2002/08 Suzuki GSX1400

Retro mile-muncher

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

What we said then “The big­gest and blingi­est of the ret­ros is stacked with low-down torque.” What hap­pened next Sold in Ja­pan since 2001, the GSX1400 ar­rived in Europe in 2002 af­ter de­mand from po­ten­tial cus­tomers. How­ever as soon as it ar­rived those very same rid­ers dis­cov­ered that the GSX was a bit of a mon­ster and its dry weight of 228kg made it over­whelm­ing at low speed. Af­ter an ini­tial rush in in­ter­est, sales were slow and it fiz­zled out in 2008. What’s hap­pen­ing now Rid­ers look­ing for a big-en­gined retro for re­laxed week­end rides are snap­ping up the GSX. The mo­tor’s torque eats miles, the seat is com­fort­able and the air­cooled en­gine looks the part. What to look out for The 2006 Fi­nal Edi­tion came with a unique paintscheme and Yoshimura pipe. The spring pre-load ad­justers on the twin shocks seize up, so check th­ese and also in­spect for warped discs and stick­ing brake caliper pis­tons.

SPECS

O Price From £3500 to £5500 O En­gine 1402cc, air-cooled in­line four, 16v Power 105bhp @ 6800rpm Torque 91.5ft.lb @ 5000rpm Weight 228kg

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