1977 Suzuki GT500B, 492cc. Registration number HRZ 4327. Frame number 98621. Engine number 98718. The Suzuki GT500 replaced the T500 twin in 1975. The new model looked very much like the classic T500, once sensationally fast and well-built machine, but in the mid-seventies already old-fashioned and smoky two-stroker. Its days were outnumbered. Suzuki made a good effort trying to modernize the once very popular model by releasing the GT500 that had a bigger tank, electronic ignition and a front disc brake. It had a single front hydraulic disk brake, identical to that which had been fitted to the GT380 and GT550. The forks were similar as well having 35mm stanchions and identical triple clamps to the GT range. The instruments were also identical to those found on the GT range. 1977 was the end of the line and only a few examples of this model were ever delivered by the factory. The last few GT500s on the showroom floor were heavily discounted and moved away to make way for the new four cylinder four stroke range. The B-model was delivered in red or blue colour and in the USA only, black. Owned by Christopher Brack in June 2017 our vendor purchased it in the November and began a comprehensive rebuild of the whole machine, including the wheels, chrome, engine and a paint by Dream Machine of Nottingham. It was MOT'd in November 2017 at 13,909 miles and April 2019 at 13,915 miles, the same as it has on the odometer today. Offered for sale as our vendor is moving to a smaller property without the storage for his collection. Sold with the V5C, expired MOT, various receipts for the work, Spicers can highly recommend this machine.