1989 Suzuki GSX-R1100
Awesome machine with well deserved reputation
Second gear went, kept jumping out after a series of naff wheelies... more practise needed.
Great bike, cheap insurance as now over 15 years old (me and bike!).
Plenty of power and tons of part available, spares & performance.
Turned mine into a Streetfighter with the help of 'eBay'.
Not for the faint hearted, but a superb bit of kit.
Cult following for this mean machine.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th December, 2005
Own a 1992 GSX-R 1100N and a 1991 GSX-R 750N.
BOTH AWESOME! These bikes are now in the great grandfather stage of the motorcycle industry, and while riding them I may not be able to kick ass on the stunters around my local area, that all seems to disappear when we go into the twisties and I never see them again because they can't handle the power of their newer bikes.
The 750 and 1100, in their time, were the best most touted bikes. I sold my 91 in 92 and was able to purchase, not only the '92 1100, 6 years ago, but most recently my O.G. '91 I sold years ago. Still great bikes, and easily maintained... (if you know what you're doing).
Personal opinion... I think it is cheaper to work on the older versions (unless you run into N/A for parts to rebuild) fuel injection is nice, and having the power of the newer bikes is great, but the pre- water cooled gixxers are so much more rider friendly, I just don't see getting rid of them just yet...