In 1909 Michio Suzuki manufactured Silk Looms until about 1952 due to financial problems Suzuki ventured into developing clip on engines to bicycle frames. The first models was called the Power Free (36cc) and the follow-up model was the Diamond Free (60cc). Suzuki produced it's first motorcycle in 1954 called the Colleda (90cc).
Suzuki built small capacity bikes during the 50's and 60's and had only small export success until the introduction of the X6 (t20 super six) which gave Suzuki much name credibility.
In 1976 Suzuki introduced the first GS750 which was an immediate hit in this very competitive market area. The GS 750 managed to out perform all rivals of the time and was the start of a very popular GS line for the coming years.