Suzuki GS1100E: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GS1100E
Production 80-83
Class Standard
Predecessor Suzuki GS1000E
Top Speed 132 mph
Horsepower 86.67 @ 8000rpm
Torque 59.73 @ 6500rpm
Spark Plug NGK D8EA '80-83
Battery YUASA SYB14L-B2 '80-83
Final Drive Chain: 630 ‘80-83[1]
Front Tire 3.50-19 '80-83
Rear Tire 4.50-17 '80-83
Weight 563.5lbs (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-133[2]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Related Suzuki GS1100G
Competition Honda CBX
Yamaha XS11
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki GS1100E was motorcycle made by Suzuki from 1980 to 1983, that replaced the GS1000E.

Description[edit | edit source]

The GS1000E had proved to be a very capable machine, with a strong engine and terrific handling, but in terms of top speed, and particularly quarter mile performance, it was beaten by the Honda CBX and Yamaha's XS11. Suzuki lost sales as a result... hence the reworking of the GS1000E into the GS1100E. The new engine benefited from a four valve per cylinder head, and had much more power than its predecessor. As a result, the 1100 was the new Speed King. Power was spread across the rev range, and it could pull from as little as 2000rpm. The GS1100E retained the ergonomic features of the 1000, and was a comfortable mile eater, as well as an eye opening performer. Power in 1980 was 86.67@8000rpm, with torque of 59.73@6500rpm. wet weight was 563.5lbs.

1980 GS1100ET[edit | edit source]

  • FRAME #: GS110X-500037
  • ENGINE #: GS110X-100166
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1074cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 492
  • COLOR: Silver, Red
  • Rectangular headlight
  • Leading axle forks
  • Aluminum swing arm

1981 GS1100EX[edit | edit source]

  • V.I.N. #: JS1GU71A B 100001
  • TYPE: 1075cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 492
  • COLOR: Blue, Black
  • Check panel display side stand, instead of rear brake fluid level
  • Front running lights

1982 GS1100EZ[edit | edit source]

1982 Suzuki GS1100EZ
1982 Suzuki GS1100E in Red
1982 Suzuki GS1100E in Red

In 1982 the GS1100E was liberated from its role of all-around motorcycle. Admittedly it was an awesome machine, and king of the dragstrip, but it was happy in many roles. With the introduction of the GS1100G, the 'E' model could really let loose and go for gold. The engine was improved upon and the styling changed to be reminiscent of the early-80's Katana's, combining speed with function and styling. In 1982 it produced108hp@8500rpm, with torque of 67.6@6500. It weighed 549 lbs wet.

1983 GS1100ED[edit | edit source]

  • V.I.N. #: JS1GU73A D 100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1074cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 492
  • COLOR: Red, Blue
  • Black engine
  • New turbo style mag wheels

1983 GS1100ESD[edit | edit source]

1983 Suzuki GS1100ESD

  • V.I.N. #: JS1GU73A D 100001
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1074cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 492
  • COLOR: White & Blue
  • Half fairing

1980 - 1983 Suzuki GS 1100 E[edit | edit source]

1980 - 1983 Suzuki GS 1100 E 1980 - 1983 Suzuki GS 1100 E 1980 - 1983 Suzuki GS 1100 E 1980 - 1983 Suzuki GS 1100 E

The GS 1100 had a 1074 cc engine (the figure refers to the volume of space swept by the pistons) and was a four-stroke, which means it takes four piston strokes to complete an engine cycle. The engine's four cylinders were arranged in a line. The valves were controlled by a double overhead cam system, whereby a camshaft directly operated the intake and exhaust valves.

In Media[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 
  2. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.