Feature: Balancing act

As I said, balance is a tricky thing to aim for. Mostly because everybody want different things from their motorcycles. This means everybody’s idea of balance tends to be skewed one way or the other. But coming out of turn three with the throttle open, I’m getting the feeling that this new GSX-S750 might be a motorcycle that might have managed to find that delicate balance! But let’s take a second to look at history. Why does a 750 exist?

When the GSX-R750 came onto the scene in 1984, it was a result of Suzuki wanting to bring two worlds together. They wanted to create a full faired, race replica that would marry the speed of a litre-class machine with the handling characteristics of a 600. The middle ground they found was the GSX-R750. They had found the balance.