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In the 80s, motorcycle manufacturers were attempting to reach new riders by developing smaller size toys. Honda had the Mini Trail, Kawasaki had the KV, and Yamaha had a street option with the YSR. Suzuki had the RV50 for the dirt as well as a full-faired baby sportbike, the RB50 GAG. The RB, released in 1986, featured 4 different liveries: red/white, a blue/white replica of its bigger GSX-R brothers, a grey/white tribute to a bomber plane, and the pink “Little Racing” livery complete with a few rabbits.
Despite the toy-like nature, the RB actually had a proper aluminum box frame, hydraulic disc brake at the front and full-floater aluminum swingarm. The 141-pound bike was powered by a small 4-stroke 5.2hp engine.
Suzuki offered the RB50 (sold as the GSX-R50 in the UK) for just a couple of years, making them as rare in the US as they are smile-inducing.
This example is VIN: LA41A108648. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan; prior history is not known.
The odometer shows 2,425 kilometers (1,506 miles).
In preparation for the listing, we drained the old gas, topped off the brake fluid, serviced the chain, repaired the turn signals, and gave the bike a detail.
Yonni did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Tire Year Front/ Rear: pre 2010
Tire % Front/ Rear:90/90
Tire Press Front/ Rear:25/28
Brake % Front/ Rear :90/70
Notes: test ride ok unit operates as designed.
This was painted to look like a JDM 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition – the JDM versions used Yoshimura’s racing colors.
It is riding on Gukeli tires which have aged out.
Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any RB50 GAG stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!