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Location: Pasadena, CA
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!