GT750's in Movies, on the Small Screen and in Music
Movies and the Small Screen
GT750 machines have appeared in many films and several television shows. Admittedly, some appearances were mere glimpses, but others were much more so - a few that I have been able to confirm include:
- I believe that the 'Wild 7' (ワイルド7, Wairudo Sebun) TV series produced in Japan and created by Mikiya Mochizuki was the first instance of the GT750 on any screen. 25 episodes were aired on the NTV network between October 9th, 1972 and March 26th, 1973 and featured GT750's
- in the 'Masked Rider V3' (仮面ライダーV3) television series broadcast in Japan between February 17, 1973 and February 9, 1974, a B1 split head Japanese domestic market GT750 was riden by the lead charactor.
- also filmed in Japan was the television series 'Go Ranger' (Himitsu Sentai Gorenger) which aired between April 5, 1975 and March 26, 1977 (84 episodes) in which at least one GT750 was featured. The two machines in the series with sidecars attached appear to have been GT380's (still to be confirmed). The same series was also broadcast in the Philippines under the name 'Star Rangers'(source IMDB.COM). There is also a short video clip of the opening sequence available on YouTube uploaded by HaganeNoYoshi which I've included below also.
- 'La più bella serata della mia vita', Movie, 1972 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'L'insolent', Movie, 1973 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Squadra Volante', Movie, 1974 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'inché c'è guerra c'è speranza', Movie, 1974 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Rupan Sansei: Nenriki chin sakusen', Movie, 1974 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'The Satanic Rites of Dracula', Movie, 1974 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Hustruer', Movie, 1975 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Cousin cousine', Movie, 1975 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Nude per l'assassino', Movie, 1975 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- '...e tanta paura, Movie', 1976 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Target of an Assassin', Movie, 1976 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Jigoku no tenshi: Akai bakuon', Movie, 1977 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Money Movers', Movie, 1978 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Silver Dream Racer', Movie, 1980 (vehicle owner 'didge' on Kettle Clinic board, UK)
- 'Knightriders', Movie, 1981 (flagged by Kettle Clinic board member 'bod750' and confirmed by the author)
- 'Evropeyskaya istoriya', Movie, 1984 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Fox Grønland',TV Series, 2001-2003 (source IMCDB.ORG)
- 'Restless', BBC One TV mini series, December 27th, 2012, Tony Davies (owner of the bike used in the film, UK)
If anyone knows of additional appearances please pass them along !
As well, the GT750 has featured on at least a few records and albums.
- The Yugoslavian band 'Clan' released their album 'Motor Hoću Mama' in 1978, and the 'B' side featured 'Suzuki GT750 GTA' which was also released as a single (45 rpm).