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Per Tim Watson

"Founded in 1909 by Michio Suzuki, in the then small seaside town of Hamamatsu, the company began making industrial weaving looms for Japan’s rapidly growing silk industry. For the first 28 years of operation that is all Suzuki Kabushiki-Kaisha did. "

A car museum up here has a 1937 Suzuki car and a 1947 Suzuki delivery truck. The delivery truck is funny, the driver sits in the center and it has fold down stools on both sides for riders. But no 3 American Joe's could set in that cab and shut the doors.

But, U.S. Suzuki Motor Corporation was founded in Los Angeles in 1963 and my uncle was selling them in 1964 along with the small Harley bikes.
 

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Good Vid. But there were a few errors. Around 13 minuets in they were talking about the GS750 4 cycles but the bikes shown were the GT380, GT550 and GT750 triple 2 cycles. I rode and raced them back then. GT750 was the first production water cooled motorcycle.

I have said to a few that I have no loyalty to Suzuki but I kind of lied. I have owned more Suzuki's than any other motorcycles.
Gt250 back in 1970's
GT380 for 2 years.
GT750 for 4 years.
GS750 2 valve for 6 years Germany and Georgia USA. Smooth as silk at 135 MPH Top speed.
GSXR750 4 valve for 2 years Germany. This bike was a head shake monster above 135 MPH.
GSXR600 for 1 year and almost lost my license, 155 MPH was easy
GS425 for 1 year but commuting 42 miles it was not a keeper
AN650's since 2005, 4 each.
 
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