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Shiny and Blue! 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750

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

Location: Pasadena, CA

Miles: 12,948

Price: Currently $2,550 with Reserve in place

The last couple year’s of the 80’s was an odd time for the GSX-R750. In 1988, a redesigned motor with a shorter stroke found its way into the bike in order to deliver higher revs. It was down a couple ponies, and up a couple pounds from the previous year, but it was still a monster performing machine. But the introduction of the “Double R” kind of put the rev-happy short stroke motor to rest as it featured a long stroke motor that again became the norm.

Up for grabs here is a clean example of the Slingshot (the name of the carburetors fitted to this model) GSX-R750 with a relatively low 13k miles. The bike also looks to be in stock trim and as stated by the seller in perfect working condition. Hey look! It has exhausts on both sides!

From the seller:

THE BODY PANELS / PAINT ARE ORIGINAL AND NO DENTS ON THE TANK . BODY, CONTROLS & INSTRUMENTS ARE BRIGHT AND NOT FADED . NO SIGNS OF STRESS CRACKS ON BODY PANELS OR ANY REPAIRS. STOCK EXHAUST HAS NO DENT OR SCRATCHES, STOCK AIR BOX AND ENGINE COMPARTMENT ARE EXCELLENT CONDITON . SUZUKI FACTORY WINDSCREEN IS SMOOTH AND CLEAR WITH RUBBER TRIMMING . ALL ELECTRICALS FUNCTIONS CORRECTLY EXCEPT FOR THE TURN SIGNAL INDICATOR ON THE INSTRUMENT ( MIGHT BE JUST A LIGHTBULB ) . GOES INTO ALL GEARS AND FINDS NEUTURAL EASILY . NO OIL LEAKS . NO CORROSIONS , CLEAR CA TITLE CURRENTLY REGISTRATED. MILAGE MAY CHANGE SLIGHTLY WHILE CONSTANTLY RIDDEN ON WEEKENDS . BIKE WAS RECENTLY SERVICED WITH CARB CLEANING , OIL CHANGE , NEWBATTERYAND IS IN TURN KEY READY CONDITION… (more info in the auction)

The seller describes some small blemishes here and there, but nothing that I would complain too much about. Suzuki sure did make these things shiny this year and the front rotors are impressive. These tend to go for a little over $4k and in this condition might even go a little higher. You can check out the auction here and brighten up your garage with the addition of this clean ’89 GSX-R750!

-JS

3 Comments

  • I have the ’88 version of this. Slight difference in graphic placement. I did a moderate restoration to it with period performance parts. These are still fun bikes to ride if the suspension is sorted. The front forks can be set up nicely for weight with new springs but the stock rear shock is unservacable and should be replace for a more compliant function and spirited riding. It’s cool that this is so stock but odd that it has a polished frame and upper triple clamp. This will reflect in the final sell price if reserve is meet.

  • ^^^Well said. But, what a shame that somebody had the self control to keep this bike bone stock down to the turn signals and reflectors, but decides to go and POLISH the frame and triple clamp! That questionable decision of taste just irreversably erased the 100% originality, and reduced the bike’s value to a serious collector. Too bad, but it’s still a nice example of a classic GSXR.

  • I agree, the polished frame raises many questions. There’s been much talk of the portly and underpowered Slingshot series, mine was a rocket on the street. The riding position was torture, but it was certainly fast. Some bikes could out pull it from a roll, such as a Vmax or FZR1000. But from a stoplight It ruled.

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