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Production ran from 1984 to 1999 for this small displacement Japanese replica racer.
Type 1(E) (1984)
1984 GSX-R400 GK71B. Very limited information Available.
Retail price in Japan 1984: 62,900 Yen
Type 2(F) (1985)
A fuel level gauge was added which showed the remaining amount of fuel was indicated by the right side combination meter when the ignition was in the "Off" position.
Type G (1986)
The bike was almost entirely redesigned for 1986. The power-to-weight ratio was increased to 0.39 hp/kg with the new chassis and shorter wheelbase that Suzuki introduced. The 1986 and 1987 models use slightly different engines than before. The liquid cooling design was dropped for Suzuki's "SATCS" (Suzuki advanced three-way cooling system) that used water air and oil to keep the engine cool. A new single square headlight was also introduced which was never very popular and Suzuki returned the headlights to the two circular lights the following year.
Type H (1987)
Not many changes were made in 1987 with largest ones being the new wheels, twin headlights, gold brake calipers, the new paint scheme and the new exhaust design. A special edition was also available in 87' with a black/gold paint scheme.
Same as 86' model.
Type J (1988)
The GSX-R received a new aluminium frame which increased the weight and new fairings with a lower wheelbase once again to create a more stable and better handling bike. The model also got slingshot carburetors, polished stainless steel silencers, curved radiator, Tokico 4-cylinder front brake calipers and a rear hugger mudguard. The new 4 into 2 exhaust was designed to create more midrange torque but this had only a marginal effect on the engines power. Yoshimura also produced the cyclone system 4 into 1.
A sports production model was introduced (SP) which incorporate among other things no passenger foot pegs and the rear shocks were visible under the seat.
Type K (1989)
Not many changes this year other than graphics.
Same as 88' model.
Type L (1990)
Type M (1991)
Same as 90' model.
Type N (1992)
Same as 90' model.
Type P (1993)
GSX-R 400 R
Type R (1994)
The same as Type P (1993) except some graphic changes. No confirmed 1994 pictures available.
Same as 93' model.
Type S (1995)
Same as 1993 model.
Type X (1999)
Production ceased in May 1999.