If you’re on the lookout for an exceptional vintage motorcycle coming up for sale, hoping to find a nice classic, you’ll constantly see great examples of all of the usual suspects, the CB750, Kawasaki Z1s, every variety of Triumph and Norton, and many, many others, but it’s nice to see really clean examples of bikes like this one, a Suzuki GT750.
The GT750 is a two stroke triple, and, though the water cooled engine has a somewhat unique appearance, overall it still comes across as a universal Japanese motorcycle similar in design to the four strokes of the era. Flat seat, upright ergonomics, it’s hard to describe the combination of styling cues that instantly fits into our brain’s idea of what a motorcycle is supposed to look like, but the Suzuki does a pretty good job. The Kawasaki triples, emphasizing their engines, tried hard to stand apart visually from the styling of the four strokes, the GT750 was far more subtle, and to my eye, better looking, though tastes vary.
This particular bike appears to be in extremely good, unrestored condition, relatively low miles, perfect for a collector or even someone who needs a vintage rider for bike night.
As with all of the other two strokes, tighter emission regulations pushed the the GT750 off the showroom floor, the engine controls available today weren’t invented yet, but it might have been interesting to see what bikes like this one would have turned into if they’d had a chance to stick around.
Link: Suzuki GT750 on eBay