1984 | GSX550L

Sporty cruiser-style bike equipped with a high-performance 4-cylinder engine


Suzuki’s second-generation 4-stroke engine is a newly designed 550 cm³ air-cooled 4-cylinder DOHC 4-valve engine equipped with Twin Swirl Combustion Chambers (TSCCs). The GSX550L incorporates this high-performance engine into a cruiser-style street bike. Improved cooling efficiency was realized by adopting an oil jet piston ring cooling system. As a result, the new engine is lightweight and compact, and generates impressive maximum horsepower of 64 PS. The GSX550L also features a double cradle frame that uses newly developed hexagonal pipes to realize low weight and high rigidity. It is also equipped with the Full-Floater rear suspension, which realizes a superb balance between handling and excellent ride comfort.

Dimensions and weight Dimensions Overall length 2,085 mm
Overall width 825 mm
Overall height 1,155 mm
Wheelbase 1,440 mm
Weight 186 kg (Dry)
Engine Engine type 4-stroke, 4-cylinder, air-cooled, DOHC
Engine displacement 572 cm³
Bore x stroke 60.0 mm × 50.6 mm
Maximum power 47.1kW(64PS) / 10,000rpm
Maximum torque 49.0N-m / 8,000rpm
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Front tire size 100/90-16 54H
Rear tire size 130/90-16 67H