1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



Please note: This bike is being re-listed because the seller has secured a new Montana title.

While the below running video shows the bike running on the tank, it will need to be cleaned or re-lined.

Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

While the GSX-R750 debuted in 1985 for most countries, the US first got it and the bigger brother 1100 in 1986. It was an instant classic – an aluminum box frame housed a 128 horsepower oil-cooled engine, and it looked the part thanks to the full bodywork. The dry weight was 433 pounds, an impressively low number for the time.

It also became the first road bike to have a cartridge fork setup and electronically activated suspension. As Bennetts found in its review, “On the open road it was astonishing. Fast and torquey like nothing else I’d ridden, but nimble too, feeling like what I imagined a proper race bike would as it flicked from left to right on the smallest of rider inputs.”

Manufactured in November 1986, this example is VIN: JS1GU74A9H2100073, Engine: U703106348. The seller is listing the bike on behalf of his father, who has owned the bike since 1987.

The odometer shows 6,624 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs, replace the oil and oil filter, and install new spark plugs. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Fail due to being dirty
Tire Year Front: 3390 / Rear: 0190
Tire Life Front: 0% / Rear: 0%
Tire Press Front: 7PSI / Rear: 7PSI
Brake Life Front: 50% / Rear: 80%
Hydraulic Brake Fluid Front: Fail Rear: Fail
Clutch Fluid: Fail
Oil Quality: New Level: Good
Coolant: N/A
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Fail
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Fail
Fork: Leaking
Shock/s: Leaking
Drive Chain Condition: Fail
Battery: 12.7V standing
Test Ride: None due to age of tires
Bike ran on bench
• Fuel tank rusty
• Forks and shocks are leaking
• Had body damage and previous repairs RH front signal area
• RH fairing cracked, upper and mid behind sticker
• Bike has been repainted
• Rear brake master is stuck

Services Recommended:
• Fuel tank cleaning/lining
• Air filter
• Front brake fluid/Rear brake fluid/Clutch fluid
• RR tires + chain
• Rebuild forks
• Rebuild shocks
• Rebuild rear master cylinder
• Electrical Diag

Speedscreen windshield.


Inside of the tank:

It is riding on tires that are aged out.

The sale includes one key.

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

Please note: The mounts for the plate light shroud have cracked.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California, (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Montana title. Have any GSX-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please note: This bike is being re-listed because the seller has secured a new Montana title.

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