No Reserve – 2002 Suzuki TL1000R

SOLD FOR: $6,260

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 30, 2021

Winner: Eldiablosfv

Winning Bid: $5,850
Buyer Fee: $410
Total: $6,260

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2002 Suzuki TL1000R. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Following the success of Ducati’s V-Twin-powered racers in the World Superbike Championship, other major manufacturers followed suit by developing their own race-bred V-Twins. Suzuki’s first attempt at a performance-driven V-Twin model came in the form of the TL1000S in 1997, though the next year the Japanese marque would follow up the half-faired 1000S with the even racier TL1000R. “The concept behind the TL1000R is simple: Build a V-Twin with the potential to win Superbike races,” explained Hiroshi Moritake, who led the TL-R project.

While the 1000S and 1000R models both shared the same engine, the R-spec was far more than just a full-faired version of its predecessor. The 1000R featured a beefy aluminum twin-spar frame based on the GSX-R750. The frame was complemented by a new braced swingarm, a standard steering damper, and a revised version of the 1000S’s notoriously finicky rotary damper spring unit with new linkages.

The V-Twin motor was also updated for the TLR, getting a revised ram-air-box, Mikuni electronic dual-injector throttle bodies, upgraded cams, forged pistons, beefier connecting rods, improved ignition timing, and a 1,000 rpm higher redline. The changes to the liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 996cc, 8V, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin ultimately afforded the TLR a cool 135hp at 9,500 rpm and 78 ft-lbs of torque at 7,500 rpm. And despite the bump in performance, the V-Twin retained its reputation for bullet-proof reliability. The Gixxer-derived chassis was paired with a set of 43mm inverted forks and a Progressive link shock, both adjustable for spring preload, rebound, and compression damping. Slowing the twin-cylinder superbike was a pair of 320mm front discs bit by six-piston calipers and a single 220mm disc with a dual-piston caliper in the rear — all provided by Tokico.

Weighing around 430 lbs dry, the TL1000R sported wind-tunnel-developed bodywork including a distinctive “shark nose” fairing, which helped the 135 hp V-Twin cut through the air and reach speeds of up to 170 mph. Suzuki also offered a myriad of trick factory race kit parts for the TLR, including upgraded internals, and a wide array of chassis adjustability such as swing-arm pivot position, ride height, and steering stem rake.

This example is VIN: JS1VT52A922100776.

The odometer shows 17,978 miles.

Yoshimura exhaust.

Zero Gravity windscreen.

Aftermarket front turn signals.

Cosmetic Blemishes:

The tires are from 2020.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Illinois title. Have any TL1000R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!

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Total Bids Placed: 22

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Eldiablosfv

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Eldiablosfv July 30, 2021 11:59 am PDT $5,850 Auto
DLevitt July 30, 2021 11:59 am PDT $5,750
Eldiablosfv July 30, 2021 11:54 am PDT $5,650
DLevitt July 30, 2021 11:53 am PDT $5,550
Eldiablosfv July 30, 2021 11:53 am PDT $5,500 Auto
Eldiablosfv July 30, 2021 11:52 am PDT $5,400 Auto
DLevitt July 30, 2021 11:52 am PDT $5,300
Eldiablosfv July 30, 2021 11:52 am PDT $5,050 Auto
DLevitt July 30, 2021 11:52 am PDT $4,950
Eldiablosfv July 29, 2021 2:17 pm PDT $4,750
DLevitt July 27, 2021 8:32 am PDT $4,650
cjweiss22 July 25, 2021 6:58 am PDT $4,550 Auto
ptrocco July 25, 2021 6:58 am PDT $4,500
cjweiss22 July 24, 2021 10:11 am PDT $4,100
Eldiablosfv July 24, 2021 10:11 am PDT $4,000 Auto
Eldiablosfv July 24, 2021 6:34 am PDT $3,733 Auto
RC51aficionado July 24, 2021 6:34 am PDT $3,633
Eldiablosfv July 23, 2021 4:47 pm PDT $3,250
cjweiss22 July 23, 2021 4:47 pm PDT $3,150 Auto
cjweiss22 July 23, 2021 4:46 pm PDT $3,100 Auto
Eldiablosfv July 23, 2021 4:46 pm PDT $3,000
cjweiss22 July 23, 2021 1:19 pm PDT $1,000 Reserve
Auction started July 23, 2021 12:00 pm PDT
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