Suzuki GS450: history, specs, pictures

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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


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.

Engine[edit]

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).

Drive[edit]

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

Chassis[edit]

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 GS450ET[edit]

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 GS450EX[edit]

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 GS450EZ[edit]

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 GS450ED[edit]

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 GS450LT[edit]

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 GS450LX[edit]

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 GS450LZ[edit]

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 GS450LD[edit]

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 GS450LF[edit]

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 GS450LG[edit]

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 GS450LH[edit]

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 GS450LJ[edit]

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 GS450ST[edit]

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 GS450SX[edit]

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 GS450TX[edit]

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 GS450TZ[edit]

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 GS450TXZ[edit]

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 GS450TXD[edit]

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 L[edit]

1981 - 1988 Suzuki GS 450 L 1981 - 1988 Suzuki GS 450 L

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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