Suzuki GSX1100F: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki GSX1100
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called Katana
Production 88-95
Engine 1100cc
Sparkplug JR9B '88-95
Battery YB14L-B2 '88-95
Front Tire 120/80-16 '88-95
Rear Tire 150/80-16 '88-95
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The Suzuki GSX1100F is a motorcycle more commonly known as the Katana 1100 and produced by Suzuki from 1988 to 1995.



1988 GSX1100FJ[edit]

1988 Suzuki GSX1100FJ


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GV72A J2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: V706-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1127cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 48C
  • COLOR: Blue, Maroon
  • Suzuki decal on tail piece
  • Power operated, adjustable height windsheild
  • Center stand

1989 GSX1100FK[edit]

1989 Suzuki GSX1100FK
1989 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Black
1989 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Black
1989 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Black
1989 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Black


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GV72A K2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: V706-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1127cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 48C
  • COLOR: Black
  • Suzuki decal on side panel
  • Adjustable front brake lever position

1990 GSX1100FL[edit]

1990 Suzuki GSX1100FL
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black
1990 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Black


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GV72A L2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: V706-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1127cc Four-stroke Inline-four
  • MODEL CODE: 48C
  • COLOR: Black
  • Red and gold stripes
  • Katana decals under stripes on lower fairing
  • Suzuki tank decals

1991 GSX1100FM[edit]

1991 Suzuki GSX1100FM
1991 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) Red
1991 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Red
1991 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Red
1991 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Red
1991 Suzuki Katana 1100 (GSX1100F) in Red


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GV72A M2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: V706-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1127cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 48C
  • COLOR: Red
  • Silver tank, fairing and side panel stripe

1992 GSX1100FN[edit]

1992 Suzuki GSX1100FN
1992 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Maroon


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GV72A N2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: V706-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1127cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 48C
  • COLOR: Maroon/Red
  • 1100 decal moved from tail section to side cover
  • Silver pin stripe on tank, fairing and side panel


1993 GSX1100FP[edit]

1993 Suzuki GSX1100FP
1993 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Purple
1993 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Purple
1993 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Purple
1993 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Purple
1993 Suzuki Katana 1100 in Purple


  • V.I.N. #: JS1GV72A P2100001
  • ENGINE PREFIX: V706-
  • ENGINE TYPE: 1127cc, Four-stroke, 4 Cyl
  • MODEL CODE: 48C
  • COLOR: Silver/Purple
  • Front disc center painted silver
  • Red pin stripe on tank, fairing and side panel

See Also[edit]

Suzuki GSX1100
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called GSX1100L, GSX 1100 L, GSX1100ES, GSX 1100 ES, GSX1100EF (reduced effect), GSX 1100 EF (reduced effect), GSX1100EF, GSX 1100 EF, GSX1100F (reduced effect), GSX 1100 F (reduced effect), GSX1100FR, GSX 1100 FR, GSX1100F, GSX 1100 F, GSX1100G, GSX 1100 G, GSX1100S Katana, GSX 1100 S Katana, GSX 1100 E, GSX 1100, GSX1100E
Production 1980 - 1996
Class Sport/Touring
Engine in-line four, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 78.0mm x 59.0mm
Compression ratio 9.5:1
Top speed 137 mph (220 km/h)
Horse Power 93.87 HP (70.0 KW) @ 8000RPM
Torque 79.59 ft/lbs (107.9 Nm) @ 7000RPM
Fuel system Carburetors
Battery 10.0:1
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: shaft drive (cardan)

Clutch: Wet multi-plate
Suspension Front: Telescopic Fork
Rear: Dual Shock Oil Damped
Brakes Front: dual disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 120/80-16
Rear Tire 150/80-16
Wheelbase 58.82 inches (1494 mm)
Dimensions L 89.02 inches (2261 mm)
W 28.11 inches (714 mm)
Seat height 31.3 inches (795 mm)
Weight 575.41 pounds (261.0 Kg) (dry), 273.0 kg (wet)
Fuel capacity 5.55 Gallon (21.00 Liters)
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The Suzuki GSX1100G was a in-line four, four-stroke Sport/Touring motorcycle produced by Suzuki between 1980 and 1996. It could reach a top speed of 137 mph (220 km/h). Max torque was 79.59 ft/lbs (107.9 Nm) @ 7000 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 93.87 HP (70.0 KW) @ 8000 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a oil & air cooled in-line four, four-stroke. A 78.0mm bore x 59.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1127.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the Wet multi-plate.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/80-16 front tire and a 150/80-16 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via dual disc in the front and a single disc in the rear. The front suspension was a Telescopic Fork while the rear was equipped with a Dual Shock Oil Damped. The GSX1100G was fitted with a 5.55 Gallon (21.00 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 575.41 pounds (261.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 58.82 inches (1494 mm) long.

1981 - 1994 Suzuki GSX 1100 S Katana[edit]

1981 - 1994 Suzuki GSX 1100 S Katana 1981 - 1994 Suzuki GSX 1100 S Katana 1981 - 1994 Suzuki GSX 1100 S Katana 1981 - 1994 Suzuki GSX 1100 S Katana 1981 - 1994 Suzuki GSX 1100 S Katana

The GSX 1100S Katana was by no means all smart suit and no substance; far from it. Underneath the radical looks there lurked a very fine motorcycle, directly developed from worthy generations of the GS model. In fact the GSX 1100S was no more than a lightly tweaked and tarted GSX 1100E, with all the rumbling reliability this implies.


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