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Suzuki GSX1100F magazine articles

I have put some Suzuki GSX1100F magazine article scans on this page. I would be grateful of any contributions — sales brochures, magazine ads, magazine articles, pictures, specs, facts, corrections etc. Please scan the material in JPEG format (large enough that all the details are visible) and send them to me. Please tell me the source and the publication date if possible. If you send me pictures of your own bike, please follow these instructions.

Suzuki 1988More Suzuki models from 1988
1988 Suzuki year code: J
Suzuki GSX1100F comparison test

Suzuki GSX-1100F comparison testSuzuki GSX 1100 F comparison test

Suzuki GSX1100FJ comparison testSuzuki GSX1100F comparison test

1988 Suzuki GSX1100FJ comparison test against BMW K100RS and Yamaha FJ1200 (five pages). Published in Tekniikan Maailma 13/1988, Finland. Click to enlarge.
”The mile swallowers.” The winner of the test was the BMW. It had better brakes (ABS), better fuel consumption and it was more comfortable for a passenger. The Suzuki was slightly better than both BMW and Yamaha in handling on the road (not on the streets and on uncoated road) and in acceleration (12,01 seconds/ 400 meter/ 192 kph).
For those who wonder about the scenery I can tell that the pictures were taken under a trip to Soviet Union, there was another article in the same magazine about it. It was the first time ever they had allowed Finnish motorcycles to cross the border. Apparently the pictures were taken in and nearby Leningrad.


Suzuki 1990More Suzuki models from 1990
1990 Suzuki year code: L
GSX1100FL road test, FinlandGSX1100FL road test, Finland

GSX1100FL road test, FinlandGSX1100FL testi koeajo

1990 Suzuki GSX1100FL road test (four pages). Published in MP1 magazine 9/1990, Finland. Click to enlarge.
The ”road swallower” GSX1100F was appreciated by the MP1 test team. They had some difficulties in placing the bike into a specific genre. They wrote that the GSX1100F had the engine and the looks of a super bike but according to the riding experience the bike felt more of a tourer. The lack of ground clearance and lowish leaning angle (the center stand touched to the tarmac) made the bike unsuitable for extreme racing but it was quite comfortable for sport touring, both with passenger or for the rider alone. The meters were adequate, although the test rider complained that the numbers on the speedo were too small and there were no indicator for the choke. The seat was very comfortable. The 16-inch were not appreciated, the test rider would have preferred a 17 or even 18-inch rear wheel for better handling in corners. As it was, the bike was understeered. The brakes were adequate but not great. The rear suspension was a bit too soft. The power windshield was comfortable. The fuel economy was good (almost 400 km between fuel stops) and the engine was wonderful. The design was great. ”A great bike, although not quite perfect”, was the opinion of the test rider of the 1990 year's model of the GSX1100F.




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Sources: Tekniikan Maailma (Finland), MP1 magazine (Finland)

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