2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 Review
Bike Tested: 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750; Road Test No. 940
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 9.3 lakhs
The GSX-S750 is Suzuki’s second big motorcycle to be assembled in India
Middle-weight bikes have been seeing an increasing acceptance the world over and the same goes with India too. Not only are these economical to maintain (compared to the litre-class monsters), they also make more sense with regards to the ergonomics and controllable power (read rider-friendly). The Suzuki GSX-S750 is the latest entrant in this segment and we take a spin in the Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida to find out what is this machine is all about.
Motor Quest: Suzuki GSX-S750 is the Japanese company’s first middle-wight bike to be launched in our country. The bike was showcased initially at the Intermot 2016 for global markets but made its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo earlier this year.
Styling – The Suzuki GSX-S750 borrows its design cues from its elder sibling, the GSX-S1000. Starting with the front end, most of the design elements including the headlight assembly, fender and even the pilot lamps bear design resemblances to the bigger GSX-S1000. The front looks imposing thanks to the fang-shaped position lights placed next to the headlight. A set of golden-finished forks (instead of black) would have made the bike feel more classy and in turn attract more eyes on the road. Move to the side profile and you’ll notice that the fuel tank, its extensions, the tail-piece as well as the alloy wheels look similar to the ones on the GSX-S1000. However, the GSX-S750 gets a longer exhaust and a slightly redesigned engine guard. The rear end is minimalist, featuring an LED tail light along with a fat 180-section tyre and that’s about it.
Instrument Cluster and Switchgear – The fully digital LED instrument console is again, borrowed from the GSX-S1000 and that’s no bad thing at all! Besides the regular features like speedometer, odometer, clock, tachometer, fuel-level indicator and range, the console also gets a gear position indicator, traction control level and coolant temperature display. On the sides of the digital display, there are tell-tale lights for ABS, blinkers, traction control, high and low beam, Neutral indicator and check engine. Another cool thing about the GSX-S750’s instrument cluster is that the brightness of the screen is adjustable. How cool is that! The switchgear is of good quality and features a hazard light switch, self-start button and of course, an engine kill switch on the right hand side. The other side gets controls for the horn, side indicator, traction control mode selector and pass light.
The Easy Start System in the GSX-S750 removes the need to keep the starter button pressed to crank the engine
Ergonomics – We must tell you, the Suzuki GSX-S750 is a comfortable motorcycle to live with. The seating posture is neither upright nor aggressive. It’s somewhere in the middle offering the best of both worlds. The rider has to slightly crouch forward to reach the handlebar which is a good thing as it brings a sense of connection between him/her and the motorcycle. What sweetens the deal further is the comfortable and spacious rider’s seat. On the other hand, the pillion seat is quite small in size. Moreover, the seat is high-set and one has to literally climb to reach it. The rear view mirrors are placed perfectly and give no complaints at all.