Additional photos of this GSX-R750RK are available here for your perusal.
In the long line of Gixxers, the ’89 “RK” model is considered by some to be the most special of them all.
The RK was also known as the RR – no matter what you called it, it was rare. Just 500 were built for homologation purposes, none of which were officially sold in the US.
Suzuki lengthened the stroke of the motor to make it easier for race teams to tune, and there were extra goodies like a magnesium cylinder head cover, Mikuni BST-40 carb, close-ratio gearbox, stronger clutch with an additional plate, aluminum fuel tank, quick disconnect fiberglass bodywork, wider wheels, lower handlebars, repositioned footpegs, thinner seat, 43mm front fork with rebound and compression adjustment, 310mm front disc brakes, and in Suzuki’s words, a “chain with special gold-colored outer plates, creating an impressive gold line.”
For more on the RK and what made it special, check out this recap on Motorcycle.com.
The seller acquired this RK (VIN: GR79C100324) on December 27th of 2017 – we’ll call it an excellent (and slightly late) Christmas present. Since that time he’s performed the following service:
o 1/6/18 – oil and filter change, new tires, battery, chain service, tighten shift linkage (at dealer)
o 5/11/18 – $2,800 worth of work at Desmoto-Sport to get bike sorted, clean carbs, change brake fluid, replace plugs, adjust cam timing, install clear windscreen, and custom jet on dyno.
o 6/19/19 – oil and filter change (DIY at house)
As shown in the video above, it’s a lovely runner with a surprisingly approachable seat height. The horn and front left turn signal do not work, though our White Glove service can help the winner address those two minor issues.
There are also some cosmetic issues, as to be expected with a bike of this vintage that has been enjoyed for 9,900 kilometers (6,187 miles). Please note that the forks, brake rotors, and brake calipers are not original, and the instruction sticker on the tank has been clearcoated over. There are some scratches in the bodywork, stains in one of the tank stickers, and some pitting in the right side mirror and fork tube, but everything is minor.
Here’s your opportunity to snag a solid example of one of Suzuki’s most iconic bikes! Ride it or show it – you’ll be happy either way.