by BRM / Best of the World 1992 Suzuki RGV500
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by BRM / Best of the World - Suzuki RGV500 - ID: 14552
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31-Jul-01 - - theres no way he pulled out of this.did he?
31-Jul-01 - - wow thats sickk.....
31-Jul-01 - - i think hed rather being having a coke shortly....
31-Jul-01 - - now that is attacking a corner...
31-Jul-01 - - hey erics89, with kevin's riding ability there is really no telling if in fact he pulled out of this or not? It's possible!
31-Jul-01 - - the best thing was his wild wheelies coming out of the turns....
31-Jul-01 - - not doubting him, it just looks like hes beyond the point of return. theres really no reason to go THAT far over.
31-Jul-01 - - If he is so good, why did he take a line so wide?
31-Jul-01 - - i m sure this was the start of a big crash he used to do lots in pepsi 89 sesson.....
31-Jul-01 - -'s probobly a double apex corner...that's why he looks like he's taking a wide line...and of course he saved it, it's Kevin Schwantz for God's sake :)
01-Aug-01 - - kevin had lot of crashes in 88-89 season after that rode the lucky strikes and change it in more serius riding... but i still think he took the 93 champion cause rainey had the accident...
01-Aug-01 - - only look the rubber line on the road...kevin has a pair of B*=?¿#!!!! Well Giannis, that never be know, maybe, maybe...
02-Aug-01 - - Guys guys!!....sorry to tell you he DIDN'T make it. I remember watching the race thinking yes yes yes noooooooooo
29-Apr-04 - - Theres no way he saved that... both wheels have already lost traction.
30-Apr-04 - - Hes on his way to a date with the pavemet! No way he puuled outto this, the front is to far tucked!

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More Information on the Suzuki RGV500

The Suzuki RGV500 was Suzuki's entry in 500 cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing. It won its first 500 cc championship in 1993 in the hands of Kevin Schwantz, who beat both Wayne Rainey and Mick Doohan to the prize. This was the most successful period in the motorcycle's history. The Suzuki suited Schwantz's riding style, as he often pushed beyond the limit of the machine, which often lead to Schwantz crashing as often as he won.

The Suzuki was always slower than its opposition, as both the Yamaha and especially the Honda were much faster in a straight line; to compensate for this, Schwantz set the RGV up so it would compensate in the braking zones, and in the corners, allowing the Suzuki to slipstream the machines in front. This style of riding was famously quoted by Schwantz stating that he would "See God, then brake".

Other riders failed to adapt their style to the Suzuki, talent such as Doug Chandler and Alex Barros. However many did manage the Suzuki well such as Daryl Beattie who finished second overall in 1995 and Niall Mackenzie.

Kenny Roberts Jr was another who was successful on the RGV. After finishing second in 1999, Roberts became Suzuki's last 500 cc World Champion in 2000.

Didier de Radiguès won the 1991 Macau Grand Prix.


  • 2 World Championships (Kevin Schwantz in 1993 and Kenny Roberts Jr in 2000)
  • 37 races won (Kevin Schwantz 25, Kenny Roberts Jr 8, Daryl Beattie 2, Alex Barros 1, Sete Gibernau 1).

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