1986 Suzuki GSXR750 – $16,000


SELLER SAYS: 1986 Suzuki GSXR750 for sale. Showroom-quality G Model. 106 hp, 179kg dry, oil-cooled. This bike launched the modern sport-bike era and is credited as the first true race-to-road bike. 44,000km.  Thousands of dollars has been spent on all aspects of the bike to bring it to a high standard. Engine recently stripped down and overhauled with workshop receipts. Carburettors stripped and rebuilt with workshop receipts. Full panel and paint refresh including new stickers and decals. Steering bearing replaced. Forks redone. Brakes refreshed. Many rubber parts replaced. New windscreen. New tyres (2021). Has original exhaust (recently restored). Has both the single seat with sports cowl and double seat. Runs great and turns heads whenever it is out, a truly beautiful, iconic and increasingly collectable motorbike. Looked after properly the refresh work done to this bike means it is in good running condition for another 35 years. Contact Drew on 0410 736 700 (Perth, WA)

EDITOR TERLICK SAYS: There has been only a handful of new models in motorcycle history that have truly provided a quantum leap in performance and styling — and the GSXR750 was one of them. Born from the impressive but comparatively staid GSX750 sports-tourer, the GSXR arrived in 1985 as a pure sports bike with extraordinarily light weight and, for the day, huge power. Keep in mind that anything under 200kg was a lightweight in the 1980s, and 100hp was a very big deal. And getting both in the same package was virtually unheard of. While the performance spoke for itself, the twin-headlight endurance-racer styling gave the Gixxer additional race-bike cred on the showroom and at the track, making it the dominant track bike for years afterwards. This bike of Drew’s looks like a superb example, whether to ride, polish, or park some investment dollars. Learn more here.