No Reserve – 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750

SOLD FOR: $8,241

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on November 23, 2021

Winner: l********o

Winning Bid: $7,702
Buyer Fee: $539
Total: $8,241

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Description

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

In 1982, Suzuki began development of what would become a total game-changer of a sportbike and the first bonafide Japanese race-replica. Dubbed the GSX-R750, the new road-legal track weapon was unlike anything that had come before it. It was crazy lightweight, brimming with componentry previously only seen on race machines, yet it sold for a shockingly affordable price. Suzuki was looking to develop a winning four-stroke model, and as per usual turned to its race program for the answers. Using lessons learned from experience in TT-F1 and Endurance efforts, the blueprints for a new 750 began to emerge.

Suzuki pulled the cover off the first-year GSX-R750 (model code: F) at the 1984 Cologne Motor Show, before its official launch in March of 1985. Upon its release the Gixxer was unquestionably king, setting a new benchmark in the industry. And unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for the GSX-R to start winning on the race track. The new model won the 1985 TT with rider Mick Grant, while a young Kevin Schwantz straight up dominated the Transatlantic series. Today, Suzuki continues producing its GSX-R750 line, but the original Gixxers now enjoy legendary status. Regarded as a tried and true classic of a sportbike, the first GSX-R is a must-have on practically every collector’s list. While all early GSX-R750s are coveted, the inaugural 1985 models the most highly sought after, and for good reason.

Not only are they the very first in a long and iconic line of motorcycles, but the first-year version boasted a few unique features. For starters, it featured a two-piece seat, unlike every year that followed. In 1986, Suzuki also slightly toned down the potent engine, making ’85 specimens the one you want. This is especially the case in America, as the “F” model was never officially sold in the US.

Manufactured in February of 1985 and originally sold in Canada, this example is VIN: JS1GR75A1F2100078, Engine #: R705-100515. The seller is letting go of his GSX-R collection and has recently sold a GSX-R1100, GSX-R50, and GSX-R750 Limited Edition through Iconic Motorbikes.

The odometer shows 53,687 kilometers (33,359 miles).

The seller acquired it at the Mecum auction in Las Vegas 2020 where it was presented as a “museum-quality bike” that had been repainted with new decals. The motorcycle did not work so the seller sent it to us to make it a runner. We changed the oil, replaced the spark plugs, installed a new battery, and installed a new set of Continental Road Attack 3 tires with 2018 date codes.

We checked compression at the cylinders and were all at approximately 150 psi (the factory manual says that compression should be between 142-199 psi). It now runs, though it’s a bit rough and we suspect that there either the cylinders or rings (or both) have excessive wear. A leak down test was performed and results were excellent: between 2-8%. The seller had us drain the fuel as he intended on using it as a display bike in his living room before circumstances changed and he decided to sell it along with his other GSX-Rs.

Modifications:
Pro Grip grips.

Cosmetic Blemishes:



Inside of the tank:

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Idaho title. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Search Tags:
GSXR750, GSXR, 750, Gixxer

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1985

Make

Suzuki

Model

GSX-R750

Mileage

33,359

VIN

JS1GR75A1F2100078

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Idaho

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

https://cyclevin.com/JS1GR75A1F2100078.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 50

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: l********o

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
l********o November 23, 2021 9:59 am PST $7,702
1************r November 23, 2021 9:59 am PST $7,602 Auto
1************r November 23, 2021 9:59 am PST $7,600 Auto
l********o November 23, 2021 9:59 am PST $7,500
1************r November 23, 2021 9:58 am PST $7,300 Auto
l********o November 23, 2021 9:58 am PST $7,200
1************r November 23, 2021 9:58 am PST $7,000 Auto
w*****t November 23, 2021 9:58 am PST $6,900
1************r November 23, 2021 9:57 am PST $6,800
l********o November 23, 2021 9:57 am PST $6,700 Auto
l********o November 23, 2021 9:56 am PST $6,200 Auto
w*****t November 23, 2021 9:56 am PST $6,100
l********o November 23, 2021 9:54 am PST $6,000
d******2 November 23, 2021 9:54 am PST $5,900 Auto
d******2 November 23, 2021 9:51 am PST $5,800
w*****t November 23, 2021 9:46 am PST $5,700
l********o November 23, 2021 9:30 am PST $5,600
p*****o November 23, 2021 9:30 am PST $5,500 Auto
p*****o November 23, 2021 3:58 am PST $5,400
d******2 November 23, 2021 3:58 am PST $5,300 Auto
d******2 November 22, 2021 8:08 pm PST $5,100
p*****o November 22, 2021 8:08 pm PST $5,000 Auto
p*****o November 22, 2021 11:51 am PST $4,900 Auto
d******2 November 22, 2021 11:51 am PST $4,800
p*****o November 22, 2021 11:50 am PST $4,400
d******2 November 22, 2021 11:50 am PST $4,300 Auto
d******2 November 22, 2021 11:46 am PST $3,900
l********o November 22, 2021 10:41 am PST $3,800
d******2 November 22, 2021 10:41 am PST $3,700 Auto
d******2 November 21, 2021 1:00 am PST $3,600
e*********v November 21, 2021 1:00 am PST $3,500 Auto
e*********v November 19, 2021 7:09 pm PST $3,480
a******8 November 19, 2021 7:09 pm PST $3,380 Auto
a******8 November 18, 2021 10:47 am PST $3,200
s*********t November 18, 2021 10:47 am PST $3,100 Auto
s*********t November 17, 2021 2:07 pm PST $2,850
b******2 November 17, 2021 2:07 pm PST $2,750 Auto
b******2 November 17, 2021 8:37 am PST $2,400 Auto
l********o November 17, 2021 8:37 am PST $2,300
b******2 November 17, 2021 3:50 am PST $2,100
g******s November 17, 2021 3:50 am PST $2,000 Auto
g******s November 16, 2021 9:44 pm PST $1,800
l********o November 16, 2021 8:21 pm PST $1,700
g******s November 16, 2021 6:23 pm PST $1,600
l********o November 16, 2021 6:23 pm PST $1,500 Auto
l********o November 16, 2021 6:22 pm PST $1,100 Auto
g******s November 16, 2021 6:22 pm PST $1,000
l********o November 16, 2021 3:14 pm PST $520 Auto
k*********g November 16, 2021 3:14 pm PST $420
l********o November 16, 2021 12:28 pm PST $1 Reserve
Auction started November 16, 2021 10:00 am PST
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