1989 Suzuki GSX-R7/11

SOLD FOR: $7,383

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 25, 2022

Winner: Damianroadracer

Winning Bid: $6,900
Buyer Fee: $483
Total: $7,383


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this custom 1989 Suzuki GSX-R750. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Suzuki GSX-Rs often suffer from identity crises. Though stunning performers, the racetrack-bred sportbikes look incredibly similar. For many owners, the solution is a slick paint job, an aftermarket pipe and a color-matched windscreen. But Anthony DeChellis saw his 1989 GSX-R750 in a different light – one that focused on details and performance rather than just a pretty coat of paint.” So begins a profile called “Standout Suzuki” in Cycle World of a wonderful GSX-R7/11 that we have the pleasure of auctioning off.

This features the 1,052cc engine from a GSX-R1100.

This example is VIN: JS1GR77A4K2102818, Engine #: R708-101545. The seller is Anthony himself, and he is the original owner. He purchased the bike new from Bert’s Motorcycles in Azusa, California.

The odometer shows 9,053 miles.

Our usual “modifications” section would be a little inadequate for this – we request that you read the Cycle World article which lays out the work done to this Suzuki.

The engine was swapped to 1100 at 3,669 miles on July of 1991 (78mm x 58mm stroke 1108cc).” Here is a video showing the piston stroke of 58mm (2.28″) with a 1,052cc crankshaft.

The seller’s personal highlights include: crank lightened/polished, full head porting, Yoshimura Stage 2 cams and exhaust pipe, billet triple clamps, fork brace & rear set foot peg brackets, 750 cable clutch conversion kit, 1100cc steel clutch basket. 2 piece valve cover (split for valve service), braced swing arm, Kosman widened 6″ rear wheel, and Santini custom paint.

The bike features a clutch spacer kit that Anthony developed himself to swap the hydraulic clutch with a cable-actuated unit. The produce was featured in Cycle World’s “new Ideas” section.

The seller notes that the transmission case number is for a 750cc, but the insides are all 1100 parts (it uses a 5-speed 1100 transmission, not a 6-speed 750 transmission).

“The engine runs but has a rough idle and the carburetors need to be cleaned/serviced (see video). The 5 speed transmission is good, it’s always been a street bike – never raced. I’ve started it every 3~4 months for the past 12 years. It needs a thorough cleaning/maintenance tune-up: fluids flushed, new spark plugs, the fork seal has a leak and will need replacing, the tank has rust/dirt inside will need to be cleaned, and the tires are from 2013/2014.”

Cosmetic Blemishes:
It has some plastic damage on the right side due to a spin out in a gravel parking lot.”

The sale includes two keys, the original purchase invoice from July 15, 1989, and a dyno chart from Jordan Engineering on August of 1991 showing over 135 horsepower at the rear wheel.

Currently located in Huntington Beach, California, this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title.

Have any GSX-R7/11 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 5

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Damianroadracer

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Damianroadracer May 25, 2022 12:01 pm $6,900 Auto
timdouglas May 25, 2022 12:01 pm $6,800
Damianroadracer May 25, 2022 11:59 am $6,700 Auto
timdouglas May 25, 2022 11:59 am $6,600
Damianroadracer May 18, 2022 5:45 pm $6,500 Reserve
Auction started May 18, 2022 11:55 am
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