• Believed only three owners from new
• Present ownership since June 2021
• Last run in October 2021
• Last serviced in July 2020
Suzuki rewrote the 750-class rulebook when it launched the GSX-R750 on an unsuspecting world back in 1985. The 'Gixxer's development had been heavily influenced by lessons learned from the works TT F1 and Endurance racers of the late 1970s and early 1980s; lighter than a 600 and as powerful as a 1000, it made all other super-sports 750s seem flabby and slow. Yet within a few years Suzuki felt obliged to undertake an extensive redesign, a move prompted by the arrival of the Honda VFR750R, better know as the RC30. Like its predecessor, this second generation GSX-R benefited from experience gained in racing, featuring a much stiffer frame and swinging arm, larger-diameter forks, larger front brakes, 4-pot brake callipers, 17" wheel-spoke wheels, and a more aerodynamically efficient fairing. The engine had a shorter stoke (for increased revs), bigger valves (same size as the GSX-R1100's), larger oil radiator, 4-into-2 exhaust system, and 36mm flat-slide 'Slingshot' carburettors that gave the model its nickname. When the time came for the next revamp, the 1990 'L' model reverted to the longer-stroke motor and 4-into-1 exhaust, its specification in many respects being similar to that of the ultra-expensive 'RR' limited edition race replica of the year before.
One of the modern era's few instant classics and until recently the sole surviving Japanese 750cc sports bike, the GSX-R750 was a huge commercial success for Suzuki and enjoys cult status today. Now more than 30 years old, many early GSX-Rs have suffered at the hands of successive owners, a state of affairs that has resulted in highly original examples becoming increasingly sought after by collectors.
Supplied new by Two Wheel Services, Bridgend and believed to have had only two previous owners, this GSX-R750 was purchased by the vendor in June 2021 and last ran in October of that year. Still on its original exhaust system (many are now on 4-into-1 pipes) the Suzuki comes complete with its original numberplate and original pillion seat, the latter still in its box from 1988. Currently displaying a total of 17,192 miles on the odometer, the machine comes with numerous bills for parts; a quantity of expired MoTs and tax discs; all its original books (including the service booklet); V5/V5C documents; and a service invoice dated 30th July 2020.
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