I bought this bike new from Durban Suzuki. It cost R2,900 at the time (US$296, at the current exchange rate).
This was my first "big" bike and the first since my scrambler which I had sold many years before.
We did about 3,000 kilometres on this bike, mainly with a group of good friends in the Natal midlands area, between Durban and the Drakensberg mountain range about 250 kilometres inland of Durban.
The roads in Natal were very good, and some of the many mountain passes had good corners to test one's handling abilities.
We enjoyed our time with this bike, but when I saw a Honda CBX that was owned by a customer of mine, seeing the excellent condition it was in, I decided right there & then to buy the CBX.
It had only 2,000 kilometres on the clock and Don had lovingly cared for it - it was immaculate!
I was lucky to sell the Suzie for almost what I paid for it to a friend (who remained one). He was happy with the bike as well.
2,250 mm (88.6 in)
875 mm (34.4 in)
1,189 mm (46.8 in)
1,520 mm (59.8 in)
150 mm (5.9 in)
229 kg (504 lbs)
Air-cooled 747 cc inline-4, DOHC, 16 valves.
79 hp (59 kW)/ 9,200 rpm, 63 Nm/ 8,400 rpm.
Scott, Carrington Heights, Durban
Suzuki GZX 750