1972 Suzuki

Summary

  • Baujahr 
    1972
  • Motorradtyp 
    Straßenmaschine
  • Motornummer 
    GT750 32029
  • Losnummer 
    148
  • Zustand 
    Gebraucht
  • Farbe 
    Sonstige
  • Standort

Beschreibung

1972 Suzuki GT750
Registration no. YND 417L
Frame no. GT750 32282
Engine no. GT750 32029

Launched at the Tokyo show in 1971, Suzuki's new GT750 flagship was, as its name suggests, more Gran Turismo than outright sports bike. First of a family of Suzuki two-stroke triples, the newcomer retained the cylinder dimensions of the existing T500 air-cooled twin but with the added refinements of water-cooling and an electric starter. Top speed was around 115mph but more important was the effortless cruising capability. Modifications were not long in coming, the GT750K gaining twin front disc brakes (replacing the original double-sided drum) for 1973. 'It's solid and utterly secure at the ton and comfortably relaxing in a way that only a heavyweight cruiser can be, but it's also perfectly manageable trickling along at walking pace,' declared Bike magazine. Catered for by The Kettle Club, the model enjoys an enthusiastic following today. Sold new in the USA, this GT750 is a 1973 model manufactured towards the end of 1972. The machine has had only one registered keeper since its registration in the UK in July 2014. Subject of a painstaking 'last nut and bolt' restoration, including a full engine rebuild and repaint of the cycle parts, it is described as to original specification apart from the period-correct Allspeed exhaust system. Accompanying documentation consists of a VJMC Dating Letter, V5C registration document and a recently expired MoT (June 2015).