This was the first liquid cooled motorcycle to hit the market. Suzuki, in essence, used the cylinder design from their T-500 series but used three instead of two pistons and then water cooled them. The first year had a double-sided, twin leading shoe brake that was a knock off of the popular Grimeca brake made in Italy. It was only used one year and is highly prized among vintage racers. The bikes were heavy at 550 lbs. They were available in two colors in 1972. In different markets they had different nicknames. In the U.S., they were known as “Water Buffaloes". In the UK, they were simply called “Kettles". Because of their water cooling, they were able to tour at high speeds. This is a very good restoration of a first-year model. 21,320 miles indicated.