No Reserve - 1985 Suzuki GSX-R750

SOLD FOR: $8,241

Reserve price has been met.

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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

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JS1GR75A1F2100078.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 50

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: legendmoto

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
legendmoto November 23, 2021 9:59 am $7,702
1972Challenger November 23, 2021 9:59 am $7,602 Auto
1972Challenger November 23, 2021 9:59 am $7,600 Auto
legendmoto November 23, 2021 9:59 am $7,500
1972Challenger November 23, 2021 9:58 am $7,300 Auto
legendmoto November 23, 2021 9:58 am $7,200
1972Challenger November 23, 2021 9:58 am $7,000 Auto
wyobrit November 23, 2021 9:58 am $6,900
1972Challenger November 23, 2021 9:57 am $6,800
legendmoto November 23, 2021 9:57 am $6,700 Auto
legendmoto November 23, 2021 9:56 am $6,200 Auto
wyobrit November 23, 2021 9:56 am $6,100
legendmoto November 23, 2021 9:54 am $6,000
Dakotan2 November 23, 2021 9:54 am $5,900 Auto
Dakotan2 November 23, 2021 9:51 am $5,800
wyobrit November 23, 2021 9:46 am $5,700
legendmoto November 23, 2021 9:30 am $5,600
ptrocco November 23, 2021 9:30 am $5,500 Auto
ptrocco November 23, 2021 3:58 am $5,400
Dakotan2 November 23, 2021 3:58 am $5,300 Auto
Dakotan2 November 22, 2021 8:08 pm $5,100
ptrocco November 22, 2021 8:08 pm $5,000 Auto
ptrocco November 22, 2021 11:51 am $4,900 Auto
Dakotan2 November 22, 2021 11:51 am $4,800
ptrocco November 22, 2021 11:50 am $4,400
Dakotan2 November 22, 2021 11:50 am $4,300 Auto
Dakotan2 November 22, 2021 11:46 am $3,900
legendmoto November 22, 2021 10:41 am $3,800
Dakotan2 November 22, 2021 10:41 am $3,700 Auto
Dakotan2 November 21, 2021 1:00 am $3,600
Eldiablosfv November 21, 2021 1:00 am $3,500 Auto
Eldiablosfv November 19, 2021 7:09 pm $3,480
AaronR38 November 19, 2021 7:09 pm $3,380 Auto
AaronR38 November 18, 2021 10:47 am $3,200
snaponhabit November 18, 2021 10:47 am $3,100 Auto
snaponhabit November 17, 2021 2:07 pm $2,850
BUYBID22 November 17, 2021 2:07 pm $2,750 Auto
BUYBID22 November 17, 2021 8:37 am $2,400 Auto
legendmoto November 17, 2021 8:37 am $2,300
BUYBID22 November 17, 2021 3:50 am $2,100
Grievous November 17, 2021 3:50 am $2,000 Auto
Grievous November 16, 2021 9:44 pm $1,800
legendmoto November 16, 2021 8:21 pm $1,700
Grievous November 16, 2021 6:23 pm $1,600
legendmoto November 16, 2021 6:23 pm $1,500 Auto
legendmoto November 16, 2021 6:22 pm $1,100 Auto
Grievous November 16, 2021 6:22 pm $1,000
legendmoto November 16, 2021 3:14 pm $520 Auto
kstreifling November 16, 2021 3:14 pm $420
legendmoto November 16, 2021 12:28 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started November 16, 2021 10:00 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, 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

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Canada:
We recommend TFX

$1,500 for Los Angeles, CA to Canada is a ROUGH ballpark, please contact TFX for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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We recommend Shippio

$1,500 for US to Europe/Asia is a VERY ROUGH ballpark, please contact Shippio for an exact quote including shipping and customs.

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