1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK With 5 Miles

SOLD FOR: $56,000

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Description

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Additional photos of this Suzuki 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, 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.”

For more on the RK and what made it special, check out this recap on Motorcycle.com.

This bike is VIN: GR79A100116, Engine #: R713-100140.


The known history of this bike starts in October of 2007, when a private party in Ohio purchased this from Granby Motors in England (no longer in business). It was sold “as-new” on a bill of sale with 5 miles on the odometer, and shipped via Delta Air Cargo to the US with no fluids or a battery. “Upon purchasing the bike, I put it into storage with my other collectible motorcycles. It was taken out of storage one time to participate in the 28th Annual Cycle World International motorcycle show at the Cleveland I-X Center.” The previous owner acquired it on October 8th, 2010 and it was on display in his collection until February of 2021 when he sold it on our auction site. The new owner acquired it with the intent of exporting it to Argentina and had it crated for export, however he recently found out that he will not be able to export it so the bike needs a new home. These two photos show how the bike came back to us after crating:

The odometer shows 5 miles.

When the seller acquired it in February of 2021, he had us flush the brake fluid.

Modifications:
This RK is completely stock.

Cosmetic Blemishes:



It is missing the bar ends. Adam notes that RK’s “have rather large and heavy bar ends from the factory that are the the type which expand inside the hollow bars as you tighten them. Unfortunately at some point in this bikes life (likely during transport) they have fallen out and been misplaced. OEM units can be sourced for approximately $150 for the set or there are some cheaper aftermarket options. Our White Glove service would be happy to source and install bar ends prior to delivery to the lucky new owner.”

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

It is equipped with the original Michelin A59X/M59X tires. Fun fact: this matching set were the first radial street motorcycle tires!

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

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

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Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1989

Make

Suzuki

Model

GSX-R750RK

Mileage

5

VIN

GR79A100116

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, 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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

Alaska/Hawaii:
Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

Canada:
We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Europe and Asia:
We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

Australia/New Zealand:
We recommend Bikes Abroad

$1,500 for US to Australia is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact Bikes Abroad for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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