Posts by tag: GSX-R

Suzuki March 5, 2014 posted by

Collection Worthy II: 1987 Suzuki GSXR 1100


Well-loved GSX-R 1100 models don't come around often, yet here we have two 1987 models within days of each other. Like this one we posted last week, today's Gixxer is an original slabbie and is claimed 100% stock. Interestingly enough, the buy it now price is the same as the last 1100 - which surprised our readers when it was snapped up within the day of being posted. With the same happen to this bad boy? Read on.


1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
I know that I will regret this, but here is your opportunity to own one of the last CLEAN & ORIGINAL 87 GSX-R 1100's on the planet.
Garaged its entire life, and completely stock with only 12k miles.
Runs perfect, inside of the tank is spotless and yes, still has the original chain and sprockets! Never dropped or tipped over! Only cosmetic flaw is crack in upper fairing where screws were overtightened (way back when) which you can see in my pictures and VIDEO.

When I purchased it many years ago it still was on the original tires which I changed, of course. Been sitting on the carpet in my office (drained) for the last 5 years. Just gave her a service and new battery and she fired right up. Well, my wife wants new kitchen cabinets and has requested that I thin the herd, to which I replied just write a check! Why must I sacrifice one of my toys, I could care less where you put the dishes! Long story short, here's my bike for sale. You might want to use the BUY it NOW option before I change my mind because the fight isn't over yet.

This is a very clean looking bike. It is clear that there is tremendous interest in these classic model Gixxers based on RSBFS readers and the speed in which these bikes tend to sell. If you are looking for an iconic game changer for your collection and missed last week's all original gem, check out this one before it sells!


Collection Worthy II: 1987 Suzuki GSXR 1100
Suzuki December 4, 2013 posted by

Classic Gixxer Fun: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100


Suzuki GSX-Rs remain some of the most popular bikes on RSBFS. The slab-sided early models epitomize the "game changing" attitude of Suzuki during this period. With air/oil cooling, aluminum frame and full floater rear suspension, the GSX-R was lighter, faster and handled better than anything in the day.

Even today these bikes present well. Sure, the modern liter bike is going to have a performance edge, but a good rider on an early Gixxer will find himself in fast company indeed. This is a two owner bike looking for a new home.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
1986 Suzuki GSXR 1100! GREAT SHAPE! Only 5180 Miles!! EXTRA'S!
This is a First Year 1986 GSXR 1100. I’m sure most of you know, This is the Bike that Redefined Motorcycling back then. It is in Great Shape! It has only 5180 miles on it. If you are looking for a Beautiful GSXR 1100 that happens to Look, Sound and Feel Awesome, than this is your Bike! It truly is in Great Shape! It Handles As it Should and has Phenomenal Torque. Please check out the pictures and if you have any questions please ask. I do have the Title in Hand. There are few imperfections. The Bike is 27 years old. The carb’s could use a sync. But this GSXR 1100 is probably the nicest that I have seen in quite a while. This is a 2 owner Bike.

Currently installed is a Full D & D Stainless Exhaust System, Dyno-Jet Jet Kit, Zero Gravity Windscreen, Rear End Clean Up Kit, Copy of the Original Shop/Service Manual, Clymer Manual and both Original Key's will be included as well. I also have the Original Bill of Sale along with receipts for the work that has been done to the Bike that will also be included.




Classic Gixxer Fun: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100
Suzuki October 15, 2013 posted by

Blast From The Past: 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100 (in Switzerland)

Few years ago when the BMW S1000RR first came on the market, I watched a few times a video review on youtube from gizmag. To describe the immense power of the bike, the name "Superbike" wasn't enough. The reviewer called "SuperDooperBike". Back in the 80s, after the Suzuki stormed the world with the featherlight super sport  GSX-R 750, the first true modern Superbike, it developed a more powerful versions: the GSX-R 1100. I guess that at that time, this would have also deserved the term "SuperDooperBike". If only the internet, Youtube and RSBFS existed...

Here we have a clean 1 owner 1987 model. The color scheme of this isn't really my favourite not the model itself, with the large tank growing vertically and giving the bike a more "seat back" look. Don't be fooled though, this is still a powerful air-oil cooled big Suzuki. With the exception of the aftermarket exhaust, the bike is all original. Being a Swiss model, the owner must have updated the otherwise ugly single squared light to the, way more beautiful, classic Suzuki twin.


The advertiser mentions that the Gixxer is in top condition. It has only 24.000 km and looking at the bodywork, rims and the seat conditions, it absolutely looks the business.


The bike has recently passed a technical check that is compulsory over here every two years. The seller also mentions that he will sell only to   a true enthusiast (hence it is posted on asking price is about 6500 $. Such models with low mileage and in this trim conditions, deserve every penny asked. What do you think ?

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Switzerland


Blast From The Past: 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100 (in Switzerland)
Suzuki August 15, 2013 posted by

Hamamatsu’s Special:1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R LE (Germany)

We all love the Suzuki GSX-R series. The Gixxer was the first truly Superbike motorbike produced. It featured a full fairing, it was very light (and still is), it had beautiful double headlights, lots of horses and amazing colors. The most desirable GSX-Rs, are the, so called, “double R”. The first one, came only one year after its debut. It was in 1986 that a small production Limited Edition were produced. The exact production number is unknown, and expected to be somewhere around the 500 units mark. The LE most notably featured a dry clutch. This is a unique feature for Suzuki. The rumor is that the clutch used was the same as on the RG Moto GP race bike. The cost of the original  clutch discs was about 2000 $ already then. Nowadays, spare original Suzuki clutches are hard to find, hence making sure that this organ is in good shape is essential. That is, whether you plan to ride your RR Suzuki, or whether you want to make sure that its value will be preserved. Other “special” parts included a hand made super slim single seat fairing unit (made of fiberglass)  and a very special seat (quotation of an original LE single seat unit can reach 1000$, provided you find one!) a unique aluminum chain, special colors, better brakes and electrically controlled (activated by the pull of the front brake lever) front fork anti-diving system (as opposed to the hydraulical system used on the Katana). A few days ago we saw a Limited parked just beside another of our favorite bikes: the Gilera Saturno 500. Both of them, being in Germany.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Limited Edition in Germany


It turns out that the owner of these beauties, Roli, is parting from both of them. The Suzuki has 18.000 km on the clocks. It was serviced yearly and the maintenance included a new clutch (see above), new tyres, new chain, new gaskets etc. etc. All of these using original Suzuki OEM or Mikuni parts (carburetor’s supplier). All the original parts are still available and provided together with the motorbike.


A second line of Mikunis is also available if you wish to display it at home on your office, as Roli describes below:

Type GR75AD 1986 Limited Edition. 18.000km. No gray market, official Suzuki Germany model with "classic" bike registration. Zero sevens vintage license plate or exchange Normalzulasung possible. Dry clutch completely rebuilt with original parts, including magnesium housing and all seals and O-rings, springs etc. All work carried out by Suzuki Weishaupt, and inspections (annually despite only a few km mileage).
Condition 1.2. Only minimal sunlight / UV damage causes. All original parts that have been replaced or removed by  accessories, and original packaging are included. TÜV vintage report ("motor vehicle Technically culturally and historically valuable vehicle declaration ) including Suzuki Germany driver's manual and "Supplementary Service Manual". Technical condition better than in 1986 (steel braided, DID 50 ERZ-525, BT45). On request with FG work or exhibition stage. No race and accident free. Every year, at ridden not more  ride 300km, service always run after Suzuki maintenance schedule. Mikuni carburetor with original parts (by Mik. Europe, not parts available at Suzuki anymore!). The accelerator pump working here now properly among others. All replaced original parts (mirrors, first clutch, bearings, chain kit, lines, etc.) are available and are given. A new unused original carburetor line is also included and can be used as an exhibition on display (eg to put them on the desk). 

The 1986 GSX-R 750R is still a very exciting bike to ride. At high speed, the bike is fairly quite but when the engine spans between 6000 and 8000 rpm, the exhaust delivers quite an aggressive sound with a complex mix of half orders on top of the dominant engine 2nd order. Then, when you get to release the gas, you hear that metallic noise from the dry clutch. The whole combination is a very special mix that no other motorbike delivers. Here we have the dry clutch noise similar (but quieter) than a Ducati, coupled with the smooth, high revving note, typical of four cylinder inline motor. Not having water cooling, the engine noise is even more prominent, once again adding to the uniqueness of the Suzuki Limited.


Like for similar bikes, first gear is relatively tall and the higher gears are really close to each other. At 23.485 $ this GSX-R special is entering the RC 30 territory. To be honest, I don't see why that shouldn’t be the case. After all, this is still a true special and most likely produced in less numbers. We can argue that the RC 30 is a true HRC hand made race machine, but this Suzuki is so exclusive that deserves more attention than it has received from the market so far. It won’t be as fast as the Honda but in many ways its rarity and most beautiful shape of any Gixxer, will let you adore it.


I am personally a lucky owner of one of these and I do treasure it very much. If you are looking for a 1986 Limited, this might be for you. If interested please get in touch with Roli directly, by clicking on the link below.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750R Limited Edition in Germany

Good luck Roli !



Hamamatsu’s Special:1986  Suzuki GSX-R 750R LE (Germany)
Bimota August 5, 2013 posted by

Old School Biggy: Bimota SB6 (in Germany)

The SB6 is one of the most powerful Bimota produced. Fitted with a tuned Suzuki GSX-R 1100 water cooled engine,  it delivered a whopping 146 hp when new. Unlike its Japanese engine donor, the SB6 is not a comfortable do-it-all fast all rounder, it is instead,  a purpose built sport bike with a big and very powerful power plant.

Bimota SB6 For Sale on eBay DE


Around the engine, we find what you would expect from any Bimota:

  • huge Aluminum beams forming the chassis
  • hand crafted and beautifully machined metal components to hold the fork in place or support your feet
  • the very best of supplies that you could buy at the time (Paioli forks, Brembo brakes, Marchesini wheels...)
  • a few carbon fiber bits (we are kind of getting used to these, but 20 years ago they were really special on a “standard” bike)


And yet, here we don’t have ultra sharp radial mounted calipers, nor traction control, nor wheelie control, nor soft engine maps for slippery road condition, nor infinitely electronically controlled auto adjusting dampers...The 146 hp are all to be managed by YOU, the rider. This is how a super sport used to be. “Old school” can mean “scary” at times.



This isn’t for the inexperienced, as the seller’s also mentions below:

Bimota with Suzuki Suzuki GSXR 1100 W engine

good Condition

Colour Red / White
with carbon fenders made ​​of unpainted carbon
Displacement: 1100 cc
Number of owners: 2
Inspection valid until 07/2015
read off Mileage: 19700 km
Drive: Chain
Starter: electric start
Power in kW: 115 HP 156
Registration: March 1997
Drives really well and is very fast.
Receive on Jul 02, 2013 no defects, a new HU.

Please be sure to arrange viewing e-mail.
Please do not bid for fun.
The prospective buyer should already have the intention of buying - just so drive a Bimota, there is not with me!

The bike is very fast and absolutely not for beginners - please note!

Collection and cash payment within 7 days after auction ends must be adhered to!

Motorcycle is allowed and can be transferred to its axis.

Re-registration within 3 days absolutely necessary!

Please take a look at my other auctions, there are more things available!
If there should be something unclear, please be sure before (!) Ask to bidding.

No ebay fees!
The item will be sold as described:
Since I am not a business seller,
I give no guarantee on the products auctioned.

Continue to ensure right of return or exchange is excluded.

By placing a bid, you expressly agree to indemnify,
according to the new EU law warranty / guarantee
to renounce completely against the seller.

Do not bid if you do not agree with it.


For more information, please refer to Kauf-/Auktionsabwicklung my "ME" page!


If you are not new to motor biking,  if you have always been fascinated by the most powerful bikes and the latest electronic gadgets are not what you are looking for, if you want something that will generate some level of “concern” in your mates’ minds when they see you approaching,  then this SB6 could be as good as it can get. With a starting price set at just 6250 EUR and with less than 20.000 km, Bimotas like this keep surprising me. Where will the price’s downfall of these Italian exotica stop ? I reckon not far from here. Later on, the trend will reverse, and getting anything like this for this sort of money will require a lot more research.

1997 Bimota SB6 in Germany


Old School Biggy: Bimota SB6 (in Germany)
Suzuki July 20, 2013 posted by

Free (almost) Porn: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)

This type of bike-deals is what some of our RSBFS readers like the most...and that is valid for me too. The 1991 edition of the brilliant GSX-R 1100 is among the large capacity oil cooled Gixxers, my absolute favorite. In its Suzuki official race colors, this model has for me the best looking graphics.


I also love the aerodynamic screen in front of the double headlights and the fact that the rear lights were also split in two (like on the RGVs), making the bike look more aggressive and completely symmetrical with the twin exhaust underneath.


If you look closely to the clocks, you will find race like instruments fitted within a high finish trim (no closed cell foam on this one). The sample found here also comes with a passenger seat cover, that transforms the looks of the 1100 into a single seater. That’s a very nice touch included in the package !


 You will also notice the clip-on handlebars mounted on top of the fork, for a more comfortable riding position. Yes this a a Superbike with more than 130 hp, it has all the looks of a proper Endurance race bike, but with its torquey engine, it also wants to be a good bike to travel long distance. Add the super reliable performance of the oil cooled Suzuki power plants and what more do you want ? This is a great classic machine, one that becomes more beautiful with time. On the Suzuki forum they often mention the word “porn” when it comes to hot GSX-Rs. Looking at this 1100 model in full standard trim, I can totally relate to that.


 These lines are among the hottest in motorcycle history and among the best to ever come from Japan.


Oooops...I forgot to mention a couple of details that might turn you on a little more:

mileage: 30.000 km
price: starting at 2650 $ with a BIN set at 3200 $

Are you with me now ?

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Switzerland


Free (almost) Porn: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)