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post #1 of 5 Old 03-05-2015, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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GSXS750 vs GSXR750

Making my way back after a nasty accident shattered my right wrist 5 years ago (and totaled my gixxer 750 in the process), low-side, guardrail, I'm lucky to say the least. Anyways, I'll never ride another sport bike again, my wrist is still too mangled and just don't have the strength on my right side to support my body in a meaningful way on a supersport anymore.

I used to have a '99 GSXR 750 I bought used, I loved that bike, it was comfy, visceral and compliant with almost all my whims. Anyways enough with the reminiscing, when I heard suzuki would be bringing a standard to market based off my beloved 750 I knew I had to at least check it out, I owed that much to myself, and I did at the Toronto Motorcycle Show...

While the new 750's are markedly different from my '99, there is one thing that never changed, Suzukis are always the most comfortable (for me). I'm a shorter guy, and I've always liked that the Gixxers had slightly lower seat heights then most rivals. But again, when I mounted properly and went to open the throttle with that much weight loaded onto my wrist, it shot pain up to my elbow. Well we knew that dream was done anyways...

Onto the GSXS, immediate impressions, it FEELS like a Gixxer. From the minute I swung a leg over that gsxs 750 and pulled it up from resting on the kickstand you can feel immediately the two are the same under the skin. I found the ergonomics satisfying, it gave me the more relaxed position I was looking for but it didn't totally sacrifice sportiness which I was pleasantly pleased about.

There were a few minor niggles, the front fender is brutal and I would be interested in MX style bars instead of the stockers, but I'm into the GSXS750. I've already started my way back, I have my M2 course booked for the middle of April but I'll need to find out just what kind of damage insurance intends to do to me. I'll be around, cheers!

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Hi Remaster.
In the UK the GSXS750 is called the GSR750 so "google" that to find reviews etc. I bought one last September, the thing to remember is that it has nothing like the performance of the GSXR750. However it is very easy to ride and has smooth consistent throttle response, ideal for someone progressing up the ladder.
Comfort for you will depend on torso/arm length and braking will always be the main problem. I know because I have been in a similar situation and had to take pain killers for a long time to be able to ride.
Good luck and hopefully things can only get better.
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Seems like a fine bike but really needs a lower cowling/fairing option. Really looks naked to me but maybe that's the idea.
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After a couple SV's I had an 06 GSXR750 and then an 08 GSXR1000, then got the GSXS750 in May. The GSXS definitely feels all Suzuki and of course the engine has got a good 90% of what I remember about my GSXR's. The biggest downfall of the GSXS750 is most of it's parts are out of the budget bin, which makes it feel somewhat like an I4 SV. About a month ago, I decided to upgrade to the GSXS1000. Now, I'm really happy. I finally have the upright GSXR I never knew I wanted.

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it the gsxs750 is anything like the seating position on the gsxs1000 you will still have to much pressure on your wrists.
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