1979 Suzuki GS1000S Frame no. GS1000-523497 Engine no. GS1000-134421
Lot 351N
1979 Suzuki GS1000S
Frame no. GS1000-523497 Engine no. GS1000-134421
Sold for £5,405 (US$ 7,230) inc. premium

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1979 Suzuki GS1000S Frame no. GS1000-523497 Engine no. GS1000-134421 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Frame no. GS1000-523497 Engine no. GS1000-134421 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Frame no. GS1000-523497 Engine no. GS1000-134421 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Frame no. GS1000-523497 Engine no. GS1000-134421
1979 Suzuki GS1000S
Frame no. GS1000-523497
Engine no. GS1000-134421
Following Honda's lead, Suzuki launched its first four-cylinder four-stroke - the GS750 - for 1976. Within a short time there was a 1,000cc version on the horizon - the GS1000. The latter arrived in the UK for the 1978 season, vying with Kawasaki's Z1000 for the 'top sports bike' crown. 'The GS1000 provides the silky smoothness synonymous with most across-the-frame fours, an incredible amount of torque which reduces gearchanging to a minimum plus devastating performance,' reported Bike magazine. The 'devastating performance' amounted to a sub 12-second standing quarter-mile time and a top speed in excess of 135mph - good enough to beat the Kwacker in a straight line - while air forks at the front and rear suspension units adjustable for damping as well as spring pre-load made for superior handling when pressing on. Variations on the theme included the shaft-driven GS1000G tourer and GS1000S sportster, the latter equipped with a neat cockpit fairing enclosing a more comprehensive instrument cluster. Imported from Italy into the Netherlands, this GS1000S is currently in the hands of only its second owner. The machine displays a total of 22,688 kilometres on the odometer and is described as 'like new'. Offered with Dutch registration papers.
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