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Suzuki D2-492-23-14
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Capacity : 1100
Model : GSX 1100 F
Production : 1991 -
Category : (R) Street Bike


GSFX 1100 -1991

A Porsche on two wheels

Times are changing and motorcycles are in a ceaseless rush towards ultimate perfection, with bigger and bigger displacements and higher and higher perfom1ance. If today the top-of-the-range supersports bikes offered by Japan's Big Four are highly aggressive replicas of racing machines, then the large capacity machines that they market as tourers are genuine sports bikes in terms of both conception and performance.

Exceptional Performance

The Suzuki is a little less agile than the supersports machines and better protected from the weather by a more comprehensive fairing. Heavier because of the larger dimensions and equipment intended for two up touring, these super highway bikes are the equivalent of a Porsche on two wheels. They combine exceptional performance with all the qualities of a genuine Grand Tourer.

Full Maturity

Of the "super tourers" offered by the four Japanese rivals, the Suzuki has taken the longest to make its mark. Launched in 1987, it only reached full maturity in 1989, when it was endowed with a revised frame geometry and new suspension. This GSFX uses the engine of the famed GSXR supersport, tempering its fierce nature by adding flexibility. Compact and restrained in style, the GSFX completely conceals its mechanism beneath its fairing. It boasts a unique item of equipment in the shape of a head fairing whose height is, for the very first time on a motorcycle, electrically adjustable.

Unfortunately, the fairing has proved to be too low for many riders.


Engine: 1127cc (78x59mm) air/oil-cooled four-cylinder four -stroke

Power Rating: 100 hp @ 9000 rpm

Valves: twin overhead-camshafts; 16 valves

Fuel System: four 34mm carburetors

Transmission: 5-speed, chain final drive

Suspension: telescopic forks (front); swing arm with single damper (rear)

Brakes: twin discs (front); disc (rear)

WheeJs: 120/80xl6 (front); 150/80xl6 inch (rear)

Weight: 553 lb

Maximum Speed: 143 mph


In the 90’s long distance touring bikes reach a remarkable combination of exceptional performance and riding comfort.

Motorcycle encyclopedia Moto Passion, realised by François-Marie Dumas, include almost 2000 photos presented with an exhaustive history of the motorcycles exhibited.

This unique collection has been realised with the participation of many specialists. With many thanks in particular to Yves Campion, Michael Dregni, Didier Ganneau, Jean Goyard, Helmut Krackowizer, Michel Montange, Christian Rey, Bernard Salvat, Mick Woollett, etc

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  • Original cards on paper (in french)
  • High resolution scans or original documents presented and signed with my name.

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