Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Suzuki GT750S Vallelunga

I remember seeing a Suzuki GT 750 pull into gas station while my parents were filling up when I was about 8. Frankly it was probably the sound that really made the impression. I have loved them ever since. The only flaw is that lovely engine is in a pretty homely chassis. I've thought for quite some time a Featherbed framed "Water Buffalo" would make a pretty cool project.

Italian designers may well have shared my view. The Suzuki GT750S Vallelunga was based on the regular Suzuki GT750 triple introduced in 1971. The Vallelunga limited edition was based on the disc-braked GT750K created by SAIAD, Suzuki’s Italian importer. Less than 200 units were made (possibly as few as 85) just so the bike could run in the 1973 Italian championship races. It may not be a Featherbed based bike but it certainly has the classic Dunstall look about it.

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