1972 Suzuki GT750J
Engine no. GT750 424510
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.
Imported from the USA, this example of an increasingly collectible and sought after Japanese classic displays a total of only 12,926 miles on the odometer. There can be few more original GT750Js than this one, which still retains its original front tyre, its original Suzuki mirrors, and the factory-fitted protective plastic coverings on the brake and clutch levers. Complete and never restored, the machine is described as in generally very good condition, ready to ride or restore, and we are advised that EU import duty has been paid. There are no documents with this Lot.
- This machine is offered with overseas title and customs SAD number.