1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043
Lot 255
1979 Suzuki GS1000
Registration no. FMV 321V Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043
Sold for £ 8,050 (US$ 11,225) inc. premium

Lot Details
1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043 1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043 1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043 1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043 1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043 1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043 1979 Suzuki GS1000 Frame no. GS1000 527900 Engine no. GS1000-145043
1979 Suzuki GS1000
Registration no. FMV 321V
Frame no. GS1000 527900
Engine no. GS1000-145043
The success of Honda's four-cylinder CB750 made it inevitable that the other major Japanese manufacturers would follow suit, Suzuki's offering - the GS750 - arriving in 1976. Within a short time, there was also a 1,000cc version - the GS1000. The latter arrived in the UK for the 1978 season, vying with Kawasaki's Z1000 for the 'top sportsbike' crown. 'The GS1000 provides the silky smoothness synonymous with most across-the-frame fours, an incredible amount of torque which reduces gear changing to a minimum plus devastating performance,' reported Bike. The 'devastating performance' amounted to a sub-12s 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. Historically significant as Suzuki's first one-litre multi, the GS1000 is today one of the most collectible of early Suzuki four-strokes.

Miklos purchased this GS1000 in September 2013 from Anthony Austin of Daventry. The sales receipt is available, and the history file also contains some MoTs (most recent expires 25th April 2018), old/current V5C Registration Certificates, and sundry invoices for parts and routine servicing, the most recent of the latter dated November 2016. The machine also comes with a genuine Suzuki owners' manual and a Haynes workshop manual.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.

Saleroom notices

  • The machine is offered with a valid MOT Expiring 7 March 2019.
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