In 1990, Suzuki introduced an all-new GSX-R400 for the Japanese market with the code name GK76A. Fierce competition in the 400cc category amongst the Japanese manufactures was fueled by the restrictive riders licensing rules in Japan that favored smaller displacement bikes and the TT-F3 racing class that spurred continual development of the models from the big four Japanese builders.
The GSX-R 400 was originally launched in Japan in 1984 with the GK71 model, featuring a liquid-cooled inline four cylinder engine with DOHC, four valves per cylinder and close to 60 hp. Lighter than its rivals (under 350 lbs wet), the aluminum framed Suzuki became a hit with its excellent handling, more-than-adequate brakes, and a race-derived heritage. By the time the 1990 GK76 model was launched, the GSX-R 400 had been through several changes and the new double cradle aluminum frame that mimicked the larger 750 and 1100 models almost looked like a step back from the previous model’s (GK73) modern-looking twin spar frame but the GK76A came with huge improvements in new inverted front forks, better brakes, 17″ wheels front and rear, a new 4-1 exhaust, all new styling and an engine producing 59 hp at 14,500 RPM.
This example is VIN: GK76A106299, Engine #: K709-106352. The seller acquired it in 2007 from a private party in the Bay Area.
During his ownership, he’s covered roughly 2,000 miles. The odometer shows 28,945 kilometers (17,985 miles).
Recent maintenance performed by the seller includes an oil change, brake and clutch fluid flush, carb overhaul, new CDI box, and new battery.
OEM bodywork with custom paint to look like the GSX-R400SP livery.
Powder coated wheels.
Custom passenger seat.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Inside of the tank:
The seller states that the fork seals need attention.
It is riding on Michelin Pilot Power tires from 2007.
The sale includes two keys.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean California title on planned non-op registration. The California DMV site shows that it would cost $136 to get registration current through May of 2023.
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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.