GSXR750 25th Anniversary 1985 — 2010 thankyou

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GSXR750 25th Anniversary — 2010 thankyou

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The original GSX-R750 was the bike which modern Japanese motorcycles were invented. there had been plenty of and fiery superbikes before the four was unleashed in 1985. But the was the first modern race a uniquely single-minded machine for performance above all else.

Its matched that of Suzuki’s racers of the previous year, the shape of the twin-headlamp fairing to the use of wheels (favoured by endurance teams because the larger facilitated brake pad changes) of the then fashionable 16-inchers. Its was made from aluminium, of the steel used by rival And its 749cc.

DOHC 16-valve engine was with a peak output of @ 10.50()rpm.

Oil cooling system

output came from a that used the novel bikes) system of oil-cooling to cylinder temperatures without the bulk and weight of a water The Suzuki Advanced Cooling SACS for short, allowed the to redesign the previous air-cooled unit on a smaller, higher-revving

Almost every component weight by being smaller or. in the of the cam cover, made from magnesium instead of aluminium.

The motor’s output and lightness impressive, but it was the chassis that did to give this bike its power-to-weight ratio. At 3881b the GSX-R was far lighter than any 750. According to Suzuki, the new frame, constructed from a of cast sections and extruded weighed just I8lb half as much as the GSX750s rigid steel item.

Front forks were 41 mm units, their rigidity by an aluminium brace.

A racy console, with dials in foam, hinted at the motor’s for revs. Despite its row of Mikuni carburettors the Suzuki was quite even at low engine speed, slightly buzzy without producing serious vibration. But its was flat until 7000rpm. the bike suddenly came howling forward as the revs towards the 11000rpm limit.

High-revving performance

That performance, allied to a slick gearbox and a top speed of 145mph made the GSX-R a straight-line for all its 750cc rivals. And in the bends the pressed home its advantage. its 18-inch front wheel the could be flicked into a with little effort, and was once leant over.

The lack of weight was a benefit in and under braking, where it the front brake — a of 300mm discs and four-piston — to deliver unprecedented power and feel.

But the GSX-R was one of the first road to require careful setting-up. and a steering damper, to handle The original model’s occasional wobble prompted Suzuki to a slightly longer swingarm in Practicality had barely been a for the Suzuki’s designers, but the GSX-R750 did a protective fairing and a strong grab-rail, to offset against its riding position, poor range and narrow mirrors.

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