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In 1986, Suzuki set the new standard in the sport bike class with the release of the first GSX-R750. A decade later, however, Suzuki’s competitors had caught up, and the once-mighty Gixxer started looking increasingly long in the tooth. So for the 1996 GSX-R750, Suzuki heavily revamped the model with a host of features –- such as a new frame, improved brakes, and wind-tunnel-developed bodywork — which were derived from the firm’s factory race bikes.
Two years later, Suzuki released another significant model update. In 1998, the Gixxer 750 got new cams, lightened internals, a larger air-box with an electronic flapper-valve, CDI ignition coils, revised gearbox ratios, and electronic fuel injection. A steering damper also became a standard amenity and a handful of new graphics packages were introduced. The changes resulted in the GSX-R’s now-fuel-injected liquid-cooled, 749cc, DOHC, 16V, inline-four engine to produce 60.5 ft-lbs of torque at 10,300rpm and 134hp at 12,000rpm, (1,500rpm short of red-line).
After the turn of the century, progress slowed, but Suzuki kept refining its product with incremental (but impactful) tweaks. Along with a more capable ECU, the GSX-R750 also got a wider rear wheel, an adjustable swingarm, as well as titanium valves. On the road, this resulted in 127.3hp, 58.2lb-ft of torque, and a 14,500-rpm redline. Dry weight for the 2008 model came in at 359lbs, making it one of the lightest Gixxers ever produced.
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the oil and oil filter, the coolant, the hydraulic fluid, and the spark plugs. We also serviced the air filter, serviced the chain, and gave the bike a detail.
Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Year Front/ Rear:2021/2021
Tire % Front/ Rear:80/90
Tire Press Front/ Rear: 32/36
Brake % Front/ Rear :80/90
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!