Motorcycle Poll: Which 1983 Superbike Would You Buy?

| 6/22/2011 11:10:39 AM

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Which 1983 Superbike Would You Buy?

They may seem tame today, but when they were introduced, yesterday’s air-cooled DOHC inline fours were fearsome machines. In 1983, if you wanted a really big, really fast four, three machines that really stuck out were the Honda CB1100F, Kawasaki GPz1100 and Suzuki GS1100SD Katana. Compared to earlier fours from Japan, these were strikingly styled motorcycles with prodigious levels of horsepower and technological wizardry. Ignored for years, they’re increasingly coming back on the radar, and good ones are hard to find. So the question is, if you could buy just one, which would it be?


4/30/2015 2:41:50 PM

Well, I now own an XS-11 and KZ-1100 Spectre, but for pure performance, I'd prefer the '83 VF750F that I had ten years ago.

4/10/2015 11:27:01 PM

All great bikes! Like two others comments below I ended up with a 1983 BMW R100RS, not as fast but a good ride!

4/9/2015 4:23:54 PM

Major issue with the Honda is the cam chain tensioners (anyone see a trend?) If the rear tensioner wasn't adjusted properly the chain WOULD saw a slot through front block on cam tunnel