Classic Bike Profiles - Suzuki Gs 750
Another great classic bike that you can find on today's market place for very low prices is the Suzuki Gs 750. The Suzuki Gs 750 was a fantastic mid-range bike produced from 1976 to 1983.
The I'm quite the fan of the old Suzuki's, they may not be the most powerful or modern (for their production time), but they sure are fun to ride. The Suzuki Gs750 was introduced with an air-cooled DOHC 4 stroke engine that turned out about 63 horsepower. Not enough to break the speed of sound but plenty of pick-up for a sport bike this size.
There are several models available starting with the 750 in '76-'78, GS750E in '79-'80, GS750L also '79-'80, and finally the GS750G and GS750GL in 1981. All had a 5-speed gearbox and a front disc rear drum brake setup.
One thing about Suzuki Gs motorcycles I am particularly fond of is their ability to handle abuse and provide good reliability. Especially for a rider today who wants to enjoy the classic style of a Gs750 yet doesn't want to spend every waking moment tuning the bike and making adjustments.
In fact the Suzuki Gs750 is a perfect candidate for restoration or customization as well. There are several Cafe kits available for those looking to relive the days when these bikes used to fly at crazy speeds down race tracks and many also go the bobber/chopper route as well. These bikes are very simple and easy to work on so customizing one to suit your tastes is something that can be tackled even by the somewhat inexperienced mechanics out there.
Now on to the ride.. The Suzuki Gs750 is a particularly stable and well handling bike that is capable of handling and stopping the power it puts out with ease. I still feel the brakes leave a little to be desired but that is fairly common of all older sport bikes.
The best part about these Gs750's is that they are not only abundant still today, but you can pick up very clean examples for under $3,000 dollars and decent running bikes for $2,000. At those prices why not add one to your collection?