Category: Dailies

Like the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 and 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750, the 2011 Suzuki GSR750 is being previewed by this official sketch ahead of October’s Intermot Cologne motorcycle show. Unlike the two GSX-Rs, this is an all-new bike.

The Suzuki GSR750 joins bikes like the Kawasaki Z750R, Yamaha FZ8, Aprilia Shiver and Triumph Street Triple in the practical, affordable middleweight naked class. Bikes like this sell extremely well in Europe where insurance prices dictate ownership costs and motorcycles fulfill actually transportation needs. Middleweight nakeds pack comfortable ergonomics and reasonable street performance into affordable packages that can massively undercut built-to-spec race-reps.

As you’d expect, the GSR750 uses a re-tuned (read: de-tuned) version of the GSX-R750 engine. Expect peak power to be reduced from 148bhp at the crank on the GSX-R to 125bhp-ish on the GSR. Peak torque should remain around 60lb/ft-ish, but the curve should now be fatter.

Also keeping costs down are a new frame and swingarm. The perimeter frame looks similar to that of the GSX-R, but is made from cheaper, cast aluminum. The naked GSX-R disguise starts to fall apart with the swingarm, which is a cheapo boxed item that belies what should be a budget price. Cost savings can also be seen in the front brakes, which use non-radial four-pot calipers. Expect the suspension to make similar sacrifices, despite featuring USD forks, expect the GSR to lack much in the way of adjustability.

High-res sketch in the gallery below.

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