1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition JDM

SOLD FOR: $15,000

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Additional photos of this 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition JDM are available here for your perusal.

In 1982, Suzuki began development of what would become a total game-changer of a sportbike and the first bonafide Japanese race-replica. Dubbed the GSX-R750, the new road-legal track weapon was unlike anything that had come before it. It was crazy lightweight, brimming with componentry previously only seen on race machines, fast as hell, and sold at a shockingly affordable price. Less than a year after the initial release of the GSX-R, Suzuki unveiled an even more hardcore, track-oriented version of the watershed model with the GSX-R750 Limited Edition. In order to qualify for AMA Superbike competition, Suzuki produced a total of 199 LE-spec Gixxers for the US market in 1986. At approximately two-grand more than the base model, the LE carried an MSRP of $6,499, making it the most expensive Japanese sportbike offering upon its release.

However, they also produced a version for their home market in Japan which was adorned in a livery which celebrated the success of Yoshimura’s racing team. According to the January 2017 edition of Practical Sportbike UK magazine, only 150 units were produced by Suzuki in this special colorway.

Separating the LE from the standard 750 was a revised suspension setup using GSX-R1100-spec 41mm forks equipped with Suzuki’s NEAS (New Electronically-Activated Suspension), and an aluminum-bodied remote reservoir mono-shock with an aluminum full floater linkage. Stopping power was bolstered via anti-dive full-floating 310mm rotors and dual-opposed piston calipers. The swing-arm on the LE was also stretched by an inch (25mm) for improved stability and a steering damper was added as a standard item. Quite possibly the biggest highlight on the new model, however, was its super trick dry clutch, which was married to a close-ratio six-speed gearbox. Replacing the base model’s wet-plate setup, the new dry clutch came paired with an adjustable clutch lever.

But the JDM Limited Edition got some additional goodies that the USA did not have: flat slide carburetors, all black ray gun exhaust, fuel gauge, city lights, headlight kill switch, deletion of side reflectors, and tinted turn signals.

This example is VIN: GR71G-100172.

We imported this bike from Japan on behalf of a client and sold it on the auction site three months ago. It came to the US as a runner, but we serviced it before the sale with fresh fluids, new fork seals, new tires, and a carb clean. We also had the rear shock rebuilt by Graves Motorsports. The seller covered less than 200 miles with it and was impressively able to get a California title for it!

The odometer shows 16,421 kilometers (10,203 miles).

It features a few upgrades, including Brembo calipers.

Aftermarket Mikuni carbs.

Zero Gravity smoked windscreen.

Yoshimura Cyclone exhaust, which has a dent in it.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment if you’d like to inspect it) this GSX-R Limited Edition is offered on a clean California title with registration current through October 2021.

The Limited Editions were often found on race tracks, making it difficult to even find a US version here in the states. But a JDM Limited Edition that’s already been titled for road use with a California plate? Now that’s an Iconic Motorbike!

Search Tags: GSXR, GSXR750, Gixxer

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1986

Make

Suzuki

Model

GSX-R750 Limited Edition JDM

Mileage

10,203

VIN

GR71G-100172

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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