1997 Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD


Reserve Bike With Non-Refundable Deposit



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In 1986, Suzuki set the new standard in the sport bike class with the release of the first GSX-R750. A decade later, however, and Suzuki’s competitors had caught up, and the once-mighty Gixxer started looking increasingly long in the tooth. So for the 1996 GSX-R750, Suzuki heavily revamped the model with a host of features – many of which were derived from the firm’s factory race bikes.

The new Gixxer’s power plant also underwent a complete redesign. The new engine featured a side cam chain, SCEM (Silicon Carbide Electro-Plate) cylinder, and the model’s namesake SRAD (Suzuki Ram Air Direct) induction system. The most compact and lightweight inline-four in its class, the redesigned engine was able to shirk a good deal of weight via the use of new magnesium cylinder head, starter motor, and clutch covers. On top of the new engine and frame, the ’96 GSX-R also got all-new wind-tunnel-developed bodywork inspired by Kevin Schwantz’s RG500 GP mount. While its improved 130.2hp output, revised chassis, and sleek new appearance were definitely of note, the biggest highlight of the updated model was undoubtedly its weight; a svelte 453 lbs fully fueled and ready-to-go. That not only made it 50 lbs lighter than the outgoing model but also placed it in the same ballpark as the 600 class while boasting more peak power than Honda’s CBR900RR.

This example is VIN: JS1GR7DA1V2100081. It came to Iconic as an import from the UK; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 20,997 miles.

In preparation for this listing, the seller had our service department changed the oil, cleaned and synced the carbs, replaced the spark plugs, cleaned the filter, and flushed the brake fluid.

Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Year Front: 2709 / Rear: 3418
Tire Life Front: 70% / Rear: 30%
Tire Press Front: 32PSI / Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life Front: 70% / Rear: 60%
Hydraulic: Front and rear brake new.
Clutch Fluid: ok
Oil: New Level: Ok
Coolant: Ok Level: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Kill: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: Ok

Micron exhaust.

Braided stainless steel brake lines.

Frame sliders.

Swingarm spools.

Battery tender lead.

Fairing tape.

Engine tape.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Metzeler Sportec tires with date codes of 2709 and 3418.

The sale includes one key.

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-R750 SRAD stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • 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.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

Please contact concierge@iconicmotorbikes.com for a quote.

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