Suzuki GS1150ES Review from United States of America

1984 Suzuki GS1150ES

Model year1984
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired21200 miles
Most recent distance23562 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS1000E

Summary:

Valuable, rare all around great road machine

Faults:

Seat started deteriorating.

Had a valve in head not sealing, but was easily fixed.

The rear brake cylinder was rusted up from neglect, easily replaced.

The bike in total was parked outside & needed restoring.

General Comments:

Lots of low end torque.

Easy to ride with a flexible powerband.

Rather comfortable considering smallish seat.

Rather rare machine, a collectors item.

Won't see one passing by you going the other way.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th June, 2009

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review