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It was during the early 70s that the superbike war between the major Japanese factories broke out. Honda had already introduced the four-cylinder CB750 in 1969 and it did not take long before Suzuki weighed in with their new superbike contender. Suzuki, however, took a completely different route with their machine, the GT750. For a start their superbike was a two-stroke 750cc, the largest two-stroke ever to be put into mass production. Set across the frame the engine had three cylinders and was water-cooled. Although marketed as a direct rival to the Honda CB750 it soon became obvious that the Suzuki lacked the outright performance of the Honda and eventually the GT750 found its own little niche as a high-speed tourer.

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Suzuki GT750 Suzuki GT750
  • Engine - 738cc, liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder, 2-stroke
  • Top Speed - 120mph
  • Power - 70bhp @ 6500rpm
  • Brakes - twin disc/drum
  • Frame - tubular steel twin cradle
  • Launched - 1972-1977. More info..
  • Picture kindly provided by www.suzukicycles.org

    1972 Suzuki GT 750S Vallelunga 1972 Suzuki GT 750S Vallelunga
    • Liquid cooled, two stroke, transverse 3 cylinder
    • 190kg
    • 5 speed
    • 116bhp @ 8250rpm
    • Swinging arm fork with adjustable shock absorber
    • Front brake - x2 discs
    1972 Suzuki GT750J
    Suzuki GT750J

    The introduction of the GT750J caused a sensation. It was at the time the largest capacity production two stroke available with a specification that had previously been the preserve of the race track. The water cooled triple was housed in a conventional tubular cradle frame with telescopic forks and pivoted fork rear suspension. A four leading shoe front brake graced the front end and a three into four exhaust system ejected the triples blue haze.

    Image provided by www.classic-auctions.com.

    1972 Suzuki GT750 1972 Suzuki GT750 Fuel consumption was excellent for such a bike with an average of just over 40mpg being possible and reaching an astonishing 55-60mpg if the bike was ridden sensibly. With a fuel tank of 3.75 gallon capacity a touring range of around 200 miles could be expected. Although the engine was very smokey, especially when idling, oil consumption was really quite reasonable with over 300 miles available. The oil tank capacity was 3.2 pints, so a range of 900 miles or so was possible. The most disappointing feature of the Suzuki was its handling which was far from ideal. On smooth roads it was adequate until the speed increased, when the front and rear ends seemed to have precious little connecting them. On rougher surface the problem was accentuated and progress could be a very bumpy and hair-raising affair. If the rider held on and got used to the tough ride he found there was very little ground clearance with the side and centre stands dragging into the tarmac.
    1974 Suzuki GT750 L 1974 Suzuki GT750 L  
    1974 Suzuki GT750 L Suzuki GT750 L  
    1975 Suzuki GT750M Suzuki GT750M Braking was by twin discs at the front and a drum at the rear which were adequate in the dry but prone to hesitation in wet weather. The GT750 weighed a hefty 540lb (dry weight) but the bike was still quite easy to manoeuvre in and out of traffic and the engine made no fuss at all at low speeds even though there was still the characteristic two-stroke blue smoke gently puffing from the exhaust. In the end it was the exhaust emissions which killed the bike as it was just too dirty for the envoromentally-minded late 1970s and early 1980s. In its life the GT750 engine had been developed for the road and completely for the tracks where in superbike racing with around 115bhp at its disposal the works bikes won several championships, mostly with Barry Sheene at the helm.
    1975 Suzuki GT 750 Patroller 1975 Suzuki GT 750 Patroller  
    1975 Suzuki GT750 M Suzuki GT750 M  
    1974 Suzuki GT750 'Kettle' 1974 Suzuki GT750 'Kettle'  
    1976 Suzuki GT750 Suzuki GT750  
    1976 Suzuki GT750 1976 Suzuki GT750  
    1976 Suzuki GT750 A GT750 A Suzuki introduced a revised version of the GT750 with the introduction of the "A" variant. The new model adopted twin discs in place of the four leading shoe item used on the "J" series models and featured new side panels, instruments with a digital gear indicator, restyled exhausts and revised graphics.
    1976 Suzuki GT750B 1976 Suzuki GT750B  
    1977 Suzuki Dunstall GT750 A Suzuki Dunstall GT750 This bike is not to be mistaken for a standard GT750 with Dunstall kit fitted over the top, this is a Rare Dunstall, Has NOT even had a re-bore, it is Barton Tuned. Renound for tuning in the 70's

    This is a rare Dunstall ordered from dealer as a Dunstall and therefore model stated on original log book (Isle of Man) and british V5 states its a Dunstall GT750 A.

    1977-78 Suzuki GT750 1977-78 Suzuki  GT750
    • Liquid cooled, two stroke, transverse 3 cylinder
    • 235kg
    • 5th 4.84 Standing one-eighth mile, sec. 8.38 / 4th 5.90 terminal speed, mph 78.74 / 3rd 7.15 Standing one-quarter mile, sec 13.87 / 2nd 9.11 terminal speed, mph 93.55 / lst 14.92
    • 5 speed
    • 67bhp @ 6500rpm

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