The new 2017 Suzuki GSX-S750 is basically a restyled GSR750. Yes, it gains new suspension, wheels, swingarm and radial brakes. True, it now boasts three-stage traction control and ABS. And okay, the engine modifications have seen its power boosted by 8 horsepower and a bit of character has been injected thanks to internal tweaks and a new airbox.
But it is still all based around the engine of the GSX-750 K5. Clearly the big question is: why aren’t Suzuki moving on? The Suzuki GSX-S750 is not bad at all, in fact it’s very pleasant, but it just feels a bit like we’ve seen it before.
When you ride the Suzuki GSX-S750 there is very little to criticize. Compared with the lacklustre GSR750 the modified engine feels and sounds livelier. It’s a solid performer with a good throttle connection and a wide spread of torque with a bit of pleasing top end zing. If you are into inline fours, it won’t disappoint. But by the same token it doesn’t really excite either, certainly not in the same way as the Yamaha MT-09 triple does.