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Bonkers – 1990 Suzuki GSX-R750

Hardly altering its good looks, Suzuki made several changes to the GSX-R750 for 1990 – beefier frame, 4-into-1 exhaust, and a lot of internal changes to the air/oil-cooled I-four.  This Texas example is nice overall, but the evil lurking on the garage shelves bit the tank pretty hard.

1990 Suzuki GSX-R750 for sale on eBay


Suzuki had tried their shorter-stroke race engine design in 1988-89 road machines, but returned to a torquier 70 x 48.7 mm bore and stroke for 1990.  Great efforts were made to help the engine rev more easily, with lighter pistons, threading connecting rods bolts right into the rods, with 38mm Mikuni carburettors and changes in the head to address cracks between the spark plug and valve seats.  The result was 115 hp at 11,000 rpm and 57.5 ft.-lbs. torque.  While ROW machines got new upside-down forks, they wouldn’t arrive here until 1991.


Having seen some use with 28,000+ miles, this GSX-R is quite stock, showing just the Carbon-Tech exhaust.  Hard to know the reason for the fading of the middle fairing section, perhaps it is a decal which hasn’t aged as well as the paint.  The parts and bikes dealer says this in the eBay auction:

All Original aside from the pipe
One Owner Bike
Only fault is a ding in the tank and a small rub on the lower left fairing as shown in the pictures
Recent refresh
Runs and Rides Great
You will be hard pressed to find another like this one
28k Miles
Clean Title and Ready to Ride


Suzuki hung on to the racey feel of the GSX-R, with a serious riding position and requiring a resolute hand at turn-in time.  The quality suspension and lighter weight make the bike, as Colin Chapman said, faster everywhere.  Complete and stock GSX-R750’s don’t pop up every day, and while the new owner will have to take care not to let any refurbishment blow up the re-sale value, this sure looks like a good candidate.





  • Not sure there is a better looking sport bike made today. Hope the retro craze gets to stuff like this soon.

  • Yeah, I love these bikes. Such a cool design and my favorite GSXR’s. Dying to pick up one of the limited RR’s out of Europe as it carry’s the same look with single seat, etc. My next addition to the herd!

    • Gary in SLC has two of them. First one is rough up close. I’ve seen it. Asking 25k. Second one is pretty sweet looking. The only catch is that it has been painted. If that doesn’t bother you, I would go for the second one. Asking 26k or 27.5k on Ebay right now. Best of luck

  • Agree, one of the best looking gsxr ever built. The model year 1990 L considered by many the best oil cooled gsxr made. Very reasonable price in my opinion

  • Yes, I’ve been talking to Gary…I bought 3 bikes from him last month but we couldn’t come to terms on this one, I thought about the other one and I’m good with a project but I still have that ZX7R in pieces that I’ve spent a fortune on and now the little NC35 from Gary I want to turn into a canyon carver. I SOOOOOOO have to stop buying bikes!!! Or not!!! 🙂 Thanks for the referral though my friend. The guy that’s tearing down my Lucky Strike bike in Europe said he can likely find one for me as there are many more out there then here. Definitely a beautiful bike….love that paint job!

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