|Gerald, who mailed me the 1968 Suzuki ad, found another interesting
picture from the now defunct american magazine Old Bike Journal,
August 1994. It shows an X-6 with what they called the GP
kit. The article states that the owner found the kit in an old
Suzuki dealer storage area and it is the original paint. Gerald
comments: This bodystyle is rare, very rare. I have never
seen one and the 1968 buyers guide doesn't show it either. It
must have been an accessory kit sold for the X-6 (T-20) by Suzuki
for the American market?
Found on eBay in June 2006:
"...the guy I bought the bike from worked at a Suzuki dealership in southern Cal in 1966. He described how the dealership received their first shipment of X6 bikes... none had seats or tanks on them! The manager was irate and made some phone calls. He was assured by the distributor that seats and tanks were coming. A couple days later they received a shipment of the exact fiberglass GP seat and tank sets on my bike... they were assembled at the dealership on brand new X6 bikes that did not have standard seats and tanks already installed. I have been told that Suzuki marketing believed this would be a good U.S. (maybe more west coast??) marketing and design move.