1988 brought the first comprehensive update to the 750 Gixxer, with a revised frame and shorter stroke engine, “slingshot” carburetors and 17-inch wheels. A little heavier than the introductory GSX-R, the 1988 was still lighter than the competition and had the more rigid chassis and additional power to improve overall performance. Looking very original and excellent for its 22K miles, this GSX-R750 has had some nice mechanical care as well.
In the engine re-design, Suzuki took 4mm from the stroke and added 3 to the bore, more oversquare and with lower reciprocating losses than before. Peak power and torque are at 11,000 rpm, while the redline is at 13,000. The high-volume SACS oil cooling system was also heavily revised, with larger, less restrictive tubing, and a 4-into-2 exhaust was required to limit muffler size. Brakes and forks are built for the era, and dual headlight fairing has fresh air intakes running back to the airbox.
The Illinois owner of this GSX-R has preserved the cosmetics, and actively maintained the running gear. Suspension has been updated in the rear, rebuilt in the front, brakes improved, and engine maintenance is up to date. From the eBay auction:
This gorgeous GSX-R is completely stock except for tasteful/safety modifications, including:
-New Pirelli Rosso II tires
-Galfer steel brake lines, front and rear pads
-Penske rear shock
-New EBC clutch and springs
-Forks are serviced, new oil, new seals
-Swing arm and link have new bearings and seals
-New oil and filter
-New wheel bearings
-All electrical components work as they should
The GSX-R750 reviewed as a quick-handling powerhouse, with serious racebike ergonomics, and very nearly beat the company’s own 1100 to the 1/4-mile traps. A nicely resolved update to a ground breaking design. This particular GSX-R is a win-win, great factory cosmetics and all maintenance issues addressed…