Suzuki has announced changes to its GSX-S750 streetfighter for 2017, with more power on tap, updated styling and electronics enhancements.
At the top of the list, the 749cc Inline Four gets a bump from a claimed 104 horsepower up to 112 hp. Suzuki credits new crankcase ventilation holes for assisting in the power increase by reducing pumping loss. The GSX-S750 also gets new 10-hole, long-nose fuel injectors to improve combustion efficiency.
The air box was redesigned with new inlets and the exhaust system updated to cut weight and help meet the strict Euro4 emissions standards. It’s a 4-into-2-into-1 exhaust that takes the same catalytic converter found on the GSX-S1000 and Suzuki dropped the exhaust control valve and control valve actuator to add to the weight savings.
In the electronics department, the 2017 GSX-S750 will feature three-mode traction control. The first mode is for sport riding in favorable conditions, with minimal intrusion. Level 2 is for city rides and typical road conditions, with a medium sensitivity to managing wheel spin. Level 3 is for the wet and cold and will jump in quickly when conditions are bad. There is also the option for the rider to switch off the system entirely.
Rider conveniences continue with the addition of the Suzuki Easy Start System, which allows riders to hit the start button once to bring the bike to life rather than having to hold it down until the engine turns over. The GSX-S750 will also come with the Low RPM Assist function, which increases idle speed at low RPM or when launching the motorcycle from a stop. There’s also a new full LCD instrumentation panel drawn from the GSX-S1000.
The chassis remains largely unchanged, with the 41mm KYB forks out front offering 4.7 inches travel and the rear, link-type shock providing 5.4 inches travel. The fork is spring preload adjustable, as is the shock. Suzuki did redesign the swingarm, moving to a more tapered design and incorporating an updated chain adjuster. Braking is handled by Nissin equipment with 310mm floating petal discs out front and dual four-piston calipers handling the bulk of the stopping duties. Nissin also supplies the ABS system included with the GSX-S750.
Suzuki included newly designed 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels and the GSX-S750 will roll on Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 radial tires off the showroom floor.
In terms of looks, wiring and hoses have been rerouted in some key spots to clean the appearance of the GSX-S750 and new covers behind the engine hide additional elements that some customers previously thought looked “unfinished.” The bike also gets black footpegs, brake and clutch levers as well.
Three GSX-S750 colorways will be available in 2017, Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Sparkle Black, Prl. Mira Red and Metallic Matte Black No. 2. We will update this article once pricing and availability are made public.