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Ah, the 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750. There are plenty of reasons to love “slabbies,” from their awkward-but-functional bodywork that signalled a move to full fairings for the sportbike crowd, to their no-apologies approach to out and out speed, to the fact that decent ones are fast becoming prized collector bikes. This example is a clean but well-used base model with no frills add-ons or special treatments. It’s in a sweet spot where it can still be ridden and enjoyed, but will hold its value as these things get rarer.
With an aluminum frame, air-oil cooled 750cc four pot and a rack of flat slides, even the entry-level Gixxers were meant for the pointy end of racing grids, in an era when good amateur AMA racers could still rake in a pretty decent living in contingency money. And even if knee-down work wasn’t your bag, Gixxers were top of the heap street bikes well into the 1990s.
From the eBay listing:
Good Running GSXR750 Slabside
has had some fairing work in the past but is original paint and nice fork seals done last year
carbs cleaned this summer and a new Battery installed last week.
The speedometer and odometer work correctly , sometimes the side stand light stays on
Can ship if needed in the USA for a flat Fee of $600
to an airport depot near you ( you will need to pick it up)
For the $6,200 buy-it-now, you’ll get a clean and honest rider-quality 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750. A collector and a rider. Can’t say fairer than that.