1976 Suzuki RE5


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Click here for an VINData Motorcycle History Report on this 1976 Suzuki RE5. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Along with some options from Norton and the Hercules W2000, the Suzuki RE5 was one of the rare rotary-engine bikes that actually made it to market. The Suzuki was the most ‘popular’ of the rotary bikes, with slightly over 6,000 examples built. Nowadays, mention of a rotary engine usually makes gearheads think of the Mazda RX-7 and RX-8, but in the 70’s all four major Japanese motorcycle companies were at least in the prototype stage. Rotaries are adored because of their ability to produce high power levels from small displacement – the 497cc engine (built under license with NSU) was good for 62 horsepower. To help mitigate public apprehension over new technology, Suzuki offered a 12 month/12,000 mile warranty for all engine work. It was a complicated piece of work – twisting the throttle moved FIVE different cables.

Suzuki called the RE5 the future of motorcycling, thanks to its innovative rotary engine and distinctive styling. The ’76 (and final model) was slightly neutered stylistically in an attempt to make the bike more conventional. For more on the RE5, check out this write-up from SuzukiCycles.

This example is VIN: RE514683. The seller inherited the bike two years ago and has decided to let it go to a new home.

The odometer shows 3,726 miles.

The seller states he recently refreshed the carburetors.

According to the seller the bike is stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Kabuki Super Speed tires with date codes of 464 and 504.

The sale includes two keys.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Currently located in Tracy, California, this Suzuki is offered on a clean California title. Have any RE5 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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