• Year of manufacture 
    1972
  • Motorcycle type 
    Street
  • Engine number 
    GT750 32029
  • Lot number 
    148
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Colour  
    Other
  • Location

Description

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).


Bonhams 1793
101 New Bond Street
London
W1S 1SR
United Kingdom
Contact Person Kontaktperson
First name 
Bonhams Collectors’ Car department

Phone 
+44-2074685801
Fax 
+44-2074477401