Suzuki has announced it is rounding out the 2023 lineup with the return of the GSX-S750Z ABS, GSX-S750Z, and GSX250R ABS. Suzuki says the bikes feature “proven designs and advanced technology, making each ideal for riders of all skill levels looking for some excitement in style.”
2023 Suzuki GSX-S750Z and GSX-S750Z ABS
For the 2GSX-S750Z naked sportbike line, Suzuki has made a slight bump in the names and color choices. The 2023 GSX-S750Z is essentially the 2022 GSX-S750, which will no longer be available as a 2023 model. And the former branding of the GSX-S750Z, which represented the inclusion of ABS will now be the GSX-S750Z ABS.
Both the GSX-S750Z and the GSX-S750Z ABS feature a fuel-injected, DOHC 749cc four-cylinder engine using GSX-R architecture. The bikes have the Easy Start system; Low RPM Assist, which adjusts the engine speed when you’re starting out and at low speeds to prevent it from stalling; and the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system, which reportedly contributes to better throttle response and torque at the low- to mid-rpm range. Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control has four modes (1, 2, 3, or OFF) that the rider can adjust at rest or on the fly via a handlebar-mounted control.
When we tested the 2018 Suzuki GSX-750, our reviewer said the bike “fires up easily with a single button push, and with plenty of power on tap once the engine speed passes about 5,000 rpm, the light bike takes off like a bottle rocket, yet it’s still easy to ride at lower engine speeds.”
Related: 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 | Road Test Review
Suzuki says the GSX-S750Z chassis combines “the best qualities of a tubular girder streetbike frame and a twin-spar sportbike frame, providing precise handling.” The bikes have an inverted KYB fork with gold-anodized tubes and spring preload adjustment up front and link-type rear suspension with seven-way adjustable spring preload. Radial-mounted, 4-piston Nissin brake calipers squeeze twin 310mm wave-style brake rotors up front with a single-piston rear caliper out back. Both bikes still roll on 10-spoke cast aluminum wheels shod with Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 radial tires.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX-S750Z ABS features a Metallic Oort Gray No. 3 and Glass Sparkle Black color scheme starting at $9,149, while the GSX-S750Z comes in a vivid Pearl Brilliant White and Champion Yellow No. 2 combination starting at $8,649.
2023 Suzuki GSX250R ABS
Suzuki says it’s fully faired GSX250R ABS sportbike delivers “easy-to-control performance, great fuel efficiency, nimble handling, and modern styling inspired by Suzuki’s championship-winning sportbike heritage.”
Related: Small Bikes Rule! Honda CRF250L Rally, Suzuki GSX250R and Yamaha TW200 Reviews
The GSX250R ABS returns with the fuel-injected 248cc parallel-Twin refined to maximize low- to mid-range torque. With a 4-gal. tank, Suzuki claims fuel economy of approximately 73.6 mpg, making for 250 miles of range, and the company says the low seat height (31.1 inches), slim fuel tank, and roomy ergonomics make the GSX250R ABS a good bike for beginning riders.
The bike has a KYB telescopic front fork and a rear mono-shock with seven-way adjustable spring preload. Stopping power comes from single front and rear petal-style stainless steel rotors gripped by 2-piston Nissin calipers in the front and a single piston in the rear. ABS comes standard. Ten-spoke cast aluminum wheels are shod with IRC tires.
The 2023 Suzuki GSX250R ABS features a new, two-tone Metallic Diamond Red and Pearl Nebular Black color scheme starting at $4,999.
For more information, visit the Suzuki website.
Both excellent looking bikes! I like the white and yellow 750, the red and black 250 looks sweet!
Wonderful machines and happy they’re back for 2023. The color ways are going to be confusing, as the white and yellow used to be the ABS model. At least I know they’re still making replacement panels. LOL
Suzuki REALLY needs to increase the displacement on the 250 if they want to sell these in any number in the USA. The weight and the output makes it slower than my 250 dual sport. I would be interest in a 350 or 400cc version, but not this anemic 250.
Also, I don’t think the 750 will survive for long when the GSX-8S shows up on the sales floor. Too close of competition within their own line, though both are great bikes.