Suzuki GR650: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GR650
Manufacturer
Also called Tempter
Production 1983 - 1989
Class Cruiser
Engine
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 77.0mm x 70.0mm
Compression ratio 8.7:1
Top Speed 100 mph (161 km/h)
Horsepower 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 7200RPM
Torque 44.99 ft/lbs (61.0 Nm) @ 3500RPM
Fuel System Carburetor
Spark Plug NGK D8EA '83
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '83
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Chain: 530x104
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 38T
Suspension Front: 35mm Air Assisted Forks
Rear: Single Shock Adjustable Spring Preload
Brakes Front: single disc
Rear: expanding brake
Front Tire 100/90-19
Rear Tire 130/90-16
Wheelbase 56.3 inches (1430 mm)
Length 83.7 inches (2126 mm)
Width 29.02 inches (737 mm)
Seat Height 30.51 inches (775 mm)
Weight 200.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-133
Fuel Capacity 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Suzuki GR650 was a twin, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1983 and 1989. It could reach a top speed of 100 mph (161 km/h). Max torque was 44.99 ft/lbs (61.0 Nm) @ 3500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 48.95 HP (36.5 KW) @ 7200 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 77.0mm bore x 70.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 652.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 100/90-19 front tire and a 130/90-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc in the front and a expanding brake in the rear. The front suspension was a 35mm Air Assisted Forks while the rear was equipped with a Single Shock Adjustable Spring Preload. The GR650 was fitted with a 3.17 Gallon (12.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 56.3 inches (1430 mm) long.


1983 GR650D[edit]

1983 Suzuki GR650D


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GP51A D 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 651cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 155
  • COLOR: Silver & Blue, Maroon & Red
  • Full floater rear suspension
  • Mag type wheels
  • Chrome fenders


1983 GR650XD[edit]

1983 Suzuki GR650XD
1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter in Red
1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter in Red
1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter in Red
1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter in Red
1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter in Red


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GP51A D 100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: P501-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 651cc Four-stroke Twin
  • MODEL CODE: 155
  • COLOR: Red
  • Spoke wheels


1983 - 1989 Suzuki GR 650[edit]

1983 - 1989 Suzuki GR 650 1983 - 1989 Suzuki GR 650

The Suzuki GR 650 was built from 1983 to 1989 and looked both forward and back in terms of motorcycling technology. Its engine layout conformed to that of the traditional British twin - two cylinders, arranged side by side, firing at 180 degrees, air-cooled - but was updated with chain-driven double overhead cams, wet sump and an inventive dual flywheel system.



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