No Reserve – 1988/9 Suzuki GSX-R750 Race Bike

SOLD FOR: $4,922

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on January 26, 2023

Winner: deroha86

Winning Bid: $4,600
Buyer Fee: $322
Total: $4,922

Description

Additional photos of this Suzuki GSX-R750 race bike are available here for your perusal.

Suzuki pulled the cover off the first-year GSX-R750 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.

Suzuki revamped just about everything for the 1988 debut of the second generation. The aerodynamics were improved (11% less drag), the wheelbase was shortest in class (140cm), and the alloy frame was stronger (60% more rigidity). There were several other upgrades (such as a new short-stroke 748cc engine), but one specific change would end up becoming a nickname for the entire generation – the “slingshot” Mikuni BST36SS carbs.

Basic specifications were 112 horsepower, 55 lb-ft of torque, and a dry weight of 430 pounds. New for ’88 were 17″ wheels, while braking duties were handled by 320mm dual hydraulic discs up front and a 220mm hydraulic disc in the rear.

This example is VIN: GR77C101063. It came to Iconic as an import from South Africa – we are not sure if it is a 1988 or 1989 model.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, we had the shop verify that the bike would run. Along with jetting the carburetors, we also changed the battery and flushed the fluids.

Steve did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire % Front/ Rear:80/80
Hydraulic: New
Oil: New
Coolant: New
Low Beam: N/A
High Beam: N/A
Turn: N/A
Tail Light: N/A
Brake Light: N/A
Plate Light: N/A
Kill: Ok
Horn: N/A
Battery: Ok

Please note: While this GSX-R will run, it does not have an airbox or air filters. Additionally, the carbs are not correct, there is no push cable on the throttle (there is also lots of throttle play), the rear brake reservoir has a stripped screw, and the front brake lever is broken.


Modifications:
Track bodywork.



Aftermarket (faux SC Project) exhaust.

ACC Billet Engineering rearsets.

Aftermarket fork brace. (Plug is for a headlight.)

Aftermarket chain and sprocket.

Shift light.

Tank protector.

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






Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sportmax Q3 Plus tires with date codes of 0118 and 2018.

The sale includes a rear wheel stand.

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 the title shows this bike as a 1996 model due to a mistake at the titling agency. Have any GSX-R750 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1988

Make

Suzuki

Model

GSX-R750

Mileage

True Mileage Unknown

VIN

GR77C101063

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 37

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: deroha86

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
deroha86 January 26, 2023 12:59 pm $4,600
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:59 pm $4,500
deroha86 January 26, 2023 12:58 pm $4,400
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:58 pm $4,300 Auto
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:58 pm $4,200
deroha86 January 26, 2023 12:57 pm $4,100 Auto
atblasi January 26, 2023 12:57 pm $4,000
deroha86 January 26, 2023 12:57 pm $3,725
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:57 pm $3,625 Auto
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:54 pm $3,600
atblasi January 26, 2023 12:54 pm $3,500 Auto
atblasi January 26, 2023 12:54 pm $3,425 Auto
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:54 pm $3,325
atblasi January 26, 2023 12:53 pm $3,125
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:53 pm $3,025 Auto
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:51 pm $2,950
coinlessking January 26, 2023 12:51 pm $2,850
Motolemoto January 26, 2023 12:19 pm $2,750
rider56 January 26, 2023 12:37 am $2,650
Jakeprid12z January 23, 2023 5:23 pm $2,550
Motolemoto January 23, 2023 5:23 pm $2,500 Auto
Motolemoto January 23, 2023 4:44 pm $2,360 Auto
Weswas January 23, 2023 4:44 pm $2,260
Motolemoto January 23, 2023 4:41 pm $2,100 Auto
Jakeprid12z January 23, 2023 4:41 pm $2,000
Motolemoto January 23, 2023 4:05 pm $1,850 Auto
Weswas January 23, 2023 4:05 pm $1,750
Motolemoto January 20, 2023 4:00 pm $1,600 Auto
mmckillip493 January 20, 2023 4:00 pm $1,500
Motolemoto January 20, 2023 3:59 pm $1,300 Auto
mmckillip493 January 20, 2023 3:59 pm $1,200
Motolemoto January 19, 2023 7:56 pm $1,100
LDM January 19, 2023 7:56 pm $1,000 Auto
LDM January 19, 2023 7:56 pm $400 Auto
Motolemoto January 19, 2023 7:56 pm $300
LDM January 19, 2023 5:45 pm $101
MachBikes January 19, 2023 12:47 pm $1 Reserve
Auction started January 19, 2023 10:58 am
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