The Suzuki GSX-R Range
The bike that started it all back in 1985 was the GSX-R750. In those days, it was a revolutionary new bike. This was after all, the first race bike designed for the road. Suzuki had developed it to tackle the Superbike racing series of its day – and then added mirrors and lights to comply with road laws!
The result was a 100hp superbike, which at just 394 pounds was almost 80 pounds lighter than other 750cc competitors. Success came quickly as it took first and second at the Le Mans 24 hour race as well as the Isle of Man TT in the year of its launch.
These days, a new GSX-R750 will set you back around £10,000. With looks that have kept up with the times, it has a state of the art 750cc engine, yet has the compactness and nimbleness of a 600cc Supersport.