Wed, 6th Apr 2022 13:00

National Motorcycle Museum

 
  Lot 244
 

1988 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

Sold for £15,525

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: F427 LBM
Frame No: 106940
Engine No: 107847
CC: 500
MOT: None

  • 2 owners from new RG500 Gamma in Red, Black & White colour scheme
  • Has been stood for a number of years but a nice and original bike
  • Retaining the sought after standard Suzuki expansion chambers
  • The mileometer reading showing only a credible 8717 miles
  • Engine turns over with compression but it has not been run for a few years
  • A rewarding restoration project on what is an increasingly collectible bike

The Suzuki Motor Co. was established in 1909 by Michio Suzuki to produce machinery for the cotton industry. An initial diversification into 4 wheeled transport was curtailed by WW2 but after the war Japan had a need for cheap reliable transport so Suzuki, like a lot of others around the world, began to produce clip-on engines for pushbikes. These proved to be an immediate success and soon they were making full motorcycles and by the early 60s were second only to Honda in numbers of two-wheelers manufactured. Famous for performance two strokes, probably the most sought after model from that era is the RG500 Gamma square 4 sports bike, based on the Grand Prix bike that dominated 500cc racing in the late 1970s and 1980s ridden to world championship success by Barry Sheene, Marco Luccinelli and Franco Uncini.

Part of a deceased estate, this Gamma was purchased by the second owner 31 years ago with 6300 miles on the clock, according to the sales invoice. Now showing a credible 8717 miles it has retained a good degree of originality including the much sought after standard Suzuki expansion chambers and all the warning labels and cable ties it would have had from new. In need of a thorough recommissioning, the engine turns over with compression but no attempt has been made to start it in recent years. The bodywork has a few bits of damage, more due to storage than use, but all appears to be original apart from a fibreglass pattern front mudguard. Finished in the rarer red black and white colour scheme it is fitted with a single seat cowl and comes supplied with a paddock stand. There are not many of these Gammas left out there un-discovered, and more importantly in standard trim, and they are now commanding higher and higher prices.

For more information, please contact:
Ian Cunningham
ian.cunningham@handh.co.uk
07415 871189

 

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Auction: National Motorcycle Museum, Wed, 6th Apr 2022

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National Motorcycle Museum
Coventry Road
Bickenhill
Solihull
West Midlands
B92 0EJ

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Wednesday 6th April 2022, from 9am

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