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.
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.
The seller of this example (VIN: JS1GU73A8D2104286, Engine #: GS110X-164597) acquired it eight months ago from a private party in Huntington Beach, California. Since then he has covered approximately 200 miles. The odometer now shows 44,513 miles. It’s been upgraded with steel braided front brake lines, Superbike grips, a new front master cylinder, stainless steel engine exterior bolts, and ProGrip tank protector. The sale includes the owner’s manual, service manual, two keys (one original, one aftermarket), and some spare parts.
Find this GS1100E for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $1,551 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.
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