Here is a great example of the first year Hans Muth designed Suzuki Katana. The 1981 was the only year the bike used a 1000cc GS air-cooled 16 valve motor. This big is in great running condition. Tank is free of all rust. The only significant modifications are a period correct Kerker exhaust and recovered seat.
Here is a little more information about the Katana 1000. Less than 3000 units of the 1000cc version of the Katana were produced for world wide consumption. I’m pretty sure theres not that many still alive out there.
A 1000 cc version of the new GSX1000S was made to homologated the model for racing purposes. By decreasing the bore by 2,6 mm the cylinder displacement was decreased to 998 cc, just below the one-liter mark. The GSX1000SD was available in shops already in 1981.
The UK 1000SZ, built for racing, had slide carburetors, whereas the 1100’s had CV carbs. The US 1000S, however, had CV carbs! Also, the US versions never had the black “fins” under the nose fairing - the mounting holes were blanked-off on all US bikes.
Stock # 34