Water Buffalo! 1974 Suzuki GT750

For Sale: 1974 Suzuki GT750 “Water Buffalo”

So you saw THIS POST from Brian on a great, zero mile GT500, and you thought to yourself that it was nice, but just too darn small. Not to worry, rabid CSBFS reader – size inflation is here!

Forget that tiny middle-weight, air-cooled twin cylinder. What we have here is a full 750cc of THREE cylinder, liquid cooled power. Expect in the neighborhood of 70 ponies for a good running bike – which is important because as displacement grew, so did the Suzuki waistband; the GT750 will be 550 lbs ready to ride.

From the seller:
Up for sale is my 1974 Suzuki GT750 Lemans Water buffalo Motorcycle. Clear title. This motorcycle runs real good. It has new tires, battery, front fork seals, front wheel bearings, spark plugs, chain, petcock seals, and seat cover. I bought this motorcycle last year to fix up and keep, however I could use the money more than the motorcycle. Oil and anti-freeze were changed. All parts, tires and fluids were changed 50 miles ago. Gas tank was cleaned, no rust inside. Gas tank was repainted, side covers are original paint, tank does not match exactly to the side covers. This bike came out of a barn and has some rust, please see pictures. The digital indicator works but is not original. There is no reserve.

These GT750s make wonderful collector bikes. They clean up very nicely, have a unique look and a great sound. The two-stroke motor is more accessible to the average mechanic, and parts are still available. Prices for pristine examples have also been on the rise – which means that you can ride AND invest at the same time!

This bike is available now with a $1,600 opening ask. This is a NO RESERVE auction, meaning that some lucky collector will have a new project by the time all is said and done. For your chance to own this significant piece of history, . Don’t forget to tell them that you found it on CSBFS!

MI

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5 Responses

  1. Ravi Joshi says:

    Respected Sir,

    I am from India, Will yo be able to send the bike to india via shipment, if yes then I am genuinly interested in this bike upto $ 2000

  2. Crazy Phil says:

    How refreshing! A seller with a resasonable expectation of price. Maybe too low! Someone got a real steal of a deal, to pick this up for $1,600, which it sold for. There’s a dealer in the UK who sells bikes like this for eight to ten grand US. He was selling nice Zeds, H1s and H2s for over 15 grand US, well that was the advertixed prices, who knows what they went out the door for!

  3. Mike says:

    I agree it was a fair price for the bike – which is rare. 1970s models of practically anything are hot right now, and many sellers are asking a significant sum for bikes. This was a good bike and a good deal.

  4. Jimi says:

    FYI for all you Water-Buffalo Enthusiasts – I just purchased 1973 GT750 at 900.oo usd – runs great – however – needs TLC and could use a frame-off restoration.

    I had a 1972 GT650 when I was a much younger man back in 1979 and it was a blast of a bike to ride – a bit heavy – but a power-horse all the same. When I saw this gem for sale I scooped it up right away.

    I am not surprised their is a following for this bike in UK – wow – that’s some serious money for a bike this age – those bikes in UK must be totally intact collectors condition bikes to sell for that money.

    The fellow lives in Kansas USA and has 2 more buffalo’s just like it – in better condition. Not for sale now – but I bet he will sell at least 1 more before its all said and done.

    If you know anyone in Texas USA willing to take on a frame-off restoration job – let me know
    jcn1.pmail(at)gmail.com

    Happy trails to all you Water-Buffalo lovers – Jimi

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