I am sure this motorcycle has been reviewed up and down and over and over, but I would like to pitch in my two cents about it.
Never before has there been a bike under a 1000cc's that performs, handles and accelerates quite like the GSX-R 750. The GSX-R 750 will give a hell of a run to many of the bikes with higher displacements, like the 900RR, 929 and ZX-9, even beating them in some instances.
I have had my Gixxer 750 for about a year now and I'll probably never go back to anything else. Very few of the people that have the Gixxer 1000's are even rightly capable of handling anything that bike can do, much less even need to be riding one. When I sell my 2002 GSX-R 750, I am going to buy a 2004 model.
The Gixxer 750 has serious balls-to-the-wall acceleration - enough to make anyone on a 1998 - 2000 YZF-R1 nervous for sure. I've heard people say the '02 750 has somewhat sluggish handling, but I find it spot-on. I can toss it down in a corner just as fast as those I've ridden with who have 636's and R6's.
Braking is beautiful as well, and in addition to downshifting, you can stop on a dime if need be - and that's a damn good thing.
The pedigree of the GSX-R 750 speaks for itself. Until 2003, it was the choice AMA motorcycle, and had been for quite a while; meaning: Suzuki has this bike race-refined and it shows in the bikes handling and acceleration.
I have seen numbers like 135 to 138 crankshaft horsepower at about 12,800 rpms, putting about 120-123 of that to the floor. And the 2004 models are boasting 148 at the crank. Wow!
I have ridden a lot of bikes, some mine and some friend's, including a Gixxer 1000, 954, R6, R1, ZX-9, 636, TL 1000R and a Gixxer 600, with a few other non-sport bikes tossed in there as well, like the new Z-1000 (what a bike!) and I would not trade my bike for any one of them, except a 2004 Gixxer 750. Call me crazy, but I like it that much.
I wanted to keep this review short, but got a bit carried away. In any case, if you have an SV 650, Gixxer 600 or a YZF R6 and want to upgrade to a "bigger" bike, look to the Gixxer 750 and I promise you won't be disappointed.