Suzuki GS550L (1979-81)

The Suzuki GS550L motorcycle was produced from 1979 to 1981, powered by a four-stroke, transverse four-cylinder engine with DOHC and 2 valves per cylinder, with a capacity of 549cc. It had a compression ratio of 8.6:1 and was cooled by air. It used four VM22SS Mikuni carburetors for induction, and had both electric and kick starting capabilities. The maximum power output was 35.8 kW / 49 hp at 9000 rpm, and the maximum torque was 42 Nm 4.3 kgf-m / 31 lb-ft at 7500 rpm. The clutch was wet with 15 multi-plates, the transmission had six speeds, and the final drive was via chain. The front suspension consisted of a telescopic fork that was oil-damped, while the rear suspension was twin shocks with a coil-over, and five-way adjustable spring load. The front brakes were a single 275mm disc with a one-piston caliper, while the rear brakes were a drum. The bike had a dry weight of 195 kg / 430 lbs, and a wet weight of 216 kg / 476 lbs. The fuel capacity was 17 liters / 4.5 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal, and the fuel consumption average was 5.6 L/100 km / 42 mpg / 50.4 Imp mpg. The standing 1/4 mile time was 13.7 seconds at 152 km/h / 94.7 mph, and the top speed was 181 km/h / 112 mph.


Technische Daten:

Make Model: Suzuki GS 550L

Year: 1979 – 81


Motor: Viertakt, vier querliegende Zylinder, DOHC, 2 Ventile pro Zylinder.
Hubraum: 549 cm³ / 33,5 cu in
Bohrung x Hub: 56 x 55,8 mm
Verdichtungsverhältnis: 8,6:1
Kühlsystem: Luftgekühlt
Ansaugung: 4 x VM22SS Mikuni-Vergaser
Zündung: Batterie und Spule
Starten: Elektrisch und Kick
Maximale Leistung: 35,8 kW / 49 PS bei 9000 U/min
Maximales Drehmoment: 42 Nm 4,3 kgf-m / 31 lb-ft @ 7500 U/min
Kupplung: Nass, 15 Lamellen
Getriebe: 6-Gang
Endantrieb: Kette
Primäres Übersetzungsverhältnis: 1,977:1
Vordere Federung: Teleskopgabel, ölgedämpft

Hinterradaufhängung: Doppelstoßdämpfer, Gewindefahrwerk, 5-fach verstellbare Federkraft
Vordere Bremsen: Einzelne 275-mm-Scheibe, 1-Kolben-Bremssattel
Hintere Bremsen: Trommel
Reifen vorne: 3.25-19
Hinterreifen: 3.75-18
Harke: 29o
Spur: 119,9 mm / 4,7
Trockengewicht: 195 kg / 430 lbs
Nassgewicht: 216 kg / 476 lbs
Kraftstoffkapazität: 17 Liter / 4,5 US gal / 3,7 Imp gal
Verbrauch Durchschnitt: 5,6 L/100 km / 42 mpg / 50,4 Imp mpg
Stehende 1/4 Meile: 13,7 sec / 152 km/h / 94,7 mph
Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 181 km/h / 112 mph

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