1998 Suzuki GSX-R750 SRAD

SOLD FOR: $7,704

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on April 4, 2024

Winner: p********5

Winning Bid: $7,200
Buyer Fee: $504
Total: $7,704

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Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1998 Suzuki GSX-R750. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

In 1986, Suzuki set the new standard in the sport bike class with the release of the first GSX-R750. 35 years later the GSX-R750 is not only still in production, it is the only 750 supersport being sold new today, adding to its storied history as one of the most successful motorcycles of all time. The formula was simple: a larger and more powerful 750 cc engine shoehorned into a 600 cc class chassis offering light weight and excellent handling. Ten years after its introduction, time and the competition from other brands had caught up with Suzuki and the bike was due for a major refresh. So, for the 1996 GSX-R750, Suzuki heavily revamped the model, delivering a host of features – many of which were derived from the firm’s factory race bikes.

Starting with the frame, the engineers in Hamamatsu abandoned the aluminum double-cradle chassis for the first time since the introduction of the Gixxer, bestowing the 1996 version with a new twin-spar structure based on the RGV GP racer of the day. The new frame was paired with updated fully-adjustable suspension comprised of 43mm inverted Showa forks up front and a monoshock out back. Slowing the 750 was a set of six-piston Tokico calipers chomping down on 320mm discs. 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 and electronically-controlled 39mm BDSR carbs. 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.

Two years later, Suzuki released another significant model update in ’98. That year the Gixxer 750 got new cams, lightened internals, a larger air-box with an electronic flapper-valve, CDI ignition coils were added to the mix, gearbox ratios revised, and the biggest change for that year: the addition of electronic fuel injection and 46mm throttle bodies with one injector per cylinder. A steering damper also became a standard amenity and a handful of new graphics packages were introduced. The changes resulted in the GSX-R’s now-fuel-injected liquid-cooled, 749cc, DOHC, 16V, inline-four engine to produce 60.5 ft-lbs of torque at 10,300rpm and 134hp at 12,000rpm, (1,500rpm short of red-line). Tipping the scales at just 394lbs dry — almost 75lbs lighter than Kawasaki’s ZX-7R — the ’98 Gixxer could fire off standing quarter-mile runs in under 11-seconds and reach a top speed of around 165mph.

Manufactured in September of 1997, this example is VIN: JS1GR7DA9W2100816. The seller purchased the bike a year and a half ago from the original owner. He is selling to downsize his collection.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately two miles. The odometer shows 5,473 miles.

The seller states that he has performed an oil change.

Aftermarket levers.

Aftermarket windscreen.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax and Michelin Pilot Power tires that have aged out.

The sale includes one key.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Spokane, Washington this Suzuki is offered on a clean Montana title. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 10

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: p********5

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
p********5 March 30, 2024 4:01 pm PDT $7,200
m********2 March 30, 2024 2:45 pm PDT $7,100
p********5 March 30, 2024 2:45 pm PDT $7,000 Auto
p********5 March 30, 2024 2:44 pm PDT $6,800 Auto
m********2 March 30, 2024 2:44 pm PDT $6,700
p********5 March 30, 2024 2:44 pm PDT $6,600 Auto
m********2 March 30, 2024 2:44 pm PDT $6,500
p********5 March 28, 2024 5:16 pm PDT $6,100 Auto
j********i March 28, 2024 5:16 pm PDT $6,000
p********5 March 28, 2024 4:16 pm PDT $5,750 Reserve
Auction started March 28, 2024 10:12 am PDT
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