The GSResources — 1980-83 GS850 review

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Suzuki GS 850 L

1980-83 GS850 review

sports touring

Engine: in-line four 4-…

843 cc

Valve Arrangement: DOHC 2


Final Drive:

Brakes: dual disc single disc rear

558 lbs

The GS850G is noted. as a variation of the GS First produced in 1980*, the and 1983 model years proven themselves to be particularly The bike is easy to maintain and to accessorize.

Features found on the that are attractive to the used buyer include long engine, large comfortable and low maintenance shaft drive.

The GS850 offered CV carbs*, ignition*, automatic cam chain air assisted front forks*, oil rear swingarm with load settings and four adjustments, mag style wheels and headlight. The bike comes in GX, GZ, GD, GLT, GLX and GLZ variations.

If you want a lightweight* cycle to fashion a touring machine, this is a model to build around. Do not the 850’s smaller brothers, the and GS650G (with shaft

*Peter Huppertz begs to

I happen to have a GS850 and thus are in a position to provide annotations.

First of all: we had the GS850 around when you US hadn’t heard of it. In 1978 we had a designated as the GN variations. Differences the GT (the basic model 1980 onwards) included: carbs, dinosaur-type points no air assist on the front forks, the GN had a kick starter!

I have a 1981 GT model, I fashioned into a distance I would not describe it as a ‘lightweight My GS1100EZ in standard trim is than 40 pounds lighter a GS850G in standard trim.

properly dressed up (fairing, bags) it weighs enough to a grown man cry. Not as much as a though. but hey, this is a (as opposed to a ‘Wing, yes).

The is probably the most reliable, (in terms of longevity) bike ever built. Mileages of or more are commonplace. Mine now has (as of Aug. 1996).

Yes, a rebuild is due.

The 850 is a unassuming workhorse. It does extremely well and in an extremely way. Handling is neutral and an emphasis on stability.

Performance does 70 bhp) can easily be as adequate, with a good curve from way down.

I my GS1100EZ for its ecstatic, brains-off better handling and joint-stretching but I love my 850. It provides an ride and a smoothness the Eleven can’t match, and I keep back to it. It’s destined to a classic — most owning a good one are reluctant to let it go.

Suzuki wanted to discontinue the after 1983. Problem the customers didn’t agree to So Suzuki revamped the bike some of the other shafties, as the GS1100GK) once again and it. The GS850G could be bought new up 1986, when it disappeared the catalog.

The Dutch importer even got from Hamamatsu in 1987. the GS850 the last of the true

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