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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!
Featured Listing January 4, 2023 posted by

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition!

Firing a shot across the bow of 2023 is our first bona fide Collector Alert of the New Year. Brought to us by RSBFS regular Bob, today’s Featured Listing is an ultra rare Japanese home market example of the much sought after Limited Edition GSX-R750R. Looking perfectly preserved, residing indoors for what looks to be its entire life span, and showing only 863 kilometers on those white-faced, metric clocks (a mere 535-ish miles for those of us that compute mileage in American), this is a wake up call for anyone who dreams of collecting. Born and bred for the race track with goodies and tech over and above the already stunning GSX-R of the era, the Limited Edition has gained cult status and remains a key model in a very exclusive blue chip collector club.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition for sale on eBay

Much has been written about the mighty GSX-R750 and how it revolutionized sport bikes and production racers in particular. But the extra “R” in the Limited Edition meant that these special bikes were homologation specials more sharply focused for the race track. The biggest deal with the Limited Edition relates to the transmission. A close-ratio 6-speed is mated to a dry clutch setup, which is lighter (thanks to its magnesium construction) and has less parasitic drag than the standard oil-bath variety. Flat slide carbs replace the base CV vacuum units, suspension was upgraded for track duty (including New Electrically Activated Suspension (NEAS) forks from the 1100), and the package was wrapped in a special fiberglass solo tail.

From the seller:
COMING OUT OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION GLOBEMOTORCYCLES.COM OF OVER 120 VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES 🙂 GLOBE MOTORCYCLES

THIS IS AN AWARD WINNING, ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION ULTRA LOW MILES JAPANESE IMPORT 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 1100 WITH ONLY 863 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED KILOMETERS!! FLORIDA TITLE IN MY NAME.

ONLY A HAND FULL OF THESE JAPANESE IMPORTS EVER MADE IT TO THE US. THIS IS NOT THE RARE DOMESTIC LIMITED EDITION.

IN THE STUNNING MUST HAVE, HARD TO FIND FACTORY YOSHIMURA RACING BROWN OVER RED COLORS.

More from the seller:
MY FLAWLESS GSX-R 750 LIMITED EDITION HAS THE ORIGINAL FACTORY ORIGINAL 4 INTO ONE EXHAUST, FACTORY ORIGINAL WINDSCREEN, FACTORY ORIGINAL FLAWLESS SOLO SEAT COVER, AND THE FACTORY ORIGINAL CARBURETOR WITH THE ORIGINAL AIRB BOX. SHE STILL HAS THE JAPANESE WRITING ON THE FRAME DECALS

THE ENGINE:
THE ENGINE IS ALL ORIGINAL AND HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FRAME AND NEVER BEEN PAINTED. SHE HAS THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST IN FLAWLESS CONDITION, FRESH ULTRA SONICALLY CLEANED AND OVERHAULED CARBURETORS.

THE FRAME:
THE FRAME HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE LABLES AND HAS NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH AT ALL. ORIGINAL CHAIN AND SPROCKETS, CHAIN GUARD, TURN SIGNALS AND MIRRORS, GRIPS, ECT.

More from the seller:
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 RACING HISTORY IN THE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND JAPANESE IMPORT COLORS.

I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING, RESTORING, REPAIRING, RIDING, AND RACING MOTORCYCLES SINCE BEFORE GRADUATING FROM AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE “AMI” IN DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA IN 1980. I HAVE OWNED OVER 22 GSX-R’S BUT ONLY 1 OF THESE JAPANESE LIMITED EDITION 750’S I NEVER PLANED ON SELLING HER BUT I AM OUT OF ROOM. SO DON’T MISS OUT ON YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE OF MY AMAZING BIKES.

Over and above the rest of world Limited Edition, the Japanese home market LE model came with very distinctive paintwork, a 4-into-1 exhaust that deleted the heat shielding look, and lighting specific to the Japanese market. These bikes also added a fuel gauge to the cluster, but were otherwise mechanically similar to the exports. But there is no looking away from the striking paintwork on an imported LE, and today’s example is one for the ages.

With few miles, no observable blemishes, a long ownership history and a clean and clear title, this Japanese home market GSX-R750R Limited Edition looks to be as good as it gets. There is no doubt that when it comes to collectible Gixxers the LE is THE ONE to have, and the model has been outperforming market estimates as handily as the homologation market outperformed the competition on the race track. Bob has started the bidding low, with reserve in place. There is a Buy It Now that can be activated at the reasonable sum of $28,000. Located in Florida, this rare 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition is deserving of a close up look, and a new home that will appreciate it as much as the seller obviously has. You can check out all of the details on eBay here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition!
Featured Listing December 14, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks

Update 12.14.2022: Now on eBay! Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Today’s Featured Listing is brought to us by longtime RSBFS sponsor and supporter Speedwerks. If you are not familiar with Speedwerks, they are a shop based in Delaware that for nearly 30 years have turned out beautifully prepared and restored examples of bikes that we all drool over. If you don’t believe me, check out their shop directly (www.Speedwerks.com or www.facebook.com/speedwerks), and for some history, check out some of the Speedwerks bikes that have been featured over the years on RSBFS: Search Speedwerks.

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks

The RGV250 world changed with the introduction of the VJ23. The last of the RGV series, the VJ23 introduced an entirely new configuration for the two-stroke twin cylinder, affecting the remainder of the overall package dramatically. Gone was the popular 90 degree v-twin that powered the earlier VJ21 and VJ22 series bikes. In its place was a more compact 70 degree unit. Displacement was still 249cc, but that displacement was achieved by a square bore-stroke ratio, as opposed to the earlier models which had a bigger bore and less stroke (over square). The new motor fit more optimally in the twin-spar aluminum frame, providing better handling with improved weight distribution. Suspention consisted of an upside down front fork and rising rate linkage in the rear – both fully adjustable. Electric start was included in the package (no more kick starting or bump starting), and even with such luxurious appointments the whole package still came in under 300 lbs! The SP designation adds even more tasty goodies, including a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox driven by a dry clutch.

From the seller:
This 1997 RGV250/SP VJ23 is by far the nicest, original one we’ve had come through here. There are no stories, no Chinese panels and no excuses’. The Pic’s speak for themselves. We discovered this VJ23 with the help of our friend Rick Deegan of RMD Motors in Japan.

We’ve bought and sold a lot of bikes and Vehicles through Rick/RMD and although he’s a bit ‘Colorful’ at times, he has always been honest and straight forward regarding the machines he sells, this one is no exception and doesn’t disappoint. We struck a deal and purchased it earlier this year. This Suzuki has had only ONE Original Owner in Japan and the gentleman bought it brand new as a 1997 model year. This was a leftover and it was first dealer registered in the year 1999.

In his ownership he racked up 11,900 kms. installed a set of WRS rear sets, kept it serviced regularly, otherwise it’s remained original and unmolested. He was fortunate to have a large house with a garage, where this machine was kept from the harsh salt elements that plague most aluminum and steel on the Japanese island. Consequently, there is none on this chassis.

More from the seller:
The Japanese Documentation is included, along with the 2 Dealer Keys, Manual, Warranty Book, and Factory tool kit.

As evident in the photo’s we did an extensive time consuming service and a borderline OCD detail job on the Chassis. The body is original, shiny and beautiful. All fluids, Fuel system, Carbs, Plugs, Air, Gear Oil and Coolant. The front suspension was also refreshed with new seals, bushings and Bell Ray fork oil. Rear shock refreshed and checked.

Finally a new set of Dunlops were spooned on and this beautiful RGV/SP is ready to;
– add to your collection.
– blast thru the canyons to Alice’s for lunch.
– Use a daily/Sunday rider.

Enclosed, Private delivery is available in the Cont. USA. and included at $24,000.
We can also crate the machine and assist with air or sea freight anywhere in the world.

Asking Price: $24,000
(price includes personal delivery in the continental US – no risky shipping companies!)

Contact:
Speedwerks Sportbike Service
101 Weston Dr. suite-8
Dover,De 19904
(302)672-RACE

www.speedwerks.com
www.facebook.com/speedwerks

You can also email Steve directly: steve@speedwerks.com

As highlighted, this is a home market VJ23 imported directly from Japan. That means that this particular example is restricted in terms of power output. This affects any Japanese home market bike, as the government imposed power limitations in order to curb high-speed street riding. Suzuki did produce these models for export outside of Japan, and those bikes do not have the power restriction. Steve from Speedwerks notes that full power export models will have a black VIN plate riveted to the right side of the frame, just behind the neck, a non-restricted ECU, a modified airbox, a 240kms speedo, and a black cap on the rear master reservoir. If you are shopping for a full power model don’t give up: Speedwerks has one available for restoration with the identical color scheme as today’s home market example (contact Steve for details).

As with all the bikes we have seen come out of the Speedwerks shop – whether they are race bikes or really rare gray market examples such as this 1997 Suzuki RGV250 SP – this bike is immaculate. It has a wonderful back story as a one-owner ride, and the numerous pictures show what is perhaps the best of the VJ23 breed we have seen. As the last series produced by Suzuki, these are rare and sought after bikes. The SP configuration is the one you want, and with only 7,300-ish miles showing this one looks like it will bring joy to a new owner for many years to come. Did I mention that this is the LAST of the factory two strokes ever offered? How about electric start? The best by Suzuki presented by one of the best shops we know, Speedwerks is now offering this exquisite example of RGV250 SP VJ23 imported goodness for an asking price of $24,000 (includes deliver in the continental United States). Here is a link to all 100+ photos of this amazing machine. Contact Steve directly (steve@speedwerks.com) for more details. Good Luck, and thanks to Speedwerks for being such a long time supporter of this site!

MI

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks
Featured Listing November 24, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma!

The seller states this 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma Featured Listing is a “Street-legal Collectible GP Replica” and he is very correct indeed. The sharpest of the street going 500cc two strokes, the Gamma was the pinnacle of the GP replica set. Showroom statistics aside, this beauty goes quite a bit further than that, thanks to a massive rebuild and performance work done by the legendary Rick Lance. The best part is that this is not a new bike to RSBFS, as we have seen it before on occasion which allows us to track mileage and usage across owners. In short, this is a stunning example of what a RG500 could be with performance far beyond what you might otherwise find, and even includes a signature by Randy Mamola; someone who knows a thing or two about riding a fire-breathing beast.

Featured Listing: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma for sale on eBay!

From the seller:
1985 Suzuki RG500
Powered by a very compact, water-cooled, twin-crank, square-four two-stroke engine that works like a pair of parallel twins geared together. Stock the bike was cutting-edge. Weighing-in under 400 lbs dry and producing 100+ HP at the crank (stock) with typically ‘exciting’ two-stroke delivery, the Gamma was one of the rawest bikes of the period, a true “race-bike for the road.”

More from the seller:
This listing isn’t some all-original barn-find, but was given serious mechanical and cosmetic attention by the late Gamma Guru Rick Lance. It has the following list of mods:
Full motor rebuild including:
555 Big-Bore upgrade
GSX-R Radiator
Maranello transmission kit
Lance Gamma clutch upgrade
Lance Gamma TriPod air filter kit
Lance Gamma supplemental fuel shut-offs
Pipes supplied by Lance Gamma (I believe Rick said the were Jim Lomas pipes in our last conversation)

Chassis, bodywork, etc:
Battery and oil tank relocation
Upgraded wheel/ tire combination (Katana wheels)
Race-Tech fork upgrade
Rear shock upgrade ( FOX, I believe)
Lance Gamma fiberglass bodywork with custom paint scheme
Tank autographed by GP legend Randy Manila

More from the seller:
This is the second Rick Lance prepped Gamma I have been fortunate enough to own and is irreplaceable to me, but life-circumstances change and it is time to let go. I’ve seen several Gammas sell for $30-35,000 and I believe this is highly collectible and nicer than any of them.

Feel free to contact Vinnie @ 920-988-1950 with any questions

With an auction starting in the bargain basement price territory, there has been avid interest in this bike (reserve not yet met). We know this will not stay in bargain territory very long – after all, you are never going to see one as striking – nor as nicely outfitted – as this one. We encourage you to check out all of the details on this one – as well as the archive posts from years past – and then throw your hat into the ring. Suzuki has not built a RG500 for decades, and the glory days of the two stroke is over. Rick Lance, sadly, has left us with a limited number of his fantastic creations, this being one. So move quickly if you are interested – this beautiful 1985 Suzuki RG500 Rick Lance Gamma won’t last long!

MI

Featured Listing – 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma!
Featured Listing November 8, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1996 Suzuki GSX-R1100W!

The legend that is the Suzuki GSX-R began stateside in 1986. The original air/oil cooled slab sided model was followed by the Slingshot era, denoting rounder flanks and tweaks to the engine tuning. And when the air/oil cooling had reached its maximum efficiency, traditional water cooling was finally introduced in a quest for more power. From the mid 1980s through the late 1990s the big Gixxer went through many iterations and changes, gaining some weight along the way and evolving into a different machine altogether. And with the collection world crying out for original Slabbies, and the rise in valuation of the Slingshot models, the latter year water pumpers will not be far behind. Today’s Featured Listing is just that: A beautiful 1996 GSX-R1100. The seller (a long time RSBFS reader) has included a lot of information and pictures on this bike, so I’ll let him take it away:

1996 Suzuki GSX-R1100 for sale on eBay!

From the seller:
1996 Suzuki GSX-R1100W
VIN: JS1GU75A4T2101204
NUMBER OF PREVIOUS OWNERS: 3
CURRENT MILEAGE: 9303 (May very slightly due to us test riding the bikes, generally less than 200 miles)

This particular example is one of the last years of the GSXR1100W (Water Cooled) models and is arguably one of the best color schemes of the 90’s only offered one year. The water cooled version of the GSXR 1100 was made from 93-98 and the last 4 years of its model run came with an upgraded racing inspired over braced aluminum swingarm and a reduction in weight that made this the most powerful of all the 1100s as well the lightest and fastest of the W generation. These bikes are fast becoming as collectible as their predecessors the original 1986 “Slab side” and subsequent 1988 “Slingshot” oil cooled models with values now reaching over $10000 for any fully restored or clean original survivor. This one is wearing its factory original paint and plastic and is as clean as any that would be sitting in a museum or private collection. Aside from a few VERY minor chips on the right side fairing and the leading edge of the silencer and an extremely minor scratch in the clearcoat of the fuel tank on the right side where your leg rests against this bike is flawless and would still be clean enough for any avid Suzuki collector to leave in their living room or personal museum.

More from the seller:
UPGRAGES:
Vance and Hines full SSR exhaust $1000
Dynojet stage 1 jet kit $125
K&N air filter $75
Zero gravity blue tinted windscreen $75
Clear alternatives integrated tail light $125
Flush mount LED front signals $25
Rear fender eliminator kit $50
OEM factory solo seat cowl $400
Factory rear shock upgraded to a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 OEM shock $200

Total Upgrade Parts Cost (Without labor or shipping) $1675!!!

NOTE: FACTORY PASSENGER SEAT IN LIKE NEW CONDITION AS WELL AS FACTORY SHOCK, TURN SIGNALS, TAIL LIGHT, AND REAR FENDER WILL BE INCLUDED – WE DO NOT HAVE THE FACTORY EXHAUST OR WINDSCREEN BUT THOSE CAN BE SOURCED IF A COLLECTOR IS LOOKING TO PUT IT BACK TO FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION!

More from the seller:
If you look under the plastic you will see the paint on the engine looks factory fresh and is not discolored or faded in the least. There is NO rust or oxidation anywhere on this bike and its still wearing its factory chain as the OEM blue master link shows. This is a great bike to take to your cars and coffee as these were common enough any superbike nut over 30 remembers them from their childhood but they are so uncommon to see in this condition nowadays it always draws a crowd with its lively paint scheme and graphics that exude typical 90’s Suzuki style. Everything on this one is period correct from the Zero Gravity windscreen to the full Vance and Hines exhaust and smoked clear alternatives tail light and lockhart phillips mini signals.

This bike could very easily be put back to factory original if someone so desired that was adding it to a museum but as a gorgeous fair weather weekend rider it has the perfect blend of performance upgrades that would have been appropriate at the time back in the late 90’s which makes for a much nicer look, sound, and ride. The rear shock was replaced with a newer unit off a 2007 GSXR 1000 for improved ride quality but we do have the original stock shock as well to go with it. We do not have the stock exhaust or windscreen but those items are still readily available on ebay used if a collector wanted to source them. The bike does have a GENUINE OEM CORRECT COLOR OPTIONAL SEAT COWL as shown which cost $400 NOS from Europe as they haven’t been available in the US for many years and is a VERY rare piece. The original passenger seat in excellent condition is included as well. This is a very rare opportunity to own a piece of supersport history and one of the rarest members of the GSX-R family of racebikes.

It is rare to find such a clean and well preserved example of the latter years of the GSX-R1100 line. As the seller correctly states, many of these fell into the hands of riders who used them as stunter bikes and overpowered street hooligan antics. As is common with more mass produced models, values fell as time went on. But we see time and again, well cared for examples begin to rise in valuation as the supply of clean bikes dwindles. This is no thrashed and abused example, and it shows. And the fact that it can all be put back to stock with the included parts – save exhaust and windscreen – shows it.

This auction is going on now, with a Buy It Now of $8,950 – or best offer. You can also jump to the seller’s website (www.blackmarketbikez.com) for more information. Look through the pictures, do your own research, and you will likely come to the same conclusion: these late generation water cooled Gixxers are the next in line for collector status. Get in while you can, because the slab-sided ship has already sailed and the Slingshot boat is leaving the dock. Arguably the best of the last-gen models, this 1996 Suzuki GSX-R1100 is beautifully sorted and perfectly suited for the collector / rider set. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing – 1996 Suzuki GSX-R1100W!
Suzuki November 2, 2022 posted by

Only the Coolest – 1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley Edition

If you’ve come to the RSBFS site today looking to find a hot and collectable motorcycle from this millennium, please indulge us for a few more minutes. Because today’s find is a very, very sano Suzuki GS1000S circa 1980, putting it firmly in the pre-Y2K era, and very soundly into the old-school cool category of what a superbike used to be. Big, bright, blue and bold, the air-cooled inline four with racy stripes and bikini fairing pays homage to Wes Cooley’s success in AMA Superbike competition.

1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley Edition for sale on eBay

From the seller:
Suzuki GS1000-S
Wes Cooley Replica
Unobtanium In This Condition
Low Miles & Carefully Maintained
Absolutely Showroom New
Rare Original Mint Condition
The Holy Grail Of Super-Bikes
The Most Highly Collectible Of The Japanese SuperBikes
Looks, Runs & Rides Like New
On Display In The New England Motorcycle Museum
Previous Owner Passed Away

More from the seller:
Rare Opportunity To Buy The Best
Clean Title In Hand
Oregon Registration
Spare Key
Suzuki GS1000 Owner’s Manual
Suzuki Supplemental GS1000-S Owner’s Manual
Just Fully Serviced, Tuned & Detailed
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEO FOR DETAILS


More from the seller:
Carbs Cleaned & Tuned
Fuel Tank Removed and Flushed Out
VP Non-Ethanol Fuel Added
New Bel Ray MC4 Engine Oil
Mechanically, Cosmetically & Electrically a 10
New Battery
System Charging at 14.5 Volts
All Lights and Gauges Work Like New
Complete 100 Point Check Over
Full Rotisserie Detailed
Steam Cleaned, Hand Washed, Polished & Waxed
Ready To Ride or Show Today

We do not see these GS1000S models come up for sale often, and rarely do we see a bike quite this clean. The seller is a familiar entity in the collector world, and generally presents a clean and well photographed example. In today’s case we have a 42 year old, 7,500 mile example that looks to be pretty original. The OEM 4-into-2 exhaust has been traded for a 4-into-1 Kerker unit, which is period correct but looks out of place to me given the Cooley championship bikes in ’79 and ’80 were fielded by the legendary Yoshimura team. Other than that, this looks as good as we’ve seen. These bikes are not getting any younger, which means supply is dwindling with time. The internet appears to agree, as this one has been bid up to a strong $18,500 thus far; anxious prospects can still pull the trigger on a $25k Buy It Now option. You can check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

Only the Coolest – 1980 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley Edition
Featured Listing October 31, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing in Portugal – 2002 Yoshimura Suzuki Tornado S-1

Francisco has upgraded this post to a Featured Listing. Check out all three of his listings: Honda MC28 NSR250, Suzuki RGB500, and a Yoshimura Suzuki Tornado S-1! Thank you for supporting the site and good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Say you want something really special, but an Italian Bimota doesn’t float your boat. There are certainly a number of boutique builders that have bikes on offer, but few are truly integrated offerings. Now imagine if somebody like the legendary Pops Yoshimura took an off the shelf 2002 Suzuki GSX-R1000 and reimagined it in a way that only Yosh can do? Well, you can stop imagining because today’s find is one of the only 50 Tornado S-1 models ever built. Performance and style courtesy of Yoshimura, with quality underpinnings by Suzuki. Now that is a win for a limited number of riders and collectors.

2002 Yoshimura Suzuki Tornado S-1 for sale on eBay

Since Yoshimura is best known as providing performance items for Suzuki, it made sense for them to leverage their Suzuki know-how. Unlike Bimota which utilizes donor engines in primarily stock format, Yoshimura dug deep into the GSX-R mill, modifying the cylinder head, valves, camshaft and upping the compression. Adding a Yoshimura Engine Management System (EMS) in place of the stock Suzuki unit and finishing off the powerplant with one of their 4-into-1 titanium exhaust systems added approximately 20 horsepower to the already stout Suzuki. The EMS change also benefits the rider in allowing for selectable power maps while on the go. To complete the engine work, Yoshimura added bespoke engine cases and a special sump, reducing weight and providing for a greater oil quantity.

From the seller:
2002 Suzuki S1 Tornado
With only 13400 kms, this bike is very rare.
Only 50 unities were produced, all numbered from 1 to 50.
This is probably the rarest Suzuki ever produced road legal.
Only true collectors will appreciate it.
Feel free to ask more pictures.
Bike is located in Portugal – Lisbon.

On the suspension side, nothing but Ohlins will do. Which is exactly what Yoshimura has done. Brakes have been updated through a radial master cylinder and re-worked six-piston calipers. Wheels are unique and lighter, thanks to multi-spoke aluminum units from BBS. And as if all this needed even more wrapping paper, Yoshimura draped the old Gixxer in a new carbon fiber body that completely disguises the original DNA. Unique, custom and totally Yoshimura, only 50 units were produced in a single run of bikes. Today’s rare find is one such bike.

Located in Portugal (and looking like it comes from the same shop as some other outrageous finds), this very rare, very unique, very special Tornado S-1 is ready for a new home. When new – if you could even get on the list – this was a nearly $35,000 motorcycle. Today you can only find them on the used market, if you ever see them at all. The back story on today’s bike is unknown, but a sticker on the frame indicates it may have come through Canada at some point. The asking price for this one is $42,500 – or best offer. That is not too bad considering 20 years has passed since this bike was introduced to the world, and we all know how rarity adds to value. You can check out all of the details here. Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing in Portugal – 2002 Yoshimura Suzuki Tornado S-1
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.

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