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1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R
1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R

World Manufacturers and Model Reviews

 

Sport/Sportbike/Supersport Motorcycle Timelines

The History of the Suzuki GSX-R600
- Page 1: 1992 to 1996 - Suzuki GSX-R600 in a class of it's own
- Page 2: 1997 to 2000 - 2nd Generation Suzuki GSX-R600 with SRAD
- Page 3: 2001 to 2003 - 3rd Generation Suzuki GSX-R600 with Fuel Injection
- Page 4: 2004 to 2005 - 4th Generation Suzuki GSX-R600, new look, new updates
- Page 5: 2006 to 2007 - 5th Generation Suzuki GSX-R600, all new again
- Page 6: 2008 to 2010 - 6th Generation Suzuki GSX-R600 redesigned and with S-DMS
- Page 7: 2011 to today - 7th Generation Suzuki GSX-R600, shorter, lighter

 

The History of the Suzuki GSX-R750
- Page 1: 1985 to 1987 - The First Modern Race-Replica, Suzuki GSX-R750
- Page 2: 1988 to 1989 - 2nd Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: Improving on a legend
- Page 3: 1990 to 1991 - 3rd Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: More changes plus inverted forks
- Page 4: 1992 to 1995 - 4th Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: Water-cooled engine
- Page 5: 1996 to 1999 - 5th Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: Weight loss diet
- Page 6: 2000 to 2005- 6th Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: Lighter, Stronger and Faster
- Page 7: 2006 to 2007 - 7th Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: New frame, swingarm and motor
- Page 8: 2008 to 2010 - 8th Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: Multi-mode power adjustments
- Page 9: 2011 to today - 9th Generation Suzuki GSX-R750: Major Redesign

 

The History of the Suzuki GSX-R1000
- Page 1: 2001 to 2002 - GSX-R1000, improving on the GSX-R1100 legend
- Page 2: 2003 to 2004 - 2nd Generation Suzuki GSX-R1000: Faster, lighter and handles better
- Page 3: 2005 to 2006 - 3rd Generation Suzuki GSX-R1000: Redesigned engine and chassis
- Page 4: 2007 to 2008 - 4th Generation Suzuki GSX-R1000: Significantly updated 185hp model
- Page 5: 2009 to 2011 - 5th Generation Suzuki GSX-R1000: Starting over from scratch
- Page 6: 2012 to today - The Future Generation Suzuki GSX-R1000

 

The Yamaha R1/YZF-R1
- Page 1 - Yamaha R1/YZF-R1 Model History Guide - How it all started
- Page 2 - 1998 to 1999 - The First Yamaha R1/YZF-R1
- Page 3 - 2000 to 2001 - The world is a curve - Second Generation R1/YZF-R1
- Page 4 - 2002 to 2003 - Redefined - Third generation R1/YZF-R1
- Page 5 - 2004 to 2006 - Reborn - Fouth generation R1/YZF-R1
- Page 6 - 2007 to 2008 - State Of The Art Race Technology - Fifth generation R1/YZF-R1
- Page 7 - 2009 to 2011 - R1/YZF-R1 revolutionary new engine

 

The Yamaha R6/YZF-R6, R6S/YZF-R6S, Special R6 Limited Editions
- Page 1 - Yamaha R6/YZF-R6 Model History Guide - Development
- Page 2 - 1999 to 2000 - The First Yamaha R6/YZF-R6
- Page 3 - 2001 to 2002 - The top class supersport machine
- Page 4 - 2003 to 2004 - State of the art in 600cc supersport
- Page 5 - 2005 - R6/YZF-R6: Inspired by the racetrack
- Page 6 - 2006 to 2007 - Big step forward; completely new R6/YZF-R6
- Page 7 - 2008 to 2009 - Yamaha R6/YZF-R6: Significant refinements
- Page 8 - 2010 to 2011 - Better, stronger, faster. 124hp

 

Cruiser/Tourer Motorcycle Timelines

The Honda Gold Wing
- Page 1 - Honda Gold Wing Model History Guide - A Legend In Its Own Time
- Page 2 - 1972 Honda M1 - Gold Wing Prototype
- Page 3 - 1975 to 1979 Gold Wing GL1000 model timeline
- Page 4 - 1980 to 1983 Gold Wing GL1100 model timeline
- Page 5 - 1984 to 1987 Gold Wing GL1200 model timeline
- Page 6 - 1988 to 2000 Gold Wing GL1500's model timeline
- Page 7 - 2001 to 2012 Gold Wing GL1800's model timeline

 

Standard/Naked Motorcycle Timelines

The Kawasaki Z series
- Page 1 - The History of the Kawasaki Z introduction
- Page 1 - The History of the Kawasaki Z introduction
- Page 1 - The History of the Kawasaki Z introduction

 

 

The Yamaha FZ6 / FZ8 Fazer series
- Page 1 - Yamaha FZ6 Fazer History Timeline
- Page 2 - 1999 - 2001 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer FZS600
- Page 3 - 2002 - 2003 - Yamaha FZ6 Fazer first facelift
- Page 4 - 2004 - 2006 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer complete redesign
- Page 5 - 2007 - 2009 Yamaha FZ6 Fazer updates and upgrades
- Page 6 - 2010 onwards End of the line, FZ6 Fazer replaced by FZ8 Fazer

 

The Honda CB series
- Page 1 - Honda CB600 - CB1100 In-line Four Model History Timelines 1969 - 2012
- Page 2 - 1969 Honda CB750K0
- Page 3 - 1970-1979 Honda CB750F
- Page 4 - 1980-1989 Honda CB900F, CB900C, CB1100F, CBR1000 Hurricane
- Page 5 - 1990-1999 Honda CB750 Nighthawk, CBR900RR, CB1000, CB Hornet 600
- Page 6 - 2000-2009 Honda CB900F, CB919, CB599, CB600 Hornet
- Page 7 - 2010 - 2012 Honda CB1000R, CBF1000, CBF1000F


The Yamaha XJR1300 series
- Page 1 - Yamaha XJR1300 History Timeline
- Page 2 - Yamaha XJR1300 - The Silent Evolution
- Page 3 - 1999 to 2001 Yamaha XJR1300 - Big block, big bore bike
- Page 4 - 2002 to 2003 Yamaha XJR1300 - Updated, upgraded and redesigned
- Page 5 - 2004 to 2006 Yamaha XJR1300 - Updated and lighter
- Page 6 - 2007 to 2010 Yamaha XJR1300 - Fuel injection and Öhlins
- Page 7 - 2011 onwards - Yamaha XJR1300 blacked out

 

 


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