07 October 2007
KingCast whip of the day: 1986 Suzuki 550ES -- Something I wish I had kept along the way :)
Brett Griffin recently posted these brochures online. Cool. Bought my ES with 1,000 miles on it in 1986 for $1,000; the proverbial little-old lady had it in her barn story. Look how clean its lines still are, and dig the shorty exhaust -- waaaaay before the current shorty-side exhaust on the GSXr. Silly-slim rear tyre and a paltry 67HP If I recall correctly but it still managed at 12:37 quarter. A new 600 makes nearly twice that and runs a second faster, but it doesn't really matter at the end of the day.