1980 Suzuki GS550E


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Additional photos of this Suzuki GS550 are available here for your perusal.

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 (VIN: GS550E130781) shows just 1,792 miles on the odometer.

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.

The only cosmetic issue we note is some pitting on the front forks/fender.

The inside of the tank is like new.

It has been stored dry without a battery, so if you’d like to ride you should expect to buy a battery, new tires, and perform some light carb work – our White Glove service can help you with that if needed.

It is equipped with an engine guard.

This lovely survivor is ready to remain on display, or is just a couple of hours away from hitting the road again. What will you choose to do?

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Shipping Information

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.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
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