Project GSX-R1100 Suzuki Bulletin

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Suzuki GSX 1100 EF

Project GSX-R1100

Everyone at is passionate about motorcycles; why they work where work and do what they do. And passion isn’t just bringing new motorcycles to market, with Suzuki’s Aftersales and Apprentice Centre set to embark on a restoration job. Enter GSX-R1100.

This GSX-R1100L has stood outside since It was enveloped by wildlife, and even being chopped free, it has moss, cobwebs and twigs on. However, it is to be given a new lease of with Suzuki’s Apprentice Centre to restore it to its former glory.

The originally belonged to Howard Davies, of Suzuki GB’s Aftersales Tim Davies, before being to Tim’s friend Stuart who rode it on the rode until However, since then, it has left in the garden, as life on and other things got in the way, Stuart sadly passed last year from Marfan

More than 10 years on and the bike has been salvaged the Stuart’s back garden, and the blessing of his wife Tracie, form a new project for Suzuki and its Centre in Doncaster.

“We’d be looking for a bike we could into a bit of a project for a while,” Tim. “As Aftersales Coordinator I’d had my eye on a and had been looking at different we could do it. Obviously we’re all here, and not just about the and shiniest, we also like the and project side of things and our hands dirty.

“This project really to gather steam in January. I knew that bike was and when we decided to move with it I approached Tracie to see she thought of the idea. She had no use for it any more, so it our project bike.

“It’s the bike for us to turn into a too. It represents an iconic from Suzuki’s history, and one everyone will enjoy on. There are also a wide-range of still available for the bike our Vintage Parts Programme, as airbox, wiring loom, etc.”

The bike will require a strip down, including the motor split and rebuilt, the Apprentice Centre the best for the bike to undergo its transformation.

“We at a couple of ways we could a project bike, but really up with the guys at the Apprentice  was the best option. It the young technicians there the chance to into real practice, something wholly unroadworthy and it to standard. It will also them the opportunity to take a back in time, and work on and older technologies they see so much of on the newer bikes.”

Suzuki GSX 1100 EF

Richard O’Brien, Suzuki’s Manager, said, “This is a project for the apprentices to get involved and we’re really looking to getting started. It will test their skills and and will offer a great for them to put what they’ve into practice, while new skills along the way.

also great exposure for the Centre and what Suzuki is to help young people get in the motorcycle industry, and further the fact that Suzuki is so much more than selling new motorcycles, but that a brand with history and a passion for the bikes that Suzuki what it is today.”

Tim Davies further explained the for Project GSX-R1100, saying, the bike was silver and black the plan is to transform it into the GSX-R blue and white. a big job, and we’re looking at 18 months to complete. But it’s a fun for everyone to get their teeth into, and will also highlight the amount of vintage we have available for the more Suzuki machines.”

Despite the article potentially being way off, Tim also has plans for it it’s complete.

“We’ll on to it for a bit, maybe take it to a few and showcase the fine handiwork of our But ultimately my plan is to give it and in the process raise money Foundationin memory of Stuart.”

Follow the bike’s restoration in the of the Suzuki Bulletin, with a gallery of images to follow.


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