The History of the Suzuki GT 750

The Suzuki GT 750 was first shown to the public at the 17th annual Tokyo Motor show during October of 1970. Within a year it launched in japan and was known for being a sport-tour bike. This model was actually developed to the likes of the Suzuki T500 bearing the nickname “the kettle” in Britain and it was known as the “Water Buffalo” in the United States.

The Suzuki GT 750 was a extremely heavy bike weighing in at 500 pounds. But, the reason behind this heavy weight would be because of the amazing powerhouse behind it. The GT 750 offered a 739cc two-stroke three cylinder engine that came equipped with a 70 x 64mm bore and stroke. It also offered a five-speed gearbox ans a three into four exhaust as well. The first model was known as the Suzuki GT 750J which had a double sided twin-leading shoe.

The original GT 750 offered two color schemes which consisted of Gold and Black. The gold color was very rare to find since it was only available in a few countries. One amazing feature of the GT 750 was the SRIS (Suzuki Recycle Injection System) which helped the bike lower visible exhaust and smoke. This was the first bike to incorporate the system on just a two stroke engine.

In 1973 the GT 750K made its way on to the market which contained two 295mm disc brakes and an extra chrome plating. Soon after the Suzuki GT 750L was introduced which brought a rack mount, 40mm Mikuni CV type carburetors and even a gear position indicator. Again, new paint schemes were available for the Suzuki GT 750K. The engine of the GT 750K was revamped to increase the power to a smooth70bhp for the domestic Japanese market which made its debut in January, 1974.

The second to last model in the GT 750K series by Suzuki was released in 1976 and was known to only produce few changes and not to much worth its while. Though the body did have a much sleeker appearance. The last model created by Suzuki when it came to the Suzuki GT 750 series was the GT 750B which incorporated a new tank color, brown faced instruments, new turn signals and even a taillight assembly.

Stricter emission ratings was the downfall of the GT 750 series as the late 1970’s rolled in. Many new regulations and competitions helped the GT 750 fall under the radar and stop production forever more. Soon enough many developers were creating new four stroke bikes that officially ended the run of the Suzuki GT 750 series.

The GT 750 stood out in front of the competition with no end in site. Sadly however, the Suzuki GT 750 fell in line with its time and Suzuki knew it was time to end the model. This model is a collectors addition and anyone who owns it should keep it in storage and only ride it when a nice day occurs. The Suzuki GT 750 series will live long with those who have kept their bike intact all this time.