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5 ways to own a Suzuki GSX-R

Published: 22 April 2019

Updated: 18 April 2019


The Suzuki GSX-R name has been at the forefront of sports motorcycling for over 30 years and continues to ferry swarms of road riders, trackday goers and racers to performance biking bliss.

With the first Suzuki GSX-R750 appearing in 1985 after a smattering of lower-capacity sportsters, over one million Suzukis bearing the GSX-R logo have now been built.

Such success has given rise to various special editions, including a 30th anniversary GSX-R1000, which was unveiled at the German MotoGP event in 2015 with a limited-run paint scheme reminiscent of the 1985 750 livery. 

Alongside full-fat superbikes, the GSX-R name has also appeared on supersport 600s, modern middleweight 750s, smaller grey import 400s and even learner-legal 125s. Below are five of our favourites currently available on MCN Bikes For Sale, why not treat yourself to one today?

Suzuki GSX-R125

Launched in 2017, the Suzuki GSX-R125 was introduced in tandem with a naked, upright GSX-S125 and offered an exciting new addition to the pre-existing glut of sporty learner bikes.

Taking on the likes of the ever-popular Yamaha YZF-R125 and Honda CBR125R, the Suzuki boasted the lightest weight in class (at the time), an all-new DOHC engine, modern styling and an keyless ignition.

The result was a well-priced, manageable, novice-friendly sportsbike – ideal for taking your first steps on two wheels. Subsequently, there are now countless used examples available through MCN.

As with any 125, look for signs of crash damage and check it’s been serviced and maintained correctly.

Suzuki GSX-R125 for sale

This one: 2017, 2500 miles, £3199

Suzuki GSX-R600

Introduced in 1996, the Suzuki GSX-R600 has been the supersport thrasher’s weapon of choice for over 20 years. 

Biting the dust at the introduction of Euro4, the bike is no longer available brand-new, meaning sites like MCN Bikes For Sale are one of the only places to get your hands on one.

Transitioning from conventional forks and carburettors to upside down-ers, fuel-injection and electronically-adjustable power modes, countless 600s have been snapped up by road riders, trackday enthusiasts and supersport racers, with road riders often preferring its roomier nature to the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R6 and Triumph Daytona 675.

Suzuki GSX-R600 for sale

This one: 2000, 21,900 miles, £1995

Suzuki GSX-R750

Seen by many as the perfect bridge between the revviness of a 600 and the outright grunt of a litre-bike, the GSX-R750 could very-well be the perfect sportsbike for many riders, both on road and track.

MCN’s Chief Road Tester, Michael Neeves, attended the launch of the 2011 machine and said: "After years of gentle evolution Suzuki has gone to town on its 2011 GSX-R750. Weighing in at 190kg, fully-fuelled and ready to go, it’s a massive 8kg lighter than the old model, giving the 148bhp GSX-R750 a mouth-watering power-to-weight ratio.

"The 750’s rolling chassis and bodywork is completely new, but it doesn’t get the GSX-R600’s radical engine overhaul and the resulting 1kg extra weight reduction. Aside from minor revisions to make it breath more easily, the 750’s motor is essentially the same as before, but it now promises to spin up faster and make more low and midrange power."

Much like the aforementioned GSX-R600 above, the 750 was sadly discontinued last year and the last new models have now disappeared from dealerships. As such, one of your best chances of finding one is via MCN, with 36 models currently up for grabs from over 30 years of continual development.

Suzuki GSX-R750 for sale

This one: 2007, 27,641 miles, £4794

Suzuki GSX-R1000

Introduced in 2001, the Suzuki GSX-R1000 was (and still is) Suzuki’s answer to the likes of the Yamaha YZF-R1, Honda Fireblade, Aprilia RSV1000 and many more.

Since those early years, the bike has adapted alongside its competition to form a near 200bhp missile, comprising of two versions; a basic GSX-R1000 and higher-spec GSX-R1000R.

Arriving on the scene with cutting-edge styling and technology, impressive performance and 160bhp to boot, the 'Gixer thou' immediately established itself as top dog in the superbike stakes.

Since then, the bike has remained at the sharp-end, with flashes of class-leading brilliance including the 2005-2006 model, which wiped the floor with the competition.

Suzuki GSX-R1000 for sale

This one: 2004, 7412 miles, £4494

Suzuki GSX-R1100

Although the GSX-R1100 is world’s away from the latest 1000cc superbikes, it is still a great option for those wanting an appreciating future classic and something to put a smile on your face at the weekends.

Arguably one of the most iconic GSX-Rs ever produced, the big 1100 has amassed a cult following and was the stuff off fantasy for budding sportsbike fans of the early 1990s.

Breathing through 38mm Mikuni carbs, the inline-four motor still performs admirably, however ancillary components such as the rear shock may now be tired and in need of at least a refresh.

Suzuki GSX-R1100 for sale

This one: 1995, 3203 miles, £8000

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