- Browse bikes
- Top bikes
- News & reviews
- Free classifieds
Review of the 1978 Suzuki GS 1000:
Solid Pre-Tarrif Classic
Author: Ivan Tuma, 2010-03-11, viewed 138 times.|
The GS 1000 delivers a great riding experience with performance on par with newer, more expensive bikes.
I was fortunate to buy my ´78 GS 1000 from a lawyer who babied it for years. So with only 26K on the clock, it´s still a solid performer. |
Cruising up the canyons outside of Denver is a pleasure and the standard lay-out allows for occasional dirt-road excursions without too much drama.
The bike seats two comfortably along with room for panniers and a rear luggage rack for extended touring.
An old Vetter WindJammer fairing is a great match for this bike. Thanks to the fairing, taking it up on dry winter days makes the cold tolerable.
Three gripes I have with the bike:
1. Small fuel tank combined with fuel economy only in the high 30´s make for lots of fuel stops. Note that at lower altitudes, the GS 850 model performs addequately and can save you money.
2. If you get a GS 1000, get the newer one equiped with the drive shaft - the chain is clunky for a big bike and the DS makes a huge difference in drivability (unless you plan on racing a 30 year old bike - the get the chain).
3. Zero low-end torque combined with a relatively high first gear make the bike unwieldy in slow or stop n go traffic conditions.
This review of the 1978 Suzuki GS 1000 was posted by a visitor on Bikez.com and does not necessarily reflect facts, truth or Bikez.com's opinions.
Write a motorcycle review yourself?You are welcome to write motorcycle articles on Bikez.com. Write about anything your fellow riders might find interesting to know about a bike. Use our standard picture or upload your own. All reviews will be checked manually before they turn up online, usually within 24 hours. To write a quick comment or discuss a bike, use our discussion forums.
Click here to write a review.
BMW Ducati Harley-Davidson Honda Kawasaki KTM Suzuki Triumph Yamaha
|About Bikez.com.||Contact Bikez.com||Motorcycle catalogue|