April 2006
Bike Of The Month


1981 Suzuki GS1000G

Owner: Chris Perniconoe

ID #101

A Note From The Owner...

This is my 1981 Suzuki GS1000G. I am submitting it for consideration in the GS Resources "Bike of the Month" feature. I hope you guys like it as much as I do.

After taking a ten year break from riding motorcycles, I decided to get back into riding, and chose this 1981 GS-1000G as the first of 11 bikes now sitting in my garage. I purchased this bike 2 years ago and had to put considerable work into it to get it running right. I chose the GS-1000 because I test rode one in 1980 and was so impressed with it that I jumped at the chance to buy this one when I saw it advertised locally.

The bike currently has approximately 50K miles on it and is stock except for a Vance and Hines pipe. On a good day, it will lift the front wheel off the ground shifting into second.

Of the 11 bikes I own, this was my favorite one, until I recently added a 1986 GS1150 to my collection. The other Suzuki's I own are a 75 GT-750 "Waterbuffalo", and 2 GT-550's. My love affair with Suzuki motorcycles started back in 1971 when I purchased a brand new "in the crate" Suzuki TM400 dirt bike - unquestionably the fastest dirt bike of it's day.

Thanks for the great website,

Chris Perniconoe