1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420

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Lot 43
1979 Suzuki GS550
Registration no. DML 611V Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420

Sold for £ 2,645 (US$ 3,454) inc. premium
1979 Suzuki GS550
Registration no. DML 611V
Frame no. GS550E 124582
Engine no. GS550 158420
The success of Honda's four-cylinder CB750 made it inevitable that the other major Japanese manufacturers would offer multi-cylinder four-strokes, Suzuki's first offering - the GS750 - arriving in 1976 together with a 400cc twin. A short time later a 549cc version - the GS550 - was introduced and within a few years there were GS models in range of engine capacities. Bike magazine liked the GS550 it had on test in 1977: 'But far from being overshadowed by its larger capacity brother, the 550 offers another highly desirable biking quality in its almost total usability.' The GS550's virtues stemmed from the fact that it was shorter, narrower and considerably (44lbs) lighter than the 750, with a concomitant increase in manoeuvrability. This example has been treated to a full 'last nut and bolt' restoration. Works carried out include an engine rebuild; repainting the frame and swinging arm; blasting and repainting the wheels; new paintwork and decals; brakes stripped and repainted; switch gear and instruments restored and reset; forks rebuilt with new stanchions; carburettors overhauled; brightwork re-chromed; seat cover replaced; new chain and sprockets; and all bearings and control cables renewed. Presented in effectively 'as new' condition having covered only 4 miles since completion, the machine is offered with a V5C document and a CD-ROM of restoration photographs. The provision of braided brake hoses is the only notified deviation from factory specification.
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1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
1979 Suzuki GS550 Frame no. GS550E 124582 Engine no. GS550 158420
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