Suzuki recently launched its second CKD product, the Suzuki GSX-S750 in the country. It goes head-to-head with the Triumph Street Triple S.
Both the products are entry-level naked street fighter motorcycles from their respective brands. The design of the GSX-S750 draws inspiration from its litre-class brother, the GSX-S1000. The new Trump Street Triple S features an all-new bodywork, new powertrain, swingarm and digital instrument cluster, to name a few. Let’s see how the two motorcycles perform on paper:
Triumph Street Triple S
749 cc in-line four-cylinder DOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection
765 cc in-line 3-cylinder DOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection
114.2 PS at 10,500 rpm
113 PS at 11,250 rpm
81 Nm at 9,000 rpm
73 Nm at 10,421 rpm
KYB upside down front forks with adjustable preload
41 mm Showa upside down Separate Function Forks
Link-type monoshock with adjustable preload
Showa monoshock with piggyback reservoir, adjustable preload
310 mm twin petal discs with Nissin radial callipers
The Suzuki GSX-S750 features Suzuki Easy Start System which helps in starting the motorcycle with just a simple press of the starter button. There’s a low-rpm assist for negotiating in traffic and there’s a three-mode traction control system as well. Mode one is for sport riding; mode two for typical road conditions, and mode three delivers maximum traction control. The Triumph Street Triple S gets switchable traction control, and two riding modes: Rain and Road.
Both the motorcycles come with dual-channel ABS as standard. The GSX-S750 is heavier and has a 10 mm higher seat as well. On the other hand, the Street Triple has a marginally bigger fuel tank capacity. When it comes to value for money, the GSX-S750 undercuts the Street Triple S by INR 1,74,500. The on-road price of the GSX is likely to match the ex-showroom price of the Street Triple S.