First bike was small but lovely
This smaller, cheaper, more affordable middleweight was actually Target’s first design after being commissioned by Suzuki. It was created after being tasked to come up with a sportier version of its GS650 shaftie. Suzuki liked the result, the ED-1 so much it then commissioned Target to come up with the 1100. A virtually identical 550 version was also built for the European market and was (and remains) the most affordable original Katana of all. The later XN85 Turbo was also based on the 650 and featured Katana-influenced styling.
1981 SUZUKI GS650G Engine Air-cooled 673cc 8v transverse four Frame Tubular steel double cradle Power 73bhp @ 9400rpm Torque 42ftlb@ 8000rpm Weight 218kg