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Capacity : 350
Model : Goose
Production : 1992 -
Category : (R) Street Bike


350 Goose - 1992

Refined but affordable

In their constant search for new market niches, Japanese manufacturers have tried to revive the taste for simple motorcycles in motorcyclists who have become bored (and financially ruined) by the ceaseless flow of replica racers, which are increasingly less usable on the highway. After its sporty Bandit four-cylinder- a huge success in its home market- Suzuki moved closer to a light sports machine by entering a fleld it had neglected - the road-going single. Suzuki based the Goose on the engine of the 350 DR off-roader and copied the methods adopted by leading tuners of racing singles (a favorite formula in Japan, with which Suzuki produced the 40 hp Goose-R) by endowing it with every possible refinement while retaining relatively low-cost (tubular-steel frame and swing arm) construction.

Stunning Result

The stunning result made this hike a direct competitor for the hitherto dominant machine in its class in .Japan - the 400cc Yamaha SRX. More modern, the Goose offered a finish that was as sober as it was superb, a marriage of modernism and the aesthetic appeal of the big singles of the past. Light and exceptionally stable, the Goose recalled the famous old Ducati 350 Desmo with the same good temperament and spectacular speed for its engine size (though it's true that this was obtained at the cost of low-speed flexibility). Be that as it may, this was first and foremost a bike made for enjoyment, and the only shame is that it was initially reserved for the Japanese market.


Engine: 349cc (79x7lmm) air-cooled singlecylinder four-stroke; air/ oil-cooled cylinder head; dry-sump lubrication

Power Rating: 33 hp @ 8000 rpm

Valves: overhead

Fuel System: 40mm carburetor

Transmission: 6-speed, chain final drive

Suspension: reversed telescopic forks (from); swing ann with monodamper (rear)

Brakes: disc (front & rear)

Wheels: 17 inch (front & rear)

Weight: 320 lb

Maximum Speed: 104 mph


The Goose took its name from the kick-up in the backrest,fancifully thought to resemble the tail of a goose!

Le fichier Moto Passion réalisé par François-Marie Dumas réunit près de deux mille photos accompagnées d'un historique très complet des machines présentées.
Il sera progressivement mis à jour ici et toute information complémentaire est la bienvenue sur info@moto-collection.org.

Cette documentation unique, qui constitue sans doute l'encyclopédie la plus exhaustive jamais écrite sur l'histoire de la moto, a été réalisée avec l'assistance de nombreux spécialistes dont principalement Didier Ganneau, Christophe Gaime, Mick Woollett, Jean Goyard, Bernard Salvat, Christian Rey, Yves Campion, Helmut Krackowizer, Michael Dregni, Michel Montange, etc. que je remercie ici.

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