1979 Suzuki GS1000S Wes Cooley Replica With 3 Miles

SOLD FOR: $26,750

Reserve price has been met.

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this Wes Cooley Replica are available here for your perusal.

In 1978, Yoshimura had the incredibly talented Wes Cooley campaigning a Kawasaki KZ1000, but they weren’t winning races. Then they switched to the Suzuki GS1000 and started dominating – Cooley won the ’79 and ’80 AMA Superbike Championships. While this was happening, Suzuki decided to release a Euro-only sport version of the GS1000. Once American dealers got a peek, they started clamoring for them, too. Enter the Suzuki GS1000S, of which only 500 were imported to the states in ’79.

Though it was never officially given the name by Suzuki, riders around the country were eager to call it the Wes Cooley Replica.

The 997cc inline four cylinder produced 90 horsepower, which was good enough to propel the 524 pound bike up to about 130 miles per hour.

For more on the bike that changed many American minds about Suzuki’s sporting credentials, check out this profile from Motorcyclist magazine. The profile references a quote in a 1979 issue of Cycle Guide – the GS1000S “demands recognition as the finest all-around ride motorcycling has to offer.”

This example is VIN: GS1000-524885

The odometer shows 3 miles.

Per the seller, the original owner purchased two of these new – one to ride, and one to keep on display. The sale of this example includes the MSO assigned to Cycle Therapy in Winsted, Connecticut (no longer in business) in January of 1981.

The sale also includes the original Bill of Sale dated 2/22/1981 to a Michael Pellet of Natick, Massachusetts.

After the original owner passed away, his family sold it. The current owner acquired it 10-12 years ago from a private party in Anaheim, California. It has never had gasoline in the tank after being sold at the dealership.

It is still equipped with the original IRC Grand High Speed GS-11 AW (All Weather) tires.

Currently located in Sun City, Arizona, this GS1000S is offered on a Bill of Sale only with the original MSO included for historical value.

Have any Wes Cooley stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Sun City, Arizona

Year

1979

Make

Suzuki

Model

GS1000S

Mileage

3

VIN

GS1000-524885

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 45

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: tepapa

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
tepapa January 11, 2022 11:55 am $25,000 Reserve
ManekiNeko January 11, 2022 11:55 am $19,100
tepapa January 11, 2022 11:55 am $19,000 Auto
tepapa January 11, 2022 11:52 am $18,400 Auto
ManekiNeko January 11, 2022 11:52 am $18,300
tepapa January 11, 2022 11:51 am $18,100
ManekiNeko January 11, 2022 11:51 am $18,000 Auto
ManekiNeko January 11, 2022 11:09 am $17,700
jackhsu88 January 11, 2022 11:09 am $17,600 Auto
jackhsu88 January 11, 2022 11:00 am $17,100 Auto
ManekiNeko January 11, 2022 11:00 am $17,000
jackhsu88 January 11, 2022 10:31 am $16,300 Auto
ManekiNeko January 11, 2022 10:31 am $16,200
jackhsu88 January 11, 2022 9:55 am $16,100
tepapa January 11, 2022 9:55 am $16,000 Auto
tepapa January 11, 2022 3:56 am $15,900
jackhsu88 January 11, 2022 3:56 am $15,800 Auto
jackhsu88 January 10, 2022 4:13 pm $15,100 Auto
tepapa January 10, 2022 4:13 pm $15,000
jackhsu88 January 9, 2022 5:39 pm $14,890 Auto
Mototwin January 9, 2022 5:39 pm $14,790
jackhsu88 January 9, 2022 1:20 pm $14,100
ManekiNeko January 9, 2022 1:20 pm $14,000 Auto
ManekiNeko January 9, 2022 1:17 pm $12,600 Auto
jackhsu88 January 9, 2022 1:17 pm $12,500
ManekiNeko January 9, 2022 12:04 pm $11,179
Mototwin January 8, 2022 10:09 am $11,079
val schonberger January 8, 2022 10:09 am $11,000 Auto
val schonberger January 8, 2022 10:08 am $10,890 Auto
Mototwin January 8, 2022 10:08 am $10,790
val schonberger January 8, 2022 8:51 am $10,179
Mototwin January 6, 2022 11:08 am $10,079
val schonberger January 6, 2022 11:08 am $10,000 Auto
val schonberger January 6, 2022 9:01 am $9,700
James January 6, 2022 7:50 am $9,600
Mototwin January 6, 2022 7:50 am $9,500 Auto
Mototwin January 5, 2022 5:19 am $9,100
Lucca January 5, 2022 5:19 am $9,000 Auto
Lucca January 5, 2022 4:30 am $8,100
DLevitt January 5, 2022 4:30 am $8,000 Auto
DLevitt January 4, 2022 3:19 pm $7,600
jimsibthorpe January 4, 2022 3:19 pm $7,500 Auto
jimsibthorpe January 4, 2022 1:57 pm $5,100
Ducboy23 January 4, 2022 1:57 pm $5,000 Auto
Ducboy23 January 4, 2022 12:29 pm $1,000
Auction started January 4, 2022 8:55 am
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