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Suzuki January 16, 2023 posted by

Swatch Me – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 !

Might be too nice to leave sitting around the pits all day, but today’s GSX-R50 seems to have a lock on rarity by the pound. 

1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 ( Switzerland ) for sale on eBay

 

Accompanying bigger GSX-R’s to the showroom in select markets, the littlest Gixxer was reportedly first to the market but took an early exit after just a year in production.  The fairing and livery template the GSX-R1100, though at at 139 lbs. weighs less than the superbike’s engine.   Differing from most other pocket sportbikes, the R50 is said to have an alloy chassis and four stroke engine.  Performance was off compared to 49cc smokers, but since it was never here, rarity is off the charts.

Knowing a market waiting for an unusual gem, this Swiss owner has listed his GSX-R50 on stateside eBay, and started with a healthy minimum bid.  It appears that required DOT equipment is in place, though it’s unclear whether road registration would be required or even desired.  Even Hamamatsu was in on the joke with the Suzuki Advance Comical System decals.  Owner’s comments from the eBay auction –

Real rarity!!!
Most likely the only one in Switzerland with official road approval
Mileage currently 230 ( Kilometers !!! Not Miles )
4 Gears – Top speed 60 km/h
Spiegler steel braided brake line
Rim edges chromed, rim star painted blue
Gear lever, Kick-starter and clutch bracket (at the engine) chromed
Polished muffler cover
Front brake caliper painted gold
Chain guard painted blue
Gold colored chain
Saddle with embroidered Suzuki “S”
New maintenance-free battery fitted in May 2022
Tire profile: 95%

This mini-GSX-R might be a little spendy after a plane ride and an appointment with customs, but will surely be the only one at the show.  By all means the nicest GSX-R50 to grace our pages over the years, and worth every effort to win the smiles per cc title.

-donn

Swatch Me – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 !
Featured Listing January 4, 2023 posted by

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 590 miles!

Update 1.7.2023: Links updated to current eBay listing. Listing adjusted to include vintage exhaust per seller. -dc

In Miami, Florida there is an astounding collection of rare GSX-R models – including today’s Featured Listing 1986 GSX-R 1100 with only 590 original miles. This first year bike is so clean and original you would be hard pressed to find any of those miles evident. If you love ’em sort of slabby and are in the market for a clean example of the big beast of the 1100, you cannot go wrong with a bike that looks this perfect. Interested? Read on!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay

While the GSX-R750 dropped first, the 134 HP bad boy 1100 was released later in the same year. This was the bike that – at the time – married the best of big bore power with light weight (435-ish pounds, which was light for a liter bike for the day) and great handling thanks to an alloy frame with pronounced hump-back, adjustable 41 mm front suspension with adjustable anti-dive control, and a single shock rear suspension with rising rate linkage. The 1052cc inline four was fairly conventional, although the use of two oil pumps and a larger quantity of oil allowed for liquid-cooled power in an air-cooled styled package.

From the seller:
COMING OUT OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION GLOBEMOTORCYCLES.COM OF OVER 150 VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES 🙂 GLOBE MOTORCYCLES

THIS IS AN AWARD WINNING, ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION ULTRA LOW MILES 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 1100 WITH ONLY 590 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED MILES!!

MY FLAWLESS GSX-R 1100 HAS THE ORIGINAL FACTORY ORIGINAL 4 INTO ONE EXHAUST, FACTORY ORIGINAL WINDSCREEN, FACTORY ORIGINAL FLAWLESS SOLO SEAT COVER (IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND A PERFECT ONE), AND THE FACTORY ORIGINAL CARBURETOR WITH THE ORIGINAL AIRB BOX AND INTAKE BOOTS/JETS/PARTS AND BRAKE LINES (NOT INSTALLED). EASY TO MAKE 100% PERFECT ORIGINAL IF YOU WANTED TO.

More from the seller:
THE ENGINE:
THE ENGINE IS ALL ORIGINAL AND HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FRAME AND NEVER BEEN PAINTED. SHE IS THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST IN FLAWLESS CONDITION, FRESH ULTRA SONICALLY CLEANED AND OVERHAULED CARBURETORS, K&N POD FILTERS. COMES WITH THE OEM AIRB BOX AND INTAKE BOOTS.

THE FRAME:
THE FRAME HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL LABLES AND HAS NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH AT ALL. ORIGINAL CHAIN AND SPROCKETS, CHAIN GUARD, TURN SIGNALS AND MIRRORS, GRIPS, ECT. LOCKHART BRAKE LINES ARE INSTALLED BUT SHE COMES WITH THE OEM BRAKE LINES. NEW METZLER Z6 RADIALS MOUNTED AND BALANCED

THIS BIKE HAS BEEN IN THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED CARE OF 2 COLLECTORS SINCE NEW. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A HUGE PART OF MOTORCYCLING HISTORY IN THE HARD TO FIND RED WHITE AND BLUE COLORS.

RSBFS reader Bob knowns his collectible motorcycles, and his personal museum has offered up some stunning bikes to these pages. Slab-sided GSX-R models are in vogue and in demand, and rarely do we see an example so close to new as this; not rebuilt, not reconditioned, but an original example with a mere 590 miles. You can check out all of the details on eBay here. Look closely and bid quickly, as this one will go fast. Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 590 miles!
Suzuki July 30, 2022 posted by

1998 Suzuki GSX-R750 with Under 7,000 Miles !

Toward the end of the SRAD era, Suzuki wasn’t resting on their laurels and went to fuel injection for the GSX-R750.  Here’s a beauty with just a couple of oil changes’ worth of miles and lots of recent maintenance.

1998 GSX-R750 for sale on eBay

One might quibble over the value of Ram Air Direct tubes at anything but top speed, but the switch to EFI had a measurable effect with 134 hp.  The system samples manifold pressure as well as throttle position, resulting in better low-rpm running and less emissions.  Elsewhere the changes were incremental, slight improvements and weight reduction from the SRAD re-design in 1996.  Some were visible like the re-located steering damper and revised windscreen, but most were harder to detect – lightened crankcase bolts, brake disks 0.5mm thicker, and exhaust headers 20mm shorter.  Some changes weren’t intuitive together, like the lighter 525-series chain but a wider rear wheel and 190mm rear tire.  Unchanged were the aggressive good looks and domed cover for the pillion.

Almost camouflaged in the alternate livery, this GSX-R is easy to overlook but looks excellent in the few pictures provided.  Along with the hard miles it hasn’t done, there are a host of typical mods it doesn’t seem to have had, just easily reversible Micron exhaust, tail tidy, frame bobbins and faux carbon levers.  Knowledgeable readers might chime in with what they see.  The list of recent work is hard to argue with, looking to make this SRAD ready to resume its fun mission.  Notes from the eBay auction –

Mechanically 10 out of 10 , cosmetically 9 out of 10 for a 24 year old bike, a true head turning classic with rare low mileage – turn key bike.

-6,976 original miles, frame sliders, Micron exhaust

-new Michelins (5 miles on them)

-new battery

-new coolant Engine Ice

-new Amsoil oil and filter change

-new spark plugs

-new OMC air filter

-gas tank was taken off completely sandblasted and treated, new seals and new fuel lines

– new rear brake pads

-new stator

-clear title

Ready to ride !

The GSX-R750 designed its way into an epic period of 750cc superbike rules, and came away with every championship Suzuki put their minds to.  While not the ground breaking Slabbie, the SRAD’s had the advantage of a lot of new tech and kept the hits coming.  Rarity could be challenged but this paint, mileage and condition make a good case.  Three days to run on a quiet no-reserve auction but we’re predicting fireworks for the end !

-donn

1998 Suzuki GSX-R750 with Under 7,000 Miles !
Honda May 12, 2022 posted by

Instant Collection: Five 400cc sport bikes from the 1990s

The 400cc sport bike set has been a hot topic on the pages of RSBFS, and were in fact part of the early focus of the site when it was entirely dedicated to finding grey market listings for sport bikes not originally imported into the United States. From those humble beginnings RSBFS grew to encompass the best of the rare and exotic, while continuing to harbor a soft spot for imports. Today’s collection of five members the 400cc club – one from each of the Big Four (plus a bonus Honda)- is definitely worth a look, even if some of the details are sparse and the bikes are located far, far away from US shores. The lineup:

Five 400cc sport bikes from the 1990s for sale on eBay

Honda VFR400R

Honda CBR400RR

Kawasaki ZXR400

Yamaha FZR 400SP

Suzuki GSX-R400SP

From the seller:
Collection of all the 90s 400cc sportbikes. All bikes are registered Hungarian bikes, with clean history. Will be sold with all necessary papers to register elswhere!

It is a one time opportunity to buy a collection like this!

These bikes are listed in a package deal on eBay in a Buy It Now (or best offer) format for $19,500 USD. Details are sparse, but as RSBFS writer and collector William notes: “The bikes are appealing, the package is interesting at that price point and the pictures are solid…a deal is always worth exploring.” You must admit that this flock looks great together. And given that the US shores has seen scant appearances of 400cc serious bikes between the 1980s Fizzer 400 and the more recent Ninja/CBR/R3/KTM offerings in 300-400cc sizes, these are undeniably rare in the US of A. You can check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

Instant Collection: Five 400cc sport bikes from the 1990s
Suzuki December 15, 2021 posted by

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!

1987 GSX-R 750 for sale on eBay!

Make: Suzuki
Model: GSX-R
Displacement: 749cc
Location: Miami, FL
Mileage: 25,300
Price: $8,000 obo

It’s always nice to see an older GSX-R leveled up and looking good. This one appears to be a pretty nice – survivor – rider – usable – restore-able kind of machine.

The seller states it is an all original bike, runs great and I’m happy to see the original buyer opted for the cheese grater exhaust.

Seeing these older machines with the stock exhaust always makes me smile because, as we all know, 99.9% of them were outfitted with a Yoshi or V&H can. It looks like this one escaped with only a V&H sticker- Whew! Thank you 8# Baby Jesus.

Some notes from the eBay ad
1987 Suzuki GSXR750 low mile original bike. In excellent condition.
They’re getting harder and harder to find like this especially in this state. Prices are climbing steadily.
Right now this and the 1100 are two of the most collectible bikes out there.

Not to poo poo on the ad, but there are a couple of CBR 900rr’s over on BAT snickering right now.

Anyway, back to the GSX-R at hand and a little more from the seller:

DO NOT bid, make offers or press buttons if you’re not absolutely sure you’re buying it.

Your purchase is not subject to ANYTHING after you buy.

ANY questions, inspections, viewing, test drives etc. are welcome BEFORE PURCHASE ONLY!!!!

Buttons, button . . . where did I put that button? Oh! Here it is-

Woops! That’s not a button that’s the manual choke!

In all seriousness- this does look to be in great shape and a true survivor. Everything looks to be in tact and I’m probably most impressed with the bodywork and how it has survived 35 years in an (assumed) uncontrolled environment. I do need to make note of the front brake calipers . . . Looking at those might as well be a baby screaming behind me on an airplane ride from LGA to LAX.

Interested in hitting the BIN button? Check this one out here!

See ya!

dd

1987 Suzuki GSX-R 750 leveled up and For Sale!
Suzuki December 12, 2021 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

Currently, sitting at a $6,000 bid and inching closer to the $7,500 BIN price is this first year GSX-R 1100.
The pictures tell the tale of this 35 year old machine. While it’s not a museum piece or a garage queen I’d definitely call it a “rider”. Is it perfect? No, but neither are you or I 🙂
Much like Cartman and this GSX-R 1100, I consider myself to be “festively plump”

There! I ripped off the band-aid for you and all of the world to see. Okay, so it has a few bumps and bruises or shall we say it has some history? Whatever you want to call it, it’s not bad for a 35 year old machine that you can hop on, ride and grin like Alfred E. Neuman on the cover of Mad Magazine.

A little from the seller:
1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 24,278 original miles. This is the first year of the iconic GSX-R 1100 and is highly collectible. Has the original bodywork, forks, brakes, shock, wheels, carbs, air box, etc. The windshield is a new as is the seat cover and solo seat pad. There are some minor scratches and cracks noted on the bodywork consistent with a very well cared for 35 year old sport bike. No dents or dings in the tank, frame, swing arm, etc. It also has the coveted rear solo seat cowl. Best of all, it recently had the front forks, rear shock, and carbs rebuilt. All fluids where changed (oil and brake fluid), carbs were synced and new Pirelli Angel GT tires installed. All work professionally done by former Suzuki factory race mechanic and receipts included. Will include a very rare factory Suzuki badge that was included when the bike was originally sold in 1986. Bike starts, runs, and handles like new. All lights, gauges and controls work as they should. Needs nothing. Ready to ride.

Isn’t that a spiffy little trinket? You can put that on your Levi’s blue jean jacket, cruise your local strip and “bark” with the period correct Vance and Hines Supersport header that comes on this one.
If my memory serves me correctly- these have 130hp and weigh around 450# dry. I can say I’ve never thrown a leg over one of these, but I can only imagine that these are a handful! 130hp coupled with 18″ wheels wrapped in bologna rinds for tires has to be a lot to tame- Just a guess!?

Still have your Levi’s blue jean jacket, Oakley’s and a pair of black Reebok hi-tops? Then step right up because the answer to your mid-life crises has arrrived.

Check it out out here!

Cheers!

Doug

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 – First Year!
Suzuki November 1, 2021 posted by

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale!

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale on eBay!

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Sorry, I got a little flustered and had to count to ten. Seriously though, cell phones can take great photos if you push the correct buttons. However, screen shots of photos are never your best marketing bet. #JustSay’n

Machine: 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Slingshot
Miles: 21,570
Gearbox: 5 Speed
Ponies: 140-ish
Tires: Not phat enough
Cooling: Oil and air (if you’re moving)
Rare: No
Cool: Most definitely
Location: New Jersey

From the seller:
Suzuki GSXR 1989 1100 Slingshot. All original number matching bike. Tires, brakes, clutch and all fluids have less than 100mi. I have the passenger seat also. Bike runs and drives excellent. Carbs just rebuilt and new battery was just installed. Frame was polished years ago and still looks decent. Has some aging on solo seat top pad and clear peeling on solo seat stripe, top only. Some scuffing on tree top where keys rub (normal). Please see pictures. Will not answer emails asking about low ball offers or trades of any kind. The air box is not available… Been looking for one for a long time. This is a rare bike which offers a great investment! Slingshots are hard to come by so don’t miss out on bidding for this 9 out of 10 killer bike.

There- That’s all you wanted to see anyway 🙂

It’s pretty hard to tell from the pictures supplied, but this one looks to be a touch lower than “9 out of 10 killer bike”. I’m thinking 7, but again, you’ll never know unless you visit New Jersey. Other than the flat slide carbs the coolest thing about this machine is it’s being offered without a reserve so, there could be a lucky buyer. Currently, it’s sitting at $3,000.

Let’s fire up the discussion and see what you all think of this big Gixxer.

Place your bid HERE!

Cheers,

dd

1989 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 For Sale!
Suzuki September 20, 2021 posted by

1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750

1985 Suzuki GSX-R For Sale on eBay!

$15,550 is the BIN price for what cost right at $4,500 36 years ago . . . ?
Not the best ROI, but not too shabby for a Japanese sport bike either!

Well, what do you think? It looks pretty amazing in my humble opinion. I think the biggest surprise to me is it’s survived 36 years without being modified.

From the seller:
Here is a first year GSX-R 750. The bike that started it all 36 years ago. It was imported a few years ago from Canada. 100% bone stock. All bodywork is original. No cracks. No hairline cracks. No scratches. Original windscreen/turn signals/air box/exhaust/flatslide carburetors. Come with the original rear seat/toolkit/owner’s manual. It had a repaint a few years ago with RDdecals. Bike runs/idles/shifts great. No leaks. No smoke. All electrical works as it should. New tires. New starter. Fresh motul oil. Suzuki oil filter. NKG spark plugs. New stock air filter. New float needle valve assembly. Carbs gone through/cleaned and adjusted. 25,092 km 15,591 miles

These bikes are hard to come by and only increasing in value. Comes with a clean California title. Currently registered. I have additional photos. I also have a video of the bike running. The pictures do it no justice. A beautiful bike in person. An awesome bike to rip on or stored in a collection.

Traditionally, I think folks frown on sport bikes being re-sprayed, but just like in the collector car world, the older a machine is the more receptive we’ll have to become to re-sprays. I’ve spent the better part of my morning viewing photos of this machine side-by-side with official Suzuki photos and I can’t see a difference. I know RDDecals.com does a great job, but being completely transparent- I’ve never compared photo’s of their work side by side with intent. *From the photos- the decals look perfect to me. I don’t dare comment on the respray colors/tints/shades because I know every computer monitor is different.

Based on the sellers description and how well this one looks in the photos, I’m thinking this one might be one for the showroom, but I also think this one would fit right in at your local bike night or weekend show. Wouldn’t it be a hoot to ride this 100hp, flat-slide carbed, 18″ wheeled antique side by side with a modern day 150hp, FI, 17″ hooped machine? 🙂

The seller has supplied many hi-res photos and even offers a video should you want to make contact and request it. They’ve listed their phone number over on the auction site. You can make contact here-. I watched the video and I will say it made me smile hearing it come to life.

Cheers!

dd

1985 Suzuki GSX-R 750