Suzuki GS450: history, specs, pictures

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1980 GS450ET

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
Suzuki GS450
Manufacturer Suzuki
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
Engine twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 71.0mm x 56.6mm
Compression ratio 9:1
Top speed 102 mph (164 km/h)
Horse Power 26.42 HP (19.7 KW) @ 7600RPM
Torque 25.82 ft/lbs (35.0 Nm) @ 7500RPM
Fuel system carburettor
Battery 9.0:1
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)
Dimensions L 81.89 inches (2080 mm)
W 29.49 inches (749 mm)
Seat height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight  (dry), 183.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 2.91 Gallon (11.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual
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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

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

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

Chassis

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.

1981 - 1988 Suzuki GS 450 L

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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