Trackday Tuesday Feature – 2013 Ducati Monster 1100 EVO Race Bike
Featured Listing – Historic 1999 Aprilia RS250 Challenge Cup with just 664 miles!
Featured Listing – 1995 Triumph Speed Triple
Featured Listing – 1994 Yamaha GTS1000
Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks
Featured Listing – Rare Collection of Signed MotoGP Helmets!
Featured Listing – 1998 Yamaha YZF-R1
previous arrow
next arrow
Slider
Suzuki posted by

Old School: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for Sale

Warning!

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

If you wanted to hit the track or really tear up the canyons in the 80s and 90s, a 750cc machine was probably a much better choice for a rider than this Suzuki GSX-R1100. At the time, all of the Japanese manufacturers were caught up in a shooting war, homologating their 750cc machines for superbike racing, and that meant that those bikes balanced handling and power, versus outright brute force. Liter bikes of the period were more bruisingly-powerful GTs than out-and-out sportbikes and, although bikes like the Yamaha FZR1000 might have been just as fast and more refined, the allure of that extra 100cc gave the big Gixxer a swaggering air of danger.

The original GSX-R1100 is very much straddles the vintage and modern eras, with a full fairing and dual headlamps that aped endurance racers of the period and manages too look fairly modern, in spite of being matched to a set of 18″ wheels that would be out of fashion by the time the second-generation rolled around in 1989. The engine of the “L model” seen here still used Suzuki’s “oil-boiler” sixteen-valve inline four, but displacement increased from 1052cc to 1127cc. Weight was up to nearly 470lbs dry, but naturally so was power and the bike could almost touch 170mph.

I really like the style of the second-generation GSX-R1100, bridging the gap between classic and more modern superbikes. It’s big, heavy, fast, and handsome. Personally, I’m not so enamored of them that I’d hesitate to restomod or otherwise “improve” one, but that’s just me. Originality counts for collectors, and this one looks very clean and unmolested, even down to the stock exhausts.

From the original eBay listing: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for Sale

Excellent condition hard to find classic bike! 22k miles with clean title in hand. Please message me with any questions you may have. Unmolested motor with all factory parts including carbs and exhaust. Starts right up, runs great and excellent condition! No reserve!

The $6,500 starting bid just shows how much these have appreciated in recent years. Miles aren’t museum-piece low, but the bike appears to be in very clean condition and these engines are pretty durable. Certainly, parts to do a complete rebuild should be available, and decades of tuners have been able to squeeze plenty of power out of the oil-cooled lump, if the 140hp and 86lb-ft of torque of the factory bike don’t excite…

-tad

8 Comments

  • It just doesn’t seem right to ride a Gixxer, any Gixxer, 22k miles with stock dual pipes! Great looking bike.

  • tho stock dual pipes will be a big part of its appeal, very hard to find now.

  • It still ain’t right 🙂

  • I’ve got an 89 and 91. One has a Kerker pipe and the other has a D&D pipe. That’s what most guys did back then. That’s what I always did. However, I am into originality now and wish I had the original exhaust for those bikes. My 89 is black/grey and my 91 is red/black. A 90 blue/white would sure fit in there nicely.

  • This baby needs to stay original including those pipes

  • Does this bike come with the rear seat or does it only have the rear cowl?

    • Please contact the seller through eBay for additional details. Thanks, -dc

  • Cop: Do you know how fast you were going?
    Me: About 10,400, sir…

Subscribe by Email

Get every post delivered by email! Your information will never be sold or spammed.

FB Like Box

Support Our Sponsors!



  • 2021 Porsche 718 Spyder
    Sometimes the small details make all the difference. Thanks to Porsche, you can do that as long as you pay them lots of money. Today’s…
  • 1987 BMW 635CSi
    The result of E30s becoming (arguably) very overpriced is that the remainder of BMW’s 80s collection also has risen in value. Still, the E28 and…
  • 1990 Audi 200 Turbo
    So synonymous with the Audi brand is the all-wheel drive moniker “quattroâ€� that you’d be forgiven for assuming that the brand didn’t offer two-wheel drive…
  • 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition
    One of the stranger special editions to come out of Porsche in the past few years was the 2017 911 Carrera S Endurance Racing Edition.…

Archives