We’d call the GSX-R1100 the Sylvester Stallone of literbikes, but this one knew how to act in spite of its size. The 1987 model is collectible, so what you want is the later, radial-tired 1127cc beast produced from ’89-92, or the liquid-cooled 1074cc version that ran from ’93-98. Clean original ones are hard to find, but they’re out there. Tragically, there are plenty of 1100 Katanas from the same era to go around and, luckily, you don’t have to look at yourself when you’re riding one of these powerful, comfortable roadburners complete with electric windshield. Yours for a miserly $2000 or so. Torquey? I once lost the shift lever on one and made the 150 miles home, no problem, in fifth gear. For those feeling more financially secure, we’re told you can now find GSX-R1100-powered Bimota SB6s for around $7K.