The GSX-R has steadily expanded the lineup for the last 20 years. In the year following the 750’s debut, Suzuki launched another GSX-R with a 1,052cc engine boasting a maximum of 130PS at 9,500rpm with a dry weight of only 197kg (434 lbs.). The Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986. Like the 750, the GSX-R1100 ruled the racetracks and the roads until 1998.
Like the Suzuki GSX-R750 1985, the chassis of the Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986 has a steel frame (not aluminum) double cradle, full fairing, floating full swing and four-cylinder four-stroke.
So the Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986 raises much stronger and more powerful than the Suzuki GSX-R750 1985 despite having an identical size.
The weight stops at 197 kgs, less than all its Japanese competitors in the displacement of 750.
The Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986 thus became the ultimate motorcycle racing and demonstrated the global trend of Suzuki by high technology and high performance.
The engine compared to the Suzuki GSX1100, 14 lighter and thinner 72mm kgs. Of course it has the new SACS (Suzuki Advanced Cooling System) cooled engine oil / cold air and the new TSCC (Twin Swirl Combustion chamber) four-valve system.
The Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986 has a new type of carburetors with throttle. The result is higher and smoother power output with good response at high rpm.
Thanks to the skills of Suzuki, became in markets like the bike with better power / weight ratio: 1,51kg / CV. Arriving to give 155CV in dyno.
It is also the ideal weight distribution with 50% in each wheel. The Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986 has exceptional brakes: double floating brake discs 310 mm in front with eight pistons individual brake, combined with low weight bikes made it exceptional.
The exhaust is 4 in 1. The front fork has preload (4-way) and compression setting NEAS (3-way). The rear shock preload settings leads and compression (4-way).
Legendary among pilots, the Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986 offered a combination of brute force and good sporty handling, ideal for competition.
Suzuki GSX-R1100 1986 Specifications
Pearl Cool White / Powerful Blue (8JW)
Blue / Red
Dimensions and curb weight
Overall length: 2,115 mm (83.3 in)
Overall width: 745 mm (29.3 in)
Overall height: 1,215 mm (47.8 in)
Wheelbase: 1,460 mm (57.5 in)
Ground clearance: 125 mm (4.9 in)
Seat height: 795 mm (31.2 in)
Empty weight: 197 Kg (434 lbs)
Engine Type: 4 stroke, air cooling with SACS, DOHC, TSCC
Number of cylinders: 4 cylinders
Calibre: 76.0 mm (2.9 in)
Stroke: 58 mm (2.3 in)
Displacement: 1,052 cc (64.2 cu.in)
Compression ratio: 10: 1
Carburetor: MIKUNI Four BST34SS
Air filter: polyester fiber element
Stripping system: Electric
Lubrication system: Wet Collector
Clutch: Wet, multiplate oil
Transmission: 5-speed constant Gear
Gearshift pattern: 1 reduction, 4 increase
Primary reduction ratio: 1.622 (73/45)
First: 2,385 (31/13)
2nd: 1,632 (31/19)
3rd: 1,250 (25/20)
4th: 1,045 (23/22)
High: 0.913 (21/23)
Final reduction ratio: 3.357 (47/14)
Drive chain: DAIDO: DID 532ZL, TAKASAGO: RK532GSV, 114 links.
Front suspension: Telescopic, adjustable 4-way preload adjustment, damping oil, adjustable compression in 3 modes.
Rear suspension: floating suspension, damping oil / gas, adjustable for preload, adjustable compression in 4 modes System.
Steering angle: 30 °
Tilt the front axle: 26th
Filmed: 116 mm (4.6 in)
Turning radius: 3.2 m (10.5 ft)
Front brakes: Double disc 310 mm, 8-piston caliper
Rear brake: Disk 220 mm
Front Tire Size: 110/80 VR 260 18V radial
Rear Tire Size: 150/70 VR 260 18V radial
Suspension travel front: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Rear wheel travel: 135 mm (5.3 in)
Ignition Type: transistorised
Ignition timing: 13º BTDC at 1150 rpm and 35 ° BTDC at 2350 rpm
Spark plug: NGK JR9A
Battery: 12 V 50.4 kC (14 Ah) / 10 HR
Generator: Three-phase AC generator
Main fuse: 30A
Fuse: 10/10/10/10 / 10A
Fuel tank: 19 l.
Reservation: 4.5 l.
Engine oil filter change: 3.700 ml (3.9 qt)
Front fork oil: 417 ml (14.1 oz)
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