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The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer is all set to introduce an all-new Suzuki GSX-R750, possibly as a late 2018 or 2019 model, according to reports.
Currently, the middleweight sportbike class is going through a crisis of sorts globally with very few takers – Honda has already dropped the CBR600RR in Europe and Kawasaki is expected to follow the same route and discontinue the Kawasaki ZX-6R.
But Suzuki is set to retain the GSX-R750, one of the most defining modern superbikes since its launch first in 1985.
The last upgrade to the GSX-R750 was in 2011, and while Suzuki is expected to retain the same engine as the current model, there will be a few upgrades to the tuning and chassis.
There are, of course, some modern additions – including suspension, the latest electronic rider aids, and styling, which is more in line with the current GSX-R1000.
Suzuki still sells the GSX-R750 and GSX-650 in Europe in small numbers, but both these bikes are way past their shelf life with Euro 4 emission and safety regulations kicking in.
The GSX-R750 and 600 were last upgraded in 2011 and don’t comply with the new regulations. Suzuki relies on ‘derogation’ allowances, which allows the company to sell small numbers for up to two years.
By the end of this year, Suzuki is expected to sell out all existing bikes in dealerships or re-register and sell any remaining bikes as used bikes.
The iconic GSX-R750 has considerable fan following across the world, and still sells respectably well.