The Suzuki GSX-S750 is one of those motorcycles which, despite being severely outdated for the modern day, continues to hold its own in the middleweight naked sportbike segment. First unveiled in 2016 as the replacement to the then-dated, and now-extinct GSR 750, the GSX-S750 is actually based on an even older motorcycle, the 2005 Suzuki GSX-R750.
While there are indeed more modern, tech-laden options worth less money than the GSX-S750, this isn’t to say that this welterweight hasn’t aged gracefully. It’s interesting, though, that Suzuki has decided to update the GSX-S1000 with a thorough makeover while keeping the GSX-S750 nearly identical for more than half a decade now. That being said, we’re going to have to make do with the 2021 Suzuki GSX-S750 for now—a bike which receives nothing more than a new color scheme to be deserving of a 2021 model-year badge.
In fairness, Suzuki’s color choice, a sharp contrasting assortment of white and yellow, gives the aging dinosaur quite a youthful glow. It’s aggressively styled bodywork and sporty stance are highlighted even more with this new color scheme, and it really is a refreshing departure from the blues, grays, and blacks we so commonly see from the House of Hamamatsu.
Having said all that, that’s all there is to it when it comes to the 2021 revision for the good old GSX-S750. At least the bike was relatively ahead of its time back when it debuted in 2016. It did get a rudimentary traction control system, as well as a cable-actuated throttle which is mated to a throttle position sensor capable of offering on-the-fly selectable riding modes. It’s underpinnings remain unchanged, as well, with inverted forks and an adjustable monoshock handling suspension duties front and rear respectively.
On the performance side, the GSX-S750’s 16 year old engine is no slouch either. Capable of returning around 112 horsepower, the GSX-S750 definitely has some pep in its step, despite its rather heavy wet weight of 470 lbs ready to ride. Suzuki Philippines has yet to announce the availability of this new color option in the local market, however, given the fact that the bike has remained virtually unchanged, you can’t do any wrong by buying the current generation model which is available in Pearl Mira Red, Metallic Triton Blue, and the more premium Metallic Matte Black. It comes with a sticker price ranging from P559,000 to P579,000.