1985 suzuki gsxr 750




1985 suzuki gsxr 750

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  • The GSX-R was built to compete in the various worldwide championships as well as to be used on the street. It is considered as one the very first street-legal.

    The legendary superbike that marked it's place in history a quarter of a century ago, Niall reminisces about the '85 & '86 Suzuki GSX-R

    “A Legend Now Begins” was how Suzuki's publicity heralded the introduction of the GSX-R Hyper Sports in , and for once the.

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    The Brembo brakes are a standout after having ridden the model. The engineers got that motor right — the fact that the new engine is the exact same bore and stroke or 70mm x The speedo sits slightly to the left and the fuel guage, the same size as the other two for obvious reasons, flanks the right. New frame and swingarm and motor.

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

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    In the mid eighties virtually every aspect of the motorcycling future was accurately predicted. The die for the Superbike category had been well and truly cast when the first Gixer took to the roads. In reality the Gixer was a real racer on the road with styling cues taken directly from the track machines of the day; the plus horses that the engine produced more than capable of doing the biz on track too.

    The aluminium chassis and magnesium engine covers looked trick and, hitting the scales with an all up mass of kgs, was certainly lightweight, but every component that makes it up appears to tortuously twist and warp with the extreme forces on tap. The early model was a lively beast that took some taming even though it was light years better than any road machine previously seen.

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    The long stroke engine configuration of the first model enabled the GSXR to take on the hooligan mantle so ably held previously by the LC and gave it a completely new meaning with adrenaline filled acceleration and serious treble figure performance.

    The maximum power was found half way between the 10 and the 11 digits on the dial while the redline arrived a further rpm up the scale making what was for the day, a real screamer.

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    The way the engine delivered its horses to the rear wheel was certainly exciting with very little low down steam below rpm and a heady rush up to the top of the tacho with the needle hitting the vertical right on the limit of power.

    For the unwary if the power was impressive pottering around then it must have been positively shocking once the rev rose above the 7k mark with proceedings starting to happen very quickly indeed. The Mikuni flat slide carbs do help the low down driveability but it still gets the blood pumping when the two stroke like power band kicks in for real.

    The dash is pure race stuff with the three large readouts mounted in a foam surround with the tacho taking the pride of place smack bang in the middle of the proceeding exactly where a race bikes would be.

    1985 suzuki gsxr 750

    The speedo sits slightly to the left and the fuel guage, the same size as the other two for obvious reasons, flanks the right.

    The Gixer is a real gas guzzler especially as large amounts of right wrist are required to get it going making the bike a regular at the petrol station and an unpractical machine to ride over any long distances.

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