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1979 GS1000S


The GS1000S was a replica machine of the Yoshimura-tuned GS1000 ridden by Wes Cooley, which won the 1978 AMA Superbike Championship. Although it shared the basic specifications of the GS1000E, the coloring and bikini cowl were identical to the victorious machine. The GS1000S was applauded for its comfortable riding position, and won popular acclaim as a supersport machine.

1978 GS1000E


The flagship model of the GS series, the GS1000E was Suzuki's first 1-liter machine. It was based on the GS750 and features 234kg of dry weight, 997cc engine generating 87ps at 8,000rpm, and demonstrated outstanding balance. The star-shaped cast wheels drew fans worldwide to remark that, in addition to its obvious performance capabilities, the GS1000E was exceptionally stylish and durable.

1976 GS750


The GS750 was the 4-stroke machine released by Suzuki after an interval of 20 years. The newly developed DOHC 4-cylinder engine generated 68ps at 8,500rpm and exhibited smooth throttle response. The GS750 was relatively light at 223kg. Its outstanding dynamic performance made it extremely popular, and the GS series, included the GS400 released at the same time, instantly became the top-selling machines.

1975 RM125


The RM125 debuted in 1975 to replace the production motocrosser TM. It was introduced as a production version of the works machine RA75 on which Gaston Rahier won the 125cc World Motocross GP championship in the same year. From 1975 to 1984, Suzuki dominated this class 10 years in a row with Gaston Rahier, Akira Watanabe, Harry Everts, Eric Geboers and Michele Rinaldi. The RM125 was a successful forerunner of future RM series line-up extended from 50cc to 500cc. The air-cooled 2-stroke single cylinder 123cc engine produced 23ps at 10,500rpm. The exhaust pipe of the first generation RM125 was placed under the engine like TM.

1974 RE-5


RE-5 was the first Japanese motorcycle with a rotary engine in the world. It represented the culmination of the endeavors of the development engineer team. With a single rotor of 497cc, the engine generated 62ps at 6,500rpm - approaching the output 750cc engine. The cylinder meter housing and taillight were also attractive features. In charge of design was the famous Italian designer Giorgetto Giugiaro.

1972 Hustler400

Hustler 400

The Hustler 400 was released as a street version of the TM400. Its double-cradle frame and 2-stroke single-cylinder 396cc engine generated 34ps, making it the most powerful machine in its class. With decompression system for easy engine start, PEI ignition and the design emphasized running performance and ease of use. Subsequently, tangible development occurred in the shape of succession of model changes.

1971 TM400


The TM400 was developed as a production motocrosser to participate in 500cc class motocross races including World GP. Giving priority to the maneuverability of the machine, its engine displacement was lowered to 396cc. In the World Motocross GP series held in the same year, Roger De Coster won the championship in the 500cc class riding the RN71 (367cc) factory machine. In total he won 5 world titles of the same class adding 4 more victories in 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976.

1971 GT750


The 2-stroke 3-cylinder engine, produced 67ps at 6,500rpm, featured liquid cooling - adopted from the cooling measures of central cylinder. The 3 cylinders fed into 4 mufflers, divide exhaust pipe at center underneath the engine. With its smooth engine characteristics and light handling and weighting in at over 200kg, the GT750 was affectionately dubbed the "Water Buffalo" in the US market.