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Entries Tagged as 'Universal Japanese Motorcycle'

Suzuki GS850 – East 11th Street, NYC

January 29th, 2010 by Ian

The fact that Motorcycle journalists coined a generic term – Universal Japanese Motorcycle – to describe late 1960s-1970s Japanese bikes from several manufacturers over several years implies a pretty unassuming aesthetic. But the writers weren’t making fun or collectively branding them as having bland design. Instead, they were merely pointing out how similar each of the bikes look to one another thanks to several copy cat product entries released in quick succession from the likes of Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha.

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