Suzuki GS1000

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Here’s Jarmo Haapamaki at has to say the Suzuki GS1000:

Surprising Suzuki Motor Company a late prototype of GS1000, first 1000 cc motorcycle in the motorcycle show, the 64th an der Porte de Versailles, in 1977.

in 1977, the manufacturers competed each other by making and more powerful motorcycle (sound familiar?) and 1000 was a respectable number on the side Kawasaki had already released its and Yamaha the powerful XS11. had its GL1000 Gold Wing.

was the last one of the Japanese ”big to join the exclusive ”1000 cc with the GS1000.

The GS1000 was around the successful GS750, was the lightest of the 750’s available at the What Suzuki wanted was a design, that benefited solid engineering and light And they succeeded. The GS1000 was slightly heavier than its brother, which was quite an By lengthening the … of the (relatively …) GS750 engine 56,4 to 70 mm the cylinder displacement was from 748 to 997 cc.

The lower end of the GS750 was strong to cope with the 1 1 liter displacement but the list of modifications was than just adding mm to the …. The redesigned 750 engine put the 1000 was actually lighter the 750 engine! The power output in was given to 83—90 hp depending of the country (differences in environment and regulations).

Even in other the GS1000 was in many details on the GS750, introduced a year The GS1000 had five speeds, drive and tubular steel frame like the GS750, but many differences between the not just cosmetic (the tank and the design of the rear end of the being the most obvious The suspension of the big brother was more using air and oil dampened front

The GS1000 was arguably the best four-cylinder of its time.

None of the models were sold in its country, Japan, where motorcycles with larger 750 cc engines was not allowed until the VX800 roadster being the model sold in Japan a piston displacement larger 750 cc.

The first GS1000s arrived to in February 1978. At first the was called GS1000 (without the E). The models had conventional rear but in May 1978 they were with gas/air suspension, with chromed steel

The final version of the GS1000 in couple of details from the model, presented in 1977.

on the image for larger format.

A ”S” after a Suzuki model normally means that the have basically mounted a (bikini) fairing to the bike to it (look) more sporty. even the case with the I believe it was the first standard sold with a fairing.

was based on the GS1000E but didn’t its pneumatic rear suspension. The gained the bike’s weight 5 kg (11 lbs) and included a clock and oil gauge on the instrument panel. The wheel diameter was increased 17 to 18 inches on the S model.

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Apparently the German version of the did have the pneumatic rear and had a 17-inch rear wheel. different bikes were in different parts of the world.

The is also known as the Wes Cooley The GS series worked well on the too, Wes Cooley and Yoshimura the young AMA Superbike Championship for in the late seventies. The Suzuki actually homologated the fairing for use in the AMA Superbike class. It was very bike, being one of the absolute motorcycles in the world.

In today’s the model was a … machine poor high speed but back in 1979 it handled as as its competitors.

The beautiful GS1000S was manufactured two years, 1980 being the model year for the GS1000S. the GSX1100S Katana took its being the fastest and sportiest motorcycle. Apparently the nickname Cooley replica” came time after the model was and the model was never officially as the Wes Cooley replica by Suzuki.

the GS1000S started being that after Kawasaki their Eddie Lawson years later.

In 1979 introduced even a custom of the GS1000E called GS1000L. It had mechanics as the GS1000G but had high stepped seat, leading front fork, smaller tank (15 l/ 4.0 US gal) and short cut 19-inch wheels.

The GS1000L was manufactured between and 1981.

Thanks again go to Haapamaki for his exhaustive on the Suzuki GS1000.

Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
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Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype
Suzuki B-King Final Prototype


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