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Suzuki February 19, 2016 posted by

Featured Listing: 1990 Suzuki GSXR-1100 for Sale

Update 6.12.2016: SOLD!

Price is $7,500


Introduced in 1986, the GSX-R1100 followed the age-old tradition of stuffing a big motor into a small package. It was more complicated than that, of course, and the 1100 isn’t just a 750 with a bigger engine. But the idea is there, and it can easily be argued that the Gixxer 1100 was the start of the big-bore sportbike craze. Beloved of hooligans, it had a mystique that later, faster, nimbler bikes could never quite match.


The first-generation “Slabby” models are clearly dated by their 18″ wheels and tiny brakes, while the later models are distinguished by their garishly jagged 90s paint schemes. But these middle child “Slingshot” K and L models from 89-90 have been largely forgotten. At the time, Suzuki couldn’t seem to sort out the handling and the bikes have a bit of a reputation that had owners fitting bits from the 750s in an effort to get the handling they expected.


Looking at them today, it’s easy to appreciate them for what they are: big, fast, and nearly unburstable. The oil and air-cooled, 16-valve inline fours displaced 1127cc in this iteration, with an honest 140hp in stock form and could be easily tuned for much more. Drag racers loved the engine and the engine can handle turbos and nitrous with relative ease.


Unfortunately, that means its getting harder and harder to find unthrashed examples like today’s featured listing, especially in this very subtle and classy black-on-grey scheme.

From the seller: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for Sale

Up for your consideration is a 1990 Suzuki GSXR1100. This bike has had a very easy life considering. I feel the condition of this bike is way above average for the year and miles (9,933 miles). The originality speaks volumes as to who owned it and how it was treated. I won’t say any more about that as I will let the pictures of the bike speak for themselves. The bike was bought by me as a collector bike and never put on the street. 

It has been thoroughly cleaned twice while in my care. It is detailed and would be a great addition for any collector or anyone whom just wants to ride it.  It is this bikes originality that makes it so special…

Problem areas:

  • The right rear tailpiece has a broken tab (the one that is the male piece into a rubber circle).
  • There are some very minor stone chips here and there. This is a used bike that has almost ten thousand miles so some wear is expected.
  • Steering damper; they typically last 5-7 years and fail so this is a common issue with a bike of this age
  • The rear shock needs to be rebuilt (rebound is like a pogo stick)
  • There are some small imperfections under the clear coat on the tank – see pictures for details as you will see they look like dots in certain areas
  • Does not come with a battery
  • Has an aftermarket windscreen

That is it. Other than those items the bike is all there. It does include a manual, key, and previous maintenance records that are handwritten on original dealer document pouch:

  • Original purchase date was 6/30/90 from Suzuki World, Inc in Warwick, RI
  • 600 mile check-in at 628 miles on 9/6/90
  • Next service was 4,065 miles on 8/6/94

Also includes binder with all articles and such from over the years.   You are buying this bike from a enthusiast collector so I think you will be happy. The bike has had an oil change and tank and cabs drained while in my care.

This bike is on the rise in value and will follow the slab sided bikes that have just been white hot. It is very easy to see the trends and while most average bikes will get average prices the really good ones always bring the really good money. I was told long ago by a well renowned collector always buy the best you can afford as the best condition always is the most sought after, and always originality trumps restored. They can be restored hundreds of times and original once. This bike is not an ordinary bike and is not for most as you will see with the pricing. This bike is for the buyer that wants low mile, original bike, in great condition and will pay a premium for it.

I have listed and sold lots of bikes over the years without a single complaint. All were pleasantly surprised and all expectations were met, most even became friends after the purchase.

I will be listing a few bikes so please take a look and see if any of them tempt you! It is time to thin the herd so to speak. Good luck!

Price is $7,500

It’s not absolutely perfect, as clearly indicated by the seller, but it’s about as close as you’ll likely find. The minor blemishes are to be expected, the mechanical issues simple to fix, and in the hands of a sympathetic enthusiast, this bike should provide many years of fast touring and back road blasting.


Featured Listing:  1990 Suzuki GSXR-1100 for Sale
Suzuki July 24, 2015 posted by

Old School Muscle – 1990 GSXR-1100

1989 Suzuki GSXR-1100


Back before the Hayabusa, ZX-14 and the bonkers H2R were speed kings, the Suzuki GSXR-1100 battled Kawasaki’s ZX-11 for straight line bragging rights.  They were big and fast and we made them faster.  The GSXR-1100 came from the factory making a claimed 145hp and was a favorite drag racers on the street and at the track.  For 1989 Suzuki bumped up the displacement on the big GSXR from 1052cc to 1127cc and also strengthened the frame from the first generation.  There was some debate about the handling of the new model, but most of these complaints came at the highest levels of racing and were unlikely to materialize for us mortals riding them on the street.  While the ZX-11 may have had a tiny edge in the top speed department, the GSXR-1100 was definitely the sharper handling machine.


This black and grey GSXR-1100 looks great with the paint being more subdued than some of the wild graphics that came on later models.  It is mostly stock with only a few light modifications that could easily be returned back to stock if so desired.  With a Buy it Now price of $4700 and a “Best Offer” option as well, this seems like a very reasonable way to get yourself a true classic in fantastic condition.  You can check out the auction on eBay here: 1989 Suzuki GSXR-1100 for sale

This GSXR 1100 is one of a kind Black/ Silver, in immaculate condition purchased 10yrs ago Mint condition and since then we had our children 8yrs ago and I have not been able to ride as too busy with the family so there it sits.  Is a very fair price for this prized possession classic they are not making any more…  It’s true condition is excellent.  Near perfect.  Start 2x a week to keep carb’s in balance.  It’s Ready to Ride!   In my opinion this is the most beautiful GSXR they ever made. This is a bad-ass classic Suzuki with insane power and fabulous sound and many people think its brand new. It comes with the factory owners manual, and a clean title in hand. 




Old School Muscle – 1990 GSXR-1100
Suzuki April 29, 2015 posted by

Beautifully Restored 1986 Suzuki GSXR-1100

1986 Suzuki GSXR-1100 on eBay


Often overlooked by collectors focused on it’s 750cc little brother, the 1986 Suzuki GSXR-1100 is just as important in the evolution of superbikes.  Suzuki started the GSXR family on the other end of the spectrum, with their 400cc model while gradually working all the way up to the 1100cc masher that we see here.  Even by today’s standards, the performance numbers are impressive.  Powered by an air-cooled 1052cc mill producing a claimed 137hp and weighing just 434lbs, the competition was left in the dust.  The biggest problem was that the square tubed aluminum from was susceptible to distortion from the big power and the braking and handling of the era wasn’t really up to the task either…. but that’s half of the fun, right?


This example is probably the nicest one I have seen since my very early riding days and it’s almost impossible to believe that’s it’s showing 80,000km on the clocks.  Much of bike is original, but a few bits have had some well deserving love.  The seller’s eBay ad is very detailed and can be read here: 1986 Suzuki GSXR-1100 on eBay

1986 Suzuki GSXR 1100. First year original restored condition. Full service history from day 1. Full Yoshimira exhaust circa 1989. Original exhaust in perfect condition come with the bike as well. Fully tuned for pipes with dyno at 114hp at rear wheel. All new OEM switch gear purchased direct from Suzuki while they still carried it. New screen in original box. Never installed it because I used the bike and didn’t want to get it dirty! New rotors, chain, chain guard, tires almost new. Has period correct Corbin touring seat circa 1980s but original seat and passenger seat cowl in fantastic condition included with bike. Paint is original in near perfect condition. Don’t be fooled by mileage. Entire top end redone with recent valve adjustment.

Did I mention that it’s clean?



Beautifully Restored 1986 Suzuki GSXR-1100
Sport Bikes For Sale June 24, 2013 posted by

1150cc’s Of GSXR: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 and 1987 GSX-R50


I could swear I’ve seen this combo for sale before but a search of the highly secure RSBFS archives didn’t deliver any results.  This is a package deal for a couple of nice GSX-R’s wrapped in Suzuki’s best racing blue. 

gsxr right

The big boy of the pair really looks like a great example of a survivor.  How does 1,254 miles sound?!

From the seller:

First off, is my immaculate 1,254 mile 86 GSXR 1100. It is original to the tires. I purchased this bike in 2008 from a collector who purchased it from the original owner. Ever since I purchased it, it has been stored indoors in my house. The photos I took are the first time it has been out of the house in 5 years. The paint is like new. The bike has been sitting without being started for the past 5 years until I took it outside today. I added gas, and I put in the new battery that I just purchased. I put the fuel tap on prime for several seconds and then switched it to on. I turned on the key, and the bike fired up within 10 seconds. It runs good but could probably use a carb cleaning. I don’t want to do it since I believe that none of the plastic or bolts have ever been removed on the bike. I don’t want to touch it, and I would never let anyone else touch the bike. It may clear up on its own if you took it for a ride.

It is as original as you could ever hope to find. It does have a couple of small flaws including the small stains you see on the seat. I don’t know what they are, and I have never tried to remove them. They are very small and are hardly noticeable. Also, the exhaust pipe has a scuff on it but it’s not dented. I do have a pipe that was pulled off of a new 87 1100 that is beautiful that I will include in the auction. The bike also includes the factory tool kit and the factory owner’s manual. One of the mauals is still sealed in the plastic. It also includes the original sales brochure from 86. I am also including a factory repair manual. The tires are in excellent shape, and I imagine you could ride on them since there is no weathering on them. The bike has sat indoors its whole life. I do have the factory grab rail but I misplaced the hardware to mount it.

I have a clear Tennessee title in the prevous owner’s name. It is ready for your name and signature

 gsxr tankgsxr side


Are you old enough to remember the days of “Hyper Sports”?  I know we all can be skeptical of mileage but I’m a believer after looking at the pictures.


gsxr 50

The munchkin GSX-R is unique in that it is a Japanese domestic market version.

From the seller:

The second bike in this auction is my immaculate Japanese import 87 GSXR 50 with 327 kilometers (203 miles). I purchased this bike from a collector in 2010. It is also original to the tires. The paint is absolutely amazing like the 1100. It is another bike that has spent its whole life inside and not ridden. The Japanese import GSXR 50 is different that than the American version because these are street legal in Japan. It has a horn, blinkers, and everything to be street legal. I also just took this bike outside today. I added fuel and a battery to it. It didn’t want to start as easily as the 1100. But after a little persistence and sea foam, it eventually started on the choke. It has a little trouble running off the choke but runs absolutely strong. This is another bike that I believe has never had a bolt touched on it. I have the factory manual and a factory repair manual that also goes with the bike. It did not come with a tool kit. Also, this bike does not have a title. I will write you a bill of sale if you need one.


gsxr cluster

gsxr front

Well, who has room in their garage for a couple of GSX-R’s?  I think the only question is if there are buyers willing to pay for both.


Click for the pair.



Sport Bikes For Sale June 6, 2011 posted by

1991 GSXR-1100. Ladies and Gentleman, the Godfather

Location: Oxford, Mississippi
Mileage: 31,000
Price: Auction, currently $2,025 and ending soon!

Okay, this post hurts a little bit, for I am not a wealthy man and cannot take this home. To let you know what this bike is to me, you should know I have a poster of it on the wall in my garage that I have held onto for 20 years. More than a half a dozen moves to various cities in various boxes in a multitude of moving vans, and the poster remains. Quite simply a bike that set the standard.

This looks to be a very clean example of the air and oil cooled classic Suzuki GSXR-1100. Introduced in 1986, the early versions of this bike had a chassis that really wasn’t up to the 137 horsepower task. However Suzuki made improvements to accommodate the power over the years, so this bike’s handling should be much improved. In 1991 this motor was a brute and is still considered one of the best ever.

From the seller:

This is a stunning example of the classic air/oil-cooled GSXR.


  • Rebuilt Rear shock (with receipts)
  • Bridgestone Battlax tires installed last year and repainted rims
  • zero gravity smoked screen
  • Russell braided stainless brake and clutch lines
  • New Sunstar Sprocket and RK Gold Chain
  • Original owners manual, Haynes manual and documents
  • Yoshimura Exhaust
  • K&N filters
  • Dynojet jet kit

This bike has always been loved and well maintained by serious bike enthusiasts. I have ridden it approx 3,000 miles in the last two years and it is a fabulous machine: fast, with a sonorous exhaust note, great handling and receives attention wherever I take it. It has the original paint in fantastic condition.There is a small crack in the upper fairing below the steering damper otherwise the bodywork is very clean. Many people mistake this bike for new! I am a lifelong car/motorcycle nut and have lavished my attention on this machine – If you are looking for a classic GSXR this is the one to get.
I invite all questions and you are welcome to inspect the bike. I am located one hour south of Memphis.
This machine will not disappoint.

More photos here and many more in the auction:

To find an example this clean of an early GSXR-1100 these days in becoming rare indeed. Mileage may be a little high for this bike, but if it’s cared for it should still provide miles of enjoyment. The engine’s reliability is legendary. The modifications and maintenance seem smart and it even includes the owners manual.

I happen to believe that all liter bikes owe something to this bike. So if Suzuki is your brand or you just enjoy legendary, groundbreaking sportbikes, then do what I can’t and !


Suzuki April 9, 2010 posted by

Graves 1995 175hp GSXR1100 Street Legal

Chuck Graves’ kitted 1995 GSXR1100

I’ll admit right off the top here, I’d love to get my hands on some of the kit bits on this thing.  I’m a sucker for hard to find race parts and it looks like this GSXR has more than a few, and some pricey ones at that.  The  kit aluminum tank, kit transmission and those carbs were all definitely big ticket items back in the day.  Granted these aren’t current race parts but for those of us that still live in the 90’s, like me, this might be a really fun bike to play with.  It might be a nice project to restore it back to its’ original race glory.  I don’t think you’d have to spend any money getting more power out of the engine with it pumping out 175hp either.

The seller states:

WAY TOO MUCH TO LIST1 1995 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Fully Built! 175 HP to the ground!….This was piloted by the great Chuck Graves of Graves Yamaha in 1995. (See the photo..This is the actual bike with Chuck Graves Riding it!) The new owner will get a copy of the magazine with documentation of the bike! The best of everything is on this bike and yes it is STUPID FAST (175hp at the rear wheel!!!). Kit aluminum gas tank , Kit 6sp transmission , Kit sub frame , PM Chicane wheels and more. The carburetors on this bike were imported by Team Yoshimura Suzuki for 6mo and had a price tag of $6000 for the rack and that is just 1 item on a bike that is FULL of trick kit parts!

They are asking $8500 for the bike and it has been listed on Craigslist in Atlanta for some time.  I’ve seen this before where an older bike is loaded with quality parts and the seller wants to get the money out of those parts but the average guy is not willing to pay, say $8500 for a 1995 GSXR.  Maybe it’s worth a call to the right buyer to see what you could negotiate.  It isn’t everyday you find a bike loaded with genuine kit parts and more than enough horsepower to get you into serious trouble.


Featured Listing May 26, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100

Update 5.26.2020: Bill has put his GSX-R1100 on eBay as well. Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Unless owned by a retired racer, the liter-plus sportbikes generally find themselves on longer, more relaxed Sunday rides.  As some of the original owners are sunsetting, RSBFS reader Billy found his old flame GSX-R1100 and restored it with only the best intentions, but spare riding time did not materialize.

1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for sale on eBay

About all the engine you could imagine air/oil cooled and snuggled into a full fairing, with 125 hp and 76 ft.-lbs. torque.  The chassis is very light for the segment, all alloy with some very nifty production welding.  The swingarm is fabricated from similar extrusions, carried by the Full-Floater monoshock.  41mm forks are adjustable and equipped with Suzuki’s NEAS adjustable electric anti-dive system.  18-inch wheels slow the handling a bit, as does the lengthened swingarm and steering stabilizer.  The seat and fairing design nestle the rider in, not that they’ll be there long with a 4 gallon tank and 155 mph top speed.

Billy’s GSXR came to him as a rider, and he’s done a comprehensive mechanical resto, sourced some new fairing lowers and had all the bodywork professionally painted.  It has a very factory appearance and a correct Vance & Hines slip-on, with modern concessions like braided brake lines and individual K&N air filters.  A little of the previous owner’s patina remains, giving the bike great survivor cred and relieving the new rider of too much guilt.  Billy’s comments about the work he did –

I bought this bike in 2013 from a fellow sportbike enthusiast “of a certain age”, who, like me, wanted one back in the day but was too young/poor/busy/etc to have one. I had been looking for a few years at that point for a nice example and this fit what I was looking for:

  • Essentially stock, except some period-correct mods
    • Vance&Hines full exhaust
    • Pod filters (mainly because servicing carbs with the stock airbox is a pain in the butt)
    • Steel brake lines
  • Low miles – just over 6000 when I bought it, which I believe to be accurate but the title does have a “not actual” brand on the miles. The previous owner didn’t know why. I can’t say for sure the mileage is correct but I did replace the stock chain since I bought it, and it wasn’t worn/stretched out, just getting grungy looking. The rest of the bike, in general, seems like it hasn’t had much use.
  • Original paint
  • Nothing polished or otherwise butchered, thankfully
  • Ran/rode fine

Since I’ve owned it, its done a lot more sitting than riding. I have way too many projects and am trying to thin the herd a bit. COVID gave me some time to finally get this one ready to move to the next care taker. While I’ve had it, a lot of freshening has been done, because if I’m going to sit and stare at something in my workshop, I want it to look nice! Here’s the highlights:

  • A LOT of cleaning – the bike was stripped down and any non-stock or corroded fasteners were replaced with the correct new OEM items, that sort of thing.
  • When I got it the PO didn’t have the lower fairings. Like him, I actually like the look of these bikes without the lowers, it ‘lightens’ up the look, but I wanted to put it back to as nice of condition as possible, and that meant adding lowers. There was also some clear coat peeling on the decals on the tank, pretty common from what I’ve seen. Add in some light scratches on the upper from a driveway-type incident and I decided to go ahead and paint the upper, mids, lowers, front fender and tank, otherwise I’d never be completely happy with it. Everything from the seat back is original paint and in great shape. My painter let me down in a couple spots but it wasn’t enough to ask him to re-paint it. I took close-ups of the flaws – fairly minor and nothing that jumps out at you but I wanted the buyer to be aware of these. It’s a quality paint job from a professional auto body shop, 3 stage PPG paint, using repro decals from – great products. Decals are under the clear, as stock.
  • New consumables: battery/tires/brake pads/oil/filters/fuel lines/fork oil & seals/chain/brake fluid/etc., etc.
  • New petcock
  • Repacked all swingarm/head/etc bearing
  • Rebuilt brake calipers, master cylinders and clutch master cylinder
  • New windscreen (minor scratches from handling – see pic)
  • Rebuilt carbs and installed Factory Pro jet kit, bike runs really well here in Ohio near sea level
  • Adjusted valves
  • Powdercoated side stand
  • More cleaning…

The bike runs and rides fine, no leaks/smoke, and gets a lot of attention from those ‘in the know’.

I’m an hour east of Cincinnati in southern Ohio.

Billy welcomes offers by email  – here – .

The GSXR-1100 was developed alongside the 750cc model, and seemed to a lot of reviewers a perfectly scaled-up supersport or trimmed down GT, either way winning a lot of flagship shoot-outs.  With an endurance racer’s good looks, the cockpit reviewed as comfortable and got the rider out of the wind, and handled acknowledging the pre-nanny 125 ponies on tap.  Billy’s GSXR is a good year, pre-dating the 1989 chassis change and the water-cooled era.  With low miles and fresh restoration, it should be a trouble-free classic – just in time for some good weather !


Featured Listing – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100
Suzuki February 2, 2020 posted by

Pre-Busa: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

The 1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100 earned a hairy reputation on their debut, as frame revisions or dodgy factory suspension meant their handling wasn’t what people had come to expect from the GSX-Rs, which even that early in their run had earned a sterling reputation. The handling was enough to scare some people away, but those who bit the bullet were rewarded with Suzuki’s gem 1127 cc air-oil cooled inline four.

1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for sale on eBay

Despite a fatality at the 1989 Isle of Man TT that caused organizers to ban big bikes for a few years, the big Gixxer made a huge impression on street bikers and drag racers alike. Even with modern tech and the likes of the Hayabusa floating around, the appearance of the twin-headlights strikes fear into straightline guys on lesser machines. With 122 horsepower stock and a very tunable platform, the engine made lots of friends very quickly.

This tri-color 1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100 has been in storage for the last little while, but had excellent compression numbers and looks like it was very well maintained over its 21,000 miles. It has avoided being hacked up, painted garish colors, slapped with an extended swingarm or chromed, polished and neon’d to death. If you love these bikes, this is your Huckleberry.

From the eBay listing:

1989 GSXR 1100, Well kept bike. New Pirelli tires, brakes, clutch, carbs just redone. Paint is showroom condition, 200psi in all cylinders. This is when bikes where bikes. Very rare to see in this condition. Top pad seat has some de lamination. Top tree is dull from keys (common). XL jacket included also bike stand included. This is no poverty sale so please no low ballers. Under ten feedback please stay away! The bike has no fluids in it right now as it is in storage. Bike runs and rides perfect. Please don’t ask what the reserve is, want auction to run in full!!

The days are getting longer, and even here in the heights of the Appalachians, the days are warm enough to get out and ride. This thing is ready to add a little extra steeze to your riding season.

Pre-Busa: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

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