The Suzuki GSX-R750 Project - Engine Testing

I'm more excited about my Suzuki GSX-R750 project bike than just about any other long-term motorcycle project I've done. Not only am I a huge fan to the Suzuki GSX-R750 but I also love smaller motorcycles with power and a 750cc is right in that corner. It looks fantastic too and there is plenty of enthusiasm in the industry to get behind the 750cc project bike.

So far, I've sourced all of the goodies like rear-wheel hugger, Motul lubricant, airfilter, stainless steel brake lines, D.I.D. 520 chain, front and rear sprockets, with lots more to come for the engine and electronics. This really is going to be a great motorcycle. For now, it's off for the first service after we did an engine rebuild, included is fresh Motul synthetic engine oil, and adding all the new goodies. After a few test rides, it'll then be engine out and on the bench again. With the engine out and getting worked on again, I'll be looking at the suspension and some little bodywork damage.

It has been a while since I've ridden the GSX-R750 and I had forgotten how good they are. Although, after the demise of several 1000cc projects, I was under strict instructions to take it easy and bring the GSX-R750 home in one piece!
If you've ever ridden a Suzuki GSX-R600, then imagine that with another 150cc and it will give you an idea of what the GSX-R750 is like. The benefit of this is a super sharp handling motorcycle with good compliant suspension.

The Suzuki GSX-R750 is also incredibly quick and surprisingly frugal on fuel as I noticed when I filled it up.

In the last week, I have been commuting on the GSX-R750 and clock only a few hundred kilometer. Although, the recent occasional rain cloud has slowed me down a bit and now that we have a few days of dry weather, I'm out again to test the 750cc project bike.
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Anonymous User

Wednesday, 23 March 2011 @ 05:23 PM ICT
I do like project bikes and always have one or two around. But how can anyone think a 750 GSXR is a "small" Bike ? You want small, how about a NSR 150 Half the power, but half the weight. Given the right roads, I bet you'd have trouble keeping up.