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Suzuki GS450: history, specs, pictures


The Suzuki GS450L was a twin, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1980 and 1988. It could reach a top speed of 102 mph (164 km/h). Max torque was 25.82 ft/lbs (35.0 Nm) @ 7500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7600 RPM.

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Suzuki GS450
Manufacturer
Also called GS450L (reduced effect), GS 450 L (reduced effect), GS450T, GS450S, GS450L, GS450E, GS 450 T, GS 450 S, GS 450 L, GS 450 E, GS 450
Production 1980 - 1988
Class Cruiser
Successor Suzuki GS500E
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 71.0mm x 56.6mm
Compression ratio 9:1
Top Speed 102 mph (164 km/h)
Horsepower 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7600RPM
Torque 25.82 ft/lbs (35.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel System carburetor
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet plate
Suspension Front: 38 Mm Air Assisted Forks,
Rear: Dual Shocks, Adjustable Spring Preload
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 3.60-19
Rear Tire 4.60-16
Wheelbase 54.49 inches (1384 mm)
Length 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
Width 29.49 inches (749 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 183.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-133
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual

Contents

EngineEdit

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 71.0mm bore x 56.6mm stroke result in a displacement of just 448.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

DriveEdit

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet plate.

ChassisEdit

It came with a 3.60-19 front tire and a 4.60-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a 38 Mm Air Assisted Forks, while the rear was equipped with a Dual Shocks, Adjustable Spring Preload. The GS450L was fitted with a 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 54.49 inches (1384 mm) long.


1980 GS450ETEdit

 
1980 Suzuki GS450ET


  • FRAME #: GS450-500049
  • ENGINE #: GS450-100096
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 441
  • COLOR: Black, Maroon
  • Chrome front fender
  • Orange and two tone red tank stripes

1981 GS450EXEdit

 
1981 Suzuki GS450EX


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 441
  • COLOR: Silver, Red
  • Front fender primary color


1982 GS450EZEdit

 
1982 Suzuki GS450EZ


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51A C 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 441
  • COLOR: Black, Red
  • Black lower forks
  • Front fender primary color

1983 GS450EDEdit

 
1983 Suzuki GS450ED


  • V.I.N. #: JS1 GL53A D 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: L501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 444
  • COLOR: Black, Red
  • Black exhaust
  • Silver Suzuki tank decal

1980 GS450LTEdit

 
1980 Suzuki GS450LT


  • FRAME #: GS450- 700018
  • ENGINE #: GS450-109969
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 442
  • COLOR: Black, Red
  • Chrome fenders
  • Pullback handlebars

1981 GS450LXEdit

 
1981 Suzuki GS450LX
 
1981 Suzuki GS450LX in Black
 
1981 Suzuki GS450LX in Black
 
1981 Suzuki GS450LX in Black
 
1981 Suzuki GS450LX in Black
 
1981 Suzuki GS450LX in Black


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51L B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 442
  • COLOR: Blue, Black
  • Gold tank stripe
  • Side cover stripe does not follow contour of side cover as previous year

1982 GS450LZEdit

 
1982 Suzuki GS450LZ


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51L C 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 442
  • COLOR- Black, Red
  • Rectangular front master cylinder

1983 GS450LDEdit

 
1983 Suzuki GS450LD


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51L D_100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: L501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 449
  • COLOR: Black & Silver, Two Tone Maroon
  • Polished aluminum grab bar
  • Black engine with polished right and left engine covers

1985 GS450LFEdit

 
1985 Suzuki GS450LF


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51L F2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: L501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 449
  • COLOR: Black, Red
  • Winged S tank decal

1986 GS450LGEdit

 
1986 Suzuki GS450LG


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51L G2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: L501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 449
  • COLOR: Black, Candy Maroon
  • Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number

1987 GS450LHEdit

 
1987 Suzuki GS450LH


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51L H2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: . . L501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: . . . 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: . . . 449
  • COLOR- Black, Maroon
  • Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number


1988 GS450LJEdit

 
1988 Suzuki GS450LJ


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51L J2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: L501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 449
  • COLOR: Maroon
  • Unchanged features, identify by V.I.N. number


1980 GS450STEdit

 
1980 Suzuki GS450ST


  • FRAME #: GS450-500421
  • ENGINE #: GS450-100096
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 441
  • COLOR: Red
  • Sport fairing
  • Gold mag-type wheels

1981 GS450SXEdit

 
1981 Suzuki GS450SX


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL51A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 441
  • COLOR: Black
  • Sport fairing
  • Gold mag-type wheels


1981 GS450TXEdit

 
1981 Suzuki GS450TX


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL52A B 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 444
  • COLOR: Blue, Black
  • Chrome airbox covers
  • Black headlight housing

1982 GS450TZEdit

 
1982 Suzuki GS450TZ


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL52A C 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 444
  • COLOR: Red, Black
  • New style mag-type wheels

1982 GS450TXZEdit

 
1982 Suzuki GS450TXZ


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL52A C 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: GS450-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 447
  • COLOR: Blue
  • Spoke wheels
  • Front disc brake


1983 GS450TXDEdit

 
1983 Suzuki GS450TXD


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GL52A D 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: L501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 448cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 447
  • COLOR: Blue
  • Front and rear drum brakes


1981 - 1988 Suzuki GS 450 LEdit

   

The base of the bikes was the two-pillager of the popular GS 400, whose origins originated from 1976. But you can make everything better and so the engineers gave the Twin a general cure. A cylinder drill of 71 mm was installed and the stroke reduced from 60 to 56.6 mm. This resulted in an increase in displacement to 448 cc .




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