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SUZUKI GS550MX-KATANA  1983 - 1985

SUZUKI GS550MX-KATANA 1983 - 1985

My Kat,a wonderful,fast,reliable,good handling,slightly top heavy,bike had an unusual colour scheme.
The basic colour was navy blue metallic,sparkled,with triple blue flashes on the sticky out parts of the tank,with orange Katana swords above.The side panels were the same.The mudguard,front,was navy blue metallic.The wheels were orangey red,brake calipers orangey red and the exhausts were black chrome.I had fitted and colour matched,a Suzuki GS 1000 nose fairing.I thought it looked fantastic.Yet,of all the bikes I've ever owned,its the only one I don't have a picture of.In full regalia,two-up,on the M25,my wife reckons she saw 125mph on the speedo,but that strikes me as optimistic.This was my wife's favourite bike,too.

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Knox06-Jul-2012 13:55
I bought mine when it came out in NYC . . . I actually still have it, though it hasn't run in years. I plan on restoring it one day. I too put a 'sport' fairing on mine. It served me well in NYC for many years. Mine looks just like the picture above, of course with the small cafe fairing. Obviously I have other bikes, but for some reason this one has sentimental value. The larger cc Katanas of this era were really nice!
Milan Vogrin13-May-2012 08:01
Very nice photo.
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