First Japanese water-cooled roadgoing motorcycle?

Discussion in 'Classic Motorbikes' started by The Older Gentleman, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Trying to determine whether (as I suspect) it was the Suzuki GT750 or
    whether they made some water-cooled single before that (as someone
    suggested to me recently).

    A lot of Googling throws up nothing before the Kettle. I did discover
    some old air-cooled Suzuki with a hydraulic rear drum brake, though :-/

    I was just wondering if any of the many makers that disappeared in the
    1950s and 1960s made anything, but have drawn a blank. GT750 it is,
    The Older Gentleman, Mar 5, 2011
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    Ivan D. Reid Guest

    1972 model year, J suffix.
    Bridgestone didn't have any watercooled road models, AFAIR. Hmm, they
    had a watercooled 50 cc racer in '66 thobut:


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  4. The top answer is pretty coherent. The rest is the usual bunch of
    ignorami: the sort who declare the the GPZ900R was the first
    water-cooled Japanese four.

    Hm. I shall keep hunting. European bke, no problem: Japanese - still
    looks like the Kettle.
    The Older Gentleman, Mar 5, 2011
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    Thumper Guest

    Ahhhh The Water Buffalo. Tried to buy one once. Wound up with a Honda 6.

    Thumper, Mar 6, 2011
  6. What is that: an L model?
    The Older Gentleman, Mar 6, 2011
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    Paul - xxx Guest

    This one sounds nicer ... ;)

    Paul - xxx, Mar 6, 2011
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    Naqerj Guest

    Only earlier one I've found is the Yamaha GL750 ... but it didn't go
    into production, so shouldn't count.
    Naqerj, Mar 11, 2011
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