Suzuki GSX 750F


Make Model

Suzuki GSX 750F Katana


2004 - 05


Four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


748 cc / 45.6 cu.in
Bore x Stroke 73 x 44.7 mm
Cooling System Air/oil cooled
Compression Ratio 10.9:1
Lubrication Wet sump


4 x 36mm Mikuni BST36SS carburators


Electronic ignition
Spark Plug NGK JR9C
Starting Electric

Max Power

69 kW / 92 hp @ 10500 rpm 

Max Torque

66 Nm / 6.73 kgf-m / 47.9 lb-ft @ 8500 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated


6 Speed, constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, 118 Links
Final Reduction Ratio 3.133
Gear Ratio 1st: 3.083 / 2nd: 20.62 / 3rd: 1.647 / 4th: 1.400 / 5th: 1.227 / 6th: 1.095
Frame Double-cradle steel pipe

Front Suspension

41mm Telescopic fork, coil spring, oil damped, rebound damping adjustable, 3-way adjustable
Front Wheel Travel 125 mm / 4.9 in

Rear Suspension

Link type, gas/coil spring, gas/oil damped, spring pre-load fully adjustable, compression damping force fully adjustable, rebound damping force 4-way adjustable
Rear Wheel Travel 136 mm / 5.4 in

Front Brakes

2 x 290 mm Discs, 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 250 mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Caster 65°
Steering Angle 32°
Trail 101 mm /4.0 in
Dimensions Length 2135 mm / 84.1 in
Width    750 mm / 29.5 in
Height  1190 mm / 46.9 in
Wheelbase 1465 mm / 57.7 in
Seat Height 790 mm / 31.1 in
Ground Clearance 120 mm / 4.7 in

Dry Weight

211 kg / 465 lbs
Wet Weight 227 kg / 500 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20 Litres / 5.2 US gal / 4.4 Imp gal
Reserve 5 Litres / 5.3 US qt / 4.4 Imp qt

Consumption Average

5.3 L/100 km / 18.7 km/l / 44.1 US mpg / 53 Imp mpg

Standing ¼ Mile  

11.5 sec

Top Speed

230 km/h / 143 mph

Quick Ride: Suzuki Katana 750

“Proven and refined” best describes Suzuki's venerable Katana 750. A member of the GSX sportbike family since the late 1980s, the Katana offers street riders a practical, broad-ranged sporting platform at a very appealing $6999 price.

Powered by the 16-valve, air/oil-cooled inline-Four that propelled early GSX-R sportbikes to racetrack glory, the Katana has been tuned for greater emphasis on low-end and midrange torque. Crisp throttle response, smooth clutch engagement and a slick-shifting six-speed gearbox make tapping into the engine's linear delivery a snap. A mild level of engine vibration builds with revs and feels coarse under deceleration-a characteristic inherent to early Gixxers. While gunning the Kat in lower gears makes 'er purr through the frame and grips, there's a generous sweet spot coinciding with fast freeway cruising between 70 and 85 mph, making life in the fast lane very good.

The general-purpose sportbike role is bolstered by a host of amenities that the everyday rider will find useful. The windscreen is tall enough to provide ample protection, while the spacious one-piece saddle and passenger grab handle offer accommodation for two. There's also generous underseat storage—well, by today's standards—plus a helmet lock and a helmet-hanging tab under the seat. The instrument panel includes a fuel gauge and an LCD clock, while best of all—brace yourself—there is even a centerstand, along with all the tools necessary to adjust the drive chain.

Casual corner-carvers will find sufficient lean available to give the long-wearing Dunlop Sportmax Touring radials a good workout. The Kat takes to the twisties surprisingly well, offering competent steering, stability and braking prowess; just don't expect to win a game of cat 'n' mouse with today's track-bred machines. The 41mm conventional fork offers adjustable rebound damping, while the remote-reservoir shock has the same, plus adjusters for compression damping and spring preload. The standard range of settings provides a good degree of long-range comfort.

Settling into the Kat's deeply padded cradle nets a 31-inch seat height for firm footing when maneuvering the 497-pound machine out of parking stalls. The riding posture is fairly upright thanks to the relationship between the saddle and the high-rise, clip-on-style bars. Taller riders may, however, find the distance down to the footpegs a bit cramped.

As for this 5-foot-10 seasoned GSX-R racer, I've grown to appreciate the virtues of a more relaxed sport-riding experience. Just as the latest technology often wins on the track, the Katana's long record of street versatility makes it a good candidate for the budget-conscious sportbike buyer. While it doesn't have the claws of a GSX-R750, it's certainly not a dog, just your friendly domesticated Kat.

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