Suzuki GT750 — Classic Motobikes — Bike Reviews

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Suzuki GT750

Launched as flagship superbike on the show in 1971, the GT750 wasn’t a monster like the Kawasaki IV/H2 triple, but instead to be a pleasant touring bike, to ride, with a roomy and a handy grab rail.

The model, known as the GT750J, in the UK in 1972, with a claimed three cylinder, water-cooled drum brakes front and and a radiator cowling painted to the tank, four exhaust pipes and very large side panels.

It’s a easy job to spot a J model if you one, but they are extremely in Britain – most of the J model’s run was exported to the North America.

was a big year for Superbikes in Europe and the with new or revamped models from various manufacturers. tests of the time pitted the big against the Norton Commando, Trident, BSA Rocket III, CB750 and Kawasaki H2. It rapidly obvious that the Suzuki sweet-handling like a Commando, or than a Kawasaki H2 over the mile.

But the GT750J was a surprisingly torquey to ride, making its peak at 6500rpm – low for a two-… – and nowhere as greedy for fuel as the Kawasaki A well set up GT750 can return on a steady run, which is to some modern four 750s in the 21st century.

Kawasaki, Suzuki developed the from its 500cc two … although it’s fair to say owed a huge debt to DKW who racing two-… triples in the mid-50s. Like DKW, attempted to improve the scavenging inside their two-… with the GT750 boasting Recycle Injection System – or in terms, a method of reducing the of unburnt fuel/oil from the chambers.

The GT750 also had linked pipes and curious black cones on the J model. Most of the J were painted in Candy or Candy Ochre, a kind of gold.

There was extra plating added on the K model for along with a brace of front disc brakes on the wheel. This one change made the GT750 a Superbike as Kawasaki and Honda both had one on their flagship models. The pipe exhaust arrangement on the K model for `73.

New colours for `73 a blue model and all the K bikes a white stripe on the fuel

The L models of 1974 can be recognised by the pinstripe paintwork on the gas tank, a switch to a different shade of blue. The L model also exhausts which lost connecting balance pipes, new carbs, new airbox, a gear indicator, different throttle arrangement, new side panels and There were two colour Flake Blue and Flake

1975 saw the M model appear, of a stop-gap model featuring tweaks to the engine to squeeze a tad power from it and the benefits of a closer fitting exhaust which were aimed to ground clearance.

Perhaps the selling GT750 model in the UK was the A which was heavily advertised Barry Sheene fronting the Suzuki ad campaign. The A model was in metallic orangey-red or blue, lashings of chrome all over the side panels, mudguards, grab rail – you need to buy 5 drums of Solvol to keep a A/B model shiny.

The 1976-78 model GT750s the most practical classics They have CDI rather points ignition, lack the throttle set-up on the early and the higher ratio gearbox it an even more agreeable

Examine the seat pan, console and mudguards carefully – all to obtain now.

Check nobody has welded up leaky or junctions around the radiator and

It really shouldn’t be running on two then three when – could be a blown crankcase which is a pain to replace.


Suzuki GT750 Specification

GT750A/B 1976-78

cooled, three cylinder, two-….

Gears; 5 speed

X3 32mm CV carbs

Peak 67bhp ( claimed )

Peak torque; 55 ft/lbs ( )

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Chassis; Steel tubular 35mm forks, twin rear suspension

Brakes; 295mm front discs, 2 calipers, single 200mm drum.

Fuel consumption; average

Dry weight; 505lbs dry


1970 – GT750 model at Tokyo Show

– First J series bikes to North America and Japan

– J models imported to UK by Heron probably less than 500

1973 – K model appears. New twin front discs

– L model features no link on exhausts, new paint/graphics, gear throttle cable, airbox,

1975 – M model, new tucked-in Some European markets got the L series upgrades on their M bikes. 70bhp claimed engine, new gear ratios, porting to reduce emissions.

New colours/graphics.

1976 – GT750A appears in large numbers in UK, red or colours. Possibly over examples imported

1977 – B launched. Cosmetic changes black side panels, new mudguard and headlamp. Some sold at discount prices and in 1978-79 as GS750 proved popular in UK market.

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