Posts by tag: GSX-R1100

Sport Bikes For Sale April 27, 2012 posted by

Get One While You Can – Original, First Year GSX-R 1100

Location: Visalia, California

Mileage: 42,000

Price: Auction, currently $3,850

Update 4.26.2012: Previoulsy posted on March 1, this bike sold for $4500 but is back on eBay. Links updated. -dc

So everybody knows that I’m particularly fond of the Suzuki GSX-R. And we really haven’t had an early one in a while here on RSBFS. Well, here’s one. 1986 is the first year of the 1100, a bike that took things up a notch or five when it came out a year after Suzuki shocked the motorcycling world with the GSX-R 750. The 1100 was the same chassis, but with a bigger air and oil cooled 137hp monster of a motor. And a bulletproof motor at that. This bike is legendary.

The pics are a little fuzzy but here they are-

And from the seller-

here we have a 1986 suzuki gsxr 1100 rare british color scheme it has the 530 chain conversion with brand new chain and sprockets, the tank is dent free completely and is in near perfect shape other than some clear coat peeling on the stripe portion. the other panels are in good shape not perfect but not poor a nice example of a 26 year old bike. it has brand new bt45 bridgestone tires and new rear brake pads. the rear grab rail comes with the bike not pictured on it. the bike has not been down at all other than the left lower fairing has a silver dollar size rash where it bubbles out to cover the crank shaft. it has 180 psi compression in every cylinder. all stock bike please call larry with questions. other than me this is a one owner bike included with the bike is the original sales contract. fresh tune up as well plugs, oil carb and valve adj

The seller mentions the minor mods to the bike and some small cosmetic issues. Photos show a pretty clean and original bike and while the mileage is up there the engines in these, as mentioned above, are pretty bulletproof. Many a GSX-R 1100 motor went into many a drag bike. So if the bike has been maintained, you should have something you can ride as you like for quite some time. Who knows where the price goes on this one, but I would suspect between $5k and $6k. We’ll see.

So another early GSX-R 1100 up for grabs. They ain’t gonna make any more of these, so if you’ve been looking, it might be time to pull the trigger. To start the squeeze on that trigger, make the jump!


Sport Bikes For Sale April 10, 2012 posted by

’87 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 Slabby. Not Perfect, But Original and Low Mileage!

Location: Brighton, Colorado

Mileage: 7,918

Price: Auction, currently $1,320 with a reserve

I’m always happy to see an old, original GSX-R pop up for sale. Everyone here probably knows that I’m a big fan of the GSX-R line. I’ve always found them to be representative of a real working class bike. A muscle bike. Great performance and really groundbreaking development from a relatively small company compared to other Japanese rivals like Honda and Yamaha.

Here’s the seller’s brief words-

1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100. This bike is all original and only has 7918 miles on it. It looks and runs great. There is a small crack on the upper right fairing and a small hole under the decal on the right lower fairing (see pictures). Other than that this bike is in excellent condition. Thanks for looking

And the photos-

As I say in the title, this bike is not perfect. It does have some scratches and cracks that are highlighted in the photos. However, it also looks very original and the mileage is low for an early slabby. Seller says it runs great and you’ll want to be sure of that as the bike is now 25 years old.

I don’t know where this auction will end. These have been going around the $5k to $6k mark. This may be a little less. Hard to say. What’s not hard to say is that they are going to get harder and harder to find and I’m betting will only increase in value over time.

If you’ve been riding a slabby in your dreams, then you may want to go for a little reality. Make the move and place your bid!


Sport Bikes For Sale March 22, 2012 posted by

More 90’s Goodness- ’93 GSX-R 1100

Location: Longmont, Colorado

Mileage: 28,180

Price: Auction, $3,000 BIN

There’s been a lot of high-end, rare bikes featured on RSBFS lately and why not – it’s what we do. RC 30’s and 45’s by the boatload and it seems you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a Bimota lately. All cool stuff. But what if you want a cool bike that has made it through the years and doesn’t cost as much as a house in a nice mid-western state. Well, then you look at something like this ’93 GSX-R 1100. Not super rare but clean versions are not easy to find. And also not super expensive, but still cool.

From the seller-

Up for auction is a 1993 Suzuki GSX-R 1100.  I bought this bike last year from a Steeles Cycle in Ft Collins Colorado.  The bike ran great for about 2 weeks and then had a major carb issue.  Steeles took the bike back and rebuilt the carburetors.  I got the bike back and it ran great, I took it on one nice ride and then parked it for the winter.

This bike is big and FAST.  Can definitely keep up with anything out there and is great in the turns and canyons.  I do have a clean and clear Colorado  title in my name.

Could use new fluids but brake pads and rotors are great.  

I tried starting the bike today but it would not start.  Im sure all it needs is a good carb clean to get it running again as its been sitting for about 4 months. 

And the photos-

The seller describes the history and I’m sure the first thing you’ll notice is that the bike didn’t start during a recent attempt. The seller also talks about a carb rebuild and the fact it may need a carb cleaning to get it going. So you’ll want to figure that out. The bike looks stock from the photos and it may have some nicks and dings. But not too bad overall for a bike its age. Mileage is getting up there, but these engines are tough. And the BIN price is $3,000. Get the thing running with not too much work and I think you have a killer ride for $3k.

So there you go. A cool bike that isn’t going to require you to apply for a second mortgage. Take advantage and make the jump!


Sport Bikes For Sale December 7, 2011 posted by

First Year Beauty- Original ’86 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Location: New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mileage: 31,068 (50,000 km)

Price: $3,250

Here’s an opportunity to take home a legendary bike. For those in the know, the GSX-R 1100 is an icon. When it was released by Suzuki in 1986, the power of the air and oil cooled 1100cc motor built an instant following. It was a brute that quickly set a new mark for the liter bike class. It followed the year after Suzuki introduced the game changing GSX-R 750 and is truly one of the great classic sportbikes.

And this bike is a legend. Why? How about an unreal amount of power (130+ hp) in a roughly 430 pound package. And this was back in 1986. Really, that kind of power to weight was a mind blower back then.

This bike appears to be one of the rarest of the rare when it comes to old GSX-R’s. And by that I mean an original, unmodified example. It’s hard to find any early GSX-R’s on the road but a first year that is original falls into the hen’s teeth category.

As described in the ad, the owner of this bike was “old-school” and kept this beautiful machine in original condition. To me that really is a thing of beauty. A piece of history for everyone to enjoy.

The description in the ad reads-

Hard to find first year GSX-R 1100, extremely good condition, owner was “old school”, kept bike original.  Estate needs to sell.  Can include riding gear.  Bike is in New Glasgow, NS

This bike was clearly owned by an enthusiast who took excellent care of the machine. The mileage is significant but these engines are also known for their amazing durability. A bike maintained well, even with higher mileage, should still give you many more miles of riding time.

Asking price on this is $3,250. And that may be Canadian, I’m not sure. Regardless, I think that’s an amazing deal on a real icon. Do yourself a favor and take a look at this listing!


Sport Bikes For Sale November 23, 2011 posted by

Early Liter Bike Monster- 1990 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Location: Ely, Iowa

Mileage: 13,800

Price: Auction, $4,000 BIN

Here we have another mostly stock, clean, early Suzuki GSX-R 1100. Good clean versions of these bikes don’t survive intact over the years. Most met their fate by being dropped, wrecked, raced or modded out of existence. The air and oil cooled motor in these machines are bulletproof and an upgraded front suspension helped address issues of the engine overwhelming the chassis in the first gen models. I also think it’s best looking GSX-R out there.

Here’s some more pics-

The breakdown from the seller-

I am thre third owner of this nearly mint 1100. Adult owned from day one. one scuff on the left lower, other than that its nearly perfect.  All plastic is Suzuki original or OEM. Only two things are not original on this bike, the windshield(factory replacements are not available but Zero Gravity has stock looking clear ones for $75.00) and the steering damper is missing. Runs great, I start it every month to ensure needles stay varnish free. Feel free to email me with questions. Comes with a cover and a rear stand.

So a couple of things to take note of. The plastic is Suzuki or OEM, suggesting that some may have been replaced. You may want to get more detail on that. It also has a replaced windshield and is missing a steering damper. The seller highlights some scuffing on the fairing in the photos. Mileage is not bad at all for a bike this age and again, if maintained, the motor will go on and on.

The BIN price on this is $4,000. Not bad for a clean, older GSX-R 1100. I think these have a great upside and clean versions will maintain value. But beyond that, I think you can get a cool, early liter bike that will be fun to ride (10 second quarter miles anyone?) for not a truckload of cash. Dig it? Then place your bid!


Bimota July 1, 2011 posted by

Italian Stallion: 1998 Bimota SB6-R

For Sale: 1998 Bimota SB6-R

The SB6 series of Bimotas might just be the most approachable of the entire Bimota line. I know that everybody has their favorites, but for the uninitiated this might just be the best entry point into the wonderful world of handbuilt sportbikes. If you are not into Bimotas, the “SB6” nomenclature stands for Suzuki (powerplant) Bimota (manufacturer) 6 (number of Suzuki-powered types created by Bimota).

The Suzuki power in this case is from the same year GSX-R1100 – a very well respected powerplant for big horsepower numbers. The rest of the bike is pure Bimota, which is to say gorgeously appointed with top level components and lots of carbon fiber. The best part about these Italian thoroughbreds is that they really work; this SB6 has handling to match its good looks.

From the seller:
1998 Bimota Other, Classic Bimota SB 6-R bike, carbon fiber, 1100cc engine,Liquid cooled, four stroke, transverse four cylinder, DOHC 4 valves per cylinder- low milage, stored in dry climate, barely ridden.

So why do I think these models are some of the more approachable of the Bimota lineup? Since they seem to be more common than the YB or KB series, they are more modern and more plentiful. The Suzuki engine is a gem, and readily serviced at a dealer near you. The ergos are reasonable, and the prices are usually more in line with the numbers.

As most Bimotas are coveted and well cared for, they usually have low miles. This one is sporting only 3,500 miles on the clock, according to the seller. The asking price is $10k OBO. The $10k part is a bit high by some standards, although I will note that the lack of high-res, detailed photographs would be my first concern. If you are interested in this bike, I would contact the seller for more information. Past sales of these models has been spotty – the ask is usually in the $10k range, but reality sounds a little lower than that at the end of the day. Still, that is not bad for a piece of collectable exotica that you can ride – especially if the seller is motivated!

For more information and to check out your chance of owning this Japanese-Italian superbike, click the link and jump over to the auction. Good luck!