2005 Suzuki GSX-R1000

SOLD FOR: $6,500

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Sold on January 27, 2021


Additional photos of this Suzuki GSX-R1000 are available here for your perusal.

In the long line of GSX-R1000s, the K5 (2005) model is one of the most popular – Cycle World calls it “the last of the pure superbikes” and the folk tale is BMW specifically sought out a K5 when they were developing the S1000RR.

This example (VIN: JS1GT76A352100131) stands out as it’s been highly modified with a bevy of top-notch parts. We’ll leave the description to the seller:

“This is a very trick example of the iconic GSX-R1000 K5. My K5 started life as a street bike that I never intended to modify. As you can see from the photos, I sure did not adhere to that original thought. This bike is way trick. Any area that needed attention to bring it up to true “superbike for the road” standards were addressed.

To start, I changed the suspension to top of the line Ohlins Road and Track forks with a 25mm internal kit. An Ohlins TTX holds up the rear.

The chassis has been optimized by GMD Computrack, which installed eccentric spacers in the frame/swingarm for enhanced corner exit stability, then set the whole suspension up for a 185 pound road rider.

The entire front brake system, which has long been a complaint from GSX-R1000 owners, has been replaced with monoblock Yamaha R1 calipers, Galfer Superbike rotors, Core stainless steel brake lines and finished off with a radial Brembo master cylinder. Grab these brakes and it’s like throwing out a battleship anchor!

You’re going to need great brakes because this K5 has a stomping 179 rwhp powerplant. Yoshimura cams and thinner head gasket, Yoshimura full stainless exhaust and a Power Commander PC3R help put down a wicked smooth power curve that will bring smiles and endless wheelies to you in the first three gears.

Of course there is a 520 gear conversion with a gold RK chain for light weight engine response.

Cosmetically, this K5 was given the full Lance Johnson Paint Worx 8 Hours of Suzuka Yoshimura Replica job.

Add in the TYGA carbon frame protectors, Vortex rear sets and several other carbon pieces and you end up with a pure nasty superbike for the road.

No one at the local ride in will have anything close to this monster. It is truly one on my favorite bikes. I have had a great time riding it and building it. Time for you to sample the best.”

In terms of cosmetic issues, there are scratches on a few of the hard parts but the tribute paint job looks great.

We wanted to make sure that this bike is ready to go for the next owner, so we installed a new Yuasa battery and cleared a FI warning light. Have any questions about this listing? let us know in the comments below and we’ll do our best to get answers for you!

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