1974 SUZUKI GT750
Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 233
Year : 1974
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : JHU 125N
Chassis No. : # GT750 63824
Engine No. : # GT750 70126
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


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.
This example was imported from the USA circa 2012. Since then the engine has been rebuilt by a member of the 'Kettle Club' using genuine Suzuki parts, and the carburettors overhauled by another Club member. Rather than restore them, it was decided to leave the paintwork and chrome original as they were in such good condition. A total of 32,124 miles is currently displayed on the odometer. Offered with V5C registration certificate and fresh MOT.