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’86 Suzuki GSXR 1100-First Year of a Classic!


This post is in our archives. Links in this post have been updated to point to similar bikes available to bid on eBay.

Mileage: 13,292
Price: $6,000 SOLD!

I have had the privilege, and I do considerate it a privilege, to write up some very clean, early GSXR’s lately. This bike is no exception, and to make it even better, this is a first year GSXR 1100. That fact alone makes this a little more special than others.

Indulge me while I recap what makes this bike special. Legendary air and oil cooled motor, cranking out 137 bhp that was unheard of in 1986. That fact alone gave the bike an instant following. It was essentially a bored-out GSXR 750 motor and is considered bulletproof, being used for years on drag bikes.

Some more photo goodness-

This bike appears very clean, original and well cared for with reasonable mileage for its age. It also includes the original parts and owners and service manuals. From the seller:

Up for sale is my 1986 GSXR1100 in excellent condition. 13,292 miles first year GSXR1100, runs great, pampered and adult owned. Shown here with a Yoshimura exhaust, Mikuni radial flat slide carburetors, new chain and sprockets, oval pod filters and new Bridgestone tires.

Included in the asking price are the following:

Original Exhaust System (in excellent condition)
Original Carburetors
Original Airbox
Original Tool Kit
Original Owner’s Manual and Service Manual
Original Turn Signals
Original Sprockets
Original Windscreen
Custom Corbin Seat (not shown)
Rear Wheel Stand

Asking $6000.

The bike also includes the many acronyms that make up many GSXR’s over the years and for a Suzuki person are part of the package. On this bike you will see the SACS (Suzuki Advanced Cooling System) and the NEAS (New Electrically Activated Suspension-anti dive). This stuff is pure gold for detail people like myself.

I have said before and will say again until I leave this planet, I think all current liter bikes owe something to the GSXR 1100. This is clean example of sportbike history for anyone who wants it (and if you don’t, it’s time for therapy).


[AffomaticEbay]Suzuki 1100[/AffomaticEbay]


  • What a great looking example, I actually purchased one of these of someone in good condition but had a bad experience when it arrived as a different bike, long story. But instead I found a mint GSX-R750R Limited Edition and its my first Suzuki. Wish I had spotted this one best of luck with the sale. Looks Great.

  • is the 1986 suzuki gsxr 1100 still for sale 13,292 miles my email is bh0504@optonline.net do you have other photo;s you can email

  • is the 1986 suzuki gsxr 1100 still for sale, please send any pictures you have bh0504@optonline.net

  • Do u still have the GSX-R 1100 for sale

  • Anyone know how much I could get for a NS 400R that is in excellent condition and register in the state of California?

  • Thanks to everyone for their comments and calls. Yes, my beloved GSXR1100 is still available. Call or email me if interested as I have many more pic’s if needed.
    Thanks for looking. montgomery.drake@att.net

  • Anyone know the value of a mint 1990 gsxr 1100 with 7,000 orig kms or 4500 miles. No scratched cracks or dent and 100% orig including tires. Canadian model so it got a little more hp and inverted front end. blue and white colour.
    I think I can get it for $5,000. Good deal? Anything special about this bike??????

  • Hi,

    Is the Gixxer still for sale? Where are you located? I’m in Toronto, Canada. It’s a beautiful bike! What’s the insurance like on these?

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