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Suzuki GV700 and GV1200 Madura
magazine articles


I have put some Suzuki GV 700 and GV 1200 Madura magazine article scans on this page. I would be grateful of any contributions — sales brochures, magazine ads, magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these instructions.

Suzuki 1985More Suzuki models from 1985
1985 Suzuki year code: F



Left: GV700 and GV1200 Madura magazine article from Sweden. Click to enlarge. Published in Allt Om MC 7-8/1984 (Sweden). Short presentation of the new custom models with liquid-cooled V-4 engines. The Madura was aimed for the Nortern American market and none of the models were ever imported to Sweden. 1985 was the only model year for the GV700, the GV1200 was manufactured for few more years.

Right: Suzuki custom line presentation from USA. Click to enlarge. Published in Motorcycle (USA). The article covers the following '85 Suzuki models: GS300L, GS450L, GS450GA (automatic), GS550L, GV700 Madura and GV1200 Madura.
 



Some Madura specs in Allt om MC (Sweden), July 1984:
GV1200 Madura bore x stroke: 78,0 x 61,0 mm (1.165 cc), four Mikuni BDS carburetors (36 mm), compression ratio 10,5 :1, 6 speeds, air assisted front fork, disc brakes front/rear, 19-inch front wheel, 17-inch rear wheel, 13 liter fuel tank.
GV700 Madura bore x stroke: 69,0 x 46,7 mm (1.165 cc), four Mikuni BDS carburetors (33 mm) compression ratio 10,5 :1, 6 speeds, air assisted front fork, disc brakes front, drum brake rear, 19-inch front wheel, 17-inch rear wheel, 13 liter fuel tank.

Some Madura specs in Cycle magazine (USA), January 1986:
The V1200 BHP is 89.36 max @ 8500 rpm and the torque is 61.41 max. @ 6000 rpm. In a standing start 1/4 mile, it finishes in 11.36 sec @ 117.18 mph.




More: Suzuki GV700-1200 Madura brochures

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Sources: Allt om MC (Sweden), Motorcycle (USA), Cycle magazine (USA)

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