Suzuki GS1100E Review

1982 Suzuki GS1100E from United States of America

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


The first Superbike


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