Highlights

  • Subject to a comprehensive recent restoration over ten months
  • Carefully run-in and ready to ride
  • The vendor provides a large list of the  work carried out during the restoration
  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing

The Appeal

While Britain had led the way in high-performance motorcycles during the immediate post-war years, by the late 1960s, Japanese manufacturers were well on their way to world domination. The Suzuki GT750 showcased the very best of Japanese engineering. Nicknamed the “Kettle” in the UK, it’s three-cylinder water-cooled two-stroke engine was highly unusual at the time and proved immensely capable. At the time, few bikes were half as quick, and to sweeten the deal, Suzuki launched a wide range of oh-so-’70s colours to tempt buyers.
This 1976 example is in superb condition following a recent comprehensive restoration carried out by the vendor over a ten-month period. It looks fabulous and the vendor informs us that that it’s equally enjoyable to ride now that it’s rebuilt mechanicals have been carefully run-in. Benefitting from MOT and road tax exemption, this bike is ready to enjoy.


The History and Paperwork

  • 16,674 miles indicated 
  • The vendor believes the current mileage to be correct and have an MOT certificate from 1987 showing 13,460 miles with subsequent certificates up until 2018 showing 13,877 miles
  • Exempt from road tax and MOT testing
  • The vendor acquired the bike in 2017 in running yet tired condition
  • The plastic water pump drive failed in 2021, prompting the restoration over a period of ten months
  • Circa 1,200 miles covered since the restoration was completed
  • Invoices for the work carried out are included
  • Haynes workshop manual and original owner’s manual



The Condition

  • Restored to a high standard throughout
  • No damage or notable wear apparent
  • All brightwork re-chromed to a high standard and well-preserved ever since
  • The fuel tank and side panels have been resprayed
  • Frame fittings replaced with stainless steel fastenings
  • The frame has been sandblasted and powder-coated
  • Engine casings vapour blasted
  • New chrome points cover fitted
  • New chrome rims and stainless steel spokes
  • Tool kit present
  • New footrest rubbers fitted
  • Seat replaced and uprated with a plastic base (which avoids a common corrosion issue)
  • New side cover and tank decals fitted
  • Switchgear refurbished and reportedly in full working order
  • New indicator relay



The Mechanics 

  • 750 cc air-cooled, water-cooled triple
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • Accent electronic ignition system fitted
  • Carburettors ultrasonically cleaned and equipped with anti-surge jets 
  • New pilot air jets
  • Carburettor to air box rubbers replaced and new air filter fitted
  • New throttle butterfly seals
  • Complete Delkevic exhaust system installed
  • Engine oil seals replaced
  • New crank seals, crank balanced, cylinder re-honed and new pistons
  • New reconditioned water pump
  • Water pump drive sprocket replaced
  • New regulator/rectifier
  • Front brake seals replaced
  • Front fork oil changed and seals replaced 
  • New rear wheel cushion drive rubbers
  • New rubber engine mounts
  • New front and rear wheel bearings
  • New wiring loom
  • Radiator pressure checked and repainted.
  • SRIS pipes and faulty check valve replaced
  • Stainless steel tab washers front and rear
  • Stainless steel hose and carburettor clips
  • Stainless steel cylinder head bolts



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1976
  • Make Suzuki
  • Model GT 750
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 16,674 Miles
  • Engine size 750
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Ickleford
  • Location Herefordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
8 bids from 6 bidders
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  • swhltd@•••• £6,200 17/06/24
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  • Yashin £5,400 14/06/24
  • limousi•••• £5,300 14/06/24
  • Kishore•••• £5,100 13/06/24
  • Yashin £5,000 13/06/24
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