Let's call this particular auction a market barometer. Sure, there is great love for the slab-sided early Gixxer. But how far are you willing to go to get a truly great one? Assuming that this is a truly great example (and it appears to be so with only 1,500 KM showing on the clock and looking pretty spiffy), is the land of Kiwi too far for a mass produced, non-homologation model? I guess it depends on where you live, and what you consider too far. Any interest from our US readers? Or are there simply too many examples of clean GSX-R 1100s in various regions to make this noteworthy? RSBFS is global, but is the love for slabbies also global? Check out this clean machine, and then let us know what you think. I know you want one, but how far is too far?
From the seller:
This machine is a genuine time capsule!
A 100% orginal, unrestored, first-generation GSX-R1100 with 1,200 miles in perfect, unmarked condition
Held in a private collection in Europe since new, stored in a temp/humidity controlled environment until end-2011 accumulating 900 miles over 26 years
I am the second owner and imported to NZ early-2012
Serviced and carb clean by Suzuki NZ on arrival
Starts and runs perfectly - looks, sounds and even smells like a new machine!
The tyres are new, the original tyres are in new condition and come with the bike, I also have an NOS screen which is included
2 x original keys, original registration documents & original manual