Found on eBay: 1982 Suzuki GS1100E

| 4/6/2010 4:29:56 PM

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We didn't spend much time perusing eBay this week, as we quickly ran into this lovely 1982 Suzuki GS1100E. Though not necessarily rare, you don't see many of these around in good shape anymore, and this is one to quickly take note of.

This 1100 has recieved some refurbishment, and according to the auction, it has a fine-running, stock, original motor. The clutch is solid, the transmission shifts cleanly, it starts nicely and pulls strong through all the gears. This two-owner bike was owned by a pilot who appears to have taken good care of it over the years. It has progressive springs in the front forks, K&N pod filters, a Supertrap pipe, jetted carbs, a nearly-new front tire and more.

To visit the auction for this Suzuki GS1100E, go here. 



4/9/2010 3:33:12 PM

I've got a 1982 Suzuki GS1100E too! Great bike - and guess what, I've also got a 1982 Kawasaki GPz 1100 to go with it. I enjoy both and they are quite different. The Suzuki is a bit softer sprung, lower center of gravity and a bit more refined while the GPz is stiffer and carries its weight higher, stiffer clutch and feels a bit more like a racer when moving. Neither are lacking for power and they handle fine considering their weight. I even have the original magazines with "shoot out" comparisons between the 2. Pics here if you'd like to take a look.