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Suzuki GS 1000S

Suzuki GS series

The Suzuki GS was Suzuki Motor Corporation’s full range of 4-… road motorcycles, having almost exclusively manufactured machines. Suzuki had produced the Colleda COX 125cc and 93cc single-cylinder machines in 1955 [ 1 ] the rest of Suzuki’s production 1952 to 1976 had been sophisticated two-strokes, whose expression was the 750cc 3-cylinder GT750 .

The First Models

The first of the GS Series was the four-cylinder released alongside the GS400 twin in November 1976. [ 2 ] Model Year). The GS750 was essentially patterned off the Kawasaki Z1 and became the design basis for all Suzuki four-… fours the release of the GSX-R. The GS750 was fitted into a dual frame with telescopic twin rear shocks and a disc brake.

The new GS750 was lauded for its handling at the of its release, which was a significant over its Japanese contemporaries, the Honda CB750. the shaft-driven XS750. and the more powerful but handling Kawasaki 900.

The GS was expanded in subsequent model with a smaller 550cc GS550 and larger GS1000 in 1977 (MY1978) with the ultimately including 125cc cylinder machines the GS125 [ 3 ] and retro-styled machines such as the [ 4 ]

Racing Edit

The good chassis and reliable, over-engineered made the four cylinder GS ideal platforms for motorcycle racing. with the GS1000 by Pops Yoshimura winning the Daytona Superbike race, the Suzuka 8 Hours in Japan, and the AMA national championship in 1979 and with rider Wes Cooley. In Yoshimura GS1000-powered Formula 1 won the Formula TT World Championship by Graeme Crosby in 1980 and

Developments GS to GSX Edit

Suzuki GS 1000S

The original GS designs share engine design elements of roller bearing crankshafts, per cylinder and double overhead (DOHC) operating directly on and bucket tappets. In 1980 the major upgrading of the 750cc and machines with 16-valve valves per cylinder) heads the valves being actuated short forked rockers, and the of the litre bike to 1100cc 1074cc).

The new heads incorporated Twin Swirl Combustion (TSCC) technology and machines the new technology were designated as GSX in Japan, Europe, Africa, New Zealand, and many other differentiating them from two-valve per cylinder stable In the Americas the GS code continued to for both four and two valve per machines.

The introduction of air-oil cooling via radiators known as SACS in the Suzuki motorcycle demarcated the machines from the new technology of the machines, however this is blurred somewhat by later such as the GS1200SS [ 5 ] which the SACS equipped GSF1200 engine.

Universal Japanese Edit

During the 1970s and 1980s the GS-range of models and machines from other manufactures shared so many design configurations and features this commonality of design the moniker the Universal Japanese (UJM). The universality of design that surprising as the GS and its contemporaries designed as ‘general purposes capable of sport riding, and commuting. It wasn’t until the development of more purpose machines, beginning in the GS range the shaft-drive models for touring and the sports-oriented GS1000S and GS/GSX1100 models and later fully touring machines and race-replicas.

The range of motorcycles in the series had displacements between 125 cc and and include the GS400 and GS500. The GS also include the original series, although both the and the 1100 had 16 valves, thus a GSX. It was however still as a GS on some markets, primarily in the US.

Suzuki GS 1000S
Suzuki GS 1000S
Suzuki GS 1000S

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