Found on eBay: 1978 Suzuki GS1000

| 3/18/2008 3:24:27 PM

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This week's eBay browsing led us in all kinds of directions, and while most of them were stupidly expensive, we were once again reminded what a great value a really nice old UJM (Universal Japanese Motorcycle) can be.

Take this gorgeous 1978 Suzuki GS 1000 for instance. Though it's tough to guess what the bike will actually sell for, a big bore four-cylinder with liveable ergonomics can be a real surprise in today's world of motorcycle specialization. These bikes are equally great for commuting, cruising, touring (with just a few add-ons) and are even a good amount of fun on your favorite back road if you ride within the limitations of the bike's weight and traction.

This GS has just over 12,000 miles on it and appears to be in near-perfect shape. It even comes with the original owner's manual, tool kit, and keys.

If you can only have one bike, we pity you. But if that's the case, consider something like this GS. We doubt you'll regret it.

To see the eBay listing, go here.

John Botts
1/9/2019 10:02:16 AM

I had a GS 1000E I purchased new. One of the best riding and handling motorcycles I ever had. I sold it for a 1980 XS Eleven Yamaha. Big mistake. I liked the Yamaha, but miss the GS. Wish I had a mulligan on that one.

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