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1996 The introduction of the GSX-R750T marked the end of the Suzuki's muscle-bound period--lean and mean became the operative words. The trademark (but dated) cradle-frame design was traded in for an aluminum twin-spar set-up that provided a direct link from the steering head to the swingarm pivot. The new frame offered twice the torsional rigidity while weighing in at seven pounds less than the previous version. Hung under the new frame, a smaller, lighter, more powerful engine was force-fed combustibles thanks to a set of electronically controlled 39.0mm carburetors and the Suzuki Ram Air Direct (SRAD) system. Weighing in at 453 pounds, wet, the Suzook's mass dropped below that of the original '85 GSX-R. In fact, the size of the 750 dropped into what had previously been 600cc territory. Still, not everything shrunk. A massive 6.0-inch-wide rear wheel wedged its way into the swingarm. Although the $8999 price tag knocked on the door of the $9000 barrier, 1996 was the year that the Gixxer returned to the forefront of three-quarter liter technological wars.
1996 Suzuki Gsx R750t Front Right