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Suzuki August 4, 2014 posted by

Thuggish Survivor: 1990 GSX-R 1100 for Sale

Well, this GSX-R 1100 is definitely one of those bikes that wasn’t especially rare when new, but has become so by being a survivor: “Gixxers” of all displacements are much used and abused. 600’s get treated as “starter bikes” by noobs and crashed left and right. 750’s get raced, stunted, tracked, the 1100’s get drag-raced, and finally they all get parted-out when they’ve suffered one crash too many.

So “slingshots” in relatively pristine condition are pretty hard to come by, although this one is a bit less than stock under the skin…

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 L Side Front

It’s not completely original but is, as the seller describes, a “sleeper”. The 1100 is a fast bike, even by today’s standards and this one, bored out to 1340cc’s and 190hp should be terrifyingly fast in a straight line, and possibly more so in the corners: while the 750 was the original race-replica and had some of the best handling available at the time, the bigger 1100 was heavier and far less nimble.

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 R Side Fairing

I have a great issue of SuperBike magazine from 1998 that covers four notoriously piggish machines and how to fix them, including the GSX-R 1100. Titled “WrestleMania” it described the bike as “… quite pretty. To look at, sure, but never to ride.” It’s obviously exaggerating a bit for effect, but their point is taken: handling was stable, but far from nimble.

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Tank Detail

The article blames a frame that carries weight way too high and makes the bike top-heavy. Luckily, there are a million shops that work on these and parts are readily available if you want to improve things a bit, and some bits from the 750 and later models will bolt right on.

Modern sport-touring bikes leave me pretty cold in general, but I bet something like this could be made to eat up miles in retro-style…

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Dash

From the original eBay listing: 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for Sale

Here’s your chance to buy one of the baddest old school Gixxers around. 11k original miles, looks like a total sleeper, original 1127 motor built to 1340cc, (190 hp) APE cylinders, custom ground cams, Wiseco pistons, top end oiler kit, braided oil lines, Carrillo rods, 38mm Mikuni flatslides. Brand new Michelins Pilot Pure 2CT, 48T rear sprocket, battery. Yoshimura Duplex exhaust, Original Yoshimura carb covers, Fox twin clicker shock. Body work is all original paint and in excellent condition, a few small flaws. Bike never been crashed or even tipped over. This bike was built to drag race but I put it back on the street. Still has NOS (bottle removed but will be included), air shifter is there but not connected, shift light, Schnitz Pro Street ignition controller, etc. Totally street legal now. Currently registered until June 2015. Bike runs great, very streetable and tons of torque. You can’t even build a motor like this one for reserve asking price..

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 L Side Fairing2

I’m not typically a fan of Japanese motorcycles. A bit too mass-market and committee-think, their cars and bikes look like a bunch of designers sat around to discuss their individual goals, then the resulting bike is a hodge-podge of conflicting priorities. They are amazing machines, but they look bland to me, with all the passion optimized out of them. And growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, these things were everywhere, shrieking around, piloted by riders with little gear and fewer brains, so I lumped all the garishly-painted plastic rockets together.

1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 Carb Detail

But the 1988-1990 GSX-R’s have a purity of line that I really like. It was actually Icon [yeah, the apparel guys] that got me hooked on these: the builds they post up on their site are usually all ratbike, Mad Max-styled weirdness, but they did one very simple, classic build of a GSX-R 750 that got me thinking. They’re simple and well-proportioned, and those dual-headlights suggest endurance racing and the simple goal of speed at all costs.

In classic blue-and-white paint, in very presentable condition with none of the cheesy aftermarket weirdness these so often feature, this bike has mods in all the right places and a price that seems to offer a whole lot of bang for the buck.


1990 Suzuki GSXR 1100 R Side

Thuggish Survivor: 1990 GSX-R 1100 for Sale
Suzuki March 5, 2014 posted by

Collection Worthy II: 1987 Suzuki GSXR 1100


Well-loved GSX-R 1100 models don’t come around often, yet here we have two 1987 models within days of each other. Like this one we posted last week, today’s Gixxer is an original slabbie and is claimed 100% stock. Interestingly enough, the buy it now price is the same as the last 1100 – which surprised our readers when it was snapped up within the day of being posted. With the same happen to this bad boy? Read on.


1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
I know that I will regret this, but here is your opportunity to own one of the last CLEAN & ORIGINAL 87 GSX-R 1100’s on the planet.
Garaged its entire life, and completely stock with only 12k miles.
Runs perfect, inside of the tank is spotless and yes, still has the original chain and sprockets! Never dropped or tipped over! Only cosmetic flaw is crack in upper fairing where screws were overtightened (way back when) which you can see in my pictures and VIDEO.

When I purchased it many years ago it still was on the original tires which I changed, of course. Been sitting on the carpet in my office (drained) for the last 5 years. Just gave her a service and new battery and she fired right up. Well, my wife wants new kitchen cabinets and has requested that I thin the herd, to which I replied just write a check! Why must I sacrifice one of my toys, I could care less where you put the dishes! Long story short, here’s my bike for sale. You might want to use the BUY it NOW option before I change my mind because the fight isn’t over yet.

This is a very clean looking bike. It is clear that there is tremendous interest in these classic model Gixxers based on RSBFS readers and the speed in which these bikes tend to sell. If you are looking for an iconic game changer for your collection and missed last week’s all original gem, check out this one before it sells!


Collection Worthy II: 1987 Suzuki GSXR 1100
Suzuki December 4, 2013 posted by

Classic Gixxer Fun: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100


Suzuki GSX-Rs remain some of the most popular bikes on RSBFS. The slab-sided early models epitomize the “game changing” attitude of Suzuki during this period. With air/oil cooling, aluminum frame and full floater rear suspension, the GSX-R was lighter, faster and handled better than anything in the day.

Even today these bikes present well. Sure, the modern liter bike is going to have a performance edge, but a good rider on an early Gixxer will find himself in fast company indeed. This is a two owner bike looking for a new home.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay


From the seller:
1986 Suzuki GSXR 1100! GREAT SHAPE! Only 5180 Miles!! EXTRA’S!
This is a First Year 1986 GSXR 1100. I’m sure most of you know, This is the Bike that Redefined Motorcycling back then. It is in Great Shape! It has only 5180 miles on it. If you are looking for a Beautiful GSXR 1100 that happens to Look, Sound and Feel Awesome, than this is your Bike! It truly is in Great Shape! It Handles As it Should and has Phenomenal Torque. Please check out the pictures and if you have any questions please ask. I do have the Title in Hand. There are few imperfections. The Bike is 27 years old. The carb’s could use a sync. But this GSXR 1100 is probably the nicest that I have seen in quite a while. This is a 2 owner Bike.

Currently installed is a Full D & D Stainless Exhaust System, Dyno-Jet Jet Kit, Zero Gravity Windscreen, Rear End Clean Up Kit, Copy of the Original Shop/Service Manual, Clymer Manual and both Original Key’s will be included as well. I also have the Original Bill of Sale along with receipts for the work that has been done to the Bike that will also be included.




Classic Gixxer Fun: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100
Sport Bikes For Sale September 14, 2013 posted by

Another Clean Gixxer: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100

Shingle Springs, CA – 12,400mi – $6,500 BIN

1991GSXR1100_1 It is no doubt that the “GSX-R” is one of the most iconic names in sport bike history and is should be as the name has been around for over 25 years. Suzuki is a tiny company compared to the like of Honda and Yamaha, but one this it has managed to consistently produce competitive and fantastic street machines. This iteration of the 1100 is less raw than the first 1100, which means the chassis was more suited for the 150hp beast of an engine that was inside this machine in ’91. It may not have the immediate appeal as the first generation has now, but it is a friendlier bike to ride.


This bike has only traveled a total of 12k miles in its now 22-year-old life. No need to grab the calculator, that’s roughly 560 miles a year. It’s not completely stock and aftermarket items include signals, carbs, and a sweet Kerker exhaust. The fairing look straight and free from major damage, and the bike seems to have been given proper maintenance for something its age.

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay

From the seller:

This listing is for a rare, hard to find, low mileage 1991 GSXR 1100. It is red and black and is in excellent condition. I am the 3rd owner and it only has just over 12k original miles. Everything on the bike is original with the exception of the seat cowl, (the original rear seat comes with the bike), aftermarket turn signals, (One original set is included with the sale), Mikuni Side Draft Carbs, (the original carbs are included) and the exhaust. I do not have the original exhaust. All paint is original and in very nice condition. As you can tell from the pictures, it has a great shine. Everything on the bike is working. The valve adjustment and other sevice items were completed last year. It is ready to enjoy and ride and it will obviously increase in value. As you probably know, it is very difficult to find a GSXR-1100 with such low miles. There are just one or two very minor blemishes. It is in amazing condition for a 22 year old bike. I still ride this bike several times a month, so the mileage will change slightly. Please ask any questions prior to bidding. Please feel free to inspect the bike prior to purchase. Buyer is responsible for all shipping activities. I will load the bike and take a bunch of pictures prior to tranportation. Thanks

Always good to see a clean GSX-R1100 up for grabs and to see a bike of this age cared for. These may not be seen as major collector’s pieces like the first-gen gixxer is quickly becoming, but as those become unobtanium, these will follow. Check the market for second-gen M3’s or late 60’s Stratocasters and you can see what will happen. These weren’t as sought after as their older counterparts back in the day, but they are now. Having said that, the asking price of $6,500 is on the high side of where we have seen these models go. But I bet in a couple of years that might seem like a bargain. You can check out the auction here and place your bid today!


Another Clean Gixxer: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100
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 May 30, 2013 posted by

Last of the Line: 1998 Suzuki GSX-R1100

East Coast, US – 6,490mi – $4,995 BIN


There is no doubt that the GSXR-1100 is not a bike for the timid riders. With gobs of power and a lot of weight to pull around, these bikes could instill fear in the hearts of many on the street. How does 156hp and nearly 500lbs sound? Sounds like it is clear why they aren’t touted as the best handling bike of their generation. But I also understand why it was the choice weapon for those with one goal in mind; Speed.


This ’98 model we have for sale here represents the last of the line for the GSX-R1100 model line. With it’s inception in ’86, the 1100 model line has seen a handful of iterations, all that bring something unique to the table. The bike up for sale here looks about as clean as you could hope for with all original fairings, signals, and pipes.

From the seller:

This two owner Adult owned GSXR is the cleanest 90’s machine we have seen in a long long time. The Bike is all original in its stock trim.

The Bike shows as it did new. The mileage is low with just over 6400 miles on the odometer. This bike has never seen any bad weather and its current owner bought it just for his collection and has not ridden it more than 100 miles total.


First I would want to figure out where this bike is located, as all the ad says is “East coast”. Second, I would also like a little more description from this seller. Sure it looks like a clean bike, but it’s always good to do your research. We have seen these late model 1100’s go kind of all over depending on condition and miles with higher mileage clean ones pushing about $3k. I have also seen similar mileage and condition ones asking for close to $8k. I would say the price of this one is right about in where it should be at $5k. You can see the auction here and pick this beauty up today!


Sport Bikes For Sale April 9, 2013 posted by

Sledgehammer Bike: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100

Lebanon, NY – 18,595mi – $3,860 Reserve in place

sledgehammer adjective : marked by heavy-handed directness or hard-hitting force


Here we have another RareSportBikes favorite up for sale. When the GSX-R1100 debuted on the scene, it was the answer to many of rider’s prayers to a liter bike that was a hard-edged as the 600’s and 750’s of the time. The bike made roughly 130hp while weighing about 450lbs. That might not seem too impressive now, but back in ’86 that meant a lot for a liter bike. The GSX-R1100 was a monster on the track as well with rock solid steering and capable suspension.


If you have been looking for a clean 1100, then look no further. This bike is presented as a number-matching and near full restoration to bring it back to 1986 showroom condition. It has a host of new parts and refreshed bits (see seller’s description below). This thing is clean.


From the seller:

Offered for sale is my 1986 Suzuki GSXR 1100g. Recently restored it is a numbers matching original, nothing has been “swaped ” to make. this bike. it has never been crashed.

It was painted by Roman Levin of Full of hate cycle fab- (

the engine was torn down and the cylinder head was cleaned and valves reset by MICHELLE DISALVO- (google her name to find out her qualifications)

the Powdercoating was done by GSD powdercoating (

it has new michelin pilot road tires- galfer Stainless steel brake lines, EBC double HH brake pads.

new fork seals- and 15w oil- new steering head bearings all balls. new DID chain new valve stems

new wiring harness new switch gear-new shorai battery, new sparkplugs. fresh oil and filter. new piston rings new starter relay new flasher many new correct suzuki bolts. some stainless steel hardware. the brake calipers were disassembled and powdercoated- then reassembled and installed. it has a fresh Ohlins rear shock

the stock exhuast sytem has been ceramic coated inside and out and the stock stainless steel guard reinstalled


she starts – runs- and rides perfectly. it is a smooth and correct GSXR 1100G

it needs only stock Suzuki directional’s – fuel tank lower trim rubber and two or three correct fairing bolts.

otherwise it is a fine example of the first full liter gsxr.

if your interested in a keep sake bike or a novel machine and dont want any headaches- this is your chance.

the remaining few items have been ordered- the fuel tank trim piece a couple of rubber grommets and Suzuki Specific bolts. these items are expected to be delivered APril 12 2013.

they all will be installed and the bike will be complete missing nothing.

We typically see these first-gen GSXR1100’s go for about $5k in clean condition. The seller has clearly put some time and money in this bike to bring it back to near-excellent condition. Does the seller hope to get every penny out that has been invested or does he realize that might not be possible? The Reserve will tell for sure. Honestly, I would put this bike at about $6k+ given it’s relatively low miles and restored condition. It sounds like it could either be a turn-key retro rider or a living room piece. However you decide to use it, it is still badass and last time I checked, Suzuki wasn’t releasing an ’86 1100 next year. This may be your best chance to have as close to new as possible. Check out the auction here and place your bid today!


Sport Bikes For Sale February 21, 2013 posted by

Far Beyond Driven: 1994 Suzuki GSX-R1100 For Sale!

Daytona beach, FL – 20,129mi – $2,900 No Reserve


Spring is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than to jet on down to Daytona  Beach and pick up this sweet ’94 Big-Gixxer. This GSX-R1100 came with 156hp back in the day along with some ultra-90’s graphics. Sure, it wasn’t touted as the best handling or nimble bike on the road at the time, but with a top speed close to 180mph, you could bet your Discman and Reebok Pump-Ups that this could outrun pretty much everything on the road.


From the seller:

WOW! Where oh where will find another one like this? An ALL original 1994 GSXR-1100…true barn find. The only items on this bike that are not factory, is the Vance and Hines system, the stubbies, and stage-1 system. Other items replaced include fluids, plugs, brakes, and very recent Conti tires. This is a turn key unit….never raced, never down, and never altered. Must see to believe.


Not too much to point out on this bike given the description and the photos. It is near stock, with only a couple of mods and it doesn’t show any evidence of being down, which coincides with the seller’s description. Mileage is on the low side considering it is nearly 20 years old. It would probably be ideal to go through the bike and get it a solid tune-up as well. Bidding is currently at $2,900 with No Reserve. But hurry up as there isn’t much time left. Check out the auction here and make this GSX-R1100 yours!