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1988 Although the Suzooks were kicking butt in production racing, for the release of the GSX-R750J Suzuki went back to the drawing board to produce an all-new platform. The wheelbase was shortened to 55.1 inches. The wheels shrunk in diameter to a trend setting 17.0 inches. To reduce drag by 11 percent, the fairing was redesigned. But the 750 didn't get smaller everywhere. The frame was beefed up for 60 percent more rigidity while the fork stanchions grew to 43.0mm. The more oversquare 73.0 x 44.7mm bore and stroke helped to bump the redline up to 13,000 rpm. Holes sprouted in the fairing to direct cool air toward the airbox. Unfortunately, the GSX-R's heft grew to within five pounds of the next lightest competitor at 490 pounds. The retail price also blossomed to a class-leading $5199.
1988 Suzuki Gsx R750j Front Right