Suzuki GR650 Tempter Review

1983 Suzuki GR650 Tempter from United States of America

Model year1983
Year of manufacture1983
Most recent year of ownership2009
Acceleration marks 6 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 6 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired4000 miles
Most recent distance5500 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS1100GK


Looks like a Triumph. Drives like on/off


Rough running.

Carbs plugged up from sitting 20 years.

Exhaust valves too tight.

At 5500 I don't think the valves were ever adjusted/set to factory spec.

Seat is a bit rough, but usable.

Battery weak; loses charge. Easily replaced with a newer type sealed battery. Now much better; starts very good. New style battery is a glass mat style.

General Comments:

This bike is very light and has very compliant suspension on bumps. Rear suspension is very smooth. I ride this bike on dirt trails.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2009

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review