2003 Suzuki GSX1400
Great reliable motorbike
Rear wheel bearings at 70k.
Best all round bike I have owned over the past 38 years.
Engine is bullet proof (oil changed every 5K) and extremely torquey - still no rattles or clunks, and it does not use any oil between changes.
The bike is thirsty if ridden hard, but economical if ridden responsibly.
Have added a small fairing to reduce buffeting, but have found that the seat becomes very uncomfortable after about 2 hours - simple to fix. Buy a seat pad and wear a kidney belt and do a thousand ks in a day. Would buy another one, but with servicing, I think this bike will see me out.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd August, 2014
20th May 2017, 23:12
Hello, I have owned my GSX 1400 for 10 years and purchased it with 38k on the speedo. It has just turned 100k and apart from routine maintenance, have only replaced the rear wheel bearings at 70k and head stem bearings at 90k. I have the disease associated with motorcycles (ex Highway Patrolman) and also have a Gen 2 Hayabusa, a GTR 1400 and a Harley Street Bob Special. The most fun? The GSX 1400. It handles well (considering the size and bulk), has ample power, reasonable fuel consumption and is extremely comfortable (replaced stock seat with a Top Sellerie touring seat). My wife and I tour interstate twice a year on the GSX, and am more than pleased with the reliability. The machine does not use oil between changes (5k) and there are no rattles or clunks from the motor. What a shame Suzuki ceased production - has been the most reliable motorcycle I have owned over a 40 year period and I have no hesitation in recommending the purchase of this motorcycle.