The 1996 GSX-R introduced a new twin-spar frame which was derived from Suzuki's RGV 500 GP racer. A new compact and lightweight engine incorporated magnesium covers on the cylinder head, starter motor and clutch cover to aid weight reduction. These changes resulted in a decrease in weight by 20 kg to 179 kg, while power had increased to a 128 hp (95 kW). This year's model finally addressed the weight problems that had plagued the GSX-R through the first half of the 90s.Other features included electronically controlled "main jet block off under decel" system (for emissions purposes) 38mm Mikuni carburetors and 43 mm inverted forks which were fully adjustable. Also a 17in rear rim was fitted as standard with a 190/50-17 size tire as fitted to all models from 1996 to 1999.PP Tuning performance parts for Suzuki GSX-R 750 (1996–1999), rearsets, adjustable brake and clutch levers, clip-on handlebars, protectors etc. are produced from highly resistant materials. This ensures their longevity.