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Special Slabbie: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition for Sale

1986 Suzuki GSXR750R LE R Front

The iconic GSX-R750 looked ready for endurance racing right off the showroom floor. But while it set the standard in terms of racy looks, there were plenty of compromises made for production, and the 1986 GSX-R750R Limited Edition helped rectify that. The homologation LE included the regular production ’86 bike’s change to a longer swingarm, but added a dry clutch, lightweight aluminum fuel tank, solo seat, and electronic anti-dive forks.

1986 Suzuki GSXR750R LE R Side2

New, the bike cost $6,500 compared to about $4,000 for a standard GSX-R750, making it the most expensive Japanese sportbike of that time. The lightweight parts saved about 7lbs over the standard model, for a dry weight of 388lbs but it wasn’t all that different from a standard GSX-R in most regards.

1986 Suzuki GSXR750R LE L Side Engine

LE’s don’t seem to have the desirability of the RC30 or OW01, but that may be down to the fact that they’re not as exotic in terms of specification. This example has relatively low mileage and appears to be completely stock and in very good nick, as the Brits like to say.

1986 Suzuki GSXR750R LE Forks

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R LE

For sale is 1986 Suzuki gsx r750r Ltd, only 8700miles (14100km)
All original with all books, 2 keys, tools.
The bike is in excellent condition with no problems
Real opportunity for collectors and people who know facts about this motorcycle.
The bike is in
Europe in my storage.
Price includes the shipping to major continental
US ports where shipping from Europe (Germany) is possible.

1986 Suzuki GSXR750R LE Dash

Starting bid is $18,800 with no takers as yet but plenty of time left. The eBay listing indicates the bike is in Florida, but the text, “Price includes the shipping to major continental US ports where shipping from Europe [Germany] is possible” combined with the German VIN tag on the bike, suggests it’s in Deutschland. If you’re a collector, that may not matter. If you want to register this for road use, do some homework before laying down your cash.


1986 Suzuki GSXR750R LE R Side Tail


  • No ally tank on the LTD.

  • I sure do like the looks of these.

    For only having a run of 500, they sure do come up for sale often enough.

    GLWS. Hope he/she gets a premium!


  • Euro spec carburetors, exhaust, speedometer, headlights with flash to pass switch- black box? Are mirrors and red instead of black wheels incorrect? And isn’t opening bid about $8K too high considering current market values?

  • No reflectors on mids/tail also indicate Euro spec. Proper wheels are dark blue, same as fairing lowers.

  • The bike looks great. For the purist, the wheels are the wrong color. Not a big deal really. The brake lines have been changed, but its the cut down seat that looks sad. It does have clean paint, stock pipe, rear fender and airbox though. I would guess value is $12-13K as is, so yes $18K seems too much. And if it isn’t stateside, thats more $ and time.

    • I agree with you, not a big deal, but the more I look at it, the more changes I notice. For example, the mirrors are incorrect and look like they’re from a later Slingshot model, as are the turn signals. The cut down seat is the biggest issue to correct, but to get this to the next level will take a little money.

  • $18.8k… Hilarious.

  • $18,800 is way too much. Most sell for around $10K and don’t need anything.

  • Hi everyone I’m Justin. I’ve been around classics like this for a few years now, my uncle is a huge collector and thought the idea out to me to come alive on the site. I am really interested in learning about these bikes not just the GSXR but a lot of other bikes as well. What I am looking to learn more about is what is wrong with the bike in a purist’s eyes. If anyone could reach out I would appreciate it!

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