As the big four were skirmishing in the 400cc race-replica department, Suzuki’s GSX-R400R was never the most popular. But its rugged good looks, called dated back then, recall a dynamic era in sportbikes.
Like most of the 400-4 machines of the 80’s and 90’s, the GSX-R 400 was a junior rider’s bike in the Japanese home market and other countries with progressive licensing, but an afterthought elsewhere. Even with limited racing heritage, they are equipped and styled to thrill, with 59 hp, dual disk brakes, and full endurance fairings. The resemblance to a GSX-R 750 was no accident, and improvements since the introduction in 1984 included a large-section alloy frame, four-piston front calipers, two piece radiator, and 4-into-1 exhaust.
This particular 400 has been someone’s favorite with 12,000 miles and Utah registration, but more recently part of a collection, and carefully preserved. Just a couple of minor corrections stand between it and the next concours. From the eBay auction:
From the Suzuki room comes a very rare bike, A gorgeous 1990 Suzuki GSX-R400 with 19,458 kilometers (12,090 miles). Bike is in gorgeous condition with only a few issues. There is a dent in the right side of the fuel tank and the right front blinker mount is cracked and needs replaced. Scratches on both sides of the bike. This bike is a great candidate for restoration. Bike runs perfectly and will be serviced with new fluids and filters and a new battery installed for the lucky buyer. This GSX-R is 100% original. 100% OEM fairings and components. Bikes comes with a Utah state title and is titled as a street motorcycle for road use.