Suzuki GS1100E Review from United States of America

1982 Suzuki GS1100E

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired29500 miles
Most recent distance32500 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki TS185 Sierra

Summary:

The first Superbike

Faults:

No problems this year...

And all the old ones went 70k miles or more.

General Comments:

This is my this GS1100. I have had a 1980, a 93 and this 82.

She has flatside Mikunkis with a 1200 big bore Megacycles cams, Dyna ignition, Falcone crank, undercut tranny etc.

My 1980 had similar mods, except with stock cams.

Both these machines pulled 160mph easy, & I had my newest one pulling 165MPH.

These things are reliable, fast, fun, cheap to buy & insure, & are going up in value.

BTW the stock engined 1983 began to run out of steam at about 115-120, and could not pull past 145 mph.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2010

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review