8 SUZUKI GT750
‘It sounded so innocent at low rpm’
“The Kettle was was luxurious, heavy and refined - a proper GT. “On the standard three-into-four exhaust system it sounds so docile at low rpm. What you get is pure engine tone, not diluted by a piston thrashing up and down.
“They were very torquey and relaxed, but they make great specials too with the addition of modern frontends, wheels and swingarms, plus you can tune the engines from 67bhp to 105bhp. There is a lot of weight in the engine which you can’t get rid of, but I’ve even built one with an ally frame.”
A proper grand tourer, Kettles make great specials, too