Suzuki XN85 TURBO from 1983

The Suzuki XN85 Turbo It is one of those reference frames within the category of supercharged models that became so fashionable at the beginning of the 80s. Then many brands tried to develop this type of technology, with greater or lesser success, depending on the ingredients chosen for it.

Furthermore, as is the case of this XN85 Turbo, they even dared to innovate within the two-wheeled sector, adopting elements not yet used in a street motorcycle. For example, we are talking about fitting a 16” rim to its front axle, becoming the first registered mount to make use of this measurement.

Suzuki XN85 Turbo in detail

It was in 1983 when the XN85 Turbo officially debuted, maintaining its production only until 1985. Throughout that period only 1,153 copies of the model. That gives us an idea of ​​how difficult it is currently to find a unit for sale, as is the case with our protagonist.

Aesthetically, she adopted some features of her sister, the GSX 750S Katana and had state-of-the-art elements such as the newly released rear suspension system Suzuki Full Floater of which Motorcyclist magazine commented: “Nothing corners better than the Suzuki XN85.”

Dream bikes for sale: 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

In mechanical terms, the four-cylinder 673cc declared 85 HP of power, a figure that would ultimately serve to adopt the commercial name. With a declared weight of 246 kg, she managed to reach 400 meters from standing in 12.3 seconds. However, all this did not help the brand to take over with the new Suzuki GS750EScheaper, lighter and more powerful than this XN85 Turbo.

The copy that we show you today is for sale in Lincoln, Nebraska and is associated with the chassis number JS1GP71T2D2100147. It is one of the 300 units that were sold in the US. It currently has 33,806 miles, about 54,400 kmand apparently needs a general tune-up, as the seller says:

Dream bikes for sale: 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

“I didn't take the time to bring it back to life, but the previous owner took it to my old dealership. We remove the battery and store it. I'm sure it will need to have the carburetors cleaned, a new battery and tires, and possibly other work.”

Concludes: “I had it in my collection until I sold it at the dealership in 2022 and now little by little I am selling all those motorcycles that I accumulated”. The highest offer offered so far is $3,500 and to be able to bid on it you can directly access the ad itself by clicking on this link. Good luck!

Dream bikes for sale: 1983 Suzuki XN85 Turbo

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