Posts by tag: RG500

Suzuki December 14, 2013 posted by

All Original 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma with just 4300 Miles

1985 Suzuki RG500 for sale

This lovely piece is located in Ontario, Canada but carries a New York title. Seller notes it is all original and all I could spot was the missing front turn signals. Probably time for matching tires too. But otherwise the opening bid is just $10k and the seller notes it carries a low reserve. We'll see! Thanks for the heads up on this one Frank.

dc

1985 Suzuki RG500 for sale on eBay

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from the seller:

Suzuki RG500 GammaAbsolutely stunning very rare original Suzuki RG500 Gamma.This is the earliest production number ever seen.All original down to the tiresSuperb paint, with a very rare colour combination.Bike only has 6900 km from new You will never find another one in this amazing original shape.Never tracked or raced.Has original tool kit and owner’s manual.New York title.Pictures speak for themselves.If you can’t afford it don’t bid.Low reserve

All Original 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma with just 4300 Miles
Suzuki December 1, 2013 posted by

Brand New Suzuki RG500 in Australia!

1985 Suzuki RG500 For Sale

Just in time for Cyber Monday is this brand new Suzuki RG500! The seller states it's never had gas in it, never been fired, and never had the delivery prep done either. It's a classified listing on eBay for about the equivalent of $50k USD and he's willing to ship worldwide. Internet buzz is already suggesting the price is too high but as they say, if you can find a nicer one for less...

dc

1985 Suzuki RG500 for sale on eBay

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Brand New Suzuki RG500 in Australia!
Honda November 16, 2013 posted by

You Like 2 Stroke Race Bikes? Behold! GP Bonanza in Switzerland

If you answered yes, to the above question, do the following:

1) go online and check out you bank account balance

2) choose any bike from below

3) contact the seller (see link at bottom of page)

4) realize a dream

Let's start with the one I consider my own dream: 1984 Honda RS 500 RF

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4508890417266534713This bike was formerly raced by Swiss rider: Bruno Kneubühler.

The price is not disclosed. This bike, and all the others that follow, belong to a private collector who is selling them individually. If interested in any of these dreams, click on the link at the bottom of this article and contact the dealer that is advertising the bikes for the seller.

Were you a fan of Kevin ? How about this: Suzuki RG 500 converted track bike (the seller mentions it is an RGB but that doesn't seem to be correct):

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If you are a little intimated by the 500cc monsters (I am not, I want one... desperately) or ,the before mentioned bank statement doesn't allow you to get close to one of these, then the following Suzuki RGV250 might be an alternative:

Suzuki RGV 250 track bike

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Or this other RGV:

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Are you over 40 and fancy something a bit older than that ? How about a 1969 3 cylinder H1 race Kawa in top conditions ?

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Beautiful isn't it ?

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I always said that Switzerland is a goldmine for rare motorbikes, what do you think ?

Well, let's get to business no?  Here's the link to inquiry for any of the above (an additional RS 500 is also available, not pictured here):

 

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Claudio

 

You Like 2 Stroke Race Bikes? Behold! GP Bonanza in Switzerland
Suzuki September 23, 2013 posted by

Wounded Wolf: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma, Walter Wolf Edition

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This Walter Wolf RG500 (or is it?) is rare on several levels. Usually these things are babied and protected more than the Hope Diamond but not this one. In fact, it isn't even a runner. So you can look at it in two ways; you are either turned off instantly by this abused RG or you  are excited as heck to finally find a fixer upper Walter Wolf.

1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

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I know you sure as heck can't find those keys anymore.

Lets see what the seller has to say and then we'll do some detective work:

Read this auction carefully! 1985 Suzuki RG500 Walter Wolf Edition. The engine does not turn over. The left rear cylinder looks to have had some water in it. The upper and lower fairings have cracks. Overall the bike is not in that bad of condition. Bike has 9646 KM = 5787 Miles. With a little work, this could be a very nice bike. We don't have a title for this bike. Bike is sold with a bill of sale only. Ask questions and look at the pictures carefully before you bid. Bike is sold as is, no returns. Buyer to arrange the shipping. Local pick up is ok.

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At first glance I was going to guess this was probably a standard RG500 painted up.  With the Walter Wolf gauges and key I'll guess it is the real deal.  But is it a 500?  It has a 11 digit VIN so I'll say Japanese market bike.  Looking at the Gamma Owners Bible (that isn't a joke, there really is a book called that) the bodywork, that is actually Walter Wolf,  seems to match up with an 86 RG400 Walter Wolf.   It should have a red seat and wheels to be authentic though.   So chime in RG experts, am I in the ballpark?

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The Japanese domestic RG500's would have "500" where you see "Walter Wolf Racing" at the bottom of the lower.

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Some of the fairing damage the seller described.

If it is really a 400 and in this condition I would imagine the value drops wayyyyyy off.  Parts are rare and expensive as it is and then on top of everything you have the neutered 400.

Click here for the auction.

Ian

Wounded Wolf:  1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma, Walter Wolf Edition
Sport Bikes For Sale August 21, 2013 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG500 Lance Gamma For Sale

East Peoria, IL – 15,867mi – $4,550 w/Reserve

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Those unfamiliar with the Lance Gamma bikes, feel free to checkout lancegamma.com and see the host of parts and performance upgrades they have to offer. The Lance bikes are seriously dialed in and no doubt make considerably more power than stock RG’s.

1986 Suzuki RG500 for sale on eBay

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Just a little background info on the 1986 RG500 for all of you out there who don’t quite know what it’s all about. This classic smoker has a square-four engine design, which is basically two parallel twin engines crammed together using two crankshafts. Weighing in at around 350lbs and making 95hp from the factory, this 500cc bad-boy is sure to inspire some Gran Prix style fun!

From the seller:

1986 SUZUKI RG500 GAMMA. I PURCHASED THIS UNIT ON EBAY LAST YEAR FROM A GUY IN FLORIDA. IT WAS EVERYTHING HE SAID IT WAS AND MORE! THIS BIKE IS PERFECT. I HAVE OWNED 2 OF THEM AND THIS ONE BY FAR IS THE NICEST I HAVE PERSONALLY SEEN. I DO OWN A MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP AND I AM RATHER ANAL ABOUT THE MECHANICS, AND CONDITION OF THE BIKE. SINCE MY PURCHASE I HAVE PUT 3 TANKS OF FUEL THROUGH IT. IT HAS 15,867 KM ON IT NOW. I AM ONLY PONDERING SELLING IT BECAUSE I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND MY BUSINESS. IF IT SELLS GREAT, IF IT DOESN'T GREAT. (THIS IS NOT A HAVE TO SELL SITUATION)

THE PREVIOUS OWNER OUT OF STUART, FLORIDA INFORMED ME THAT RICK LANCE HAD OWNED THE BIKE AT ONE TIME. I WAS ABLE TO SPEAK TO RICK AND HE DID VERIFY, THIS WAS IN THE LATE 1990'S. AT THE TIME RICK MIDLY PORTED IT, DID THE INLINE FUEL PETCOCKS, LANCE STRUT FOR RIDE HEIGHT, TRIPOD AIR FILTERS, FOX TWIN CLICKER SHOCK, PM FRONT BRAKE CALIPERS FOR BETTER BRAKING POWER (POLISHED FOR LOOKS WITH THE FORKS) ALONG WITH THE CBR600 WHITE WHEELS THAT I FEEL MAKE THE BIKE LOOK BETTER.

IT ALSO HAS TOMMY CRAWFORD PIPES WHICH ARE AS RARE AS THE BIKE! THE PRIOR OWNER PURCHASED A EXTENDED RADIATOR FROM RICK BUT NEVER INSTALLED IT, I HAVE IT AND IT WILL GO WITH THE SALE AS I NEVER INSTALLED IT EITHER. IT HAS BEEN SAID THAT THERE ARE ONLY 60 OF THESE COLORS THAT WERE BUILT. OIL INJECTION IS STILL IN PLACE! BATTERY RELOCATED TO THE FRAME UNDER THE TANK AREA ALL DONE BY RICK LANCE.

This bike was featured right here on the site back in 2011, and it looks like not much has changed, which is good. These Gamma’s of the Lance variety always seem to command higher prices and more attention. That’s because they are generally much more cared for and maintained than the rest of them. This one does also feature the less common of the graphics (aside from the WW and Skoal units). She does look good with the white wheels too! Sounds like Reserve is top dollar for this one and the seller isn’t in any hurry to dumb it. I would guess somewhere in the $15k+ range for the reserve and would also put that right there with the top dollar value. Have a look at the auction here and place your bid!

-JS

 

1986 Suzuki RG500 Lance Gamma For Sale
Sport Bikes For Sale August 1, 2013 posted by

Florida Smoker: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

Update 8.1.2013: Originally spotted in February, this RG500 had an opening bid of $13,200 with no takers. It's back and has an opening of $10,500, and I believe no reserve. Thanks for the heads up Mike. Links updated. -dc

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Ah, the RG500. This is one of the most lusted after rare models posted on RSBFS. With its square four configuration and two cranks, the RG was patterned after the Suzuki 500cc GP bikes of the day. That day was long ago, and that day did not include the United States as part of the plan. Thus, nearly 30 years later these bikes are scarce and getting expensive.

1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

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From the seller:
1985 Suzuki RG500 RG 500 Gamma, similar to the RG400 and RZ500, 4 cylinder 2 stroke, 2 crankshafts, rotary valve induction, awesome rare collectible, king of re-sale price, better investment than a mutual fund. I have to part with one of my RG500's. 99% OEM stock RG500 parts except for Lance Float Valves, Lance filter, larger jets to match filter, mirrors, and Lance aux fuel petcocks. In my humble opinion the jets, petcocks, and filters are all the gamma needs. Cant describe the power band and the feel and sound. Japanese spec front turn signals are new NOS. The mirrors are Belgian spec copy’s, not shown, gsxr mirrors are on the bike now. The stock exhaust looks like exc. Don’t know the miles as the speedo is not original. Can supply stock air box and jets if wanted. Been repainted stock colors, gas tank never been cremed, no rust, wheels straight, frame straight, non original speedo has 25000 km or 16000 miles, new brake pads and masters front and back. Bike runs awesome, new suzuki 1st over top end with suzuki gaskets, inspected the rotor valve anti friction layer, and its perfect, motor is very low hours overall. Cassette transmission and clutch was also inspected and is perfect. Stock clutch and shifting is excellent. Fairly new Bridgestone battleaxe tires. Unlike most of the gammas that are in dis-repair, this one needs nothing. All the bodywork is OEM and in good condition for being 27 years old, no cracks dents or damage. I have the bellypan, I don’t mount it because I don’t want to damage it. Clear Vermont paperwork in my name, can be registered anywhere I believe, but check with your DMV.

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The problem with collectable bikes is that lust often takes over as the sixth sense. This can be dangerous, as the mouth waters before the eyes and brain realize what is headed their way. When it comes to rare and desireable motorcycles, RSBFS always recommends doing your homework, asking LOTS of questions, and asking for additional photographs when it comes to areas of concern.

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I really want to like this bike (this guy has three of them, after all), but if I were to bid on this one I would have to ask a few questions. For example, if this is 99% OEM stock, why was it repainted, what happened to the original speedo/odometer, and why are there two sets of mirrors (neither stock Gamma units)? The Lance parts are nice indeed, and the new top end is a good thing if the mileage indicated is correct or close. The fact that the bike is in Florida but titled in Vermont may be just a paperwork thing, but if you live in a state where these things are tough to register you might want to do your research first. If this all checks out, this could be your golden opportunity.

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This auction just started and the opening ask is $13,200. That is higher than we have seen most auctions start out at, but in today's market a good Gamma is worth that and more. It will be interesting to see who jumps in and how soon. For all the details and pictures, click the link and jump over to the auction. Is an RG500 on your bucket list? Let us know!

MI

Florida Smoker: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma