Derek Schoeberle, our favorite Suzuki media personality, is back with a feature walk-through on the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R750 (catch his video on the 2011 Suzuki GSX-R600 as well). Like the GSX-R600, Suzuki continues to make improvements to its 750cc track weapon, namely in the form of weight reduction and mild aesthetic overhauling.
Rotating the 750cc motor backwards by 3°, Suzuki was able to shorten the wheelbase on the GSX-R750 by 15mm, and bring the front axle closer to the swingarm pivot point. With a bevy of small weight savings throughout the bike (including Brembo monobloc brakes), the new Suzuki GSX-R750 shaved 21 lbs in component weight from its bulk (a weight loss breakdown is after the jump), and tips the scales 17 lbs less than its 2010 counterpart.
The 2011 Suzuki GSX-R 600′s Diet List:
- Lighter Frame — 3 lbs
- Lighter Swingarm — 2 lbs
- Lighter Front Forks — 2.3 lbs
- Lighter Wheels, Brakes, and Rear Suspension — 4.5 lbs
- Lighter Bodywork — 7 lbs
- Lighter Exhaust System — 2.4 lbs