I purchased this 1983 GS1100E new on January 11, 1984. It was the first large Japanese "superbike" to take up residence in the garage.
This machine is a very strong performer and along with its other GS1100/GSX1100 stablemates was an exceedingly fast machine in its day. It's still in superb condition and was revived after being stored since June 29, 1991, details are below. Mileage at the time of storage: 9042 (14467km). Except for the tires and battery, the GS1100 is entirely original - the paint, black chrome exhaust system, seat, bodywork, etc. are all as delivered from Suzuki.
The GS1100E is pictured above on Jefferson County, Colorado, Highway 126.
Offering a very durable engine, comfortable riding position, digital gear indicator, smooth ride, oil temperature gauge and other features, the GS1100E model was a true "superbike" of the early 1980's.
Regarded by many as one of the best-styled and most attractive motorcycles of its era, the 1982-1983 GS1100E/GSX1100E models are a superb example of clean, uncluttered styling while retaining excellent functionality by almost any measure. You may also enjoy a visit to my 1982 GS1100E page.
In early 2008 I revived the GS1100 after an inactive period of almost 17 years. It received a new battery, fresh brake fluid front and rear, new engine oil and filter, lubrication on the instrument and control cables, set tire pressure and front fork air pressure, lubrication on side and center stand pivot points plus other maintenance items.
A detailed account of my experience bringing this machine back to life is on my Motorcycle Storage Information Page.
The pics below are from various rides on this fine machine.
Here's a shot of the GS1100 with a color-matched GS1000S Cooley fairing installed.
Click the image to supersize and view a 2nd photo shot on a different day with different lighting conditions!
Discontinued after the 1983 model year, the GS1100E was replaced by the GS1150 which would remain in production through the 1986 model year.
Occasionally I'm asked about the rear rack. It is a "Super Sport Rack" and was manufactured by M/C Enterprises in California, U.S.A. To the best of my knowledge it is no longer available.