1982 Suzuki GSX1000SZ Katana
Very Rare UK 1000 model
The Legendary Katana of the early Eighties was a radical design and departure from the normal style of the time. The Katana’s design started when Suzuki hired Hans Muth, ex-chief of styling for BMW, to update the company’s image. so radical was the design the press didn’t think it would be popular…they were mistaken and the Katana became a popular model.
Several variants of the 1982 Katana 1100SZ were produced by Suzuki to support racing. The GSX1000SZ was a 998cc variant of the GSX1100SZ produced in sufficient numbers to homologate the type as production machine that was eligible for modification for racing under the then current international superbike racing rules which included a 1000cc capacity limit. The GSX1000SZ had frame serial numbers beginning with GS10X-500001 and were fitted by the factory with a performance inlet camshaft paired with the same exhaust camshaft as the standard GSX1100SZ .The 1000SZ also sported round-slide VM32SS Mikuni carburetors.
This Katana 1000 has 27289 miles
First registered on the 16/06/1982, on a X reg. It is a Genuine UK bike and has had 8 owners from new including the current owner.
The bike will come with a 12 month mot. There is no tax on the bike as per new tax rules
The bike is in good condition for the age, there is a some marks from use and the odd age related mark. The bike has been fitted with aftermarket indicators (originals supplied ) an Eagle Mach 7 Exhaust and the seat has been recovered in alcantara. The rear tail section has been sprayed silver but the original blue and orange peel finish tail unit is supplied.
The bike is supplied with a full mot history going back to the early eighties, which verifies the mileage, also included are 3 service/workshop manuals. The bike has good tyres, chain and sprocket and brakes. The motor is fantastic making very good power with a nice crisp gearbox. The bike would be ideal for a restoration project to bring back to original or just ride it and enjoy it. This is a very honest bike which will no doubt bring a big smile to the new owner.