Sport Rider Photos
16 / 19
1990-1991 Borrowing heavily from the Suzuki factory racing effort, the GSX-R750L and M models underwent major changes in the engine and the suspension, spread out over two model years. Minor frame tweaks--such as a 0.6 inch longer wheelbase--slowed steering but improved handling. The engine returned to the original Gixxer's bore and stroke specs of 70.0 x 48.7mm to please horsepower hungry race tuners at the expense of stock performance. Valve actuation switched from one rocker arm for two valves to one per valve. Screw-type valve adjusters gave way to shim-under-bucket. Mixture flowed from 38.0mm slingshot carburetors. The 4-into-2-into-1 stainless steel exhaust gave better ground clearance than its recent predecessors. A fully adjustable inverted fork with 41.0mm sliders graced the front while an equally tunable remote reservoir shock slid into the rear. The rear wheel widened to 5.5 inches and a new, more aerodynamic fairing--complete with a cover over the headlights--gave the Suzuki a more aggressive look. Wet weight crept up to 497 and 510 pounds in '90 and '91, respectively. The sticker continued to climb to $6199 and then to $6499.
1990 Suzuki Gsx R750l Front Right