Suzuki RG500 - Added by on 12-Jun-2018

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More Information on the Suzuki RG500

The Suzuki RG500 "Gamma" is a two stroke sport bike that was produced by Suzuki from 1985 through 1987.

It was directly inspired by the series of Suzuki RG G 500 Grand Prix motorcycle with almost identical features to the official machine that was used by Italian world champion Franco Uncini in the 1984 season with the team Gallina.The Suzuki RG G 500,won two consecutive Riders' Championships in the 500 cc class with Marco Lucchinelli 1981 Franco Unciniin 1982. Like its GP forebearers, the road-going RG was powered by a naturally aspirated, rotary-valve inducted, twin crank square four two-stroke engine displacing some 498 cc. This engine employed thermostatically controlled liquid-cooling by means of a front-mounted radiator.

Suzuki used an aluminum box-section frame with castings for the headstock and rear swing arm. The front suspension had pre-load adjust, as well as an anti-dive system called Posi Damp. This was a popular feature on early 1980s sports bikes and was supposed to control the tendency of a motorcycle's nose to dive under braking. At the rear, the full-floater suspension design used dual swing arms.


A smaller 397 cc derivative, known as the RG400, was also developed and produced alongside the 500. This machine appeared identical to its bigger brother in every way, making use of the same frame, suspension, and gearbox. However, the main differences between the two were a reduced bore width (50mm instead of 56mm) with power output reduced to only 59hp, different big end roller bearings (some rollerless), clutch basket, front brakes (non floating ones), silencers, and 'RG400' stickers on the fairings.

The RG400 was mainly produced and sold within the Asian markets - its 400cc capacity and 59 hp output in compliance with then current Japanese law.


Ken Araoka won the 1973 Macau Grand Prix.

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