1988 Suzuki GSX-R1100

SOLD FOR: $9,630

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 18, 2022

Winner: natjoejosh

Winning Bid: $9,000
Buyer Fee: $630
Total: $9,630


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1988 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.

Manufactured in October of 1987, this example is VIN: JS1GU74A8J2100409. The seller acquired it nine years ago from a private party.

During his ownership, the seller has covered 150 miles. “I never wanted to take the chance that it could be damaged.” The odometer shows 23,286 miles.

When I bought it, it had a Vance and Hines exhaust and direct pull flatslide carbs with K&N filters. I wanted it absolutely stock so I searched the US for the OEM parts. I removed the guard from the exhaust system, had it ceramic powder coated and reattached the guard with OEM stainless blind rivets. The bike has been completely apart, cleaned, all original hardware installed including the small plastic SHCS covers and had any bad rubber replaced. Only OEM parts were used.”

The “original carbs, airbox, and exhaust are intact. It could use to be professionally tuned. Ever since I have had it, it would not idle down around 1000RPM until it is fully warmed up. This may be a symptom of the oil cooling which makes all these engines take a long time to warm up, but it needs to be choked for a long time.”

Aftermarket blue tinted windscreen.

It has a Vance and Hines ignition module which I have never messed with. The timing and spark is good and it runs so I never changed anything.”

Cosmetic Blemishes:
“There is some small chips around the perimeter of the left hand mirror.”

Missing fork cap covers which are on order and will be installed at time of purchase.”

Unfortunately, the tool bag is missing. I do have an original service manual in PDF format.” The seller notes a new battery, saying that everything runs perfectly.

The seller sums up his bike by asking, “please only buy this bike if you are interested in keeping it perfect, there are a lot of old Gixxers out there to mess around on if all you want to do is go fast. I have been to a lot of shows with it, it draws a crowd and is ALWAYS the only one there.” Currently located in Davisburg, Michigan, this Suzuki is offered on a clean Michigan title. Have any GSX-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 24

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: natjoejosh

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
natjoejosh May 18, 2022 10:58 am $9,000 Reserve
Steelnutz May 18, 2022 10:58 am $8,500 Auto
Steelnutz May 18, 2022 7:39 am $8,400
Herman Johnson May 18, 2022 7:39 am $8,300 Auto
Herman Johnson May 18, 2022 7:35 am $8,100
Steelnutz May 18, 2022 7:35 am $8,000 Auto
Steelnutz May 18, 2022 7:31 am $7,900
trussdude May 18, 2022 7:26 am $7,800
Steelnutz May 18, 2022 3:42 am $7,700
trussdude May 17, 2022 3:38 pm $7,600
runjhike May 17, 2022 3:38 pm $7,500 Auto
runjhike May 12, 2022 12:23 pm $6,600 Auto
Cbm May 12, 2022 12:23 pm $6,500
runjhike May 12, 2022 11:23 am $6,100
Cbm May 12, 2022 11:23 am $6,000 Auto
Cbm May 12, 2022 11:23 am $5,100 Auto
runjhike May 12, 2022 11:23 am $5,000
Cbm May 11, 2022 9:32 pm $3,600 Auto
Illeagle May 11, 2022 9:32 pm $3,500
Cbm May 11, 2022 5:19 pm $3,100
Terminator May 11, 2022 5:19 pm $3,000 Auto
Terminator May 11, 2022 1:50 pm $2,889 Auto
Compstall73 May 11, 2022 1:50 pm $2,789
Terminator May 11, 2022 10:19 am $1,000
Auction started May 11, 2022 7:42 am
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