1978 Suzuki GS1000 Cafe Racer


Do you know the K.I.S.S. acronym? “Keep it simple.” This bike ignored that dictum. For you Suzuki fans out there, this bike has potential as more of a street drag bike given its lowered stance. But as a cafe racer, I think that it moves away from balanced function/form that we see in the most successfully built bikes, and enters into the realm of bikes where stuff was done to it just to do it. My only comment on this bike would be to lose the brown stripe on the seat. That sucker is going to wear off quickly…

If this big GS floats your boat, there are only 10 hours left in the auction, and the bidding is currently at $635. Quite a deal if you want a big bore bike from the 1970s.

Suzuki GS1000 1978 Cafe Racer 01
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Suzuki GS1000 1978 Cafe Racer 03
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Suzuki GS1000 1978 Cafe Racer 05

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3 comments so far

  1. G on

    Its a monster… like it! hate it!… doh!

  2. Richard on

    Cool looking bike. Exhaust could do with an upgrade to a Yoshimura or similar. Stripe on seat is Suede so unlikely to wear off.

  3. Richard on

    Anyone know of a Yoshimura exhaust source for an old Suzuki GS1000


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