1985 Suzuki GS700E


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1985 Suzuki GS700E. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In 1985, Suzuki offered a slightly downsized 700 version of their popular GS750 to get around the newly-implemented tariffs on motorcycles of 750cc and above in the United States. Like the larger bikes in the GS family, the 700 came in several guises. The ES featured a bikini fairing, while the E (like the one being offered here) was a naked standard.

For the engine, Suzuki utilized a 699cc DOHC four-valve four-stroke good for 80hp and 46.5lb-ft of torque. Stopping power came from a pair of discs up front and a single disc at the rear, while suspension was taken care of via some adjustable Showa forks and a monoshock.

The GS was supposed to be Suzuki’s game-changer, but its arrival was complicated by the promise of the then-upcoming GSX-R750. As Cycle World noted in this period review, “the ’85 GS is neither all-new nor high-tech, it still is as it was two years ago: one pretty slick sport machine nonetheless. It handles gracefully and nimbly, accelerates as fiercely as anything of its displacement, and is fun to ride. It’s a delightful motorcycle by anyone’s standards.”

This example is VIN: JS1GP72A2F2100388. The seller acquired the bike from the original owner one month ago. He notes that “He took it off the road some time in the 1990’s which meant the bike required some TLC to get back into running condition.”

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 46 miles. The odometer shows 7,493 miles.

The seller reports that he has “cleaned the carbs and installed a new rear caliper as well as a rear master cylinder.”

Period correct throttle lock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop K591 tires that have aged out.

The sale includes  a selection of paperwork from the original sale including the loan agreement and all appropriate manuals.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
“Ignition cover shows some cracks.”

“Some corrosion is visible on the outer covers as well.”

Currently located in Manahawkin, New Jersey, this Suzuki is offered on a clean New Jersey title. Have any GS700E stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Manahawkin, New Jersey













Title State/Country

New Jersey

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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