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Suzuki GS400 magazine articles

I have put some Suzuki GS 400 magazine article scans on this page. I would be grateful of any contributions — sales brochures, magazine ads, magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these instructions.


Suzuki 1977More Suzuki models from 1977
1977 Suzuki year code: B
Suzuki GS400 test ride '77Suzuki GS400 test ride '77

Suzuki GS400 test ride '77GS-400 ad from Germany

1977 Suzuki GS400 magazine article from Finland (Tekniikan Maailma 17/1977). Click to enlarge. ”A ride for a new era”. The article reminded me of the GS750 preview in the Cycle World, published eleven months earlier. Suzuki motorcycle with and a four-stroke engine was still a new combination. Even disc brakes, double craddle frames and vibration-free engines were still unusual details on motorcycles.

Anyway, the test rider (Hannu Lindell) really liked the new four-stroke twin from Suzuki, he found it modern and carefully designed and constructed. He loved the engine for its wide powerband and for its lack of vibrations and for its effective brakes. He also liked the looks of the engine. What he didn't like that much was the rear shockers (too soft) and that the bike attemted to over-steer a bit in street corners. He also found the gear indicator a silly and unnesseccary gadget. On the other hand, he found the brake light that even indicated the use of the front brake quite useful.

The GS400 ad is from Germany (Motorrad 13/1977) and I put it there just to fill the empty space. Sent by Michael, Michael's GS Classic. The same ad can also be found at the GS400 Brochure page.





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Sources: Tekniikan Maailma (Finland)
, Michael's GS Classic

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