Though not uncommon back in the day, the Suzuki GT750 water-cooled, two-stroke triple is much less common now than the Honda CB750 or Kawasaki KZ900 it competed with. This perfectly restored 1972 example was named Best Suzuki at the 2013 HoAME Vintage Motorcycle Rally by Donnell’s Motorcycles.
When Suzuki launched their ultimate two-stroke motorcycle in 1971, the Honda CB750 had already been selling like hotcakes for two years. Built on the strong two-stroke foundation of the T500 Titan and other quick and light Suzukis, the “Water Buffalo” (as it was nicknamed) added another cylinder and liquid cooling. The Suzuki LeMans (as it was officially called in America) made as much power as anything available at the time, and at a very accessible 6500 rpm, but was just as heavy as the big Honda four cylinder four-stroke.… Read the rest