1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100

SOLD FOR: $6,955

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

Sold on June 9, 2023

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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.

1988 brought the first big update, starting a generation that Suzuki fans like to call the Slingshot as the bikes used “slingshot” carbs. They were designed as a hybrid of flat-slide carbs and CV carbs, and the term referred to the shape of the slide. Plus, it’s just a great nickname! For 1989, Suzuki brought out an all-new air/oil cooled 1,127cc inline four engine that bumped up output to 143 horsepower and 81 lb-ft of torque.

This example is VIN: GV73A100692, engine #: V710103157. It came to Iconic as an import; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 15,151 kilometers (9,414 miles).

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us reinstall the windscreen, service the chain, and give the bike a detail.

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

Fuel Tank Condition: Ok
Tire Years – Front/ Rear: 2021
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 90%
Tire Pressure -Front: 34PSI; Rear:
Brake Life – Front: 30%; Rear: 50%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear/Clutch: Ok
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Dark,
Due for Change
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
SOC: 13.02
State of Health: 73%
State of Charge: 100%
Cranking voltage: 8.92V Low
Charging Test – Load Off: 14.53V; Load On: 14.60V
Diode Ripple: 0.26V Normal
Test Ride: 0.80 Kilometer test ride, bike operates as intended

– Full Exhaust Yosh/Flat Slides
– LED Running lights
– YSS rear shock (Japan Edition)
– Broken fairing upper, RH
– Brake fluid damage on windscreen
– Rubbing damage on right side of tail, exhaust scratches
– Rubbers damaged on front right signal
– Corroded fork lowers
– “Suzuki” Sticker ruined on fuel tank, left side
– Huge crack, left side on tail
– Sticker damage on tail
– Tank clear failed, scratches

-Engine oil service

Full Yoshimura duplex exhaust system.

Mikuni flat slide carburetors.

YSS shock.

LED running lights.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Roadsmart III tires with date codes of 3821 and 3821.

The sale includes four 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-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 21

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: 1313david

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $6,955 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
1313david June 16, 2023 8:13 am PDT $5,400
Bird427 June 16, 2023 8:13 am PDT $5,300 Auto
Bird427 June 14, 2023 9:04 pm PDT $5,101
bmxr June 14, 2023 9:00 pm PDT $5,001
Bird427 June 14, 2023 9:00 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
Bird427 June 12, 2023 9:03 am PDT $4,700
Bkultalahti June 11, 2023 6:27 pm PDT $4,600
1313david June 11, 2023 6:27 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
1313david June 11, 2023 6:25 pm PDT $4,300
Bkultalahti June 11, 2023 6:25 pm PDT $4,200 Auto
Bkultalahti June 11, 2023 2:32 pm PDT $4,100
1313david June 11, 2023 2:32 pm PDT $4,000 Auto
1313david June 9, 2023 11:29 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
Bird427 June 9, 2023 11:29 pm PDT $3,000
1313david June 9, 2023 12:44 pm PDT $2,600
wasuber June 9, 2023 12:44 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
wasuber June 9, 2023 10:00 am PDT $1,100 Auto
Bird427 June 9, 2023 10:00 am PDT $1,000
wasuber June 9, 2023 10:00 am PDT $600
Bird427 June 9, 2023 10:00 am PDT $500 Auto
Bird427 June 9, 2023 9:59 am PDT $1
Auction started June 9, 2023 9:37 am PDT
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Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
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50-150 miles: $300

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