1983 Suzuki Katana 750

SOLD FOR: $5,161

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on February 11, 2022

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Additional photos of this Suzuki Katana 750 are available here for your perusal.

The original Katana was introduced to America as a 1,000+cc motorcycle, but did you know that Suzuki offered it in a variety of displacements around the world – 250, 400, 550, 600, and 750? Here’s a rare chance to acquire one of the last option, which was introduced in Japan in 1981 and expanded to other markets in 1982. The following year, Suzuki brought out the GSX750S Katana Mark 2 – changes included 16″ front/17″ rear wheels, slightly larger dimensions (though the wheelbase remained the same), and a slight bump in power up to 72 hp.

By 1983, Suzuki had implemented their Anti-Nose Dive Forks (ANDF) on several models.

Per page 32 of this excellent Katana resource, this example (VIN: GSX75X-117883) is a 1983 model, which makes it a Mark 2.

This example is VIN: GS75X117883, Engine #: GS75X-181341.

The odometer shows 51,380 kilometers (31,926 miles).

This is one of the bikes that we imported from a collection in South Africa. In preparation for the listing, we cleaned and synced the carbs (installing 42.5 jets in the process), lined the tank, and installed a new battery.

During a test ride, Angel noted that the clutch slips at high throttle load, it needs a new clutch lever, the brakes are at 60% front and rear, and the tires are old and should be replaced.

Cowley exhaust.

Tank guard.

Aftermarket rear shocks.

The mirrors have been wrapped in vinyl with the appearance of carbon fiber.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

It is riding on Bridgestone tires with date codes of 1211 and 3412.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Have any Katana stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Total Bids Placed: 10

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: b******0

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $5,161 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
b******0 February 18, 2022 9:34 am PST $4,100
b*****7 February 18, 2022 9:34 am PST $4,000 Auto
b*****7 February 16, 2022 6:43 pm PST $2,900
r*c February 16, 2022 6:43 pm PST $2,800 Auto
r*c February 16, 2022 5:39 pm PST $2,600
b*****7 February 16, 2022 5:39 pm PST $2,500 Auto
b*****7 February 15, 2022 8:01 pm PST $1,600
t*******l February 15, 2022 8:01 pm PST $1,500 Auto
t*******l February 15, 2022 8:00 pm PST $1,100
b*****7 February 11, 2022 7:34 pm PST $1,000
Auction started February 11, 2022 9:08 am PST
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