Superb bike and a keeper..
I've owned so many bikes over the years I've lost count of them, very few stand out as bikes I'd liked to still have like my Z1000 (05) Which I bought brand new and loved it but a year later with only 951 miles on her she was sold (big mistake) there must have been 20 bikes since then including the Triumph Daytona I have in the garage which I love riding but has been put under covers because it can't hold a candle to my GSX 1400 K3 I recently bought off my cousin, It rides superbly and is so comfy on a long ride, the small screen provides good ...wind protection and the heated grips are a great addition. In the Blue/White with the White wheels she can be slow and gentle around town and stupidly fast if that's what you want with your pals on a day out. I'd rate the gsx1400 as the best bike I've ever owned and can't understand why I've not owned one before this one it's that good. If your thinking about buying one, get it bought I promise you it's all that and more... 5/5 all day every day. Tony Alderson Sunderland United Kingdom
Purchased in June 2019 for A$3,000.00.
A great bike. Say no more
Beautiful on the highway. Loves it. Rock steady, with loads of power. Feels very sure footed and overtaking is never a problem. Have done a few interstate tepid with a passenger and gear, and you wouldn't know you were pulling any weight. Lots of torque, and does hills with ease.
Equally at home in city riding. Haven't met an owner that's had a bad thing to say about the 1400.
Best of all.... It LOOKS like a motorbike should. Mine had 42000 kays when I got it and just ticked over 100,000. Still running great.
15 years new!
Bought my Blue/White with white wheels K3 new in France April 2003 for use when I was on holiday. 15 years later and I still have her. She has only done 4700kms and is a brilliant bike; plenty of grunt, easy to ride, comfortable and the weight is well disguised once on the move. It has never seen rain and is in perfect condition. The Suzuki dealer fitted a fly screen and engine bars from new and I added a colour coded Givi 46 top box.
I use a Hayabusa as my commuter, but love the easy going nature of the 1400. It does have tall gearing (abou...t 33kms/1000rpm) so it can loaf along, but needs the silky gearbox worked a bit if you really want to move. It has a fairly big fuel tank so will cover around 320 kms from a fill up with some to spare (unless you hoon it). Will never part with it whilst I can still ride.
How sweet it is to ride something just like the early days (70's - 80's).
I'm preaching too the converted here, that's why your here reading this. A great ride with plenty on tap and plenty of pull. Ergonomics are great and just feels right under you when stepping out on the open rode. Yeah, it's not a sports bike / crouch rocket but for those who have been around riding bikes over the decades, this is a gem.
Typical Japanese engineering with everything working and looking the part. Mine is a 2007 blue and white one and is straight and standard (with supplied Yoshimura 4-1 system).
All I've added is a Puig lightly ...
Dreams of the past
Never a fan of first runs I waited for the K2 to come about. Grabbed it from a great dealership in Dalby, whacked a quick thousand Kay’s on the big girl, had her serviced and headed straight for Phillip Island. 2 weeks, 4378 km. ahh!!. Run like a true champion for another 2 years till I got t boned. End result, bike dead, me alive. Love to own another.
get one be for you crock it mate
in my 60 had two 1400 got fooled with the first bike .sold it for peanuts we buy motorbikes.they ripped me. So i keep the money in my bank.for 1 year.then bought a ins...lose.the bike was not bad it had never had a wash for years.some rust forks out of line .the last owner had not tork the forks bolts bolts.a van knock the bike over.it was left to the elements .the clock wear good bought the last blue mudguard from Austria .still some niggardly bits to sort. i fitted a windjammer .fairing . the power is some thing to admirer. i am used to bi...g bikes but like all think s come to a end. so buy a SUZUKI GSX 1400 ANY YEAR THAT FITS YOUR BUDGET. so thing you should look at when buying a INS?LOSE..take your time ans do it right. some INS>LOSE are just a mess but some need nothing but straining. a lose is to the value.of the tread .so if the the bike is worth 1000...and it would cost 750. its a lose or a cater grey a b c d x /////////c d x you can buy. MOT put it back on the road. suzuki gsx 1400 as a long value 17 years hand its still up there. buying one well thats up to you...i have built so many bikes i lost count . so whats next a TGB 50cc scooter. you all laugh but the day will come when your picking your Tory Osborne red box man. 16/April 2016. pension. happy days .good by from kiddo.1262017
Never thought i would like a bike as much as my trusty old VFR800,boy was i wrong.Owned this bike for 2 weeks ,and i just can't get enough of riding it.Put in heaps of K's already.Handles the twisties like it's on rails,pulls hard through every gear,and brakes with the best of them.I can see how people want to put heaps of K's on them because the seating position is just right,along with a really well padded seat. I can't wait till tomorrow ,when i'm going on another all dayer. Throttle response is very smooth and not snatchy at all.Getting lots of response from admirers .Can't believe Suzuki stopped making these.
The 1400 is an awesome bike.I have owned dozens of bikes in 42 years on the road.Everything from twin two strokers to four cylinder four strokes and none were the all rounder that the big gixer is.It is passive when you need it to be and a beast when you want it to be.It's weight is not a problem,yes I go through tyres but I use all the tyre,no chicken strips on my rides.In the shed I have three Suzuki's all have high milage but the 1400 is the highest with....wait for it....310000km's.The only thing that has been replaced is the throttle bodies and of course the standard pipes were replaced with a Yoshimura system,this bike still goes hard.Long live the King!
The best bike ever!
The only thing wrong with this bike is nothing ever goes wrong and I enjoy fixing things but I also have an old Norton to play with as well, really the gsx1400 does everything well!
Awesome motor, great suspension stable and comfortable, to my eye it looks great as well but then I don't like the Harley inspired American cruiser look.
A Great All Rounder!
I purchased my GSX1400 06 model in 07 with 10,00klms on it, stock standard, blue and white. I only sold it because we were going sailing for a few years and didn't want it wasting away sitting around. It had 92,300klms on it by then in 2012. This had been my 21st bike and I have to say one of the best bikes I've had the pleasure of owning and riding! Trouble free, never broke down. Handled amazingly with its fully adjustable all corners suspension settings for my 65kg frame! Being a lightweight rider was not a problem as the bike, once moving, ...was well balanced and with Michelin tyres did exactly as it was told, no fuss. Power, well, how much do you want? No fuss, miles of grunt, good engine braking, good brakes to match and amazing comfort on long trips with an added lambswool seat cover. Easy around town, fabulous on the open road and twisties!! Fuel economy around 15-19k/l on average riding. Over the time I owned it I was getting 20,00klms on tyres, 40,000klms on a chain and only replaced one set of sprockets! Did steering head races at 60,00klms, and apart from normal 5,000klm servicing, 1 battery, never had any issues. Fitted sensible extras such as, K&N air filter, Staintune exhaust, Power Commander 3, bar risers, screen, steering damper, fork brace, rack and bag, tank bag, lambswool seat cover. These bikes are not made now, HOWEVER still a GREAT bike to own as higher mileage is not a problem if well cared for. Not for the feint hearted or crazy rider, as you will die!! Just a GREAT all rounder!!
Owned this bike k5 with yoshimura dual oval for 3 yrs. had lots of bikes in the past. I was always looking for something else. Not now, this bike is the best bike ever, unfortunately discontinued in 2006. Newer bikes bking, bandit 1250. Never replaced the mighty 14. Mines a keeper as long as I can get my leg over, which I hope is for many yrs to come.
I have owned this bike (K5) for just over 2 weeks and I am suitably impressed. I am 57 and this bike has rekindled my big japanese bike youth. I have had several bikes over the years but in all honesty this big bruiser has stolen my heart. I chose to set up the suspension as per MCN settings and it behaves just right for me at 15 stone 5ft 11inches, it has a small givi screen that does the job and an after market beowulf can that sounds just right. I just love the grunt in any gear. For those of you who are contemplating - well don't, buy one!!
Simple styling, well executed. welcome to the Torque monster
I purchased the last series, which Suzuki(in NZ) fitted with a yoshi tri oval pipe, and painted in old school Suzuki blue and white.
It looks fantastic, sounds great(once I removed the baffle) and "pulls like a school boy".
The wonderfull and bullet proof engine, is slightly let down by the budget frame and suspension, but progressive springs at the front and upgraded units at the back will transform the handling.
I would suggest changing the rear to a 180 instead if the standard 190. Sharpens the cornering making it easier to turn in.
...The gear box can be clunky when engaging 1st, but apart from that is smooth as silk. I suggest that you keep a close eye on the chain tension as the torque will cause stretch, which can create some chain lag (just make sure you have a huge wrench for the rear nut).
Black 08 GSX1400
I had the Kawasaki ZR-7 02 model before i got the 08 GSX1400 and not fault the ZR7 either. The dry weight difference being ZR-7= 210.0 kg and the GSX= 226.0 kg yet the GSX is practically double 739cc-1401cc The 2 bikes are farely close seat hights the GSX is a little lower positions are pretty much the same.
The reason for me getting the GSX was to
1, having a bigger bike
3, bigger bike for towing a trailor
4, an all rounder bike for all 3 styles of riding, Commuting, Touring, Sports Riding
I only use the Dual compound tyres ...
How Good Can It Get
I've ridden nakeds since 18 (including the "waterbottle") and now with the GSX1400 and at 60 (a Ulyssean)I've got the last bike I'll ever need and the best.
The GSX1400 is brilliant for commuting and touring. Its smooth power band is brilliant for cornering or just getting out of that tight spot. I've changed the pipe to a carbon fibre Scorpion which is a massive improvement!
I'm big, but two up (with my big lady) makes little difference. Brilliant machine to slide a leg over.
Simply the best bike I've ever ridden.
I bought my K7 over two years ago with 38,000kms and now its up to 54,000kms mostly commuting with no problems whatsoever. Acceleration is not as fast as you might expect for the size of the motor but it's more than enough to make you smile in any gear and it sits on just 3000rpm at 100kph. It corners well, stops well and it's comfortable for long rides. There are still plenty of low km GSX1400s around for well under $10,000 so grab a bargain while you can, you won't regret it.
A Mixed Blessing
Why a mixed blessing? Well I bought this as an 'interim' bike until I could afford the Guzzi I really wanted. Having owned it for a while I cannot think of any reason I;d want to replace it. I just love it !
Mine is a black K7 (last of the series before Euro emissions killed it off, with Honda sticking with the now water-cooled Bandit).
It has a PC III, full akropovic exhaust sytem (the factory system is VERY heavy especially compared with the single carbon Akro can). I have an aftermarket seat which makes it even more comfortable for...my pillion. She loves this bike too ! It's a big bike but not so wide that you can't filter between traffic at the lights. Overtaking is a breeze with the massive torque on tap. In fact the torqueavailable all through the rev range is massive and I would recommend a gear position indicator as there WILL be many times once up and going that you don;t know what gear you're in. Embarassing trying to take off at the lights and stalling... in third. LOL Another good thing is that a bike of this capacity will last for a long time as its not being revved to death (just like a big V8 in a car). At 80,000 kms mine is still young....
The be all and end all of big capacity bikes!
Brought second hand on 20.07.2013 with 33,080klm all ready setup with Yoshi pipe, and forks/shocks configured to my weight (guy I brought it off weighed the same as me) so what can I say that hasn't already been said here? I will agree that it is a bit heavy on tires but you can make the back last if your not too hard on the right wrist and the front will last if your not always into the corners at speed because it is a big heavy bike and pushing it hard through corners will accelerate the wear on the front (mine has worn heavily on the right h...and side of the current tire more so than the left, dunno why tho?? any possibilities anyone? ) It is fun tho just letting the torque lift that front wheel up occasionally but beware of mr plod as he nearly got me one day but lucky traffic was thick and he couldn't turn around quick enough to get me lol... Go on do yourself a favor and buy a Suzuki GSX1400 you wont look back........... Big comfortable and just a great all round bike that handles itself with dignity and style. Eats tires if your not frugal with the right wrist lol........
so much fun
i have an 03 silver mod i bought new in 04 I have changed the exhaust and that's all have done 55 thousand ks and
it has not once mist a beat robust torquey engine good brakes crape seat. did I mention the engine just sweet
cool styling just like having it in the shed .will never part with one .an absolute all-rounder
torque in all 6 gears from idel
seat is on a bit of an angle to stop you from shooting of the back (probably not such a bad idea)
Went from a 2001 bandit ,which I loved but it was getting old, .the 1400 feels heavy at first but once you get used to it its surprisingly agile,does everything a little bit better than the bandit ,after market pipe makes a huge difference as do top of the range tyres
fast ,comfortable,looks mean
feels heavy at low speed ,hard on tyres
Questions & Answers
My Name is Mr James Botingnu from Papua New Guinea and I got a Suzuki GSX1400 2004 year make and to get service parts and accessories who are the dealers currently I can be in contact to supply me parts? You can email me contacts of the current Supply on my email No.[name removed] Thanks
Dear sir, I have the suzuki gsx 1400 2008 special edition, but I want to chand the new exhaust and headers to duble like 2004, if you have the exhaust please email to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you able to adjust the length of the rear shocks off a gsx1400 k7?
what are you trying to do. more load ? adjust your spring .lifting blocks will give you more ground clearance and make the bike turn in to corners better .apparently. they bolt under your shocks to swing arm lifting the bike up. cheers
|Category||Sport Touring Bikes|
|Release date||Nov 2006|
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