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Just when it seemed like Japan Inc. was taking over everything in 1977, Bimota in Italy introduced the Suzuki-Bimota 2. Far more serious and with innovation rivaling (or bettering) the world’s fastest racing hardware. There was, naturally, a price to be paid and owners got the double-whammy first trip down a bumpy expressway. Things got better climbing the mountain curves…
(New editorials and features underway, including a column on the risk/reward issue facing every collectible motorcycle owner. Posted soon. CX-100 Le Mans back on the job, top-end rebuild next. Also coming together, a look at the British motorcycle industry, circa 1980. Ride a classic? Read RealClassic!
“History records all Suzuki’s GS1000S was, and what it would be remembered for. As a progression, the Wes Cooley replica marks a critical step towards engineering that made the rider’s needs a priority. Packing plenty of visceral impact, flash alone cannot make a motorcycle memorable, but none of the great ones were boring. Like most 70s road bikes the big GS is more than up to the task of modern roads, but as values increase the rare (500-odd units made) becomes even more so. Of all the positive points made in the GS1000’s behalf, none carry more impact than Suzuki’s bet that balanced performance and real world longevity could earn profits. As the best open class multi of 1979, the fast and flashy GS1000S takes its place among the legends.”
Nolan Woodbury RealClassic magazine
UK based Joe Caruso is a long time Moto Guzzi enthusiast dedicated to improving the vintage twin (and our not-so-vintage 1100 Sport) with modern materials and technology. Through engineering his own parts for Moto Guzzi racers, restorations and special projects, Joe is now offering a select number of these highly developed specialty items. Made to order. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org