A true muscle bike.
Unrestored and excellent
Low mileage with MOTs
The seventies superbike scene became an exciting hotbed of evolution thanks to ambitious and enthusiastic competition from the key manufacturers who pushed boundaries with frequency that remains unmatched. Suzuki hit long and hard towards the end of the decade with the GS1000 and promptly knocked it clean out of the park with the GS1000S which saw the decade out in great style.
Silky smooth with masses of torque and power, Bike magazine reported "devastating performance", a sub 12-second standing quarter and a 135mph top speed.
The GS1000S sported a bikini fairing making high speeds more stable and comfortable for the rider and it housed an impressive and well equipped instrument panel like nothing elsewhere.
Specification includes adjustable air suspension, triple disc brakes, cast wheels, auto cancel indicators and handlebar mounted choke.
The GS series worked as well on the race track as it did on the road and after Wes Cooley and Yoshimura won the AMA Superbike Championship for Suzuki the GS1000S became commonly referred to as the Wes Cooley replica.
Production lasted only a couple of years and the remaining smart, standard and unmolested examples are rare and very collectable.
This one is original UK supplied and is as smart as you could ever hope to find. It remains completely standard bar the braided hoses but even the original of those have been kept.
The history file is full of maintenance records, the service manual, set-up supplement, its original sales brochure and is bulging with MOTs which show a low but regular mileage. Also complete are details of its few owners from new.
This must surely be one of the most appealing unrestored GS1000S remaining.