Additional photos of this Suzuki GSX-R750 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).
This example (VIN: JS1GR75A3G2105221, Engine #: R705-124007) has been with the seller for almost 31 years – he bought it from his friend, the original owner.
During that time, he’s covered 10,300 miles. The odometer now shows 22,409 miles.
This bike is one of the most impressively modified early GSX-R750s we’ve encountered. Highlights include:
Yoshimura Stage 2 ported and polished cylinder head, Stage 2 cams, performance valve springs, titanium valve retainers, and adjustable camshaft sprockets.
Vance & Hines PowerPak programmable ignition system.
Yoshimura braced swingarm.
1988 GSX-R wheels.
Larger oil cooler and upside down front forks from a 1991 model with Progressive fork springs.
Ohlins adjustable rear shock.
Yoshimura duplex race exhaust.
38mm Mikuni flat slide carbs.
“I have some spare parts and most of the stock parts I replaced and will include with the sale.” Please note that if the buyer chooses to have this bike shipped with Haul Bikes, they will need to pay for parts to be shipped separately.
Yoshimura digital oil temperature meter.
The seller notes a few minor scratches in the bodywork, but nothing major.
The sale includes scans of receipts dating back to March of 1990. Most recently, the bike got a service in August 2020 with a full fluid flush, valve adjustment, carb sync, and new spark plugs. The seller states that there are no mechanical issues.
Currently located in Staten Island, New York, this GSX-R750 is offered with a clean New York title. The seller is letting it go as his kids are in college and he no longer has anyone to ride with. Have any GSX-R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments below!
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