1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591

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Lot 254
1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana
Registration no. RNH 134Y Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591
Sold for £ 9,200 (US$ 11,939) inc. premium

Lot Details
1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591 1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana Frame no. GS1100X-536439 Engine no. GSX1100X-161591
1983 Suzuki GSX1100 Katana
Registration no. RNH 134Y
Frame no. GS1100X-536439
Engine no. GSX1100X-161591
'It's a classic.' With those words Bike magazine concluded its glowing road test of Suzuki's GSX1100 Katana in February 1984, noting that, despite having been around virtually unchanged for three years, the big Suzie was still the undisputed 'King of the Street'. With a best one-way of 143mph, the Katana had the legs of rivals such as Kawasaki's GPz1100 and Laverda's Jota, while a standing-quarter run of 11.13 seconds demonstrated that there was no lack of bottom-end grunt.

Styled by the German firm of Target Design under the direction of Briton Jan Fellstrom, and first seen at the 1980 Cologne Show, the Katana represented a bold effort to produce an uncompromising sports roadster in the European mould. The result was a machine that combined straight-line speed with secure handling like no Japanese bike before it.

This GSX1100 Katana was first registered in the UK in August 2004. Miklos purchased the Suzuki in June 2014 from FireFox Racing of Keighley. The sales receipt is available, and the history file also contains some MoTs (most recent expires 3rd July 2018), old/current V5C Registration Certificates, and sundry invoices for parts and routine servicing, the most recent of the latter dated October 2016. It should be noted that the V5C documents incorrectly list the frame/engine number prefix as 'GS110X'.

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Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is GS110X-536439. The engine number is GS110X-161591.
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