Post Listing Update: This GS did not get any action at the BIN of $6,500 on eBay.
In the early 80s, Suzuki knocked off the CBX as the superbike du jour. The Suzuki GS1100E came into the market and instantly became the bike of choice for the power hungry. American press mags constantly raved about not just the power, but also the surprising handling abilities for such a large bike. The shame for Suzuki was that this gem was introduced as the motorcycling market was plummeting, so sales were disappointing, at best.
In years prior, the GS series was designed to be an all-around standard. In 1982, Suzuki broke up the biggest GS – with different models like the E and the G. The G became a lazy man’s tourer, which freed the E from its constraints. It evolved into king of the dragstrip. The engine got some extra work, and cosmetics were slightly tweaked, leading to a bike more similar to the early Katana’s, and an engine that produced over 100 horsepower and nearly 70 foot-pounds of torque. For more information on this bike, check out this article from Motorcycle Classics.
This example is said to have been completely restored with “nearly every nut and bolt refinished or replaced.” Highlights of the work include new paint, Delkevic stainless exhaust, repainted engine, refinished frame, new seat cover, rebuilt forks, new shocks, pod air filters, carb clean, full fluid flush, and more. The seller claims this is in “near showroom condition.”
Find this GS for sale in Denton, Texas with a BIN of $6,500 here on eBay.