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Sport Bikes For Sale September 13, 2011 posted by

Little Gixxer: 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 400

For Sale: 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 400

The 400cc class is a very interesting one for RSBFS staff. If its not an import smoker, then a micro-light four stroke is the next best thing. And while we see the CB-1, NC27 and FZR400 relatively often, the GSX-R 400 is a little bit more rare.

This bike looks suspiciously like this one posted by Ian on RSBFS last year. As such, I will quote liberally from our resident mini-Gixxer scholar:

In a perfect world I like more info on grey market imports but you have to work with what you have. I said project earlier because this bike will really take a good looking over and probably some amount of disassembly to make sure everything is cool. Would you ride on a bike that old without seeing everything with your own eyes? Once it is broken down it will take a little work to track down the needed parts. I personally enjoy this detective work during rebuilds. You will head into the garage in the Fall and emerge in the Spring with a nice unique little bike. There might not be too many willing to take that sort of project on so you might catch a deal on the auction (depending if a reserve is set of course).

From the seller:

Things too look for on a baby GXR-R: Corrosion is the big fly in the ointment with many Japanese import bikes- and the 400cc Gixxer is no exception. Expect to find rampant deterioration on engine cases and cockpit area (triple clamps, instrument cluster, etc.). Carbs are another source of annoyance; there are multiple rubber pieces in each carb, and these tend to decay over time. As the bits of rubber make their way into the intricate passages of the carb, the bike will begin to run poorly – and then not at all. For a bike like this that has been sitting, a complete carb rebuild (not a simple clean-out) is a must.

This bike definitely has some needs – new tires are mandatory, as is a carb rebuild and some new plastics. For the effort you will end up with a striking machine that is rare and unique; perfect for the street (if titled) or track days (get ready for jealous looks from all those pitted nearby). The seller is asking $2,800 OBO on this one, and if you are willing to do a little work there might be a Gixxer on the cheap for your collection. Good luck!


Sport Bikes For Sale August 18, 2011 posted by

A Crescent Creation: 2004 GSXR1000 K4 Rizla John Reynolds Replica

A Crescent Creation:  2004 GSXR1000 K4 Rizla John Reynolds Replica

I’ll will keep our current run of nice GSXR’s going with this 2004 special edition from UK Suzuki dealer Crescent Suzuki.  These aren’t true “factory” special editions but Crescent has been doing this for the past few years now with some faithful reproductions.  Some are mostly cosmetic with an exhaust system and others I’ve seen would have looked at home on the track.  What I don’t remember is,  if Crescent decided the spec or the customer choose the spec he wanted.

This particular model celebrates John Reynolds winning the BSB championship.  13 were produced and I’m not sure how they settled on that number.  Maybe Rizla should have stuck with just BSB instead of throwing money away with that God awful GSVR800 in MotoGP.  If the Rizla scheme is a little much, check out the Worx edition.  Me like!  Worx is the current sponsor for Crescents’  BSB effort.

The copy and the real thing.  This particular edition is 98% cosmetic.  There is a Yoshimura can and some carbon bits sprinkled in there.  If that is a little bland, check out this K1 that is done up quite nicely.

I wonder why one of the larger Suzuki shops hasn’t gotten together with Yoshimura here in the United States and produced something like this for us.  Bueller? Bueller?  Until that happens you are stuck with a Mladin sticker edition or looking at this one for sale on Ebay UK.

Can we talk Suzuki into a replica of this?  I know they did produce a few with Yoshimura/Jomo bodywork for the Japanese market a few years ago.


Sport Bikes For Sale August 15, 2011 posted by

It Came from the North- ’89 GSX-R 750R

Location: Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Mileage: 499 kilometers, but it’s been raced
Price: Auction

Okay, we’ve seen some bikes from this seller before and they have been some great machines (RC30, GSX-R 750LE). This beauty in no exception. Being a big fan of the GSX-R in general, especially from this era, this bike for me is pure, unadulterated, awesomeness. A purpose built machine that was apparently campaigned and won many a race in Canada. And while that’s impressive, to me this bike is great on it’s looks alone.


The seller gives quite a bit of detail and history on the bike along with shipping info-

Don’t mind the low feedback – I trade commercially as loudbikesteve on eBay and enjoy an excellent reputation.  I set this account up to keep my personal stuff separate from my business stuff.. 

I’m listing this 1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750R (‘Double R’) for a very good friend who’s not very computer savvy. I’ve personally seen the machine and took the listing photos a few weeks ago. The luscious and expensive limited edition GSX-R750R was released to Japanese market with a return to the long-stroke motor of the F/G/H models. The RR had exotic internals, 40 mm carbs and produced around 120 hp and weighted 187 kg. 500 limited edition (some claim 1000) GSX-R750R (the ‘Double R’) serving as ready-to-race platform was released to Japanese market. The newly redesigned engine reverted to the original long stroke (70 x 48.7mm) configuration. Crankcase, crankshaft connecting rods and clutch were among the critical areas receiving more attention necessary for the race duty. The ‘Double R’ also received new 40mm Slingshot carburetor and 4-into-1 exhaust pipe as well as close ratio gearbox, rear swing arm with sub frame, new aerodynamic fiber with large air intake duct, solo seating with race number box and 19 liter aluminum fuel tank as standard equipment. The dry weight measured, 187kg. 

This example is one of five allocated to the Canadian Factory Team and was raced to a Canadian National Production 750 Championship by Steve Dick back in 1989. In 1990, the motor was rebuild by Suzuki Canada and the bike then went to a privateer for the following season where it won the National Jr Superbike and Production Championships. The machine then went to Canadian racer Kemp Archibauld; who overhauled the engine and chassis in ’93 and performed the cosmetic restoration in 1998. Changes to the stock specification include the polished frame and Marchesini wheels. The current owner decommissioned the bike and put it on display in his climate-controlled facility. Although there are 499km showing on the clock, this should not be considered to be true milage as the instrument was disconnected while the machie was being raced. As noted in the detailed pics, the windshield purchased was for the standard GSX-R and as such, the holes do not line up.

Detailed pics are available on my Flickr set HERE.

Please check out my other listings for more vintage machines for sale!

If you have zero feedback, please contact me before submitting a bid. Any questions, feel free to email me at  (I’ll gladly give you my phone number if you need to chat).

USA Shipping:
We’ve sent quite a few machines south of the border. For shipment to the USA, there are a few companies I know of: 

TFX International 
Specialized Vehicle Transport,
11 City View Drive, Etobicoke, ON.
Canada. M9W 5A5
Phone: 416.243.8531

JC Motors
16591 Noyes Avenue 
Irvine, CA 92606

US CANADA Auto Transport
Address: 7968 Arjons Drive, Suite 111
San Diego, CA 92126
(800) 466-6935

International Shipping & Crating:
Inter-Par Logistics Inc. 
3845 Nashua Drive
Mississauga, ON L4V 1R3
Tel.: 905-678-1288
Fax: 905-678-1289

Good luck with your bid!

As with other bikes listed from the seller, this bike seems to have been in a private collection and not in running condition for quite some time. Depending on what your intentions are, this may be an issue (I would just put in the living room and be done). For those who live by the blue and white, this may be just the bike to finish off or maybe start your collection. Make the jump here to begin your pursuit of Suzuki awesomeness.


Sport Bikes For Sale August 15, 2011 posted by

Clean ’91 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

Location: Canton, Georgia
Mileage: 31,600
Price: Auction, no reserve

I have written up a few of these (I believe this exact bike here) and this remains one of my favorite bikes of all time. Something about the design. Or maybe it takes me back to when I first got into bikes and stared at that poster of it on my dorm room wall. Of course, there’s also the stir it caused and instant following it acquired when released. And the air and oil cooled engine that put serious power to the rear wheel.

There’s only a few photos-

The description from the seller-

This is a near perfect bike!  It has a couple small cracks on the top of upper from fairing other then that body work in excellent condition.  I purchased it about 3 months ago, and regrettably I have to sell it so I can purchase a Harley (getting old).  Recently had it serviced that included oil change, plugs and brand new Michelin Pilot’s.  you will be happly with this bike is about all I can say.

Again, I think this is the bike that was listed here a few months back, so the link may give you more detail (however, I can’t guarantee it’s the same bike). From the photos the bike looks clean with little modification with the exception of a smoked windscreen and what looks to be a Yoshimura exhaust. The seller highlights that there are a couple of small cracks in the fairing but unfortunately they aren’t shown in the photos. Mileage is getting up there but if it’s been serviced regularly the engine should go for many more miles. Those motors are notoriously bullet proof.

Also, there’s no reserve so maybe you can pick this bike up at a good price. I believe these bikes will only hold their values as the years go on. And, again for me, the GSX-R 1100 holds a special place in the sportbike world. To get in on this action, make the jump!


Reader Rides For Sale August 15, 2011 posted by

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in Exceptional Original Condition For Sale.

1991 Suzuki GSX-R 750 in exceptional original condition for sale.

SOLD! 8.24.2011

Location: Dover, DE
Price: $4,500.00 OR best offer!!!

This is one bad ass machine with low miles, all original fairings, stock exhausts and a set of brand new NOS Dunlop 208’s that help keep it period correct.

I totally dig this bike and for me this is the best paint scheme for any year GSX-R 750- Period!

The 91 model year represented the end of an iconic era for Suzuki in that it was the last year for the Air Cooled GSX-R’s and it was, for most, the last year before the goofy pink splash graphics became in vogue.

The history on this one is pretty simple- It was purchased by a parts manager of a Suzuki dealership in 1993 and as you can see, it was kept bone stock. Most of the mileage was put on it early because when it was acquired by Steve it had a set of OEM period tires on it that were in bad shape. Steve tells me it sat in a climate controlled environment, until about a month ago, when it was purchased and brought back to life via a thorough cleaning and inspection.

Our friends at SpeedWerks Sport Bike Services own and brought it back from long term storage. I’ve looked at (aka: Drooled over) the pictures several times and I also solicited the opinion of our resident Suzuki expert and we both came to the same conclusion in that this is one FREAKING NICE machine! I’d happily roll on this one and would welcome all of the looks and stares I’d get. Hmmmm, I wonder if Steve would trade for a NSR….

If you’re a fan of oil cooled Suzuki’s and in the market I wouldn’t wait too long before hitting the boys up. I can’t imagine this one sitting around too long.

You can contact Steve at (302) 672-7223 or

Make sure you tell Steve that we sent you.

Good luck with the sale-



Sport Bikes For Sale August 6, 2011 posted by

Rump Shaker Indeed- ’93 GSX-R 1100

Location: Dover, Florida
Mileage: 15,642
Price: Auction, currently $2,025

The history of the GSX-R 1100 has been documented here on RSBFS quite a bit through postings of clean, early versions. The legendary, bullet-proof 1100 cc air-cooled motor. The brute power that overwhelmed the early chassis (essentially the same as the GSXR 750 when first introduced). The engines that lived past the GSX-R 1100 line that ended in 1998 in many a drag racer at your local strip.

This version is more evolved from the bike that Suzuki unleashed on the world in 1986. Power and chassis had been sorted out by this point. And what you do get with this version is the beginning of awesome 90’s graphics. This bike’s paint certainly dates it from the time of car phones (not cell phones) and when Rump Shaker and Whoomp! There it is! ruled the airwaves. Say what you will about the graphics, but they have their time and place.

Here’s what the seller has to say-


And here’s some more pics of the 90’s goodness-

The bike looks original with the exception of the exhaust, which the seller says is a Yoshimura (I can’t tell with the short can). The seller also highlights some of the light cosmetic issues in the photos in the auction (watch out for the shot of one of the mirror’s, might not be what you’re expecting). Mileage is not bad for the bike’s age and as mentioned before, those motors are strong. But you would still want to make sure it’s been maintained well.

And then there’s the paint. I like the 90’s bright graphics and boy did Suzuki embrace the trend as much as anyone from the era. But like I said above, this bike reflects a specific time and I, for one, like that. You’ll have to decide for yourself. But if you dig it too, check out this auction.


Sport Bikes For Sale June 30, 2011 posted by

’86 Suzuki GSXR 750- The Game Changer!

Location: Pensacola, Florida
Mileage: 17,000
Price: Auction, currently at $2,134- No reserve!

I’m guessing it’s been discussed here a thousand times, but I’m gonna cover it again, just cause I like to say it. In 1985, the GSXR 750 set a standard that I would argue has not been met since. While I certainly tip my hat to the many bikes (GPz, FZ, GS and the like) that came before and blazed the trail, the GSXR 750 changed the game. From the time of its introduction, it set the mark that put into motion every company racing to catch up. Is it just me, or did every other sportbike that followed become more aggressive after the GSXR came out?

Here’s some specs: Cast aluminum frame, clip-on bars, vented fuel tank, and a 106 horsepower , 53 lb.ft. of torque in-line four. The aluminum frame helped bring the bike in at 464 lbs. Light compared to other bikes in the 750 world at the time.

Here’s a few more pics-

Some brief information from the seller-

ALL ORIGINAL PAINT..NEVER BEEN LAID DOWN…BIKE RUNS EXECELENT…ORIGINAL EXHAUST INCLUDED.(excelent condition) taken off in 87′ and been garage kept ever since.

Shipping is reponsibility of buyer…….. $500.00 Deposit is due 24 hours after close of auction..and remaining balance due within 3 days.

The seller here doesn’t give a whole lot of detail about the history and maintenance and it does have 17,000 miles on it so it would be smart to get more detail. It also looks to have a Yoshimura exhaust but the seller indicates the original is available. Since there’s no reserve I guess the market will decide where it goes.

Although this isn’t the first year of the GSXR, it is the second, and I think represents the beginning of the legacy of this bike well. If the bike checks out, this could be a good opportunity to get a nice piece of sportbike history. If you agree, check out the auction!



Reader Rides For Sale June 15, 2011 posted by

’86 Suzuki GSXR 1100-First Year of a Classic!

Mileage: 13,292
Price: $6,000 SOLD!

I have had the privilege, and I do considerate it a privilege, to write up some very clean, early GSXR’s lately. This bike is no exception, and to make it even better, this is a first year GSXR 1100. That fact alone makes this a little more special than others.

Indulge me while I recap what makes this bike special. Legendary air and oil cooled motor, cranking out 137 bhp that was unheard of in 1986. That fact alone gave the bike an instant following. It was essentially a bored-out GSXR 750 motor and is considered bulletproof, being used for years on drag bikes.

Some more photo goodness-

This bike appears very clean, original and well cared for with reasonable mileage for its age. It also includes the original parts and owners and service manuals. From the seller:

Up for sale is my 1986 GSXR1100 in excellent condition. 13,292 miles first year GSXR1100, runs great, pampered and adult owned. Shown here with a Yoshimura exhaust, Mikuni radial flat slide carburetors, new chain and sprockets, oval pod filters and new Bridgestone tires.

Included in the asking price are the following:

Original Exhaust System (in excellent condition)
Original Carburetors
Original Airbox
Original Tool Kit
Original Owner’s Manual and Service Manual
Original Turn Signals
Original Sprockets
Original Windscreen
Custom Corbin Seat (not shown)
Rear Wheel Stand

Asking $6000.

The bike also includes the many acronyms that make up many GSXR’s over the years and for a Suzuki person are part of the package. On this bike you will see the SACS (Suzuki Advanced Cooling System) and the NEAS (New Electrically Activated Suspension-anti dive). This stuff is pure gold for detail people like myself.

I have said before and will say again until I leave this planet, I think all current liter bikes owe something to the GSXR 1100. This is clean example of sportbike history for anyone who wants it (and if you don’t, it’s time for therapy).


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