1988 Suzuki GSX-R750

SOLD FOR: $6,206

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on June 30, 2023

Winner: sahuarobiker

Winning Bid: $5,800
Buyer Fee: $406
Total: $6,206

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Suzuki pulled the cover off the first-year GSX-R750 at the 1984 Cologne Motor Show, before its official launch in March of 1985. Upon its release, the Gixxer was unquestionably king, setting a new benchmark in the industry.

Suzuki revamped just about everything for the 1988 debut of the second generation. The aerodynamics were improved (11% less drag), the wheelbase was shortest in class (140cm), and the alloy frame was stronger (60% more rigidity). There were several other upgrades (such as a new short-stroke 748cc engine), but one specific change would end up becoming a nickname for the entire generation – the “slingshot” Mikuni BST36SS carbs.

Basic specifications were 112 horsepower, 55 lb-ft of torque, and a dry weight of 430 pounds. New for ’88 were 17″ wheels, while braking duties were handled by 320mm dual hydraulic discs up front and a 220mm hydraulic disc in the rear.

This example is VIN: JS1GR77A3J2102940. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 17,079 kilometers (10,612 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us reinstall the windscreen (removed for shipping), replace the front brake switch, adjust the rear brake switch, service the chain, and repair the clutch switch.

Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank Condition: Ok
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2017
Tire Life – Front: 90%; Rear: 80%
Tire Pressure – Front: 32PSI; Rea:
Brake Life -Front: 100%; Rear: 90%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: Pass,
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Drive Chain Condition: Ok, just
cleaned and adjusted
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Battery: 12.6V
Cranking Voltage: 10.39V Normal
Load Test – Load Off: 12.50 V Load
On: 12.37V
Diode Ripple Test: 0.18V Normal
Test ride 1 mile test ride, bike operates as intended

-Scratches all around bodywork plastics.
-Rear view mirrors damaged
-Few scratches on fuel tank, and small dents
-Neutral light not working, 10.58V available at bulb terminal, bulb is fine
-> evidence of tampering at wiring

Yoshimura exhaust.

Öhlins rear shock.

Aftermarket bar ends.

Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax Hypersport S21 tires with date codes of 1317 and 1917.

The sale includes two keys.

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

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 26

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: sahuarobiker

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
sahuarobiker June 30, 2023 11:00 am PDT $5,800
RTLUIS2002 June 30, 2023 9:31 am PDT $5,700
renehadad June 26, 2023 8:48 pm PDT $5,600
RTLUIS2002 June 26, 2023 8:48 pm PDT $5,500 Auto
RTLUIS2002 June 25, 2023 4:09 am PDT $5,107
LOUDOG116 June 25, 2023 4:09 am PDT $5,007 Auto
LOUDOG116 June 24, 2023 2:17 pm PDT $5,000 Reserve
RTLUIS2002 June 24, 2023 2:17 pm PDT $4,000 Auto
RTLUIS2002 June 24, 2023 11:20 am PDT $3,700
shaheenaharris June 24, 2023 8:49 am PDT $3,600
RTLUIS2002 June 23, 2023 11:49 pm PDT $3,500
Burro June 23, 2023 11:47 pm PDT $3,400 Auto
RTLUIS2002 June 23, 2023 11:47 pm PDT $3,300
Burro June 23, 2023 11:46 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
RTLUIS2002 June 23, 2023 11:46 pm PDT $3,000
Burro June 23, 2023 11:44 pm PDT $2,900 Auto
RTLUIS2002 June 23, 2023 11:44 pm PDT $2,800
Burro June 23, 2023 11:44 pm PDT $2,100 Auto
RTLUIS2002 June 23, 2023 11:44 pm PDT $2,000
Burro June 23, 2023 11:43 pm PDT $1,600 Auto
RTLUIS2002 June 23, 2023 11:43 pm PDT $1,500
Burro June 23, 2023 11:07 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
andyauthentic June 23, 2023 11:07 pm PDT $1,000
Burro June 23, 2023 6:08 pm PDT $600
Bird427 June 23, 2023 6:08 pm PDT $500 Auto
Bird427 June 23, 2023 9:04 am PDT $1
Auction started June 23, 2023 7:05 am PDT
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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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