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« on: April 21, 2020, 09:12:50 pm »

We were talking about Suzuki on here and that brought back memories of my GSXR 750 days 20 or so years ago.

I had no idea this bike is available NEW for 2020.

Is there still a market for a middleweight now a days?  750 sport bikes are some of my favorites bikes ever.  Power to weight ratio/handling just balanced out well for me in the mountains of NC.
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« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 10:57:35 am »


We were talking about Suzuki on here and that brought back memories of my GSXR 750 days 20 or so years ago.

I had no idea this bike is available NEW for 2020.

Is there still a market for a middleweight now a days?  750 sport bikes are some of my favorites bikes ever.  Power to weight ratio/handling just balanced out well for me in the mountains of NC.
No. I'm sure like most of the rest of Suzuki's lineup they keep selling it because the tooling is paid for. I suspect most GSXR750 sales are nostalgia purchases.

I'm a big fan of the class too, though. I recently picked up a YZF-750 from an old friend. It's a basket case and will be a restoration project.
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« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 11:55:34 am »

I've never had an actual sportbike. And my current FJ-09 is the largest displacement bike I've ever had. So I guess I'm not in that market.
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« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 12:12:15 pm »


I've never had an actual sportbike. And my current FJ-09 is the largest displacement bike I've ever had. So I guess I'm not in that market.


Yeah, but that FJ 09 runs pretty good.
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« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 01:20:35 pm »




Yeah, but that FJ 09 runs pretty good.

I often describe my FJ-09 as a "sportbike for grownups." It's not really a sportbike, though it easily could be.
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« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 01:33:39 pm »

I have gone for a ride on the FJ.  Not bad.  Not bad.

I guess the 750’s are nostalgic.  I need a resto project on an old GSXR 750
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« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 02:56:52 pm »


I need a resto project on an old GSXR 750

Yeah, I watched Craigslist for a while looking for the right deal on an older GSXR 750 or 1100. I always wanted one back when they were new but never got one. But then this YZF750 dropped in my lap a few months ago, so there's my project. I owned an '87 FZR750 in the early '90s, so there is certainly some nostalgia for me with the Yamaha. I am not a brand-loyal person, however.  
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 09:42:13 pm »

750 FZR

I remember my military days and they were so popular
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2020, 11:11:33 am »


750 FZR

I remember my military days and they were so popular
You might be thinking of the FZ750. The FZR750 was pretty rare; I didn't even know they existed until I saw mine for sale at Barber Honda in Ventura (while I was also in the military). I had gone there in 1991 planning to by a new leftover '86 VF1000R, but I saw the '87 FZR750 in their used lot and decided to get that instead. The FZR was quirky but still probably a better all around sportbike than the Honda, so I don't regret buying it. But OTOH I still kick myself for not buying a brand new VF1000R when I had the chance.
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2020, 11:32:58 am »

Back in the good old days!! The Yamaha looked the best I thought.

Mid 80s one of my best riding buddies(mostly dirt bikes with him) let me ride his "tuned up" GSXR750.      EEK!          Real soft on the bottom end and then HANG ON!
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« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2020, 05:27:06 pm »


I had no idea this bike is available NEW for 2020.


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Wasn't it in any of the news articles you're continually reposting?  Bigsmile
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2020, 07:44:32 pm »


You might be thinking of the FZ750. The FZR750 was pretty rare; I didn't even know they existed until I saw mine for sale at Barber Honda in Ventura (while I was also in the military). I had gone there in 1991 planning to by a new leftover '86 VF1000R, but I saw the '87 FZR750 in their used lot and decided to get that instead. The FZR was quirky but still probably a better all around sportbike than the Honda, so I don't regret buying it. But OTOH I still kick myself for not buying a brand new VF1000R when I had the chance.


That’s the one.  There were several around Ft Bragg back in the day.  They were impressive but so was that Honda Hurricane my roommate had.
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« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2020, 07:46:04 pm »




 Headscratch

Wasn't it in any of the news articles you're continually reposting?  Bigsmile


I don’t follow Suzuki that much.  I’m more of a Honda/Kawi fan.  I did have a GSXR 750 maybe 20 years ago.  I really liked that bike but so did the police.   Lol Bigsmile
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« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2020, 08:20:16 pm »




I don’t follow Suzuki that much.  I’m more of a Honda/Kawi fan.  I did have a GSXR 750 maybe 20 years ago.  I really liked that bike but so did the police.   Lol Bigsmile


The current GSXR750 is basically the 600 with more motor. We have a used one at the shop. The ergos on todays sports bike make the ones from 20 years ago feel like touring bikes!
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2020, 09:27:40 pm »




The current GSXR750 is basically the 600 with more motor. We have a used one at the shop. The ergos on todays sports bike make the ones from 20 years ago feel like touring bikes!


Full blown race bikes now.  I preferred the older ones with an ok back seat and better looking fairings.

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