Tatort - Fortuna III
I'm not familiar with that paint job, is it factory but unique to Germany or custom?
seems to be a special edition or is it just model J with disc brake conversion? Not a J model, side panel is the wrong shape and no black end caps on the silencers, it's either a 74 L model or 75 M. 2 things spring to mind, it's either been repainted as it's not in a factory colour (is it white or silver?) or it's an ex Polizei GT750 Patroller. Citroen GS in the far background yes it is an ex Police bike in white ! conclusion of analysis by the sad biker: 1975 GT 750-L / M Patroller some refer to as GT 750-P L / M there have been Patrollers from 1972 model A ; J ; K ;... until 1975/76 L / M it should be 1974+ by eleqtronique siren http://750gtpatroller.centerblog.net/ so "made for USA" then? No, made for (West) Germany, according to the link above your Polizei bought about 100 of them, must have been a pleasant change from BMW's, a GT is great fun, and that noise & smell...... according to this link 100 A models in Police trim were sold in Germany by Hein Gericke, to private customers?! they differed in look which explains rare fairing! Link to "www.suzuki2-takt.se" so ours is brandnew when filmed, from what we see civilized Polizei Look notice white signal lights instead of blue http://www.thekettleclub.com/bike/police/ they were known as 'Highways' in Germany and in this link Austria is mentioned , too http://www.thekettleclub.com/bike/police/
a second one with clear windshield!
It's a Honda 4, 500-750? Can't tell at this distance. A Guzzi T3 California just disappearing out of frame and what I think is a Yamaha 125-200 in foreground, either RD or AS3/CS5, that's unless German market 250/350 Yams of the period came with chrome clock covers?
thank you the sad biker , will have an eye on them.
promotional slogan in Germany was:'Reite den Stier' 1975 650 B So seventies this pic , could have been any Brit biker run in 76. Had a 650B , lovely engine but did not corner well, very front end heavy. I've got a 650F (last of the roadsters), a few minor tweaks to the suspension & Z900 bars make a lot of difference, so does the 750 big-bore kit, Megacycle cam & Mikuni VM carbs
Sounds nice , couldn't afford to mod it at the time , youngish people don't realise how tight money was and how expensive goods were compared to wages in the 70s. All my gear was second hand and buying a pair of gloves or jeans was a major purchase! Fun times though Got a T120v and 900 Thunderbird at mo.