1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196

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Lot 193
1972 Suzuki GT750J
Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196

Sold for US$ 9,200 inc. premium
1972 Suzuki GT750J
Frame no. GT75024783
Engine no. GT75025196
Launched at the Tokyo Motorcycle 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 2-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. This first-year model also has Suzuki's ECTS (Exhaust Coupler Tube System,) that connected left- and right-side exhausts to boost low-speed torque and SRIS (Suzuki Recycle Injection System) that 'captured' most of the visible exhaust smoke. 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.
Subject of a painstaking 'last nut and bolt' restoration undertaken by Eastside Motors of Scottsdale, Arizona, including a engine rebuild and repaint of the cycle parts, it is described as being to the original specification apart from the aftermarket, but period correct, Allspeed exhaust system. This beautiful example of a 'kettle' or 'water buffalo' – you choose your own nickname – is ready to ride. Superb starter and smooth runner however any buyer would be wise to deal with the 'normal' oil 'misting' below the motor as a result of sitting unused for some months.

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1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
1972 Suzuki GT750J Frame no. GT75024783 Engine no. GT75025196
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