TGSR Bike Of The Month

June 2003

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1981 Suzuki GS750E

Owner: Mark Johnson
markjohnson75@hotmail.com

ID #138

A Note From The Owner

After riding the VFR, I can't go back to the 80's bikes. I recently rode a Kawasaki Z1R and found the experience frightening. I would have loved to have had this bike in 1980, but not in 2005.

I am a lawyer in Miami, Florida and do my riding here. This is the best time of the year for riding. It gets so ungodly hot and humid here in the summer that I don't ride that much in August and July. Traffic sucks and half the drivers are uninsured. I ride to work once a week when the weather is nice (casual day). I want the big Gixer because it has a real two-up seat and loads of torque. I'm 6'3" and 235 and want a big bike with low end torque for the around town stuff.


I had been out of biking for several years. I have always liked working on cars and bikes. My bikes owned (in order):

1972 Suzuki TS 250 built from a $80 basket case.
1972 Kawasaki 500 H1
1973 Kawasaki 500 H1
1975 Kawasaki 750 H2
1977 Kawasaki 650
1982 Kawasaki GPz550 My first (and only) new bike.
1972 Kawasali 500 H1
18 year gap
1981 Suzuki 750E
1995 Suzuki GS500 Bought in hopes my wife would learn to ride.
1998 Honda VFR750F Current bike.
I am currently looking for a early to mid 90's GSXR1100.


This is the best cycle site on the web! I looked for a Z1R/Kawasaki site, but there's
nothing out there. This place has spoiled me!


Regards,

Mark Johnson