Suzuki GSX-R1100 1993 (WP model) saw major engine changes with the introduction of water cooling and some significant chassis changes. The move away from oil cooling allowed a surge in power, bringing total output to 155 bhp at the crank and saw yet another hugely strong, reliable and extremely tunable Suzuki engine created (Performance Bike in the UK reported on one taken to over 190 bhp at the wheel – without the use of a turbo or nitrous oxide injection).
A new stiffer largely forged five-sided pentagonal cross-section frame was introduced along with an asymmetrical ‘banana’ swing-arm. Bigger Nissin six-piston brake calipers were fitted. The bike’s weight went up slightly as well, finally topping the 500-pound mark that Suzuki had been flirting with for years, but the overall look of the bike remained essentially the same as previous models.
Decor wise, it follows the line of the graph trend of the moment and gives it a twist to the design idea of decorating pen / brush type. Another followed in the line of blue and white, red and black colors, add the black and silver, exclusive to the American market.
Suzuki GSX-R1100 1993 Specifications
Colors Pearl Medium Blue / Pearl Still White (M18) Pearl Novelty Black / Rouge Red No.2 (A6G)
Dimensions and curb weight Overall length: 2.130mm (83.9in) Overall width: 755 mm (29.7 in) Overall height: 1,190 mm (46.9 in) Battle: 1.485mm (58.5in) Ground clearance: 130 mm (5.1 in) Seat height: 815 mm (32.1 in) Empty weight: 231kg (509lbs)
Engine Engine Type: 4 stroke, 4 cylinder, water cooled, 16-valve, DOHC, TSCC Bore: 75.5 mm (2.97 in) Stroke: 60 mm (2.36 in) Displacement: 1,074 cc (65.5 cu.in) Compression ratio: 11.2: 1 Maximum power: 155ps/10.000rpm Carburetor: 4 x MIKUNI BST40 Air filter: polyester fiber element Starter system: Electric starter Lubrication system: Wet sump