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Suzuki GS1100 Gallery

Heart and soul of the GS1100 is its 16-valve, 1075cc engine. The horsepower this engine has—and the quality of that power—goes a long way toward making this motorcycle a king. The matter is broader than the sheer horsepower on tap; it's the nature of that power easy, by-the-way, almost casual and nonchalant. The engine, it would seem, is Suzuki's weapon of maximum deterrence. Until someone else wants to build an 1100 engine with 16 valves set in Cosworth mode, the GS-weapon remains un-threatened. No other production street engine has as much potential for further power development as the GS1100. If some other manufacturer wants to get in a horsepower race with the GS, it must be prepared to lean heavily on its present engines, while Suzuki would need only to nudge the GS1100 a little to jump the power. Right now, it doesn't seem worth the while to anyone, including Suzuki, to push Superbikes into legitimate, do-it-every-time 10-second quarter-milers. Since introducing the GS1100 two years ago, Suzuki has done virtually nothing to hype the engine.

1979 Suzuki GS1100 E Suzuki GS1100 E Air cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.
1980 Suzuki GS1100 E Suzuki GS 1100 E
  • Consumption average - 41.3 mpg
  • Standing ¼ Mile - 11.4 sec / 116.8 mph
  • Top Speed - 136 mph
  • Net weight - 256kg
1981 Suzuki GS1100 GL Suzuki GS 1100 GL  
1982 Suzuki GS1100 EZ Suzuki GS 1100 EZ  
1982 Suzuki GS1100 G Suzuki GS 1100 G  
1982 Suzuki GS1100 GK Suzuki GS 1100 GK Like Honda's Interstates, the GS-1100GK is a factory-built, full-boat tourer. Based on the recently introduced 1100cc shaft-drive model, the GK includes a full fairing, saddlebags, and a trunk, all built and fitted in Japan. It uses the same frame, eight-valve engine, drive train, and other basic components as the bare 1100G, but has a few pieces all its own, such as a different saddle and air shocks.
1982 Suzuki GS1100L Suzuki GS1100 US import.


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