Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
Though the model debuted in 1985, Suzuki’s legendary Gixxer line did not make its way to the US until 1986. The changes were minor – better headlights, a revised belly pan, and 25mm longer swingarm, but Americans were probably too busy drooling over the first true street-legal race replica sold in this market to notice.
Those aren’t just our words – Suzuki specifically marketed the Gixxer as a “racebike for the street” and backed it up with a design that featured a 749cc inline-four motor fed by 31mm Mikuni carbs and Suzuki’s Twin Swirl Combustion Chamber with 16 valve heads. It put down 80 horsepower at the rear wheel (106 at the crank) through a six-speed transmission, and impressively the engine weighed 30 pounds less than the previous GS750 motor (even though that was air-cooled).
Weight savings were not just limited to the motor. The whole bike weighed just 388 pounds dry, which was a revelation at the time. The GSX-R750 inspired copycats from the other Japanese manufacturers and impressively, it’s still in production today (though it hasn’t seen significant changes since 2011).
Manufactured in November of 1985, this example is VIN: JS1GR75A5G2101347, Engine #: R705-118681. The seller (an Idaho-based dealership) acquired it earlier this year from the original owner, a retired Suzuki mechanic who kept it in a climate controlled garage.
During his ownership, the selling dealer has covered roughly 50 miles. The odometer shows 37,628 miles.
Per the seller, this bike was given an oil change, clutch fluid flush, fuel flush (with aviation fuel), and new front rotors in July 2022.
The original owner spent some time drag racing, and he had the factory-sanctioned Yoshimura hop up kit installed. The motor is now at 13:1 compression and requires high octane aviation fuel.
Mikuni carb kit – the carbs were jetted for 4400′ of elevation.
The seller’s race number of 64 is on the windshield and tail. There are also some miscellaneous aftermarket stickers.
The original owner’s leathers and boots.
Original owner’s Servicard, owner’s manual, and tips/practice guide.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
It is riding on Avon AM22 tires with date codes of 4903 and 2904.
The selling dealer summarizes this bike as “ridiculously fast for the age“, noting that the owner was “fastidious about maintenance“. Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Idaho title with registration current through October 2022. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!