1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK

SOLD FOR: $23,540

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Sold on July 14, 2023


6/16 Update: As pointed out in the comments, OEM RK odometers stop at 180kph. Thus, it appears that this bike has had its odometer swapped at some point in its life — we’ve updated the mileage accordingly, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!

Test Ride Video:

Additional photos 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, and 310mm front disc brakes.

Rounding off the package was, in Suzuki’s words, a “chain with special gold-colored outer plates, creating an impressive gold line.”

This example is VIN: GR79C100022. This example came to us from a collection in Japan.

The odometer shows 14,649 kilometers (9,102 miles). However, the factory odometer has been swapped out, so true mileage is unknown.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the oil, the oil filter, the spark plugs, the brake fluid, and the parking light. We also cleaned and synced the carbs, washed the front caliper, serviced the chain, and stripped and painted the rear brake reservoir cap. Finally, we installed new Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires with date codes of 3121 and 3722.

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

Tire Years – Front/ Rear: New
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front: 36PSI; Rear:
Brake Life – Front: 40%; Rear: 60%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Rear: Ok, New
Engine Oil – level: Ok; Quality: New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.44V
Test Ride: Bike operates as intended.

-Aftermarket front master; rear sets; steering stops; throttle tube; kill switch; K&N air filter

Moreover, we sent out the wheels to be powder-coated and we had Brian of B.K.M. Creations respray the front fairing, the front upper fairing, the tank, the tail, and the belly pan. With the new paint, it got a fresh set of decals.

Aftermarket front master cylinder.

Rear braided stainless steel brake lines.

Aftermarket rear sets.

Aftermarket throttle tube, kill switch.

Yoshimura digital multimeter.

K Factory swingarm sliders.

Battery tender lead.

Not pictured is a set of aftermarket steering stops and a K&N air filter.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes three keys.

The sale also includes a spare rear hugger as well as a spare rear fender and license plate holder.

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-R750RK stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

6/16 Update: As pointed out in the comments, OEM RK odometers stop at 180kph. Thus, it appears that this bike has had its odometer swapped at some point in its life — we’ve updated the mileage accordingly, and we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience!

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