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Rarest of the Factory Turbos: Suzuki XN-85 Turbo

on September 7, 2011 by Mike

In Honda won a technological battle by the CX500 Turbo. Bristling cutting-edge componentry, the turbocharged launched a very intense, yet short arms race. the role of sport-tourer, the CX500T was a heavy bike.

It was also not an success; Honda returned in with the CX650T – building on the base. But by ’83 Honda was no longer in the market. Kawasaki built the Turbo in late 1983 to be as an ’84 model – and this was the dragstrip

Yamaha built the “me too” Turbo, an underwhelming effort to claim Turbo stakes.

When Suzuki launched the in 1983, it was everything the earlier bikes were not: It was an sportbike. With the Katana-like supplied by Hans Muth, a 16″ front wheel, anti-dive fork, full floater suspension and low set clip ons, the attempted to deliver on the “liter power in a 750cc package” that turbocharging held in

So how did it do? Like all the Turbo bikes, it was in the blink of an eye. The public did not to spend liter bike for a 650 festooned with so many proclaiming it was a turbo – and the performance really lived up the hype.

Honda Turbos were by the end of ’83. Kawasaki offered only in ’84-’85. Yamaha’s run longer, but with few updates the was always destined to be the dog of the bunch.

As for the XN85 was a one-hit, one year it the rarest of the factory Turbo

From the seller:

1983 XN85 Turbo. If you are looking for a bike this is it. There only 1153 XN85′s and only 300 were imported the U.S. That means is a RARE motorcycle.

This bike is LIKE Paint, chrome, aluminum, are all perfect. This bike can be daily rider, but really be in a museum or a collection of historic Runs and rides perfectly.

No no road rash, it has just maintained and restored very

You will be proud to own this It has been in my private motorcycle for almost 4 years now, but I am and it can’t go with me.

It is also for locally, and this auction is to termination if I sell it before the ends.

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The “85″ in the XN85 name stands for horsepower – at the In the day, those numbers an air cooled 650 were quite Today, the bike is not quite as as all the badging might suggest.

Still, these were noted for their excellent and even by today’s standards the offers a stable, capable

This bike looks to be in condition. The black chrome looks to be very well These bikes are notorious for on the exterior cases as well as the – but not on this bike. The plastics all good, as do the seat and the dash.

The even looks to have rubber – which can be a bit of a challenge the odd wheel sizes.

So what is the value of a super one model year only Suzuki? The answer might you. Had this been a bike from our Italian you would be thinking that it easily top $20k – $30k. a mass produced Japanese however, that number be an order of magnitude off.

a rare, collectable Suzuki – the rarest of the factory turbos – is far than you think.

This has not yet broken the $3,000 mark, reserve still in place. Turbos have not been to eclipse the $5-7k range in any and “average” bikes roll for This one could be fun to watch.

For more information and pictures, on the link and jump over to the Good luck!

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