Suzuki is all set to launch its brand new naked middleweight sportbike in India next month, the Suzuki GSX-S750. And we are kind of excited about it. This will be Suzuki's first sportbike in India in the middleweight category and this particular segment is quite exciting considering it has the Triumph Street Triple, Kawasaki Z900, Yamaha MT-09 and could also see the BS IV compliant Ducati Monster 821 being launched this year. First showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo, the GSX-S750 (the name's a mouthful) was one of the eye candies at the Suzuki pavilion. The 2018 GSX-S750 has been updated significantly with major changes going into the engine and the chassis. The GSX-S750 has been inspired from the iconic GSX-R750.
The GSX-S750 gets a 749 cc in-line four engine, making a total of 113 bhp at 10,500 rpm and peak torque rated at 81 Nm at 9,500 rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The engine tuned to offer more grunt in the mid-range. There is a new airbox with three inlets offering aural delight or so Suzuki says. At the bottom of each cylinder, there are 10 long nose fuel injectors for better combustion.
Clearly, the styling and design on the Suzuki GSX-S750 is inspired from its elder sibling, the GSX-S1000. Chiselled, muscular fuel tank and a sharp, angular headlamp give it solid street presence. Edgy, angry and butch, the GSX-S750 means business and is as good a looker as any of its rival in India.
Coming to the features, the 2018 model of the GSX-S750 gets a quite a bit of those. Starting with the LCD instrumentation console, which shows every piece of information that you could need. Sure, it is not a modern-day TFT panel but does the job right! Like most Suzuki performance bikes, it a purist of sorts, offering a four-step traction control and ABS. There are no riding modes and other such electronics nannies on offer. Sure, the traction control can be switched off.
Suspension and brakes
Upfront are 41 mm upside down kayaba forks and at the rear is a monoshock. The suspension upfront can be adjusted for pre-load while the rear unit gets seven levels of pre-load adjustment. Up front the bike gets Nissin callipers and 310 mm petal disc brakes.
Expected launch and pricing
The good thing is that Suzuki will be assembling the GSX-S750 in India along with the Hayabusa. This means that the prices could be more towards the affordable side (in the segment of course). We expect the prices for the GSX-S750 to be between ₹ 7.5 lakh - ₹ 8 lakh. Suzuki hasn't revealed the date of the GSX-S750 yet. We cannot wait to ride the bike and also compare it with its rivals.