1989 Suzuki GSX-R 750-J ‘Slingshot’ (UK bike, Restored 2015) For Sale
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MODEL. GSX-R 750-J ‘Slingshot’ (UK bike, Restored 2015, Very original)
OWNERSHIP. 5 owners (including us)
MILEAGE. 15000 miles
– UK supplied through Heron Suzuki GB network by The London Suzuki Centre
– 1 owner from 1992 to 2015
– Full ownership provenance with details of every owner from new
– Extensive mechanical restoration and light cosmetic restoration 2015
– Original period sales brochure
– Recently had Motul 5100 10w/40 semi synthetic oil and filter
– New MOT provided at point of sale
ENGINE SIZE. Air/Cooled In Line 4 748cc DOHC 16v 4 stroke 112 bhp @ 11000 rpm
CARBURATION. 4 x 36mm Mikuni CV Flatsides
TRANSMISSION. 6 speed manual – Wet clutch
TOP SPEED. 154mph
ACCELERATION. 11.0 s 1/4 mile
WEIGHT. 195 kg (dry)
UK supplied Suzuki GSX-R 750-J ‘Slingshot’ in Red/White
UK supplied through Heron Suzuki GB network by The London Suzuki Centre
1 owner from 1992 to 2015
Full ownership provenance with details of every owner from new
Original period sales brochure
Period Yoshimura exhaust
Dynojet Stage 3 carbs with K&N filter
Dynobike set up to give 96 rwhp with print out
Extensive mechanical restoration and light cosmetic restoration 2015 including as below
New wheelbearings, chain/sprockets
Forks stripped/rebuilt/all new seals and re-satinised
Rear shock stripped/rebuilt/painted
Yokes stripped/refinished/new bearings
Carbs/stripped/cleaned/rebuilt with Dynojet 3 kit
All suspension linkages stripped/cleaned/regreased
Levers/footpegs/hangers stripped and re-satinised
Recently had Motul 5100 10w/40 semi synthetic oil and filter
New MOT provided at point of sale
Very rare to find UK supplied Suzuki GSX-R 750-J ‘Slingshot’ in Red/White.
UK supplied through Heron Suzuki GB network by The London Suzuki Centre and registered April 1989 on an ‘F’ prefix, this is a lovely example of a GSX-R 750-J ‘Slingshot’, that is extremely original, and retaining all it’s key original specification.
Just 5 owners from new, including us, we have full ownership provenance for the bike with full details for each and every owner from new. Significantly, it had just one owner for the 23 year period between 1992 and 2015 and was barely used during this time. The mileage of 15000 is believed to be genuine.
Then purchased by a motorcycle restoration business, the bike’s all original painwork was in good order, with only minimal attention required. However, the bike was subject to a comprehensive mechanical overhaul including (briefly) new wheelbearings, chain/sprockets, forks stripped/rebuilt/all new seals and re-satinised, rear shock stripped/rebuilt/painted, wheels powdercoated, yokes stripped/refinished/new bearings, carbs/stripped/cleaned/rebuilt with Dynojet 3 kit, all suspension linkages stripped/cleaned/regreased and levers/footpegs/hangers stripped and re-satinised.
With everything back together, the bike was set up by Dynobike, complete with Dynojet 3 kit, K&N filter and it’s original period Yoshimura exhaust, to give 96 rwhp (with print out provided)
We bought the bike from the restoration company in 2015, to go with our own personal collection of bikes. The bike is totally fit and healthy, and just rides beautifully. Properly quick, and just sounds utterly superb.
Recently had Motul 5100 10w/40 semi synthetic oil and filter and it will have a new MOT provided at point of sale.
Anyone with an interest in these things will appreciate how hard it is to come by a bike like this nowadays, and it clearly presents a rare opportunity. As a Heron Suzuki UK supplied bike, and with known ownership provenance from new, it sets itself apart very clearly from the more common imported machines of which generally next to nothing is known of their previous existence. A useable classic to grace and enhance any collection.
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