Suzuki RG500

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Suzuki RG500

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It is generally accepted a motorcycle becomes a classic twenty-five years. Purists argue the motorcycle’s age is irrelevant; it is the machine that must something special, a classic its contemporaries.

For any given period in the of motorcycles, there will be machines that are considered Taking the twenty-five-year rule as a and the purists criterion, two motorcycles the middle 80s stand out: the Suzuki and the RZ500 Yamaha .

For manufacturers, the 80s were a time of adjustment to a changing marketplace. countries were implementing emission and noise legislation and the consequence was the demise of the 2-… bikes. But before the total of the large capacity 2-strokes and Yamaha produced two bikes were considered the ultimate of the 2-….


The Suzuki RG500 is based on the factory racing first introduced in 1974 and winning seven world 500 Prix titles, firstly Barry Sheene. and lastly Kenny Roberts Jr. in 2000. The version was introduced in 1986 G model) and was well received but somewhat impractical and more of a replica than a straight bike, something that was in limited sales.

The performance of the was excellent, albeit they somewhat heavy on fuel (40 + 70 mph, but substantially less if the /speed were increased). the last of the street RG500s H model) had almost the same output as the original works

The RG had a power to weight ratio of 95 lb’s (dry) which rapid acceleration and a top speed of 150 mph. The handling matched the performance with a single rear mounted to Suzuki’s floating suspension system. The had adjustable pre-load and a sophisticated system that reduced but would be instantly bypassed special valves) should the suddenly hit a bump.


The RG has a number of qualities, namely the power and brakes, all things make up a performance-orientated motorcycle.

Two kicks generally had the RG firing up If the cokes had been used morning starts, for instance) it was to switch them off as soon as to stop the 2-… engine loading up.

The first thing a rider is the light weight and smooth delivery. The design of the engine (a four with a diagonal order) ensures near-perfect balance. So good is the balance Suzuki did not fit a counter balance to this engine which of helps to keep the overall down.

And this light and low center of gravity is very when the bike is first

Cornering the RG is reminiscent of the TZ Yamaha being light and responsive and to flick from side to The street bike may not be as nimble as a race bike, but it’s close.

With performance like the Suzuki needed good and it has them. The front brakes are Deca four piston operating on twin rotors. brakes are excellent and will the bike on its nose with if hard enough.

The Anti-dive fork system is a bonus to the of the Suzuki. When many manufacturers (and all race had given up on this idea, developed a system that to work. The big plus with the system is the bypass valves negate the dive restrictions the bike encounters a bump hard braking, for instance.

The result is a front end whose remains stable but can still bumps.

The riding position is a compromise between a racing and a sit up touring position but it does smaller (less than 6 tall) riders.


Water-cooled four cylinder Cylinders arranged in a square Bore and Stroke: 56.0 x (498.6-cc).

Induction: Four slide 28-mm Mikuni through disc valve s and intake power chamber which links the inlet

Exhaust: Four silenced chambers with Suzuki’s AEC exhaust control) a system—a chamber in the exhaust designed to the volume.

Power: 95 hp at 9,500 rpm lined at 10,000 rpm).

Transmission: 6-speed gearbox wet multi-plate clutch and chain drive.

Tires: Front x 16”, rear 120/90 x

Weight: 340 lb’s (155 dry.

Prices for these vary considerably. However, to pay around $15,000 for a pristine

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