No Reserve – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100

SOLD FOR: $7,490

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on October 5, 2023

Winner: Tomhook22

Winning Bid: $7,000
Buyer Fee: $490
Total: $7,490

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While the GSX-R750 debuted in 1985 for most countries, the US first got it and the bigger brother 1100 in 1986.

It was an instant classic – an aluminum box frame housed a 128 horsepower oil-cooled engine, and it looked the part thanks to the full bodywork. The dry weight was 433 pounds, an impressively low number for the time.

As Bennetts found in its review, “On the open road it was astonishing. Fast and torquey like nothing else I’d ridden, but nimble too, feeling like what I imagined a proper race bike would as it flicked from left to right on the smallest of rider inputs.”

This example is VIN: GU47B102256. It came to Iconic as an import; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 24,689 miles.

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, the spark plugs, the fuel lines, the fuel filter, the petcock vacuum line, the air filter, the fork seals, and the clutch slave cylinder. We also rebuilt the clutch master cylinder, cleaned and bead-blasted the rear master cylinder, and had a set of keys made. Finally, we soldered the taillight leads, removed the tank pad and cleaned the tank, and installed new tires with date codes of 2622 and 2622.

Lalo did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:

Fuel Tank Internal: Ok, few spots of rust
Tire Year Front/ Rear: 2622
Tire Life – Front/Rear: 100%
Tire Pressure – Front: 32PSI; Rear: 32 PSI
Brake Life – Front: 90%; Rear: 80%
Suspension Leaks – Front/Rear: Ok
Hydraulic – Front/Rear/Clutch: Ok, New
Engine Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: New
Chain Condition: Ok
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Passing Light: Ok
Parking Light: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V
Test Ride: 3 Mile test ride, bike operates as intended

-Chain guard missing hardware, tab broken from swingarm
-Reservoir caps sanded to bare aluminum
-Goodridge front brake lines
-Bodywork damage, ding in fuel tank, staining from old tank pad

Braided stainless steel brake lines.

Aftermarket bar ends.

Inside of the tank:

The sale includes two keys.

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-R1100 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 17

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Tomhook22

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Tomhook22 October 5, 2023 1:58 pm PDT $7,000
baybye October 5, 2023 1:58 pm PDT $6,900 Auto
baybye October 4, 2023 7:17 pm PDT $6,800
Tomhook22 October 4, 2023 4:08 pm PDT $6,700
baybye October 4, 2023 3:46 pm PDT $6,600
7656jimmy October 4, 2023 3:46 pm PDT $6,500 Auto
7656jimmy October 4, 2023 3:45 pm PDT $6,100 Auto
baybye October 4, 2023 3:45 pm PDT $6,000
7656jimmy September 30, 2023 12:59 pm PDT $5,600
Bill Dunbar September 30, 2023 12:59 pm PDT $5,500 Auto
Bill Dunbar September 29, 2023 8:42 pm PDT $4,100
Tatonka1 September 29, 2023 8:41 pm PDT $4,000 Auto
Tatonka1 September 28, 2023 10:08 pm PDT $3,900
Burro September 28, 2023 10:08 pm PDT $3,800 Auto
Burro September 28, 2023 12:23 pm PDT $3,600
Tomhook22 September 28, 2023 12:23 pm PDT $3,500 Auto
Tomhook22 September 28, 2023 10:34 am PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started September 28, 2023 8:41 am PDT
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