1989 Suzuki GSX-R750RK

SOLD FOR: $26,400

Out of stock

Sold on January 18, 2021


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, 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 (VIN: GR79B-100117)is offered by the second owner, who purchased it from the original owner in Texas in July of 2019.

The original owner says that he bought it brand new with 0 miles and imported it from France with the intention of racing it.

Because of the race prep, some bolts had been drilled for safety wire and an underseat oil cooler was installed (the only place it could be located because of the full Yoshimura exhaust). Unfortunately, the race team sponsor pulled out, so the racing aspirations disappeared. The bike sat unused until 2004, when the owner’s son decided to use it for road use and registered it in 2004. The drilled bolts were replaced with new ones and the underseat oil cooler was removed at that time, so there’s a section cut out of the under tray plastic. You can only see this if the seat is off or if you’re under the motorcycle.

MPH gauges were installed when the bike was first registered for road use, so this has 4,359 miles on it. The original KPH clocks (showing zero) are included in the sale.

The owner is a former Yoshimura race technician. He sent the exhaust system back to his friends to do a complete rebuilt so it shows as new.

The bike is currently outfitted with Marchesini wheels that have been recently powdercoated. The sale also includes the OEM wheels, which have also been freshly powdercoated.

There’s also a Harris tank pad.

This RK has never been raced or crashed. The bodywork was only repainted because it had the typical blistering problem that some of the RK/RR’s experienced – similar to the issue on Honda RC30’s where they used a bad primer and it blisters over a period of time. Special care was taken to match the OEM colors.

Otherwise, it’s in impressive condition. The only thing we can find its a bit of storage wear on the left engine cover.

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.

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