When every manufacturer began introducing liter bikes, Suzuki joined the party with the GS1000S. A really good looking motorcycle without all of the fairings covering everything as is common today, just a big powerful engine in a big powerful motorcycle. And did I mention, good looking? Take a look at this fully restored 1980 model, it’s just like you would have seen it on the showroom floor, maybe even better.
This bike has only 7000 miles, but when the owner discovered it, he also found it was neglected prior to his arrival so he took everything apart and started fresh. Some previous mods were removed and the bike returned to stock except for a nice welded crankshaft and heavy duty clutch. He also added stainless/teflon brake lines, a Compufire ignition plus a 530 O-ring chain and sprockets. He found a set of original pipes to bring the exhaust back to like new condition and this was after sandblasting and repainting the frame. New Avon Roadrider tires, too.
The bodywork was completely stripped and repainted and new graphics were applied. A new seatcover was made to match the correct stock pattern. It’s a bike anyone would be proud to own and one that’s going to attract a lot of attention, you might want to get a pair of dark sunglasses to keep up the aura of mystery. “Hey, who is that guy?”
Martin Sedlmeier says
In 1980 that was the bike to have, no other manufacturer set its sights that high on design . The problem was finding one in the Suzuki showroom that didn’t have a deposit on it .