1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100

SOLD FOR: $6,955

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Sold on January 18, 2021


Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1991 Suzuki GSX-R1100. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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 GSX-R (VIN: JS1GV73A1M2101632) was manufactured in January of 1991.

The engine number is V710-114804.

The seller acquired it approximately a year ago and has been restoring it since. “The frame is in its original state, nothing is chrome or polished as often happens to these bikes.”

During that time, he has covered less than 200 miles. The odometer now shows 20,841 miles.

The seller describes his work by stating “every single part on this bike was replaced with genuine Suzuki OEM parts large and small. Both rims were powder coated to factory color and all bearings and spacers were replaced.”

“Both passenger and driver side grips along with clutch and brake handles are brand new. The front forks were totally rebuilt and obviously got fresh fluid. The clutch plates and master are new, along with HEL stainless lines.”

“I also installed a new clutch cover because of a clutch fluid stain. All three brake master cylinders and calipers were rebuilt. All 3 rotors are factory new.”

“Factory chain, front and rear sprocket replaced.”

“With the fuel system, everything was replaced. The petcock and carburetors were completely taken apart, sonic cleaned, and every internal part (diaphragm, slides, jets, needles, floats, etc.) was replaced.”

“All exhaust gaskets and seals replaced.”

“All footrest guards, rubbers, and shifter/pedal are brand new. I also had 3m protective film wrap on them for future protection.”

“I couldn’t count all the replacement nuts and bolts that have been changed out. Obviously, last but not least, a full tune-up was done, including a new air filter, oil change, new spark plugs, and carburetor sync.”

“The best way to describe what I have done with this bike is that I built it as a display piece. I specifically have a passion for 1991/1992 GSX-R1100s in their pure form from the factory. The only thing not factory on this bike is the front windshield, which I left alone because I feel it fits only with this color scheme.”

“I welcome and will assist with personal inspections. A compression test was done in the winter time with a cold motor and had a strong 180 psi on all four cylinders. If a bidder would like me to run a compression test on a warmed up motor as it should have been, I will. The results would only be higher.”

“After the restoration, the bike was driven under 200 miles (as shown on the trip meter) to make sure bike was road-worthy if not used for display. It is evident that the bike was never crashed.” The only cosmetic damage is a tiny group of blemishes on the left lower fairing that the seller states are “clearly small road nicks.”

The seller is letting this go as he has three other GSX-R 1100s. Got any GSX-R stories or questions? Let us know in the comments below!

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