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Here at Somerset Classic Motorcycles we are fans of the Suzuki GSX 1400. Our directors have either had them or still have them in their personal collections. They are a modern classic and becoming very sought after if they are in great condition.

Most are the classic blue and white which has become something of a trademark for them. Here is one of the much rarer silver ones, as good as our customers expect but not yet prepared for sale. As always, it has genuine low miles and will be thoroughly checked before we release her.

If you’re not insistent on the blue and white look then you can be riding a gleaming low mileage GSX 1400 for less money then you thought you’d have to pay.

This one is coming soon but available to reserve now.

You can own this bike for just £5295   Mail: andy@somersetclassicmotorcycles.co.uk?subject=I'm interested in the Silver GSX1400

Suzuki GSX 1400

Background

Suzuki’s GSX 1400 arrived in 2001 following the trend for retro-styled large capacity naked bikes. These muscle-bikes became popular with riders not looking for sports bike performance but still with enough grunt to get a move-on. The big Suzuki certainly did that and provided a good option for that market until 2008.

Developing the motor from the hugely capable engine previously used in the GSX 1100, Suzuki increased both the bore and the stroke to produce a bigger engine than rival muscle bikes from Yamaha or Honda. Other parts, such as the fuel injection system and the highly effective 6 piston front discs, were borrowed from other bikes too but the bike is none the worse for that.

These bikes are all about acceleration, torque and smoothness and this one is no exception. It will pull happily from around 30mph even in top and you certainly won’t need to be swapping too many cogs with the gearbox to make progress brisk. Handling is good and, although you certainly know you are on a wide machine, the weight is not a problem on the move.

The bike has a relatively low seat height which makes it much easier to handle when stopping and starting and, under that seat, there is a surprising amount of storage space available. That seat also means a pillion passenger is endowed with a surprising amount of room too.  

Colours were mainly to be Candy Grand Blue or Metallic Galaxy (silver) with a limited number of blue and white bikes available. Demand meant that blue and white became a standard colour too.   

Future

Rising prices point to the increasing demand for GSX 1400’s. Despite being fairly ‘recent’ for a classic bike, they are earning that status by virtue of the number of buyers and relatively limited supply of good ones.

Look for a well-cared for example, preferably with low miles, if you want one. They didn’t stand up too well to being exposed to the elements and garaged examples are the ones to go for. Fortunately most were bought be those of us who were old enough to keep them tucked away and cosseted.

Early examples with the ‘in your face’ four into two silencers are more sought after than later four into one models. Colours are a personal choice and having the blue and white paint job isn’t compulsory. We have examples in blue and white and also in silver.