Bonhams : 1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423

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Lot 592N
1972 Suzuki GT750J
Registration no. YAK 400L (see text) Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423

Sold for £ 9,200 (US$ 11,717) inc. premium
1972 Suzuki GT750J
Registration no. YAK 400L (see text)
Frame no. GT750-22418
Engine no. GT750-26423
• 16 miles since restoration
• Multiple concours winner
• Offered for re-commissioning

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.

An early drum-braked model, this beautiful Suzuki GT750 has covered a mere 16 miles since it was restored by the previous owner (Mr Bibby) who had purchased the machine in 2002. A multiple concours winner, its awards include 'Highly Commended' at the 2014 Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford; 'Best Japanese' at the 2014 Bristol Classic Motorcycle Show; 'Best Japanese' at the Scottish Motorcycle Show; and 'Best in Show' at the 2016 LlanBikeFest, Llangollen. Purchased by the current owner in October 2017, the machine has been decommissioned and drained of fluids, and thus will require re-commissioning to a greater or lesser extent before returning to the road; it is thus sold strictly as viewed.

It should be noted that this machine is logged as 'permanently exported' with both the DVLA and the HPI database. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves with regard to the status of the registration 'YAK 400L' before bidding. The successful purchaser will need to apply to the DVLA for a replacement V5C Registration Certificate. Accompanying documentation consists of some expired MoTs, copy old V5 document, and an old V5C (part only).

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1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT750-22418 Engine no. GT750-26423
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