Introduced in 1977, Suzuki’s GS550 was one of their earliest 4-stroke bikes. It was quickly joined by the GS550E in August of 1978, a model which gained a stepped seat, disc brakes front and rear, and alloy wheels which were lighter than the predecessor’s spoked units.
The 550 (549cc) put out 49 horsepower and weighed 431 pounds wet, good for a top speed of 111 miles per hour and a quarter-mile time under 14 seconds. It was smooth, fast, and a great all-around machine. Cycle World called it “a machine with any number of solid virtues, but they’re subtle virtues, the kind that take some familiarity to appreciate.”
This example is VIN: GS550E130781, Engine #: GS550-171213.
The odometer shows 1,792 miles.
The original owner flushed the fluids and drained the fuel before storing it, then sold it in a charity auction where the current owner acquired it in impressive cosmetic shape. We gave it a light cleaning before these photos but with a full detail it would show incredibly well. In preparation for the listing, the seller had us make it a runner with a new battery, new tires, and carb clean/sync.
Pitting on the front forks/fender.
Scratches on left exhaust.
Pitting on the rear turn signal housings.
Small chips on top of tank.
Inside of the tank:
It is riding on Dunlop D404 tires with 2020 date codes.
The sale includes two keys.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, this Suzuki is offered on a clean California title. Have any GS stories or questions about this lisitng? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!
Santa Monica, California
Total Bids Placed:
August 4, 2021 11:00 am
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.