Bonhams | 16-Oct-2016 | The Autumn Stafford Sale Important Collectors Motorcycles | Venue : Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground
Category : Classic Motorcycles
Lot No. : 225
Year : 1996
Engine Size : -
Registration No. : N507 NFB
Chassis No. : # JS1GR7DA000502702
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


This very special GSX-R750 was built in 1997 for the vendor by TTS Performance, who were the engineers running Suzuki's official British Superbike Championship team together with Crescent Suzuki. It is a road bike to - broadly - BSB racing specification and not an out-and-out racer. When the new GSX-R750 SRAD was released by Suzuki in 1996, the vendor bought this one new from Fowlers Motorcycles Bristol and gave it to TTS. Apart from the Suzuka 8 Hours-style carbon/Kevlar endurance fairing (to accommodate headlights) and road going essentials like indicators and mirrors, this bike is very close to BSB specification, incorporating a lot of 1996 BSB parts that were surplus to requirements in 1997. The engine has been bored out (to 800cc) to provide more torque without the need for high revs. It also has raised compression and a gas-flowed cylinder head, and benefits from many hours of dynamometer setting up.
The list of special parts includes WPS front forks, AP brakes and callipers, 42mm flat-slide carburettors, and lots of Yoshimura race parts including a full exhaust system. Only a few hundred miles have been covered since the 1997 rebuild (plus around 1,800 miles beforehand). In 2015, the Suzuki went back to TTS for a check-up, and it now has new tyres and modern all-electronic KOSO racing instrumentation in place of the previous bicycle-style speedometer.