Pete? what, "Pete"? That's Mr. Robbovius to you, pal. Geezo, am I conversing with the Real John Burns? (Sheet, I'd best proofread for typos)
hmmm. I was a big fan of both those '80s machines, and can recall multuple visits to Bernardi Honda in natck MA to repeatedly sit on one of those SRX jobs, hemmed and hawed and one day it was sold, oh well... I wa still emnamored of my GT750 back then.
I recall those two bikes having expansion boxes under the frame, with the muffler poking out to one side, rather than the actual muffler itself under the bike, with only the muffler outlet poking out, as does the new Kawi, and every Buell since they were kit bikes.
yeah, in both my motorcycle history books, (the Motorcycle World circa 1976, and mid 90s "The Ultimate Motorcycle Book") there are oldsters with mufflers under the bike, but that, I'm sure, was simply an engineering packaging issue, back then,and not claimed as a low-CG and mass-centralization feature.
Wasn't claimed as that on either the hawk GT or SRX either as I recall. damn, I'll have to search thru my old magazines...