Monday, December 07, 2009

1987 Suzuki GSX-R750: Old school cool

1987 Suzuki GSX-R7501987 Suzuki GSX-R7501987 Suzuki GSX-R750
Put away the pipe and the slippers, this is the grandpa from hell...

Old-school Suzuki GSX-R750s and GSX-R1100s from the 1980s and 1990s are pretty cool – there’s something intriguing about these bikes and here at Faster and Faster, we quite like these bikes’ hard-edged persona.

Take this 1987 GSX-R750, for example, which has been restored and updated in a big way. The list of mods is very long – the entire front end (wheels and suspension) is from a 2007 GSX-R750, brake callipers and rotors are from Beringer, the rear swingarm has been modified to accept a 180-section rear tyre, and the stock shock has been replaced by an Ohlins unit from a Ducati Monster. Bodywork is mostly stock but various aftermarket accessories have been bolted on…

The engine has been fully rebuilt – the stock block was bored out to 770cc and larger pistons, aftermarket cams, a port job, bigger oil cooler, nitrous-oxide injection system and Vance & Hines exhaust system take care of things in the power department. According to Super Streetbike, the rebuilt GSX-R’s power delivery is ‘much snappier and more responsive’ than the stocker’s, and the bike can keep up with modern 600s, though probably not with a 750.

For more details, visit Super Streetbike. Also visit MotoGP Werks, who put the bike together.
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