Suzuki GS1000: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GS1000
Manufacturer
Also called GS1000GL, GS 1000 GL, GS1000E, GS1000S, GS1000L, GS1000G, GS 1000 S, GS 1000 L, GS 1000 G, GS 1000 E, GS 1000
Production 1978 - 1981
Class Road
Engine
in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 70.0mm x 64.8mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Top Speed 134 mph (216 km/h)
Horsepower 88.11 HP (65.7 KW) @ 9000RPM
Torque 61.22 ft/lbs (83.0 Nm) @ 6500RPM
Fuel System 4xMikuni VM 28 SS Carburetors
Spark Plug NGK B8ES '78-79
Battery YUASA YB14L-A2 '78-79
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Final Drive Chain: 630x96
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 42T
Suspension Front: Telehydraulic Forks
Rear: Swinging Arm Forks With Adjustable Shock Absorbers
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 3.50-19
Rear Tire 4.25/85-18
Wheelbase 59.09 inches (1501 mm)
Length 89.61 inches (2276 mm)
Width 35.39 inches (899 mm)
Weight 562.18 pounds (255.0 Kg) (dry), 255.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-133
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters)
Related Suzuki GS1000G
Suzuki GS1000GL
Competition Kawasaki KZ1000A
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki GS1000 was a in-line four, four-stroke Classic motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1978 and 1981. It could reach a top speed of 134 mph (216 km/h). Max torque was 61.22 ft/lbs (83.0 Nm) @ 6500 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 88.11 HP (65.7 KW) @ 9000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 70.0mm bore x 64.8mm stroke result in a displacement of just 997.0 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 3.50-19 front tire and a 4.25/85-18 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telehydraulic Forks while the rear was equipped with a Swinging Arm Forks With Adjustable Shock Absorbers. The GS1000S was fitted with a 5.28 Gallon (20.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 562.18 pounds (255.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 59.09 inches (1501 mm) long.


1978 GS1000C[edit]

1978 Suzuki GS1000C
1978 Suzuki GS1000 in Burgundy
1978 Suzuki GS1000 in Burgundy
1978 Suzuki GS1000 in Burgundy
1978 Suzuki GS1000 in Burgundy
1978 Suzuki GS1000 in Burgundy
1978 Suzuki GS1000 in Burgundy


  • FRAME #: GS1000-100001
  • ENGINE #: GS1000-100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 997cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 490
  • COLOR: Midnight Blue, Burgundy
  • Spoke wheels
  • Indentation in tank for Suzuki emblem

1979 GS1000N[edit]

1979 Suzuki GS1000N


  • FRAME #: GS1000-106722
  • ENGINE #: GS1000-121074
  • ENGINE TYPE: 997cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 490
  • COLOR: Blue, Maroon
  • Spoke wheels
  • Chrome air box covers
  • Choke lever located in steering stem head


1978 GS1000EC[edit]

1978 Suzuki GS1000EC


  • FRAME #: GS1000-500001
  • ENGINE #: GS1000-100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 997cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 490
  • COLOR: Black
  • Self-canceling turn signals
  • Mag-type wheels
  • Dual, front disc brakes


1979 GS1000EN[edit]

1979 Suzuki GS1000EN



  • FRAME #: GS1000-515728
  • ENGINE #: GS1000-121074
  • ENGINE TYPE: 997cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 490
  • COLOR: Black
  • Chrome air box covers
  • Choke lever located in steering stem head

1980 GS1000ET[edit]

1980 Suzuki GS1000ET


  • FRAME #: GS1000- 528511
  • ENGINE #: GS1000- 145969
  • ENGINE TYPE: 997cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 490
  • COLOR: Blue, Red
  • Slotted disc
  • CV carburetors
  • Chrome front fender


1980 - 1982 Suzuki GS 1000 GL[edit]

1980 - 1982 Suzuki GS 1000 GL 1980 - 1982 Suzuki GS 1000 GL 1980 - 1982 Suzuki GS 1000 GL

Suzuki introduced another shaftie in 1980 fitting a shaft drive the GS 1000L, GS 1000GL used the same mechanics as the GS1000G but borrowed the style of the GS 1000L with smaller fuel tank, high handlebars and stepped seat. Notice the different front fork. The beefy air-cooled engine was a real hammer and offered as a short stroke with a stroke-bore ratio of 64.8 x 70 mm a respectable capacity of 997 cc. Although only two valves per cylinder in the DOHC head Celt, 90 hp (68 Kw) at the crankshaft roller bearings were solid given and much more important for a chopper 81 Nm at 7,000 rpm



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