A Field Guide to the Suzuki GT550
Manfred Schönherr in Germany originally wrote the material used as the basis for this section on the Suzuki GT550 (branded as 'Indy' in the North American market) in 1992. Since then his text has appeared in at least a couple of places on the web. It was on the German Wasserbüffelclub site - in German of course but appears to have been removed, as well as on this web site, also in German. Manfred also wrote an article for a German magazine in 1994 (?) which included an extended version of his original material. With Manfred's permission, what I have done is translate his material into English using Google translate, edit it, and then use it as the basis for this project which will now continue to be extended with additional contributions by owners globally.
My sincere thanks to Manfred for his original contribution to the history of this machine, and for his permission to make use of his material here. Additionally I'd like to thank Alan Hodgson, Mike Yeadon, Chris Batty, Richard Nowsen and most especially Rick Best who reviewed the early drafts, and who also contributed additional material.