Posts by tag: GSX-R

Suzuki July 18, 2014 posted by

Red Raider: Red & White 1990 Suzuki GSX-R-750 in Texas

One thing I have noticed about rare sport bikes is that you wont see a bike for sale for a long time and then suddenly multiple versions pop up either within months or at the same time.   One of my first posts to to RSBFS was when three Red Bull KTM RC8's came up for auction on ebay at the same time, which made me think a guy named Beelzebub was breaking out the ice skates.   Recently we had multiple posts of Harley VR-1000's and earlier this week there were multiple Ducati MH900e's available at the same time.

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1990 Suzuki GSX-R 750 for sale on eBay

We had an almost identical 1990 GSX-R 750 on RSBFS  earlier this year (click here to see that listing).  Just like that bike, this one is located in Texas and is in the rarer but to my eyes better looking red, black and white color scheme instead of the traditional gsx-r blue and white .  EDITORS NOTE:  I am located in Texas myself so I may be biased towards any bike that is in the colors of a local university team (go Red Raiders!)

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This particular example has higher mileage than the one from earlier in the year.  The seller is a dealer but includes over 50 pics which provide a pretty good way to assess the bikes true condition.

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From what I can see in the pictures attached to the auction, it has some very light scuff marks in the clear coat on the riders left side which makes me think it had a low speed slide at some point, probably onto some grass.  Also  the front forks are a little rough but look serviceable and it has a few small non-stock items including a D&D pipe and a tank cover.  Overall it looks very pristine to me but I am not an expert on these bikes so perhaps others can comment.

While KBB lists these bikes at a retail value of under 3k, I think that price is well below the current value being placed on these bikes.  Due to the mileage and condition this one will likely not go for the price of the one earlier this year but this could be a way for anyone who missed out on that auction to add this bike to their personal collection.


Red Raider:  Red & White 1990 Suzuki GSX-R-750 in Texas
Suzuki July 1, 2014 posted by

1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK (aka the RR) in California

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The Suzuki GSX-R750RK, also known as the RR (which stood for race replica)  was a "straight-out-of-the-crate" racer and only 500 were produced.   They weren't imported into North America, so here is a rare opportunity to pick one up here in the states.

I will admit that I was not familiar with the RR/RK model from 1989, but according to the sellers post (and wikipedia), the bike had a significant number of upgrades from the standard model

"The 'Double R' received a new 40mm Slingshot carburetor, a 4-into-1 exhaust pipe, a close ratio gearbox, new rear swingarm and sub frame, new aerodynamic fiber bodywork with large air intake duct, solo seating with race number box and a 19 liter aluminium fuel tank as standard equipment. The dry weight 411lbs and 120hp at the wheel rivals some modern sport bikes to this day."

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1989 Suzuki GSX-R RK/RR (repli-racer)

Perhaps the biggest changes were in the engine which reverted back to the long stoke design while also receiving upgrades.

"The RK was designed to be a bike which could be tuned easier than its short-stroke predecessor. Racing teams which were already adept at tuning the long stroke engine and so were more familiar with this revived long stroke design,   The newly redesigned engine reverted to the original long stroke (70 x 48.7mm) configuration. Crankcase, crankshaft connecting rods and clutch were among the critical areas receiving more attention necessary for the race duty." 

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This particular example certainly looks very clean but  the pictures indicate two different exhausts were on the bike and the windscreen may be an aftermarket piece.   Also, it does have 10k+ miles which for a repli-racer may mean some aggressive track use in the past and the seller indicates the bike is registered in California but has an EU title (???) so it may take a bit of work to get titled with the local DMV.

Prices for bikes like these are hard to figure but a bit of research shows that back in 2012 another RR was estimated to be worth 20-25.  That's right in line with other WSBK repli-racers like the RC30 and OW01.

Note: This is my first official post as a contributing author to   Hope you enjoy!

MG (marting)

1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK (aka the RR) in California
Suzuki June 29, 2014 posted by

Red and White Slingshot: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750 for sale

I know the purists will tell me that the traditional colors for a GSX-R are white and blue but I think this red and white color scheme was the most attractive color scheme of the early GSX-R models. Plus this is a "slingshot" model in the 750cc configuration, which is quickly becoming one of the more sought after bikes.

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750 for sale one eBay


For anyone not familiar with the "slingshot" bikes, the term refers to the Mikuni model BST36SS carbs mounted on the bike, which were 36mm diameter and featured vacuum operated slides. The slide cross section resembled the shape of a slingshot.

The slingshot GSXR-750 and GSXR-1110 models were available from 1988-91. While the 1100 series developed a reputation for handling problems, the 750 slingshot bike was considered to be one of the first true repli-racers. The slingshot had an improved handling chassis (due to a thicker frame), new 43mm front forks with new damping rods inside, a full floater monoshock linkage at the back, new 4 piston calipers on the front disc brakes and new 17 inch diameter three spoke wheels.


But the big change in the slingshot bikes was the re-worked motor. A shorter stroke, bigger valves, 36mm carbs pumping in the go juice and a stronger crank, running in 50% more oil too. Power was up to a claimed 112bhp at 11,000rpm, aided by two air intake ducts set next to the headlights which were one of the first ram air type performance mods seen on bikes.

The last one of these was posted on RSBFS was back in January of this year and went for a cool $8,350. This one has more miles but looks to be in truly excellent condition.



from the seller's listing:

Up for auction is my 1989 Suzuki GSXR Slingshot 750... All original with only 12k miles Bike is in excellent condition other then blemish on lower right fairing from being knocked over... Just had shop put new plugs and oil change. He told me the carbs need to be cleaned ,but runs good. 2 owner bike with records. Bike is in excellent condition.

Red and White Slingshot: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750
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)