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Suzuki September 1, 2017 posted by

Featured listing: VIN #1, Engine #1 1985 Suzuki GSXR 1100

This is opportunity to own a truly first-of-its-kind motorcycle, the very first Suzuki GSXR-1100, the bike that showed the world it was possible to cram 130-odd horsepower into an alloy-framed bike that would negotiate turns and sneak in well under 500 lb. dry.

1985 Suzuki GSXR-1100 for sale on eBay

The bike here is offered at an astronomical asking price, though the seller says he is open to offers, and the ask is largely to grab attention.

With that out of the way, this 1985 Suzuki GSXR-1100 wears VIN and engine number 1, slotting it in as the very earliest pre-production big-bore Gixxer, with all of the character marks and imperfections that come with that distinction. The seller notes that the welds are more numerous and not as pretty as the later production run stuff, having been done by engineers rather than computers, and that some paint and body panels are not a perfect color match.

Unsurprisingly, this bike has been the crown jewel of the seller's collection for many years, and has kept some impressive company. What is shocking, though, is that the bike has been ridden throughout its life and is in near-perfect un-restored condition. The only changes from 100 percent stock are a new windscreen and redone upholstery.

From the eBay listing:

Please look at our other items for sale, we are dissolving the remainder of our collection of rare bikes and parts here on Ebay. This is one of several rare motorcycles we are listing here on Ebay UK

This mid 1985 build / 1986 first registered Suzuki GSXR-1100 was one of the centerpieces of our small private collection and is one of several rare classic bikes left from said collection which we have been dissolving this past year, mostly due to continued health related reasons necessitating that we consolidate all our personal items and scale back from multiple locations to just one place to live.

Being able to own an original, genuine Vin number 1 vehicle of any type, make or model has to be one of the truly rare things a collector can achieve, this being a major classic Superbike from a major japanese manufacturer over 30 years old and hence truly a classic vehicle with engine number 1 to boot should make it an even more desirable and unique affair for many motorcycle collectors

!! Obviously the Buy-It-Now price is set this high to attract attention !!

There are absolutely no guidelines as to what the value of this motorcycle might be in the current international market place. The Suzuki GSXR 1100 was unique and different when it came onto the market in 1986. It packed 130 horsepower into 197kg with an aluminum beam frame and progessive single shock rear suspension and was the fastest big bike of that year with the 400 meters reached after 10.3 seconds and over 260 km/h top speed.

Over 10.000 units of the first year GSX-R 1100 were build for all 5 export markets from November 1985 until October 1986 (the GSX-R 1100 was not legal in Japan, so there were no local sales)

With only a handfull of 1100-eds hand-assembled in the prototype department at the factory in Japan one of these is today probably one of the rarest collectible bikes anyone could own from that or any other period, this or any other manufacturer.

We are opting to list this and our other bikes here on Ebay in a buy-it-now/best offer format and let them run til the end of September so that during these weeks as many enthusiasts as possible can see them advertised for sale. We are open to offers on each bike but will also consider a package offer for several or all of the bikes listed

This is not a 'normal' motorcycle in 'average' condition so the text describing it and this sale's particulars might be somewhat different than what one would normally see written in a listing here on Ebay. If you dont care for long descriptions, please feel free to just skip to the photo album link here below and enjoy the images. If those images raised your interest level i am sure you will take the time to read the remainder of our description as posted below:


Please do take the time and look at our Seller Feedback Rating to see what previous buyers have consistently been saying about us in the past 17 years about every single item we have sold here

Please also do take the time and try to verify all claims made by us here in this offering independantly with other enthusiasts/collectors and/or specialists of the make. We have much more information we can share about this first year of GSX-R 1100 bikes, having researched this model for nearly 10 years. We will gladly share all this info with seriously interested enthusiasts, its just too much to list it all here in this format

Mid-1985 build earliest prototype GSX-R1100 in existence. Could be one of the all-time greats in someones motorcycle collection. Certainly was the secret 'Star' in our small exclusive bike collection for many years.

This bike was actually ridden and well maintained its entire life and runs and rides as good as it looks. Due to its exceptional original and unrestored condition i opted to not touch anything on it, preferring excellent used original over restored-to-original on this prototype to preserve its character

Verifiably a genuine Serial No.1 and Engine No.1 motorcycle. One of a small number of GSX-R1100-eds build by hand in the factory to set up the subsquent 1986 model year production run. This motorcycle was build with a handmade prototype frame, most likely on a prototype frame jig and it contains several other one-off features and components.

This GU74 series bike has the early prototype exhaust without the toe-heatshield, it also has the early version clutch cover without any oil-amount stamped in the specific location where all other bikes have 3400cc stamped in. Comes with the correct, GSXR 750 LTD type all metal footpegs for rider and passenger and has all the original bodywork pieces mounted, in the original factory paintjob which have some lines and colors do not really match and line up correctly and would probably not match up on any other painted-alike original bike of the same type ( i have tried, the parts do not fit other identical painted later bikes) Many more differences and details on this special bike, too much to list it all here in this description.

A correct and proper title exists for this motorcycle as does its original November 1985 first print Din-A5 owners manual. Also present is the correct and super rare, odd-sized 4-language first edition No. 1 spareparts manual, printed in Dezember of 1985. I sourced a US workshop manual to be able
to service the bike correctly after we bought it many years back.

Four original sales brochures including the first edition english market version with print date of December 1985 are included in the memorabilia folder. The original keys, 4 correct A27 dark tinted turnsignals, the original toolkit with the rare Suzuki air gauge in its pouch, used for fork pressure and tires and the original GSX-R prototype factory display stand complete this offering.

We have owned this motorcycle for many years and have done a lot of research into the history of these early prototype GSX-R 1100-eds (the GSX-R750 also had some early prototypes build in the factory in Japan, none of which we have ever seen come up for sale in the past 15 years)

We have never seen any prototype GSXR-1100 for sale, they were not supposed to be sold to the public, being used mostly for press events, testrides, cycle shows and as photo models for the many different manuals and brochures Suzuki had to put out to satisfy all 5 different sales territories they had in the 1980-ies

Rumors of an early prototype 1100 existing in the UK in a private collection have so far not been confirmed. In any case, the bike offered here for sale is one of a kind, completely original, never repainted, never restored, exceptionally well kept up mechanically as well as cosmetically and should deserve a place in a serious motorcycle collection or possibly a private museum of some sort.


We have no problem with a full service at a licensed, experienced Suzuki dealership with all that this entails being part of the negotiations for the purchase of this motorcycle. We also have no problem with having a specialist coming to inspect this or any of our other motorcycles in person on location at our place prior to any purchase.

As mentioned before, we have prepared such an online photo album showing this motorcycle in detail in more than 80 high quality images to satisfy even the most discerning enthusiast or collector. The copy and paste link is available again here:


We can be reached at the phone number posted below at the times listed if you are interested in more details. Please leave a message with your phone number where we can reach you and a time when it is best to call, should we not be able to pick up. You can also write to us here through Ebay of course.

A 500 pound paypal deposit will secure this vehicle until the purchase details can be sorted out properly. Crating this motorcycle for international shipping is available as well at reasonable cost, as is help with sorting out all the details involved with shipping it overseas

Please live and let live, no fun-bidders/offers who are not buying at the end, no jokers, no hassles please.

Just selling some honest items for a fair price, getting out of motorcycles alltogether so when all is sold there will be no more from us. Please see our posted pictures for more details of what you are buying .

Thanks so much for looking, if you have any additional questions we can be reached by phone between the hours of 18.00 and 22.00 GMT ( Greenwich Mean Time ) at ‪+49151-7184-8942

The list of rare spares and publications that come with this GSXR is almost as impressive as the machine itself. The bike comes with its original tool kit, including a fairly rare suspension air pressure gauge, and a correct set of tinted turn signals that are not street legal in Europe. It also includes a first-edition parts catalog, the U.S.-market owners manual and some original sales brochures.

The eBay listing is live for another week, and as noted earlier, the seller is entertaining offers.

Featured listing: VIN #1, Engine #1 1985 Suzuki GSXR 1100
Suzuki July 24, 2015 posted by

Old School Muscle – 1990 GSXR-1100

1989 Suzuki GSXR-1100


Back before the Hayabusa, ZX-14 and the bonkers H2R were speed kings, the Suzuki GSXR-1100 battled Kawasaki's ZX-11 for straight line bragging rights.  They were big and fast and we made them faster.  The GSXR-1100 came from the factory making a claimed 145hp and was a favorite drag racers on the street and at the track.  For 1989 Suzuki bumped up the displacement on the big GSXR from 1052cc to 1127cc and also strengthened the frame from the first generation.  There was some debate about the handling of the new model, but most of these complaints came at the highest levels of racing and were unlikely to materialize for us mortals riding them on the street.  While the ZX-11 may have had a tiny edge in the top speed department, the GSXR-1100 was definitely the sharper handling machine.


This black and grey GSXR-1100 looks great with the paint being more subdued than some of the wild graphics that came on later models.  It is mostly stock with only a few light modifications that could easily be returned back to stock if so desired.  With a Buy it Now price of $4700 and a "Best Offer" option as well, this seems like a very reasonable way to get yourself a true classic in fantastic condition.  You can check out the auction on eBay here: 1989 Suzuki GSXR-1100 for sale

This GSXR 1100 is one of a kind Black/ Silver, in immaculate condition purchased 10yrs ago Mint condition and since then we had our children 8yrs ago and I have not been able to ride as too busy with the family so there it sits.  Is a very fair price for this prized possession classic they are not making any more...  It's true condition is excellent.  Near perfect.  Start 2x a week to keep carb's in balance.  It's Ready to Ride!   In my opinion this is the most beautiful GSXR they ever made. This is a bad-ass classic Suzuki with insane power and fabulous sound and many people think its brand new. It comes with the factory owners manual, and a clean title in hand. 




Old School Muscle – 1990 GSXR-1100
Suzuki October 30, 2013 posted by

Handpicked: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)

This 1991 Gixxer is one of the last air-oil cooled 1100 produced (the very last was the 1992 edition). It has covered just above 44.000 km.


These bigger capacity Suzukis are very reliable and given the conditions in which it is presented, you will be able to cover at least as much extra mileage without issues.


The black-grey and blue colour combination isn't my favourite but the bike is stock (apart form the smaller turn indicators) and it comes with the original solo seat.


If you are looking a for an air cooled 1100 model, at a price of about 2800 $, this could be a good autumn's pick. As a reminder, here's a few numbers that come with the beloved GSX-R of the early 90s (yap these bikes were pretty powerful then...):

Overall Length: 2 090 mm (82.3 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1 150 mm (45.3 in)
Wheelbase: 1 465 mm (57.7 in)
Weight: 226 kg (497 lbs)
Engine type: Air/oil-cooled 1127 cc inline-four, DOHC, 16 valves. 145 hp/ 10,000 rpm, 11,6 kg-m/ 9,000 rpm.


1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Switzerland



Handpicked: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)
Sport Bikes For Sale June 12, 2012 posted by

Big Boy Bike! 1986 GSX-R1100 For Sale

Location: Clifton, VA

Miles: 12,387

Price: Currently $2,839 with Reserve in place

When the GSX-R1100 debuted on the scene, it was the answer to many of rider’s prayers to a liter bike that was a hard-edged as the 600’s and 750’s of the time. The bike made roughly 130hp while weighing about 450lbs. That might not seem to impressive now, but back in ’86 that meant a lot for a liter bike. The GSX-R1100 was a monster on the track as well with rock solid steering and capable suspension.

This .44 Magnum of a sport bike for sale here looks to be in very good condition and has low miles as well. The seller states that the only scratches on the bike are on the underside of the fairing from loading the bike onto a trailer. Also, the solo tail has some chipping on the corner. Other than that it looks to be very well cared for. The seller even highlights some recent maintenance done to keep the bike running properly.

From the seller:

1986 GSXR 1100. In excellent original condition with 12,387 miles. Runs great. Needs nothing. Ready to ride. Starts easily and pulls stromg. As you probably know if you are reading this, 1986 was the first year for the ground breaking GSXR 1100 and they are getting hard to find in this condtion. The bodywork is complete with almost no marks or imperfections. Tires andBatteryare almost new. As far as I know the bike has never been down, the engine has never been touched internally and the mileage is original.

  • Fresh oil and fluids.
  • New Plugs
  • Mikuni carbs
  • K&N Air Filters
  • Braided Stainless Steel brake lines

The only scratches are on the bottom of the fairing from loading the bike onto a trailer but these are not visible unless viewed from under the bike. Other than that the bodywork is in almost factory perfect condition. The tank is perfect. The seat is good with no tears or rips. There silencer has some very faint rippling on the stainless steel cover plate under the passenger footrest which is not visible in the photos and can only be seen if the light catches them at an angle. There is no rust on the header pipes. The seat hump has a corner broken off on one side - easily fixable and can still be used as is. Wheels are original and in very good condition. This is one of the nicest first year GSXR1100's you will see. Clean with a few minor imperfactions consistent with a well cared for bike of this mileage.

I also have the original airbox and carbs shown in the last photo. Since no everyone will want these they are NOT included in the auction but the winning bidder will have the option to buy these for an additional $160. If they do not sell with the bike I will auction them on ebay afterwards.

The bike may not be 100% bone stock with the addition of new carbs and air filters, but the original parts can be yours for an extra $160. If I were buying this bike, I would probably pick those up as well, but I do wish the seller would include those at no extra charge. We have seen these early 1100’s go for $4-$5k in the past and would assume that this one would go for roughly that. If you have been looking for one of these you can check out the auction here and see if this one is right for you!


Bimota December 18, 2010 posted by

Japanese Muscle Meets Italian Engineering – 1997 Bimota SB6R

 Japanese Muscle Meets Italian Engineering - 1997 Bimota SB6R

Ho-hum another day and another Bimota.  I'm about to take these off the endangered species list.  It seems like we've had a steady stream of almost every late model Bimota here at RSBFS.  Add this one to the list.  It is a one owner bike and that owner had decided it is time to move on.  If you happen to have $12,000 in your pocket it's yours.

From the ad:   

1997 Bimota SB6R, original owner, always garaged. Milage 16,000. GSXR 1100 motor, 5 angle valve job. 144 RHP, 100LBS torque. ZESSB6000TR00014. European VIN Number. I am the original owner of the bike. Always garaged. ***Original California Certificate of Title dated 07/14/1997. Registered as special construction. Original Bill of Sale: Bimota UK, Dunragit, Strangaer, Scottland. Shipped to the United States. Clear Title in California. ***OEM Certificate of Newness, Warranty book, Owners manual, with wiring diagrams, complete OEM graphic parts manual with all the bike part numbers , Paioli front fork manual, Olins shock manual. ***August 2009 the bike was completely detailed. This included new oil,filter, new air filter, new coolant,new chain, new rear sprocket, new fork seals, new fork oil, new front and rear brake pads, new brake lever, new hydraulic fluid clutch, new Dunlap quailifer tires front and rear, new Brimbo rear brake caliper, new battery. Since August 2009 I have put 2010 miles on the bike.***OEM combination Tach and Speedmoter replaced with GSXR750 instrument panel because the OEM tach died and I could not get a replacement. The new Tach works but the speedometer is not hooked up. ***Las Vegas , Nevada, call 702-361-0958 for more information or photos. Why sell? I am 64 and I cannot ride for long periods of time on the bike. I have all records, Cash only.

Lets say you are in the market for liter bike for the street. Now, lets pretend you talk the owner down to the $10,500 to $11,000 range.  Would you rather have an older exotic like this or the latest and greatest from Japan?  I know which one I would choose.  This particular bike is located in sin city and can be seen here.


Bimota November 13, 2010 posted by

1998 Bimota S6R with a Buy It Now price of $4150!

1998 Bimota S6R with only 5630 miles and a Buy It Now price of $4150!

Sounds like a smashing deal, doesn't it?  I thought so too, until I read that  a.) the bike is "stranded" in Europe  b.) it has been involved in an accident.  Now, before you write this bike off completely, let's see how bad it's been smacked up:

You bidding on a 1998 BIMOTA SB6R (Suzuki 1100cc engine)

I'm selling this bike for a friend of mine. It was taken to Europe (Austria) 6 years ago and it’s still there since. The bike was involved in  an accident back in 2004 (A car ran over it in a parking lot). All plastic fairings are broken, clutch and brake lever, both handle bars,mirrors, windscreen, left side foot peg bracket, are broken, must be replaced . The gas tank and the frame is scratched and fixable.. Forks, rims, tires, radiator are good.. This bike has only 5630 original miles… it has aftermarket exhaust, carburetors, ignition module, chain and sprockets, new tires.. Florida clean title.. Vin#ZESSB6003WR000018 no warranty.  Runs and drives..

Buy it now price:  2995euro (4150.00usd) shipping is 300euro(415usd) within Europe.

Now let's look at what it is first: the SB6R is the 7th (I consider the SB6 to be the 6th) Bimota with a Suzuki engine in it, and this time it's the bullet-proof water cooled GSX-R1100 engine.  It's got a stout SLC (Straight Line Connection) perimeter beam frame, massive (at the time, and to a certain extent, even today for a RSU fork) 46mm Paoli forks, Ohlins rear shock, Brembo brakes, all nicely wrapped in some sexy clothing.

Building on the success of the earlier SB6 model (a total of 1144 units were built, the most popular Bimota model to date), the SB6R had some minor mechanical updates plus a completely redesigned set of bodywork.  The changes improved the handling and engine response over the SB6, which was already a very fast bike in itself.  The SB6R proved to be a popular model as well with 600 units sold, but to many Bimotistis, the SB6 is the prettier sister and remains one of the prettiest Bimotas ever.

Now, back to this specific crash-damaged, stranded-in-Europe sample: the damage list sounds extensive, but it doesn't look TOO bad from the photos. Broken clutch and brake lever? Easy.  Handlebars?  No sweat.  Left side foot peg bracket?  Hello ebay! The gas tank and the frame is scratched and fixable.  The most concerning parts are the damaged bodywork, mirrors, and windscreen, but you wouldn't be needing those for a streetfighter now, would you?

Which is basically how I see this bike as - a potentially very cool streetfighter project.  Of course, you can also rip off all the lights and turn it into a track bike, but I don't see much point in that.  Or, you can replace the bodywork with a set of SB6 replacement fairings from Airtech Streamlining - that works too. However, for me, the best way is to stick a bikini fairing on it and custom fit a set of cool projectors lights, along with some street bike handlebars and top it all off with a nice subtle custom paint job. What better way to show off that beautiful polished SLC perimeter beam frame?