1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100

SOLD FOR: $7,597

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on May 31, 2023

Winner: LoveNinjas

Winning Bid: $7,100
Buyer Fee: $497
Total: $7,597

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A year after Suzuki changed the sportbike game with the GSX-R750 in 1985, they rolled out the big brother GSX-R1100. The press and the public ate it up, but that didn’t stop Suzuki from making changes every single year. 1991 brought mechanical upgrades in the form of larger carbs, but the most obvious changes were a series of significant cosmetic changes – the bodywork was restyled and the headlights were covered.

Basic specifications of the ’91 model were 145 horsepower and 497 pounds – heavy nowadays but a featherweight when it was released. A Modern Classic review on Bennetts describes the 1100 Gixxer by saying, “on the open road it was astonishing. Fast and torquey like nothing else I’d ridden, but nimble too, feeling like what I imagined a proper race bike would as it flicked from left to right on the smallest of rider inputs.”

This example is VIN: GV73C107179, engine #: V712135487. It came to Iconic as an import from the UK; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 32,093 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, the hydraulic fluid, the rear brake pads, the rear wheel bearing, and the fork seals. We also changed the oil and oil filter and washed the front calipers.

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

Tire Year Front/ Rear: 2020/2020
Tire % Front/ Rear: 80/60
Tire Press Front/ Rear: 32/36
Brake % Front/ Rear: 90/new
Hydraulic: new
Oil: new
Coolant: na
Low Beam: ok
High Beam: ok
Turn: ok
Tail Light: ok
Brake Light: ok
Plate Light: ok
Kill: ok
Horn: ok
Battery: ok
Notes: Test Ride OK; Unit operates as designed.

Delkevic exhaust.

K&N air filter.

Hyperpro stickers, K&N stickers. We do not know if they serviced the forks.

Hyperpro spring

Aftermarket tank pad.

Swingarm spools.

Battery tender lead.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power 2CT+ tires with date codes of 3620 and 3620.

The sale includes one key.

The sale also includes the stock exhaust, rear seat cowl, some period magazines, various UK registration papers, and a selection of spare parts.

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-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 18

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: LoveNinjas

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
LoveNinjas May 31, 2023 11:59 am PDT $7,100
Cali2470 May 31, 2023 11:59 am PDT $7,000 Auto
Cali2470 May 24, 2023 8:59 pm PDT $6,500 Reserve
bmxr May 24, 2023 8:59 pm PDT $5,000 Auto
bmxr May 24, 2023 4:28 pm PDT $4,100 Auto
Bird427 May 24, 2023 4:28 pm PDT $4,000
bmxr May 24, 2023 10:54 am PDT $3,400
Eltoc May 24, 2023 10:54 am PDT $3,300 Auto
Eltoc May 24, 2023 10:43 am PDT $3,200
maxsizemore May 24, 2023 9:07 am PDT $3,100
Bird427 May 24, 2023 9:07 am PDT $3,000 Auto
Bird427 May 24, 2023 9:06 am PDT $2,600
maxsizemore May 24, 2023 9:06 am PDT $2,500 Auto
maxsizemore May 24, 2023 9:05 am PDT $2,100 Auto
Bird427 May 24, 2023 9:05 am PDT $2,000
maxsizemore May 24, 2023 9:04 am PDT $1,100
Bird427 May 24, 2023 9:04 am PDT $1,000 Auto
Bird427 May 24, 2023 7:43 am PDT $1
Auction started May 24, 2023 7:15 am PDT
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Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
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