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Old 04-30-2009, 01:47 AM   #1
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Why has the 750 just faded away?

I can remember back in the day when the big four all had a 750 sport bikes Seems like it was the bike of choice. Now Suzuki is the only one. What happened?
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I can remember back in the day when the big four all had a 750 sport bikes Seems like it was the bike of choice. Now Suzuki is the only one. What happened?
The 750 went to 800. IE Honda, BMW, Triumph?
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what does it matter we still have the best 750 out of the big 4,

SUZUKI FTMFW!

i would like to get a gixxer 750 just not in the budget right now !
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The 750 went away because there is no longer a class for it. Used to be the Superbike class was 750. Competition breads innovation... you gotta remember they build these things to make the race bikes legal, plus sales on 750's just aren't there...
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The 750 went away because there is no longer a class for it. Used to be the Superbike class was 750. Competition breads innovation... you gotta remember they build these things to make the race bikes legal, plus sales on 750's just aren't there...
+1. When the Superbike class went to 1000cc in 2003, there were only 3 manufacturers even making a 750, and 1 of them (Yamaha's R7) were only made in limited numbers. Honda was already running it's RC51 in the Superbike class, and the ZX7 was already 10 years outdated.

Suzuki continues to make them because that is what their sportbike division was made from, and they believe it is good for them to continue with their heritage. 750 sales are still pretty good for them too, but without a 750 racing class, there is no money for R&D, so Suzuki is designing the 750 basically staight from the 600.
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I can remember back in the day when the big four all had a 750 sport bikes Seems like it was the bike of choice. Now Suzuki is the only one. What happened?
1. Superbike rules changed from 750cc to 1000cc


2. By the end of the 750's reign as the superbike, there really was only one bike worth racing: the suzuki. The R7 had limited success, but wasn't something a club racer could afford.
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I have owned a 600,750 and 1000 and loved the 750. nobody could make one competitive.. its pretty cut and dry now with 600's and 1000's.. even ninja failed when they had to produce a 636. suzuki whiped out the competition. but I would say a 750 was to much like a 600 and not enough to even be thought of as a 1000. I loved it and they kept there value like a champ
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1. Superbike rules changed from 750cc to 1000cc
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2. By the end of the 750's reign as the superbike, there really was only one bike worth racing: the suzuki. The R7 had limited success, but wasn't something a club racer could afford.

The R7 was $40,000 and it had huge transmission issues you had to hold a AMA Pro license to get one.. and it STILL wasn't as fast or as good as a stock GSXR 750 (motor wise)

IMO The GSXR 750 is the best street bike out there, with some mod's it can be almost as fast as a 1k without trying to kill you!
Oh and it still sell's very well!

And the Kawai's were from day one!
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I like my zx7 and seems to do just fine on the track for me. I would love to see it come back.
I personally thought GP going to 800cc would bring back the 750. It really hasn't though.
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