£ SOLD, Suzuki GS1000 E (UK bike, Lightly restored, Very original) 1979 V Reg.

MAKE. Suzuki

MODEL. GS1000 E (UK bike, Lightly restored, Very original)

YEAR. 1979


MILEAGE. 47000 miles

– Service bills/invoices
– Previous bill of sale
– Old MOTs
– Recently had Motul 5100 10w/40 semi synthetic oil and filter
– New MOT provided at point of sale


ENGINE SIZE. Air Cooled In Line 4 987cc DOHC 16v 4 stroke 90 bhp @ 8200 rpm

CARBURATION. 4 x 28mm Mikuni VM SS

TRANSMISSION. 5 speed manual – Wet clutch

TOP SPEED. 137mph

ACCELERATION. 11.8 s 1/4 mile

WEIGHT. 232 kg


Highly original, lightly restored Suzuki GS1000 E in Black. The pictures ably demonstrate how smart and clean this bike is.

UK supplied and registered September 1979 on a ‘V’ suffix, this is a lovely example of an earlyish GS1000 E, that is extremely original, and very clean. Retains all it’s key specification including original air forks, air shocks and silencers.

Lightly restored in 2014 by Moto Strada Ltd of Lincoln it is in genuinely excellent order, All chrome and brightwork, wheels and paintwork is excellent and the bike rides and performs superbly. Some ageing/patina to the engine casings etc, but all in all very smart, and becoming ever so rare now.

We have owned the bike personally for a number of years, having taken it in part exchange. To cut a long story short, we enjoyed riding the bike so much we decided to keep it for sunny Sunday morning ride outs with some of our friend’s similar vintage machines.

Touted by Suzuki upon it’s launch as ‘The Fast One’ these GS1000s were the fastest bikes of their day, eclipsing exotica such as the Laverda Jota. A sub 12s 1/4 mile time, blowing the then current Porsche 911 Turbo into the weeds, remains fast today, let alone 40 years ago, and all without a hint of temperament. The bike is totally fit and healthy, and just rides beautifully. Properly quick, very good brakes, easy, surprisingly agile handling, and supremely comfortable, we always feel we are cheating a little when we are in a group of 10 year older Norton Commandos, Honda CB750s, or Suzuki T500Rs, for example, as this bike is so modern by comparison, and soooo much faster. Just a very nice machine for pleasure riding.

We have some service bills, and old MOTs, along with a previous bill of sale from Moto Strada. Recently had Motul 5100 10w/40 semi synthetic oil and filter and it will have a new MOT provided at point of sale.

So there it is, a very useable classic in highly original condition and specification, but with none of the usual classic bike issues that can reduce pleasure of ownership. This bike will start on the button, each and every time, and can be relied upon implicitly. A lovely old girl !



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