1982 Suzuki GS650G

1982 Suzuki GS650G

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I purchased this 1982 GS650G new on Feb. 16, 1985. It is the 1st of 2 red GS650G models that I purchased and is identified elsewhere on this site as "GS650G Red1." It was new and unsold in a dealer's showroom 3 years after its model year and was purchased for a bargain price.

This machine is currently one of my "riders" although it has been stored for varying periods and then returned to service. For details visit my Motorcycle Storage Information Page, refer to the section for "GS650G Red1."

The GS650G is pictured above on Mount Evans west of Denver, Colorado at an approximate elevation of 13800ft (4206 meters). As with the GS250T, the GS650G has completed a number of trips up the mountain. For more information and a photographic essay of the breathtaking ride up Mount Evans visit my Mount Evans Ride photo essay.

Overshadowed by the larger and faster 1000cc and 1100cc models of its day yet still offering a very comfortable riding position, digital gear indicator, consistent and accurate fuel gauge, smooth ride and fine performance, the GS650G model is one of the great underrated machines of the early 1980's. I have owned this machine for over 25 years and still look forward to each and every ride on it.

What is it like to ride this fine, mostly-overlooked machine? Let's go for a ride and find out! (a ronh.org one-page short story)

1982 Suzuki GS650G

Mileage on the GS650 is around 25200 (40572 km). Even though it is over 30 years old it continues to perform flawlessly.

Click for a larger image.Here's a nice image of the 650G from a ride in May, 2006. It's pictured at Echo Lake, Colorado, elevation 10597 ft (3232 meters). Click to enlarge.

This machine is also pictured on the cover of Clymer Service, Repair and Maintenance manual M364 SUZUKI GS650 1981-1983, seventh and subsequent printings starting January, 2004. Visit the Clymer website to see their fine selection of manuals.

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This 7 minute, HD-quality video features a high-altitude ride on Colorado Route 5, the highest paved road in North America. Join me for an amazing ride with lots of snow!
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Recorded on 2014-06-03 (June 3, 2014).
This 12 minute, HD-quality video features a ride from Pine Grove to Conifer, Colorado. Join me on a beautiful day riding an amazing variety of roads - straight, twisty, fast, slow, smooth, rough, paved and unpaved - all with great scenery!
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Recorded on 2013-07-30 (July 30, 2013).
This 5 minute, HD-quality video features a ride along South Elk Creek Road past the famous Bucksnort Saloon to Pine Grove, Colorado. It's not a fast ride but the road is entertaining and fun!
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Recorded on 2013-07-30 (July 30, 2013).
This 7 minute, HD-quality video features a ride from Conifer to Deckers, Colorado. A variety of roads are included - straight, twisty, high-speed, low-speed, all with fine scenery!
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Recorded on 2013-07-16 (July 16, 2013).

Below: Here are photos from various rides.

1982 Suzuki GS650G
1982 Suzuki GS650G
1982 Suzuki GS650G
1982 Suzuki GS650G
1982 Suzuki GS650G
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Here's a shot of the GS650G with three of its like-size stablemates: Two of them V-twins, two of them inline fours, two of them shaft drive, two of them chain drive, two of them with air-cooled engines, two of them with liquid-cooled engines, all of them fine performers!

L-R: 1990 Honda NT650 Hawk GT - 1982 Yamaha Seca 650 - 2008 Hyosung GT650S - 1982 Suzuki GS650G

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