Suzuki GS1000G, GS1000GL

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1980 Suzuki year code: T

A shaft-driven heavy weight tourer, GS1000G, fitted with a 22 liter (5.8 US gal) fuel tank was introduced in May 1980 as a 1980 year’s model (GS1000GT). Except for cosmetic differences and the shaft drive, the GS1000G had a lot in common with the rest of the GS1000 model family. Manufactured between 1980 and 1982.

By the time the 16-valve 1100cc engine was developed, replacing the 8-valve 1000cc four, Suzuki was also building a sports tourer with shaft drive, based on the GS750 engine. In Japan you could choose between the GS750G or GS850G but the rest of the world could buy the 850cc version, starting from 1979. It sold well but many customers wished that Suzuki had used the more powerful 1000cc instead.

They didn’t have to wait that long. The GS1000G came the following year. Parts of the engine were similar to the GS1000E engine and parts of it came from the GS850G.

The cylinders, cylinder head, pistons and carburetors came from the GS1000E, and so did even the whole big end, apart from the primary transmission, that was modified.

The gearbox comes from the GS850G, the only difference being that couple of the sprockets are hardened to stand against the higher torque. The GS1000G overall gearing ratios are higher compared to the GS850G, depending on a different sprockets between the gearbox and the shaft.

Suzuki put a lot of effort and in money in developing a shaft drive that didn’t have the negative effect the shafties always had, lifting the rear end when accelerating, and managedquite well. -It is actually the first shaft driven motorcycle we have ridden that feels like it was chain driven-, a reporter from a Swedish bike magazine wrote back in the early eighties.

As its chain driven sister, even the touring model had advanced suspension of the big brother was more advanced, using 37mm Kayaba air and oil dampened front fork and Kayaba rear shocks. The model had 275mm (10.8 in) twin disc at the front and similar single disc at the rear. The front brake was considered excellent in 1980 but the rear brake was almost too efficient, making it too easy to lock the rear wheel.

The claimed maximum power output is the same for the chain and shaft drive machines but there is a difference between the models. The GS1000G has different exhausts and the maximum torque is gained at lower revs. That, and the air filter system from the smaller GS850G results to slightly lower power output, compared to the GS1000E.

Available in Blue, Black or Red.

GS 1000 G 1980

Overall Length: 2 300 mm (90.6 in)

Overall Width: 905 mm (35.6 in)

Suzuki GS 1000

Overall Height: 1 260 mm (49.6 in)

Wheelbase: 1 525 mm (60.0 in)

Ground Clearance: 155 mm (6.1 in)

Dry Weight: 250 kg (550 lbs)

Engine type: Air-cooled 997 cc inline-4, DOHC, 8 valves. 90 ps (66 kW)/ 8.500 rpm, 8,0 kg-m/ 7.500 rpm.

GS1000GL 1980

Overall Length: 2 275 mm (89.6 in)

Overall Width: 900 mm (35.4 in)

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