1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

SOLD FOR: $32,529

Reserve price has been met.

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

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Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Derived straight from Suzuki’s half-liter RG Gamma XR45 factory Grand Prix racer, the RG500 was a road-legal replica racer produced between 1985 and 1987. From the mid-‘70s to the mid-‘80s, Suzuki was a dominant force in premier class competition. Barry Sheene achieved back-to-back 500cc championship titles in ’76 and ’77 before the Gallina Suzuki team repeated the feat half-a-decade-later with riders Marco Lucchinelli and Franco Uncini in ’81 and ’82. Suzuki also won seven consecutive 500cc Class Constructors’ titles around this same time.

To capitalize on the brand’s reputation for building high-performance race bikes, Suzuki decided to develop a slightly-tamed production version of its competition square-four machine. 7,340 examples were produced in the first year of production (1985), with another 1,412 in 1986 and a final 532 specimens in 1987, making for a total of just 9,284. Due to emissions regulations (among other reasons), Suzuki never officially sold the RG500 Gamma in America, though it was offered in Canada so a few grey market examples have found their way across the border.

Classic Motorbikes described the Gamma’s place among its competitors by stating, “Place the RD500, NS400 and RG500 Gamma side-by-side and you would have three of the top manufacturers attempts at producing a replica of their respective GP racers, however, with all but one of those machines, all you purchased was a mere shadow of the original design. That is not to say the others were rubbish, far from it in fact, but the RG was definitely nearer the mark, and actually far closer to the race machine than you might ever imagine. The Suzuki is almost an exact replica of the race machine.

This example is VIN: JS1HM31A2G2100805. The seller acquired it from a private party in January of 2020.

During his ownership, the seller has covered approximately 700 miles. The odometer shows 20,613 kilometers (12,808 miles).

The seller states that the bike was completely rebuilt at 19,300 kilometers (11,992 miles).


Build Details:
Powdercoated Katana wheels 3.4″ and 4.5″, new wheel bearings, 90 degree SS valve stems, custom front brake adapters, new Michelin Pilot Power CT front and rear tires (120/70 and 160/60 17″ tires), braided brake lines, rebuilt Nissin front calipers from a Suzuki Bandit, new front EBC wave rotors.

Custom wheel spacer for rear wheel conversion, new Arashi rear wave rotors, rebuilt stock rear master cylinder, Suzuki GSX-R750 rear caliper,

New Brembo PCS16 front master cylinder (axial style from an Aprilia Tuono).

Rebuilt front suspension with new OEM seals and gaskets, new steering bearings.

New swingarm bearings.

Rebuilt rear FOX shock at FOX factory in Minnesota, Lance Gamma ride height strut.

Tommy Crawford pipes ceramic coated inside-out.

Refurbished dash gauges and installed OEM foam bracket.

The engine was rebuilt by a certified motorcycle mechanic and has approximately 700 miles.” New gas and oil lines, inline check valves for 2T oil lines, new OEM PV servo controller, Lance Gamma carburetor needle jet kit, Lance Gamma clutch kit, Mark Dent oil tank relocation kit. I run NGK BR8EG plugs as I live in cooler location and ride in mountains. Recommend new owner to use Denso IW27 for hotter climate and freeway use.

Lance Gamma air filters, new OEM petcock, Lance Gamma auxiliary petcock.

New gel battery.

Nose fairing/mirror support brackets, NOS nose LH and RH fairing lowers, fiberglass nose fairing paint matched.

Fiberglass belly pan.

The sale will include stock wheels, brakes calipers, rotors, sprocket carrier, service manual, and rear seat.

Cosmetic Blemishes:






The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues.

Currently located in Issaquah, Washington, this Suzuki is offered on a clean California title with planned non-operational registration. Have any RG500 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Issaquah, Washington

Year

1985

Make

Suzuki

Model

RG500 Gamma

Mileage

12,808

VIN

JS1HM31A2G2100805

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JS1HM31A2G2100805.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 60

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Dodgeville

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Dodgeville October 13, 2021 12:04 pm $30,401
SzkiFnatc October 13, 2021 12:04 pm $30,301 Auto
SzkiFnatc October 13, 2021 12:03 pm $30,300
Dodgeville October 13, 2021 12:01 pm $30,200
SzkiFnatc October 13, 2021 12:00 pm $30,100 Auto
Dodgeville October 13, 2021 12:00 pm $30,000
SzkiFnatc October 13, 2021 12:00 pm $29,100 Auto
Dodgeville October 13, 2021 12:00 pm $29,000
SzkiFnatc October 13, 2021 11:59 am $28,600
Dodgeville October 13, 2021 11:59 am $28,500 Auto
Dodgeville October 13, 2021 11:57 am $25,200
SzkiFnatc October 13, 2021 11:48 am $25,100
xracer23 October 11, 2021 10:42 pm $25,000 Reserve
Asbri71 October 11, 2021 10:42 pm $20,500 Auto
Asbri71 October 11, 2021 6:52 pm $20,100
xracer23 October 11, 2021 6:52 pm $20,000 Auto
xracer23 October 11, 2021 6:38 pm $18,100 Auto
Asbri71 October 11, 2021 6:38 pm $18,000
xracer23 October 11, 2021 6:38 pm $17,100 Auto
Asbri71 October 11, 2021 6:38 pm $17,000
xracer23 October 11, 2021 6:38 pm $16,300 Auto
Asbri71 October 11, 2021 6:38 pm $16,200
xracer23 October 9, 2021 7:03 am $16,100
GilT October 9, 2021 7:03 am $16,000 Auto
GilT October 7, 2021 11:01 am $15,600
gaymondlee October 7, 2021 11:01 am $15,500 Auto
gaymondlee October 7, 2021 8:37 am $15,100
dreiswig75 October 7, 2021 8:37 am $15,000 Auto
dreiswig75 October 7, 2021 8:36 am $14,200
gaymondlee October 7, 2021 8:36 am $14,100 Auto
gaymondlee October 7, 2021 8:35 am $12,600
SODO-Moto October 7, 2021 8:35 am $12,500 Auto
SODO-Moto October 7, 2021 8:35 am $12,200 Auto
gaymondlee October 7, 2021 8:35 am $12,100
SODO-Moto October 7, 2021 8:35 am $10,101 Auto
gaymondlee October 7, 2021 8:35 am $10,001
SODO-Moto October 7, 2021 8:35 am $8,100 Auto
gaymondlee October 7, 2021 8:35 am $8,000
SODO-Moto October 7, 2021 7:58 am $5,200
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 3:14 am $5,100
Daichi October 7, 2021 3:14 am $5,000 Auto
Daichi October 7, 2021 3:14 am $4,600 Auto
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 3:14 am $4,500
Daichi October 7, 2021 3:14 am $4,100 Auto
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 3:14 am $4,000
Daichi October 7, 2021 2:01 am $3,700 Auto
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 2:01 am $3,600
Daichi October 7, 2021 2:01 am $3,500 Auto
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 2:01 am $3,400
Daichi October 7, 2021 2:01 am $3,300 Auto
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 2:01 am $3,200
Daichi October 7, 2021 1:59 am $3,100 Auto
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 1:59 am $3,000
Daichi October 7, 2021 1:59 am $2,600 Auto
Markmccourt October 7, 2021 1:59 am $2,500
Daichi October 6, 2021 11:29 pm $2,101
Merckx3 October 6, 2021 11:29 pm $2,001 Auto
Merckx3 October 6, 2021 10:32 pm $1,600
LuizP October 6, 2021 10:32 pm $1,500 Auto
LuizP October 6, 2021 8:02 pm $1,000
Auction started October 6, 2021 11:46 am
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