengthening of rear shock mount.
 
GSX-R750WGSX-R 750 1998
Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 135 hp (98.5kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10,000 rpm.

GSX750R
GSX-R 750 1998
Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 135 hp (98.5kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10,000 rpm.

GSX750R
GSX-R 750 1998
Overall Length: 2,055 mm (80.9 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,135 mm (44.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 135 hp (98.5kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10,000 rpm.


1998 GSX-R 750 W naked. Click for larger format.


Suzuki 1999More Suzuki models from 1999
1999 Suzuki year code: X

 
The 1999-year's GSX-R750X saw only minor modifications including a wider 6" rear rim and new graphics.
GSX-R750XGSX-R 750 1999
Overall Length: 2,065 mm (81.3 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 134 hp (97,8 kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10.300 rpm.

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GSX-R 750 1999
Overall Length: 2,065 mm (81.3 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 in)
Overall Height: 1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 134 hp (97,8 kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10.300 rpm.

Here's even larger picture.

GSX-R 750 1999
Overall Length: 2,065 mm (81.3 in)
Overall Width: 720 mm (28.3 i.)
Overall Height: 1,165 mm (45.9 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Ground Clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Engine type: Water-cooled 749 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves. 134 hp (97,8 kW)/ 12,000 rpm, 82 Nm/ 10.300 rpm.

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All the larger motorcycles made for the Japanese home market are power restricted.
Prior to 1993 the maximum horsepower were the following:
  250cc class: 45hp
  400cc class: 59 hp
  750cc class: 77 hp
  over 750cc: not allowed

The new limits for the models built in 1993 and after, were:
  250cc class: 40hp
  400cc class: 53 hp
  750cc class: 77 hp
  over 750cc: allowed, but restricted to 100 hp.

Bikes with more powerful engines are and were made for export only. However, if a Japanese private person wants to buy an unrestricted bike, they are allowed to import it from another country by themselves for private use...



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