Suzuki GSX-R 750 K6 2006

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Suzuki GSX 1340 R

still crazy after all years.

Words and pics by Bradley

Some people understand the point of a 750. It got the power of a 1000 and it’s and heavier than a 600. So why That question has always moot when the GSX-R 750 has into the equation anyway. historically it’s been as and agile as a 600 and it has never fallen too far on the 1000’s performance.

Regulars may that we found the 750 to be lacking nothing at all when compared to back with both and larger siblings. Far from it, in as the 750 comprehensively spanked the others on lap times at the Nurburgring and on general

But time moves on, of course, and the has been upped all round. The new of litre bikes, including own GSX-R, are highly capable and far useable than they just three years as well as being quite fast. And 600s produce more power than did before while retaining the that they’ve always

So who needs a 750 in 2006?

Suzuki say the GSX-R 750, as the bike started the whole race-replica will always have a in their lineup. We applaud as a rare gesture of emotion in an which tends to be run more on numbers — head the heart. We also think a bit more to it than that,

Because the GSX-R 750 K6, to give the model its full name, is a good motorcycle. But I’m ahead of myself here. look at it first.

First count for a great deal. And the impression I got from the GSX-R was there isn’t a great of it. It’s not only physically what there is has been down to the bare minimum as

It’s a neat trick, despite the lack of stature the manages not to look weedy in any In fact, the overall impression is one of power. Think Barry — a lightweight boxer and a guy but with one hell of a punch and you’ll be getting the general The new GSX-R is extremely slim and Suzuki have resisted the to follow fashion with an exhaust, preferring instead to with a little stumpy that exits near right boot.

The headlights are as before, with front mounted in the mirrors and the rear are faired into the tail as on the 1000. There are bungee on the pillion footpeg hangers, just fitting two is a little The pillion seat is interchangeable, as has the case for along time on with a streamlined plastic There is room under the though not as much as with models.

I suspect you could get your in there but it would be a squeeze. And it rely on the alarm being somewhere else.

Anyway. On to Suzuki have made major changes over year’s model in a bid to lose and extract more power sacrificing usability. Working the top down, you get a higher compression and the inlet ports are angled to them to be closer together.

a second balancer shaft to reduce vibration — while it may sap a little power it the engine mountings and castings to be instead, as well as making the life easier. There’s a clutch and the exhaust lives the engine, fed by equal length and keeping the mass where you it — low and at the centre of gravity.

The is overall 32mm shorter top t 16mm narrower and 60mm front to rear, and it weighs a less than the old model. The has been similarly shrunk and is now shorter overall, 25mm and the seat is down 15mm before too, making it easier for smaller riders. footrests, with three positions, complete the major and make sure that stays as user friendly as

A new dash layout, though retaining a family feel, a gear position indicator as You may think it frivolous but considering the of aftermarket ones and the number of that I, at least, try for another when I’m already in I’d say it’s a good Mirrors, always something of an on sportsbikes anyway, are really good.

Not panoramic but certainly than adequate as well as sufficiently damped to stop from buzzing and blurring too The ignition key now has Suzuki’s version of the based immobiliser fitted to new bikes. Basically, without the key talking to the black box, the won’t start, meaning a thief will have to the entire engine management and wiring — an expensive job as as being easy to trace.

stop them getting for spares of course but everything

Now the bike we’re playing is Premier Suzuki ‘s which is nice of them. not totally standard, though, as fitted with a very (and totally approved) legal Yoshimura can. it or not, this is actually than the standard one though I confess I’m not totally that it looks better.

everything is pretty well GSX-R fare, with all the where you’d expect to be and the same old pull the clutch in starting routine. Starting is as as you’d expect, the clutch is and the gearbox is as smooth as we’ve to expect from Suzuki. away and riding slowly that the engine changes haven’t damaged flexibility in any way the 750 is easy to trickle through and pulls cleanly from low

Suzuki GSX 1340 R

The riding position at this of speed is on the sporty side of with quite a lot of pressure onto the wrists. But it certainly too extreme for everyday use, and with my knackered wrist and I didn’t suffer any discomfort so let it worry you.

But most don’t buy a GSX-R for pootling traffic. Though if you’re one as a commuter bike then it do the job just fine. Outside the of urban speed limits the very quickly showed its and dispelled any possible doubts it may be worthy of the name. It’s an fast motorbike, accelerating way than the capacity would and holding just about any you may ask withoutfuss.

Handling on regular surfaces is impeccable, bumps and passing as nothing more information to note but needing no Feedback is fabulous but never to get scary and stability is just Braking is phenomenal and fuss the big (10mm up from last front discs scrubbing off and energy with surprising

And leaving the wider limits of the Highway for the test circuit that, no matter how hard I there was always masses in Even approaching the limits of adhesion, something I am still a wary about after year’s demolition derby, the felt smooth and predictable. the back did start to move it was enormously controllable and very to recover without a particularly heartbeat.

Over the couple of miles we had the GSX-R for we threw it every compromise situation we find. Dodgy road mid corner braking, forced of line, clumsy handfuls of braking deep into to simulate getting caught out on an road, everything. And it never came up wanting. Probably a thing as it would have but frustrating from my point of as well. You see, I have a K4 and I it.

I’m desperate to find a not to like the K6 more than because that would I’d have to change And Suzuki’s biggest crime this motorcycle, in my eyes is that they no longer do a one. Which just do at all.

So to sum up, the GSX-R 750 K6 is a fantastically motorbike . It’s as fast as could ever really and then some. It handles a dream, stops on a sixpence and is real-world usable. It’s still comfortable. Oh, and it looks especially in matt black. If did a yellow one I’d have mine in like a shot.

As it is, I’m considering getting new kit so I’ll still look on a black bike. Because it really is that good. a thousand pounds cheaper the litre version and will be at as quick almost all the time and on some occasions.

It certainly is to carry the name on, and there is little higher praise a long standing GSX-R fan that.

Thanks as always to Suzuki in West Wickham, for the loan of their demonstrator.

them a call on 020 8777 for all your Suzuki needs

Suzuki GSX 1340 R
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