1987 Suzuki GSX-R750

SOLD FOR: $8,025

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on March 23, 2021

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Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1987 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.

The seller of this example (VIN: JS1GR75A6H2100936) acquired it from a private party in California two years ago.

Since then he’s covered approximately 200 miles. The odometer now shows 10,919 miles.

He has multiple GSX-R750s and is letting this go to fund a custom 1986 model which will either be done up as a Skoal Bandit or Vance & Hines replica.

Modifications:
Yoshimura full exhaust.

Aftermarket windshield.

Aftermarket pod filters and battery tender lead.

The previous owner stated that this has the tail section and solo seat from a ’86 Limited Edition, the fairings and flat top tank from a ’85 model, and it was repainted.

Cosmetically, the seller states the this GSX-R “is in overall excellent shape. I have provided pictures of the only spots on the bike – one on the left side of the tank (the picture of the mark makes it look much worse than it actually looks in person) and a surface scratch on the tail which would come out with proper buffing.”


He adds that there are no known mechanical issues. “All maintenance receipts are available. New tires and carbs have been cleaned and synced. Cracked rubber lines were replaced and the clutch/brake fluid has been flushed. This bike is ready to ride!

Currently located in Waxhaw, North Carolina, this Suzuki is offered on a clean North Carolina title.

Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Additional Information

Location

Waxhaw, North Carolina

Year

1987

Make

Suzuki

Model

GSX-R750

Mileage

N/A

VIN

JS1GR75A6H2100936

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

North Carolina

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

https://cyclevin.com/JS1GR75A6H2100936.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: e*********v

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $8,025 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
e*********v March 30, 2021 10:40 am PDT $5,044 Auto
8*******d March 30, 2021 10:40 am PDT $4,944
e*********v March 30, 2021 10:40 am PDT $4,844 Auto
8*******d March 30, 2021 10:40 am PDT $4,744
e*********v March 27, 2021 9:52 am PDT $4,644
g**r March 27, 2021 9:44 am PDT $4,544
e*********v March 26, 2021 9:07 am PDT $4,444 Auto
g**r March 26, 2021 9:07 am PDT $4,400
e*********v March 26, 2021 9:07 am PDT $4,200 Auto
g**r March 26, 2021 9:07 am PDT $4,100
e*********v March 26, 2021 9:06 am PDT $3,700 Auto
g**r March 26, 2021 9:06 am PDT $3,600
e*********v March 26, 2021 7:33 am PDT $2,900 Auto
8*******d March 26, 2021 7:33 am PDT $2,800
e*********v March 26, 2021 7:25 am PDT $2,700
8*******d March 25, 2021 7:45 pm PDT $2,600
l*e March 25, 2021 7:45 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
l*e March 24, 2021 7:35 pm PDT $2,100
2***********e March 24, 2021 7:35 pm PDT $2,000 Auto
2***********e March 24, 2021 6:52 pm PDT $1,100
c**r March 24, 2021 4:50 pm PDT $1,000
Auction started March 23, 2021 11:00 am PDT
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