1988 GSXR 750 J

£20,500.00

Brief

Viewing by appointment only.

We are very pleased to present our incredibly low mileage, 1988 Suzuki GSXR 750 J.
A true once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire such an iconic superbike of the 90’s with true collector credentials.

Only 730 miles from new
Un-used spare key with serial number tag
Totally original condition
All original paint & panels
Very rare Red & White colour scheme

History

The GSXR 750 needs little introduction.

When first released in 1984 the GSXR 750 took the world by storm, it became the weapon of choice for the 80’s.
1988 brought the first major revision of the GSXR 750, with the ‘Slingshot era being born, with this GSXR 750 J – an icon was born.

A redesigned stiffer frame, 17″ wheels, a short stroke motor, 36mm carbs, new forks, swingarm, plus much much more.
The Slingshot became the must have 750 sports bike of the late 80’s and into the 90’s.

This example was located with a collector in Japan & was shipped from Japan to ourselves.

Clearly cherished, this bike is in absolute time warp original condition.

Body & Paintwork

All bodywork is original with original paint work.
The very rare Red & White colour scheme looks sensational, especially having been machine polished (since photography).

This includes the wheels which are in original paint.
The screen is still the original & is in excellent order.

Mirrors are without any damage, the seat is superb, hugger, mudguard & seat hump are all excellent.

A truly special bike, in true collectors condition & mileage.

Interior & Trim

All trims/switchgears are in superb condition.

Engine

The infamous 748cc short stroke engine.

Somewhat of a legendary design, this engine was used in various trims of tune across a broad variety of Suzuki bikes, of the 80’s & 90’s.
Known for its incredible reliability, its power output & its tuning abilities.

The 90’s saw the GSXR’s pretty much ‘take over’ the tuning scene & particularly the Streetfighter scene of the 90’s and 2000’s.
The GSXR also lent itself to this scene as it has a very attractive cradle style frame & the engine also looked great which meant often the fairings were removed, frames polished, engines turbo charged & so on.

Because of the popularity of the GSXR as a base for a ‘Streetfighter’ & the fact they were an unforgiving animal which meant many ended up crashed, today an original & low mileage GSXR Slingshot is extremely hard to find.

Running Gear

All running gear is in superb condition.