My Past Bike: Suzuki
In 2002 I bought a used 1991 Suzuki GSX1100G. That bike is a shaft-drive standard with the amazing Suzuki GSX1100 engine.
("Standard" means this: it's not a cruiser, not a sportbike, and not a Goldwing-style
touring bike; the rider has an upright posture, not leaned forward or
Elsewhere on this
site, you can also find pages about my other major "past bike," a
1996 Honda Magna.
The GSX1100G was only sold in the USA from 1991-1993. There are still
many owners and accessories are widely available, including multiple sources
for fairings and saddlebags to make it more of a touring bike. In effect, it
was a sport-touring bike before that category was invented.
As you can see from this picture, I had three major accessories for the G:
a set of the original Suzuki-branded Krauser saddlebags, a
Rifle fairing, and a
Corbin custom seat.
I don't really have much more to say about the G. It's a great bike, with
that fast and bulletproof engine. There wasn't enough wind protection for my
hands or my feet, and even at 4.5 gallons or more, the gas tank was a little
small for me.
This page was last edited
April 26, 2008.