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Suzuki GT550

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The Suzuki GT550 is a two-…. three cylinder 1970s-era in Suzuki’s Grand Touring GT Even though total of the 550 exceeded 60,000 examples over a six model year run, this total was by both of its three cylinder GT brothers.

Suzuki produced over units of the GT750 and over 000 units of the GT380. [ citation ] All three models were offered for sale with the of the 1972 model year the 550 christened Indy for the North market. [ 1 ] Production of the 550 was delayed it was not available to dealers in the U.S. after April, 1972. [ needed ] In Suzuki’s numbering automobile race tracks each of its 3 cylinder GT bikes for the America market: 380 for Sebring. 550 for 750 for Le Mans .


Restoration [ edit ]

the 380 and the 750 are more popular for restoration. of these models still a large following of enthusiasts compared to the 550. One drawback to the of the 550, is its lack of a racing This is due to the 550’s unique displacement (actually 543cc) prevented it from competing in the class.

Suzuki GS 550
Suzuki GS 550

Equally, the 550 could not compete in the 750 because it would not have competitive against the 750s of the Most collectors/restorers are drawn to with a claim to racing Consequently, there are relatively few original or restored examples of the 550 today, some 30+ years the last 550 rolled off the assembly in Hamamatsu .

Unique features [ ]

Ram air system [ edit ]

A unique of the 550 (and the 380 ) was its Ram-air cooling for the one piece cylinder head. engines lose power rapidly after the engine its critical temperature, so Suzuki to try out an idea that had been with some success on its two … twin cylinder the T500. [ 2 ]

This system of a two piece aluminum shroud to the cylinder head to duct air over the cylinder head The centre part of the head had an fin area and a larger shroud area in an effort to keep the cylinder running at the same as the naturally more exposed cylinders. [ 3 ] In practice, it has been that the centre cylinder runs somewhat cooler at than the outboard cylinders, so the does work as intended.

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Suzuki GS 550
Suzuki GS 550
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