And what a treasure it is! Even by today’s standards, the LE came equipped with some pretty trick components: a close-ratio six-speed gearbox, dry clutch, GSX-R1100 suspension, solo seat and quick-release bodywork fasteners, among other things. Based on the rules at the time, as few as 200 machines may have been imported to satisfy AMA Superbike homologation requirements, and most of those would have seen racetrack duty, making Dave’s near-stock, low-mileage example especially rare. While in Matsu’s possession, the machine was graced with one of the mechanic’s hand-made exhaust systems and a set of 36mm flat-slide carbs in lieu of the stock 31mm CV jobs. Aside from new Bridgestone Battlax BT-045 tires, the bike is just as it was when Matsu owned it. Dave is so determined to keep the bike in stasis that he even left the minor paint damage incurred during the ’94 Northridge Earthquake. “It was an Act of God, and now it’s part of the bike’s history,” he says.