Gas Man, unless someone has ridden a two-stroke, they will never know. In 1979, I traded (sold actually) my 1975 Suzuki GT750 for a 1979 Suzuki GS1000. The 79 was so superior in handling, that I forgot how sweet the "smoker" was.
The alternator stuck out on one side of the crank and the (three) sets of points were on the other, so it was a wide engine. The engine was stock, but I changed the rear shocks, and front springs, dampner rods, and installed modified fork bushings. It rode like a Cadillac. With a Vetter fairing, I used to take that bike all over Colorado. I would love to get one and modify it with a GSXR front end.