For Sale: 1982 Suzuki GS KATANA 1000
Times appear to be very good at the moment for those wishing to collect an early 80's Suzuki Katana. RSBFS staff have posted several of these recently - some in great condition, some not so great condition - after a long dry spell. This particular bike appears to be in excellent, although not completely original, shape.
The Katana was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting public in 1981. These models can be identified by the sliver/black color scheme. In 1982, the bike was resyled in the silver/blue color you see here. Both bikes sported 1000cc, air cooled, two-valve motors - although in subsequent years that was bumped to 1100. This bike is missing the passenger seat strap, sports a Vance & Hines aftermarket exhaust, and appears to have extensive polishing done on the wheels, forks/trees, and engine cases - but otherwise appears stock.
From the seller:
THIS IS THE ORIGINALHISTORY MAKING ICON CAFE RACER FROM THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN ONE TO HAVE FOR YOUR COLLECTION THIS IS THE NICEST EXAMPLE OF AN 82 SUZUKI KATANA 1000 I HAVE SEEN ITS ALL ORIGINAL UN MOLESTED BUT FOR A VANCE AND HINZE EXHAUST AWSOME SOUND RUNS LIKE NEW BRAND NEW DUNLOPS FULLY SERVICED READY TO RIDE OR SHOW CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS I CAN E MAIL YOU A YOUTUBE VIDEO OF IT RUNNING SHIPPING IS UP TO THE BUYER
Whether a 1000cc or an 1100 model, whether a first year or subsequent, these bikes simply turn heads like no other. They are increasingly rare (especially in decent condition), and a great example of a collectable mass-produced bike. Bikes are in demand, and there exists a hungry public. Pricing continues to stay reasonable - for now - but as always, the cleaner bikes will fetch more green.
Most Katanas of this era will bring $5,000 - $6,000 in reasonable condition. This bike is currently at $3k, with the reserve not yet met. This is still bargain country for the ride, and I would recommend you get in early if you want a piece of this one. For more details or to get your bid on, click on the link and
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