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Suzuki GT750
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Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 72-77
Engine 738cc Liquid cooled two-stroke straight-three
Top speed 115 mph
Horse Power 67 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Fuel system 3x Mikuni VM32
Sparkplug B6ES '72-74
B8ES '75-77
Battery YB14L-A2 '72-77
Front Tire 3.25-19 '72-77
Rear Tire 4.00-18 '72-77
Wheelbase 58 in
Weight 472 lbs
Fuel capacity 3.75 gallons
Competition Honda CB750K
Triumph Trident
Kawasaki H2
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The Suzuki GT750 is a motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 1972 to 1977.

This Suzuki motorcycle was known as the Water Buffalo to many riders, also known as The Kettle in the U.K., Suzuki had officially nicknamed it the Le Mans. It was a 750cc 2-Stroke triple.

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Two by Three

The early 1970s showed Kawasaki and Suzuki's response to Honda's already legendary CB750K by inaugurating the new technique of transverse three-cylinder two-stroke engines. Just as the Triumph Trident was in simple terms, one and a half of the their 500cc twin, the GT750 shared the 70x64mm bore and stroke dimensions of the T500 along with similar porting. If the layout was the same, the offerings of the two rivals represented very different philosophies. The air-cooled Kawasaki H2 was a supersports machine with out-of-the-ordinary performance: over 125 mph top speed and a standing quarter in 12.1 seconds. The Suzuki was a real GT: heavier, larger and with a water-cooled engine.

Two Errors of Judgment

Suzuki's main error lay in not having foreseen the trend of the market towards sportier machines. A second fault was retaining a front drum brake while Honda, Kawasaki (on its H1 500 and 750) and Yamaha (on the XS650) had already opted for discs. They would later almost over correct (in a positive manner) all these errors in the 80s with their introduction of the Suzuki GSX-R750.

Extraordinary Track Machine

Built until 1977, when it appeared in the catalog alongside the four-stroke GS750, the GT took a long time to build up its image. It was small consolation that it had spawned an extraordinary track machine, the TR750.

However, the GT was an excellent touring mount which marked a turning point in the history of the two-stroke. Reliable and mechanically silent, possessed of remarkable torque, it was a docile road bike, unlike the Kawasaki, which was brilliant but noisy and guzzled gas.

1972 GT750J

  • FRAME #: GT750-10001
  • ENGINE #: GT750-10001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 738cc Two-stroke Triple
  • MODEL CODE: 310
  • COLOR: Newport Blue, California Burgundy
  • Dual, front drum brakes
  • Headlight mounts and housing, side covers and radiator covers primary color
  • Water cooled

1973 GT750K

  • FRAME #: GT750-31253
  • ENGINE #: GT750-31357
  • ENGINE TYPE: 738cc Two-stroke Triple
  • MODEL CODE: 310
  • COLOR: Royal Red, Royal Blue
  • Dual, front disc brakes
  • Chrome radiator covers
  • Locking flip-up gas cap

1974 GT750L

1974 Suzuki GT750L
1974 Suzuki GT750 in Orange
1974 Suzuki GT750 in Orange
1974 Suzuki GT750 in Orange
1974 Suzuki GT750 in Orange


  • FRAME #: GT750-40247
  • ENGINE #: GT750-43041
  • ENGINE TYPE: 738cc Two-stroke Triple
  • MODEL CODE: 312
  • COLOR: Firemist Orange, Firemist Blue
  • Chrome air cleaner covers
  • Chrome headlight mounts and housing
  • Silver radiator covers
  • Digital gear indicator
  • Power increased to 70hp @ 8500 rpm

1975 GT750M

1975 Suzuki GT750M
1975 Suzuki GT750 "Water Buffalo" in Gray
1975 Suzuki GT750 "Water Buffalo" in Gray
1975 Suzuki GT750 "Water Buffalo" in Gray
1975 Suzuki GT750 "Water Buffalo" in Gray
1975 Suzuki GT750 "Water Buffalo" in Gray
1975 Suzuki GT750 "Water Buffalo" in Gray


  • FRAME #: GT750-52823
  • ENGINE #: GT750-57533
  • ENGINE TYPE: 738cc Two-stroke Triple
  • MODEL CODE: 316
  • COLOR: Gypsy Red, Jewel Gray
  • New tank stripes
  • Black dust seals on lower forks, instead of fork boots


1976 GT750A

  • FRAME #: GT750-61729
  • ENGINE #: ..... GT750-67558
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 738cc Two-stroke Triple
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 316
  • COLOR: Coronado Blue, Ontario Orange
  • New tank stripes
  • Locking gas cap cover
  • Dropped Le Mans nickname

1977 GT750B

1977 Suzuki GT750B
1977 Suzuki GT750B in Black
1977 Suzuki GT750B in Black
1977 Suzuki GT750B in Black
1977 Suzuki GT750B in Black
1977 Suzuki GT750B in Black


  • FRAME #: GT750-75739
  • ENGINE #: ..... GT750-82605
  • ENGINE TYPE: 738cc Two-stroke Triple
  • MODEL CODE: 316
  • COLOR: Red, Black
  • Black headlight mounts, housing and side covers
  • Front fender without supports
  • New tank stripes

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