Video: 26 Years of the Suzuki GSX-R

04/14/2011 @ 12:22 pm, by Jensen Beeler7 COMMENTS

2011 marks another iteration of the venerable Suzuki GSX-R platform, with the GSX-R600 and GSX-R750 getting an overhaul that sees both bikes’ weight lowered to near anorexic levels. Starting with first with the GSX-R750, it’s hard to believe though that this superbike, along with the GSX-R1000 & GSX-R600 can trace their heritage back 26 years, with many of those years being at the pinnacle of motorcycle performance, racing, and design.

To commemorate and highlight the company’s achievements, Suzuki has put together this short video that underlines the models that have come from the GSX-R’s rich history. Some of the technical achievements are pretty astounding when you see when they occurred (for example, electronically adjusted suspension (NEAS) in 1986…that’s just now becoming an optional feature on consumer streetbikes). It’s a pretty neat history lesson on one of the most recognizable brands in the sportbike market. Check it out after the jump.

Source: Suzuki

  • MikeD

    It was lame…some of the pictures didn’t match the info posted on the side…was this made by Suzuki or some fan ? If it was Suzuki shame on them for not even getting right their own stuff.

    AAhhh…i would love to own one of the last of the 1100 class.

  • http://www.asphaltandrubber.com Jensen Beeler

    Video made by Suzuki for their Suzuki Scoop online campaign.

  • MikeD

    Shame on them then (is all on the details)…people keep forgeting that good mantra.

  • Keith

    being an all around medium guy I prefer medium to small or large. Make mine a 750…now if they could just find an excuse for a turbo. ;^)

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  • Shaitan

    I got to take a spin on a friend’s 1986 GSX-R 750 when they came out. I’d only ridden 550cc or smaller bikes at that time, so WOW was that a fantastic rush.