Post Listing Update: This Gixxer did not meet reserve despite 36 bids up to $8,900 on eBay.
Introduced in 1986, the Suzuki GSX-R 1100 was a speed demon’s dream thanks to 137 horsepower and a wet weight of 434 pounds. Even better, it was released right after the United States lowered the import tax on bikes above 700ccs to 24.4 percent (from over 39 percent), so it actually felt like bargain to American riders.
Every year, the big Gixxer evolved incrementally. In 1991, the “M” model gained larger carbs and a reworked front fairing which placed the headlights under a cover to help with aerodynamics. This was in addition to a lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1990 to correct handling problems from the previous year. Want to learn more? Visor Down has a great comparison between this bike and it’s main rival at the time, the Yamaha FZR1000.
This example has 9,503 miles on the odometer, and less than 50 miles ago the seller went through the bike: rebuilt carbs, new tires, air filter, oil filter, spark plugs, wheel bearings, brake pads, brake/clutch fluid, and battery. The seller notes that this bike was his dream when he graduated high school in 1991, but he couldn’t afford it so he was rocking a Yamaha Riva 180. He searched to find the best stock example he could, and it looks like he’s kept it in great shape.
Find this Gixxer for sale in San Juan Capistrano, California with bidding up to $6,300 and the reserve not yet met