Please note: The liner is failing on the gas tank. We recorded the below video on a bench with the bike running off of a bottle.
Additional photos are available here for your perusal.
The GSX-R400 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.
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.
With that said, 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.
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean and sync the carbs, replace the fuel lines, and give the bike a detailing. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:
Gas Tank Internal: Fail, Lining is bad
Tire Year Front 0321/ Rear:1121
Tire Life Front: 100% / Rear: 100%
Tire Press Front: 30PSI / Rear: 30PSI
Brake Life Front: 90% / Rear: 90%
Hydraulic Brake Fluid Front: Fail Rear: Fail
Oil Quality: Old Level: Ok
Coolant Quality: Old Level: Ok
Suspension Leaks: No
Drive Chain Condition: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: rear Ok / Non-functional front switch
Plate Light: Ok
Battery: 12.28v Standing
No test ride, bike ran on bench from bottle
• Starter loud when cranking
• Oil + filter
• Brake Fluids
• Gas Tank Lining
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Tennessee 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-R400R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!