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1991 Suzuki GSX1100G from United States of America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GS1100EZ

Summary:

I have 3 of this same model, does that say I like it?

Faults:

Oil line leak at 25,000.

Clean carbs twice in 85,000.

Many batteries, tires, oil changes in 85,000.

New jet needles and needle jets in carbs at 80k, mileage dropped from 43 to 39, now at 45 mpg.

General Comments:

Fast, reliable, more a tourer than sport bike, have made many modifications to make it safer, more reliable, and comfortable.

Added a battery switch, light switch, wider seat, windshield, bent handlebars back, throttle rocker, forward foot pegs, backrest for passengers, backpack on backrest, cup holder, turn signal buzzer, advanced timing and K&N added 2-3 mpg, primer switch added to get gas to carbs sooner, raised handlebars 1.5 inch.

Serviced regularly.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2006

14th Feb 2013, 17:18

Wow! You've done a lot to your G! I'm having trouble finding hard cases, etc for my '93. Can you give any advice on where to shop via the internet? jedwdcook@gmail.com

1991 Suzuki GSX1100G from United States of America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance30000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki 750 Spectre

Summary:

Superbike disguised as a standard motorcycle

Faults:

Fork seals failed every 3 years. Fork springs were too soft from day one. I installed progressive springs.

Front fender paint faded inside of 3 years. The paint elsewhere on the bike is still beautiful (Candy President Maroon). The metalized plastic gauge housings began to crack at the 10-year point. Repainted fender and housings.

General Comments:

Rock-solid, durable and dependable. Starts every spring after 3 months of just sitting in the garage. No fuel or carb issues. Engine warms inside of 10 seconds, then choke-off and drive away.

Roll-on 55MPH to 80 MPH in under 3 seconds in 5th gear. From 65MPH, drop to 4th gear and crank throttle, front tire lifts off the ground. And this is a Sport Tourer?

Perhaps the most dependable superbike every made. No frills, just 1100cc punch and miles of smiles.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2006

14th Feb 2013, 17:21

Okay, how in the world can your '91 warm up so quickly? I've owned a '92 and a '93, and BOTH took forever to warm up! Any tricks? jedwdcook@gmail.com

11th May 2013, 10:05

I'm with you on the "warm-up" subject brother.

My 1991 also took a long time to warm-up enough to be able to take off without killing the motor.

1991 Suzuki GSX1100G from United States of America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance28000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki VX800

Summary:

One of the best bikes I've owned

Faults:

The fork seals went at 25,000 miles. No other issues with this bike.

General Comments:

After 14 bikes including a 900 Ninja, an 1100 Katana and a VX800, this bike bridged the gap. A very fast yet comfortable ride. It always starts, and is very reliable. Wish I had kept it!

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th April, 2005

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 7 reviews