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Barber's Best

A virtual tour of the classic motorcycle collection on display at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Ala.

1979 Suzuki GS1000S

1979 Suzuki GS1000S

1979 Suzuki GS1000S

Country: Japan
Engine: Air-cooled 4-cylinder 4-stroke
Ignition: Battery and coil
Power Rating: 83bhp @ 8,000rpm
Displacement: 997cc
Valves: Double overhead cam
Fuel System: Four Mikuni 34mm carburetors
Transmission: 5-speed
Suspension: Front telescopic forks, rear twin shocks
Brakes: Front and rear disc
Weight: 554lb.
Top Speed: 136mph

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Suzuki GS1000S

The Suzuki GS1000S model was a supersports variation of the standard GS1000, with a distinctive paint scheme and fairing (often referred to as the Wes Cooley replica). The Suzuki's were noted for their all-round performance - a blend of a good chassis and suspension and a powerful engine.

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Read more about this classic motorcycle in The Super Suzuki GS1000S from the March/April 2012 issue of Motorcycle Classics.