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Lot 342: c.1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100

Collectors' Motorcycles, Bonhams (16 October 2005)

Suzuki re-wrote the 750-class rulebook when it launched the GSX-R750 on an unsuspecting world back in 1985. Lighter than a 600 and as powerful as a 1,000, it made all other super-sports 750s seem flabby and slow. When the 1,100cc version arrived for 1986, it similarly eclipsed every other big-bore sports bike. “The acceleration is awesome – like being charged in the back by a rugby scrum,” enthused Bike magazine’s tester, attempting to sum up the experience of riding a bike weighing a svelte 450lbs that produced 127bhp and could top 150mph. A collectible future classic, for sure. Described as ‘very good for its age’, this UK model is reported as stock apart from a tinted screen, mini indicators and polished frame. Offered with Swansea V5. No reserve.

Lot Details
Auction Collectors' Motorcycles
Bonhams, Classic & Motorcycle Mechanics Show, Stafford
Lot Number342
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£480
Hammer Price (inc premium)£552
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Engine numberU704104682
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