Classic Suzuki Motorcycles

Suzuki RG500 XR14 Racer Test

Alan Cathcart rides Barry Sheene's 1975 Dutch TT-winning Suzuki RG500.

Stuart Hayashida’s Suzuki GS550

A reader reports on his latest find, a 1977 Suzuki GS550 in relatively great original condition.

Future Classic: Suzuki GS450

Brad Babcock’s Suzuki GS450 is his favorite back roads bike.

Luck of the Draw: 1981 Suzuki GS1100EX

Found in rough condition, this Suzuki GS1100EX was rescued by Trace St. Germain.

A 400 on Steroids: Suzuki GS450

Best bets on tomorrow’s classics: 1980-1983 Suzuki GS450.

1973-1977 Suzuki GT250

Tomorrow’s Classics: 1973-1977 Suzuki GT250, a 247cc parallel twin 2-stroke.

1979 Suzuki GS1000S

A 1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley Replica on display with other classic motorcycles at Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

Suzuki Stinger: 15 Horsepower of Fun, Painted Green

A Vintage Motorcycle Days swap meet find, this Suzuki Stinger was restored and is now back on the road.

1972 Suzuki T500

1972 Suzuki T500 at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds, Alabama.

1975 Suzuki GT550 Indy

Although the Suzuki GT550 was plain, it was one of the most reliable and soundest two strokes around.   

Lane Pipkin's Suzuki GT750 LeMans

Lane Pipkin discusses owning and riding his Suzuki GT750 LeMans.

1980-83 Suzuki GS1100 E/ES

The Suzuki GS1100 E can truly be called the first “modern superbike.”

1975 Suzuki RE-5 Rotary Motorcycle

Suzuki bet the farm — and almost lost it — on its revolutionary rotary motorcycle.

Bernie Rugg’s 1982 Suzuki Katana GS1000SZ

Bernie Rugg discusses owning and riding a 1982 Suzuki Katana GS1000SZ.

1983 Suzuki Tempter GR650-X

Imagine the weight and handling of a classic British twin. Then update the suspension with a rear hydraulic swing arm style mono-shock and adjustable front air forks. Make the bike look good with chromed exhaust and fenders, contrasted by black cylinders and frame, pay homage to the classic Triumph twins with a teardrop tank and clean lines, and oh yeah, keep it affordable – very affordable. That’s what you have with the 1983 Suzuki Tempter GR650-X. Dave Reiss reviews his 1983 Suzuki Tempter GR650-X, a British-inspired twin that never quite caught on in the U.S.

The Suzuki T500 Titan

Cynics said there was no future in big 2-stroke motorcycles; the Suzuki Titan T500 proved them wrong, and it is still one of the most popular classic Japanese motorcycles.

1977 Suzuki GS750

After the radical Suzuki RE5 Rotary almost sank the company, the conservative yet thoroughly modern 1977 Suzuki GS750 saved the day and has become a classic Suzuki motorcycle. 

1970 Suzuki AC50 Maverick

In the world of motorcycles, the Suzuki AC50 Maverick is a relative unknown.

1978 Suzuki GS1000

The Suzuki GS1000 traces its history back to 1976 when Suzuki launched its GS line of 4-cylinder, 4-stroke bikes.

1967 Suzuki X6 Hustler

When Suzuki first hit the U.S. market in 1963, it was just another link in a growing chain of new — and often forgettable — companies from the Land of the Rising Sun. Three years later we got the Suzuki X6 Hustler, and Suzuki got remembered.

The Suzuki GS550

As the last of Japan’s Big Four to introduce 4-stroke engine technology to its lineup, Suzuki clearly appreciated that when it finally went up to bat against the other 4-strokes with the Suzuki GS550, it needed a home run.

Suzuki GT750 Le Mans

The Suzuki GT750 was a smokin' liquid-cooled 2-stroke triple "Superbike"

Suzuki T500

The 1968-1975 Suzuki T500 is a solid two-stroke parallel twin that is a reliable, rideable classic.

The Suzuki GT380

Although two-stroke engines are rare in new motorcycles today, back in 1972 the GT380 was one of a handful of two-strokes sitting on the sales floor at your local Suzuki dealership.

1972 Suzuki T250 Hustler

Suzuki's T250 Hustler was the 250cc two-stroke twin that enjoyed a fearsome reputation in the early 1970s, and today it's a fun and rideable classic.

1982 Suzuki Katana GS1000SZ

The 1982 Suzuki Katana GS1000SZ looks as futuristic today as it did more than 20 years ago.