Year of manufacture1972
1972 Suzuki GT750
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. GT750-30398
Engine no. GT750-30458
Launched in 1971, Suzuki's new GT750 flagship was, as its name suggests, more Gran Turismo than outright sports bike. First of a family of two-stroke triples, the newcomer retained the cylinder dimensions of the 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. Offered with US title, this first-year GT750J model is ripe for restoration. It was ridden into the dealership in Mansfield, Ohio two years ago, from where it was purchased recently. Almost everything is correct including the all important exhausts with the black end cones. All taxes have been paid and NOVA declaration completed so UK registration is straightforward.