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are from Beringer, the rear swingarm has been modified to accept a 180-section rear tyre, and the stock shock has been replaced by an Ohlins unit from a Ducati Monster.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.


Anonymous said...

I'd much rather have it restored like it just rolled off the 1987 showroom floor. No mods. That would be way cooler.

Anonymous said...

i saw the bike in person top custom form motogpwerks i checked out there website.....loads off old school bikes

Anonymous said...

i met chris at long beach show,helped me alot with some advice on old school katana thaqt im building top dude!

Anonymous said...

motogpwerks,i saw that bike being built in three weeks.Thats cool making something old to this decade



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