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The Suzuki GSX-R750 is an icon and prices for the first and second generation bikes are already on the rise, with pristine versions of the “slabbie’ and “slingshot” bring top dollar. This is a 3rd generation bike (it has the glassed in dual headlight) and prices for these haven’t started to climb…yet.
The 1991 model was the last Suzuki GSX-R to use the oil-cooled SACS engine. For 1991 the focus of the changes was more on usability and comfort than performance, so the bike had a more comfortable seat as well as different headlamps and tail lamps/lights. The changes resulted in the bike being 15kg heavier than the 1990 model but performance was still good with the bike putting out 116 bhp.
The 1991/3rd edition bikes also offer a new style of bodywork; a black/silver blue instead of the previous years red/black/white. Most people seemed to want the classic Suzuki blue/white, probably because it was similar to the bodywork on the Suzuki race bikes and the black/silver/blue didnt sell as well, which makes this particular bike something of a rarity.
Note: This color scheme was offered for one year only. All Suzuki GSX-R750 color schemes can be seen here.
This GSX-R750 shows about 28000 miles so it hasn’t been a garage queen but the condition looks to be truly excellent. The seller indicates that the bike might have some small scuffs and scratches but I am not seeing anything significant in the pictures attached to the auction. The engine area, seats and tank all look to be in excellent condition. The bike even appears to come with the standard exhaust which was something that often got removed/replaced with an aftermarket piece.
Whats this 3rd generation GSX-R750 worth? Well pristine examples of the 2nd generation bikes have gone for prices up to 8300 USD on RSBFS. The current bid price for this one is under 2000 with reserve not yet met but I expect the price to go up before the auction ends. Personally I think this one will appeal to someone who had one previously who wants to relive a bit of their hooligan youth or a collector who wants to take a bit of a gamble on whether these 3rd generation bikes will increase in value like the 1st and 2nd generation have. Or maybe somebody who just likes the blue wheels…