Previously seen here in 2013, a wild anomaly, a legendary sportbike, 30 years old, but new, never used. A breathtaking buy-it-now, but a museum starter, a collection capping ride.
Within a hair's breadth of a 1985 Grand Prix machine, the RG500 has a water-cooled two-stroke square four between the alloy perimeter frame. The 498 cc's generate 95 hp and the entire package weighs under 350 lbs., both numbers improvable with some professional tuning. Suspension is right-side-up forks and Full Floater monoshock rear, and brakes seem small for the expected 146 mph top speed but appropriate for the weight.
A pre-production marketing bike and never run, this is as close to a time machine as there could be. Not a mark on it, and includes a nice certificate of authenticity from Suzuki Australia. From the eBay auction:
It is believed to be the only "0 KM" PRE PRODUCTION RG500 in existence.It comes with 2 keys, the single seat option, factory Suzuki Gamma stand, owners manual, set up manual, service manual and sales brochures etc. No cracks or signs of wear in any of the original Suzuki plastics as you would expect from a bike that has never been started. It also comes with a letter of authenticity from Suzuki Australia stating exactly what the bike is. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for a collector of these bikes that we will never see the likes of again. Bike has been stored in a climate controlled air bubble and has zero signs of corrosion anywhere.
A four-time 500cc GP Championship winner, the RG500 is very close to being the racer with lights you've heard about. The four flat-slide Mikuni's, the 12,000 rpm redline, the different sized wheels, 16-inch in front to help turn-in, all state the facts. But this one is of course a bit different. Likely never to be run, it has survived three decades on display and in storage. It is the sportbike fan's Barcelona chair or Alessi tea set ( a little more exciting ), exquisite but better to use something else and save this for the next generation...