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Suzuki October 30, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100

Looks like the buy-it-now on eBay was used to purchase this one quickly! Be sure to check out Bob’s other Featured Listing: 2001 Ducati MH900e!

In the social world it may be cool to be fashionably late to a party, but in the high stakes game of sport bikes being first is key.  It allows you to define the field, cement bragging rights for marketing purposes a keep everyone else playing catchup.  Suzuki’s GSX-R1100 was, and has remained the definitive sport bike of the mid 80s.  One would struggle to find anyone that was around sport bikes in the 80s that did not lust after the oil cooled four cylinder monster.  Even today if you bring up the GSXR you will be sure to hear some amazing stories about how much of a game changer the bike was when new.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for sale on eBay

It is not hard to see why these were an instant hit.  The market was ripe for a break out star.  At the time Suzuki was enjoying success with the Katana.  While the Katana was fast and desirable, the GSX-R was the better part of 100 pounds lighter, and made more power.  Some that only looked at power numbers might have been disappointed, but none that rode it shared that opinion.  Shorter wheelbase, better brakes, suspension and wind protection meant the GSX-R was a serious performance machine.

As with any machine with such a large performance envelop few remain in good condition long term.  Some are raced and live hard lives.  Many are modified.  The GSXR might go down in history as the most modified motorcycle ever.  From track riders, club racers, drag racers and people just looking for a blank canvas to express themselves, the GSXR has been loved by all.  The example today has not suffered any of those fates.  Not shocking because this beautiful bike shows just over 1500 original miles.  Bodywork shines wonderfully and this would surely be a great addition to any collection or enthusiast garage.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

COMING OUT OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION GLOBEMOTORCYCLES.COM OF OVER 150 VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES 🙂 GLOBE MOTORCYCLES

THIS IS AN AWARD WINNING, ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 1100 WITH ONLY 1500 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED MILES!!

THE BIKE: 
MY ALMOST FLAWLESS GSX-R 1100 COMES WITH EXTRAS:

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 JETS/PARTS.

THE ENGINE:
THE ENGINE IS ALL ORIGINAL AND HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FRAME. SHE IS SET UP WITH A PERIOD CORRECT VANCE & HINES 4 INTO ONE EXHAUST. I WILL HAVE MY BOYS RESTORE THE EXHAUST TO ITS ORIGINAL BLACK HIGH HEAT COATING AND POLISH THE ALUMINUM CANISTER BEFORE SHE LEAVES MY SHOP. A DYNO JET STAGE 3 JET KIT IS INSTALLED ON FRESH ULTRA SONICALLY CLEANED AND OVERHAULED CARBURETORS, K&N POD FILTERS.

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 AND SMOKED WINDSHIELD ARE INSTALLED. 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.

Strong bidding right out of the gate mean that the $14,000 BIN might be clicked at any moment.  If one has ever looked for a clean, low mileage and largely stock early GSX-R they know how hard that search can be.  Here we have a first, and in some people’s opinion the most desirable year, in great condition.  The listing states to have the OEM parts to revert the few departures from original shown in the images.  This is particularly nice because the next owner can choose to keep the bike as is and show it as period correct and fantastic sound from the Vance and Hines pipe or to go back to 100% factory.

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100
Suzuki August 23, 2022 posted by

Feature Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100!

Update 8.23.2022: Sale concluded at $13,900! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

One of the most iconic, era-defining sport bikes of the 1980s, the mighty GSX-R became the new yardstick when it came time to measure motorcycle performance, focus, and race track prowess. These were THE bikes to have for amateur racing in both the 750cc and the big bore classes, and Suzuki rained down the contingency prize money to build popularity. Motorcycle publications of the day raved at the serious sport nature of the GSX-R, the lightness and handling, and use of exotic materials such as the exquisite aluminum frame. Today, finding a clean, slab-sided original example (the early generation bikes are referred to as a “slabbie” due to the flat side panels) is very difficult. Most of these bikes were modified extensively as the performance game continued to push the envelope. But today’s Featured Listing 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 from RSBFS reader Jon is stone stock, wearing original exhaust, airbox and light, age-appropriate patina.

Featured Lising: 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for sale on eBay

The ultimate high-tech weapon, the original GSX-R actually utilized low-tech air cooling, but with an oil-cooling twist. By the mid 1980s most serious sport bikes had jumped on the liquid cooling bandwagon. Compared to air cooling, liquid cooling allowed for smaller window of temperature variation, which in turn allowed for tighter engine tolerances – which produced more power more consistently. But liquid cooling brought with it complexity and weight. Besides lugging around coolant, radiator, fan and associated hardware and plumbing, liquid cooling requires jacketed cylinders and heads, as well as a power-robbing engine driven water pump. Air cooling requires none of that. And since engine oil was already present and necessary, Suzuki simply upped the oil capacity, enlarged the oil cooler, and implemented oil squirters for the back sides of the pistons to keep them cool – technology that evolved out of the XN85 Turbo project. To ensure reliability, the Suzuki Advanced Cooling System (SACS for short) utilized a second oil pump and split the oiling duties between the cylinder head, and essentially everything else (crankshaft, piston squirters, tranny, etc.).

From the seller:
1986 GSXR1100 – near original condition including the original exhaust, airbox, carburetors, and grips
The bar ends, brake and clutch lines, turn signals, and the windscreen are not original.
It has a clean Nebraska title and 17,861 miles.
The bike comes with the Suzuki owner’s manual and the two original keys, as well as the Suzuki Service Manual.

I purchased this bike in 2010 from the Chicago area, from the original owner’s family.
Battery is new, tires will need replacing at some point.
Gas tank is beautiful clean inside and I’ve always run premium gas.
The bike starts right up, runs and rides excellent.

Plastic and paint are not perfect, but in VERY good condition. Always stored indoors, and it shows.
There is a small crack on right side near the rear grab bar, a small dent in center tank (barely noticeable) and some expected patina.

In 1986, the biggest of the Gixxers growled out a stonking 130-ish horsepower, pushing approximately 430 pounds (dry) of bike. Editors waxed poetically about the power and refinement, the race-bred handling, and the aggressive looks of the dual headlights and single exhaust. Even today this bike looks fast, purposeful and ready to rip. Owner Jon notes there are a few replacement changes from factory, but everything looks in line with an OEM appearance. Being only the second owner since new certainly helps this nearly 40 year old with maintaining the OEM like condition, as far too many examples have been passed around, abused and poorly maintained. If you want proof of how coveted this bike is to the current owner, just check out that housebroken picture in the gallery below!

This 1986 Suzuki GSXR-1100 is currently on eBay, looking for a high bidder and a new home. There is NO RESEVERE but several interested parties are already in the mix. If a minty, original slab-sided GSX-R1100 strikes your fancy, jump into the auction soon before it is gone. We don’t see many honest Gen I bikes like this pass our way these days, and one would expect values on these models will to continue to climb due to the magnitude of the impact Suzuki made with this release. Thanks for supporting the site, Jon, and good luck with the sale!

MI

Feature Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R1100!
Bimota May 20, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing: 1998 Bimota SB6R

In the spirit of full disclosure, this bike is being offered by RSBFS contributor, William. -dc

If you have been a reader of RSBFS for any length of time, you know we are huge Bimota fans.  The appeal is the wonderful marriage of exotic Italian design, incredible engineering and the proven performance of an OEM engine.  In this case the SB6R is powered by a water-cooled GSXR1100 engine.  Service cost are kept in check by the use of the Suzuki engine.  Suspension is Paoli adjustable forks out front and an Ohlins adjustable shock in the rear.  Plenty of stopping power is provided by the Brembo Goldline calipers.  The end result is a machine with the reliable power of the GSXR1100, but the better part of 100 less pounds to move down the road.

We have featured many examples over the years and this particular bike was purchased here in 2019 by me as my first Bimota experience.  I had a long standing passion for the brand and jumped at the opportunity to get this bike back on the road.  At this point my passion has surpassed my garage capacity and this bike needs to be moved on to a new home.  As with any bike that has gone a while without use, the fuel system needed to be cleaned.  Viton seals were installed in the carburetors after a total tear down and ultrasonic cleaning.  New intake manifolds were installed to replace the original dry cracked units.  Tires, breaks and service items were also installed.  Under my stewardship I have covered about 500 miles of trouble free enjoyment.

Details About The Bike:

For the 2020 season:

  • Michelin Power RS Tires

  • New Battery

  • EBC Brake Pads

  • All Hydraulics Flushed

  •  Coolant Flushed

  • NGK Plugs

  • Carburetor Rebuild

  • New OEM Suzuki Intake Boots/Manifolds 

The bike shows very well with low mileage of just over 3,000 miles.  The red bodywork pops in the sunlight, and the Corse exhaust provides and intoxicating sound.  The carbon is glossy and the billet work is amazing to look at.  All lights, gauges, switches and systems work as they should.  Would be at home on display as part of a collection, or out for the occasional Sunday ride.  No leaks, smoke, funny noises or issues to report.  This bike will provide many more miles of enjoyment should the new owner decide.

Sold with a Clear Title and an asking price of $13,500. 

Featured Listing:  1998 Bimota SB6R
Suzuki May 4, 2022 posted by

When Suzuki Turned Things Up To Eleven: 1989 GSXR1100

The GSXR1100 needs no introduction.  Since it was launched it has captured the hearts and minds of motorcycle enthusiasts.  Over time it became a bike with an extremely broad appeal.  There was something for everyone.  You loved road racing, no problem.  You wanted to go drag racing, the 1100 had you covered.  Your passion was customizing wild and outlandish street bikes, plenty of support for the GSXR.  Now some 25 years latter it is the collectors that have turned their eyes to the legendary GSXR1100.  The market is focused on finding the cleanest and best preserved examples.   This is exceptionally challenging based on how well loved and used these bikes were in period.

The example today passes the initial inspection most collectors will conduct.  It still wears the original exhaust and air box.  These two items might sound silly, but they are sure sign that this bike has not lived a life of track use, or been customized as those are the first things to get changed.  The few departures from stock can be excused as small period correct changes, and are also simple to reverse if the new owner want.  One would suspect the new owner will not be too bothered as this bike should ultimately end up in a dynamic collection.  With north of 35,000 miles and a few imperfections on the tank this will not be wheeled into a mancave as is, although it does look like a fantastic starting point for a full restoration.

From The Seller’s eBay Listing:

This is a great example of a classic.

It’s a clean title, all original bike , to include airbox, mufflers, and even blinkers. The frame is original and untouched and still has the vin sticker. The bodywork is also original, with the exception of the period correct blue windshield, with oem windshield rivets. It uses one key for the ignition, tank, and seat latch. The bike does have some expected flaws, marks and a few cracks in the plastics, as well as a few scratches on the tank near the seat. It looks like the lowers have been touched up at some point. Please see the provided pictures.

The bike has a stage 1 jet kit installed. It also comes with the stage 3 portion of the kit with oem emulsion tubes if the new owner chooses to install an aftermarket exhaust. Included is a solo seat cover, with a new OEM NOS seat pad in blue, two Suzuki oil filters, and a complete decal kit if the new owner chooses to make it showroom new with a respray. I considered doing the respray, as I ordered the decal kit, but used the bike as a very clean rider and not a show bike. Also provided is the rear seat and grab bar with bolts and spacers if you choose to take a passenger.

Recent service includes new fork seals and fluid, rear brake pads, carb cleaning, air filter, petcock rebuild, as well as a new battery last month.

The bike starts right up and runs and rides great. Thank you for your interest.

Nostalgia is a powerful force.  This bike ticks many of the right boxes and will do will to rekindle a past experience, or allow the new owner to enjoy a bike they did not have a chance to have in the past.  In the first couple of hours of the listing 30 bids have been entered and the price sits at under $6k with the reserve showing as not met.  There is no Buy It Now listed.  It is safe to say it will take a few more bids before the reserve is passed.  Demand is high, and for good reason.  These bikes can be used and enjoyed on the modern roads and there are more an more events happening that are devoted to this era machine.

 

When Suzuki Turned Things Up To Eleven:  1989 GSXR1100
Suzuki August 3, 2021 posted by

Track Day Tuesday: 1989 Heron Durex Suzuki GSXR1100

Well, it looks like Track Day Tuesday is an official hit. Thanks to all who have left us comments on track bike specific posts – we love to hear from you. And speaking of RSBFS readers, today’s awesome Heron Suzuki Isle of Man TT racer came about thanks to Robert, who found it listed in the UK. Thanks for the forward!

1989 Heron Durex Suzuki GSXR1100 for sale on eBay

Famed UK importer and successful privateer GP racing team Heron Suzuki is a fabled marque in motorcycling circles. Fiercely competitive and highly innovative, Heron Suzuki might be best known for their GP exploits (where as a privateer they created their own carbon fiber / honeycomb chassis for the RGB500 powerplants), with riders such as Kevin Schwantz, Niall MacKenzie, Mick Grant, Barry Sheene and Steve Parrish. But they did not limit themselves to GP racing, and were a powerhouse on the street circuit and TT racing popular in the UK, including the famed Isle of Man TT. Producing go-fast speed parts in addition to managing their own teams and bikes, Heron Suzuki is a well know and well respected name in a very dangerous game. Today’s particular bike was a Jamie Whitham mount, having been raced at the Isle of Man.

From the seller:
1989 Ex Jamie Whitham Durex Heron Suzuki GSXR 1100 This Historic Bike also comes with the Original Heron Suzuki GB V5 and the Original Team Jacket and signed Tee shirt as raced By James in Scarborough,Ireland,and ,Isle Of Man TT the team at the time run By Mick Grant, Large Video available on what’s May take PX more details on my website: racing motorcycles.co.uk

There is a little more information about this bike on the seller’s website, including mention of a dyno sheet (128 HP and 73.28 ft lbs of torque for those who are interested in such things) and some build details (race carbs, titanium rods, modified cams and ported head). Additionally, this bike was clocked at 183 mph during the 1989 island run with pilot Jamie Whitham. And to come full circle with Heron Suzuki, the TT team was run by Mick Grant, one of the heroes who raced for Heron at the GP level. What amazing history!

As always it is very difficult to value race bikes. This one comes from a solid background of a known racing vendor, a known team manager and a known rider. The fact that this very bike has been ridden in anger on the island (and lived to tell about it) really sweetens the pot. Paperwork always helps here, and it would be interesting to see what documentation comes with the bike regarding current (or even previous) state of tune. The bike is currently located in Chichester, England. If you can live with the livery, Check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

Suzuki July 24, 2015 posted by

Old School Muscle – 1990 GSXR-1100

1989 Suzuki GSXR-1100

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Back before the Hayabusa, ZX-14 and the bonkers H2R were speed kings, the Suzuki GSXR-1100 battled Kawasaki’s ZX-11 for straight line bragging rights.  They were big and fast and we made them faster.  The GSXR-1100 came from the factory making a claimed 145hp and was a favorite drag racers on the street and at the track.  For 1989 Suzuki bumped up the displacement on the big GSXR from 1052cc to 1127cc and also strengthened the frame from the first generation.  There was some debate about the handling of the new model, but most of these complaints came at the highest levels of racing and were unlikely to materialize for us mortals riding them on the street.  While the ZX-11 may have had a tiny edge in the top speed department, the GSXR-1100 was definitely the sharper handling machine.

GSXR1100_leftside

This black and grey GSXR-1100 looks great with the paint being more subdued than some of the wild graphics that came on later models.  It is mostly stock with only a few light modifications that could easily be returned back to stock if so desired.  With a Buy it Now price of $4700 and a “Best Offer” option as well, this seems like a very reasonable way to get yourself a true classic in fantastic condition.  You can check out the auction on eBay here: 1989 Suzuki GSXR-1100 for sale

This GSXR 1100 is one of a kind Black/ Silver, in immaculate condition purchased 10yrs ago Mint condition and since then we had our children 8yrs ago and I have not been able to ride as too busy with the family so there it sits.  Is a very fair price for this prized possession classic they are not making any more…  It’s true condition is excellent.  Near perfect.  Start 2x a week to keep carb’s in balance.  It’s Ready to Ride!   In my opinion this is the most beautiful GSXR they ever made. This is a bad-ass classic Suzuki with insane power and fabulous sound and many people think its brand new. It comes with the factory owners manual, and a clean title in hand. 

GSXR1100_front

 

 

Old School Muscle – 1990 GSXR-1100
Suzuki October 30, 2013 posted by

Handpicked: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)

This 1991 Gixxer is one of the last air-oil cooled 1100 produced (the very last was the 1992 edition). It has covered just above 44.000 km.

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These bigger capacity Suzukis are very reliable and given the conditions in which it is presented, you will be able to cover at least as much extra mileage without issues.

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The black-grey and blue colour combination isn’t my favourite but the bike is stock (apart form the smaller turn indicators) and it comes with the original solo seat.

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If you are looking a for an air cooled 1100 model, at a price of about 2800 $, this could be a good autumn’s pick. As a reminder, here’s a few numbers that come with the beloved GSX-R of the early 90s (yap these bikes were pretty powerful then…):

Overall Length: 2 090 mm (82.3 in)
Overall Width: 755 mm (29.7 in)
Overall Height: 1 150 mm (45.3 in)
Wheelbase: 1 465 mm (57.7 in)
Weight: 226 kg (497 lbs)
Engine type: Air/oil-cooled 1127 cc inline-four, DOHC, 16 valves. 145 hp/ 10,000 rpm, 11,6 kg-m/ 9,000 rpm.

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1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 in Switzerland

 

Claudio

Handpicked: 1991 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 (Switzerland)
Sport Bikes For Sale June 12, 2012 posted by

Big Boy Bike! 1986 GSX-R1100 For Sale

Location: Clifton, VA

Miles: 12,387

Price: Currently $2,839 with Reserve in place

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 to 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.

This .44 Magnum of a sport bike for sale here looks to be in very good condition and has low miles as well. The seller states that the only scratches on the bike are on the underside of the fairing from loading the bike onto a trailer. Also, the solo tail has some chipping on the corner. Other than that it looks to be very well cared for. The seller even highlights some recent maintenance done to keep the bike running properly.

From the seller:

1986 GSXR 1100. In excellent original condition with 12,387 miles. Runs great. Needs nothing. Ready to ride. Starts easily and pulls stromg. As you probably know if you are reading this, 1986 was the first year for the ground breaking GSXR 1100 and they are getting hard to find in this condtion. The bodywork is complete with almost no marks or imperfections. Tires andBatteryare almost new. As far as I know the bike has never been down, the engine has never been touched internally and the mileage is original.

  • Fresh oil and fluids.
  • New Plugs
  • Mikuni carbs
  • K&N Air Filters
  • Braided Stainless Steel brake lines

The only scratches are on the bottom of the fairing from loading the bike onto a trailer but these are not visible unless viewed from under the bike. Other than that the bodywork is in almost factory perfect condition. The tank is perfect. The seat is good with no tears or rips. There silencer has some very faint rippling on the stainless steel cover plate under the passenger footrest which is not visible in the photos and can only be seen if the light catches them at an angle. There is no rust on the header pipes. The seat hump has a corner broken off on one side – easily fixable and can still be used as is. Wheels are original and in very good condition. This is one of the nicest first year GSXR1100’s you will see. Clean with a few minor imperfactions consistent with a well cared for bike of this mileage.

I also have the original airbox and carbs shown in the last photo. Since no everyone will want these they are NOT included in the auction but the winning bidder will have the option to buy these for an additional $160. If they do not sell with the bike I will auction them on ebay afterwards.

The bike may not be 100% bone stock with the addition of new carbs and air filters, but the original parts can be yours for an extra $160. If I were buying this bike, I would probably pick those up as well, but I do wish the seller would include those at no extra charge. We have seen these early 1100’s go for $4-$5k in the past and would assume that this one would go for roughly that. If you have been looking for one of these you can check out the auction here and see if this one is right for you!

-JS