1986 Suzuki RB50 GAG With Two Kilometers (Schuetze Collection)

SOLD FOR: $7,597

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 30, 2023

Winner: s*****1

Winning Bid: $7,100
Buyer Fee: $497
Total: $7,597

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Description

Please note: This is part of the Damon Schuetze collection.

Typically we ask sellers to include a starting video or allow us to include one when we list a motorbike to ensure the motor is good but the seller had all these bikes professionally prepped for storage and wants to keep them that way. He had the bikes inside his home so they are dry on fuel and ready to add into a collection or get running again (Iconic is happy to help with that). Iconic sold him the GSX-R750RK, the ZX-7RR and this very 1986 Suzuki RB50 GAG so we have prior running videos of those in our archives but the rest came from other sources. Adam knows many of these bikes from seeing them in the past as he nearly bought the RC45 from Bob Weaver, remembers the OW01 at a live auction, and a couple of the others. They are from credible sources even before the seller acquired them and again, we’d love to get them prepped to ride again for the buyer if he/she elects to do so.

Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

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 grey/white tribute to a bomber plane, a pink “Little Racing” livery complete with a few rabbits, and a blue/white replica of its bigger GSX-R brothers.

Despite the toy-like nature, the RB actually had a 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. Note how the usual “Suzuki Advanced Cooling System” has been replaced by “Suzuki Advanced Comical System”:

This example is VIN: LA41A114327. The seller purchased the bike through Iconic in April, 2023.

The odometer shows 2 kilometers (1 mile). From Damon, “Whatever is showing on the clock is from pushing it in and out of shows and other displays. I know it’s never been started because it still has the protective plastic sleeve on the muffler!”

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank Internal: Ok
Tire Year Front:/ Rear: Unknown
Tire Life Front/ Rear: 0%
Tire Press Front/ Rear: 32PSI/32PSI
Brake Life Front/ Rear: 100%/100%
Hydraulic: N/A
Oil Quality: Unknown Level: Ok
Coolant: N/A
Suspension Leaks: None
Drive Chain Condition: Rusty
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn: Ok
Tail Light: Fail
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Fail
Kill: Ok
Horn: OK
Battery: No Battery
Test ride: None due to no battery or age of tires

Notes:
• Fork Chrome is flaking off (would need to be re-chromed)
• No Front Brake
• Signs of rust on fork clamps, frame, swing arm, exhaust, and brackets

Services Recommended:
• New Battery
• New Tires
• Re-chroming of forks
• Electrical diag for rear brake and plate light

Modifications:
This RB50 is completely stock.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on its original Dunlop tires.

The sale includes two keys.

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!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1986

Make

Suzuki

Model

RB50 GAG

Mileage

1

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 30

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: s*****1

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s*****1 December 30, 2023 10:59 am PST $7,100
g******9 December 30, 2023 10:40 am PST $7,000 Reserve
g******9 December 30, 2023 10:23 am PST $6,600
s*****1 December 30, 2023 10:23 am PST $6,500 Auto
s*****1 December 30, 2023 10:22 am PST $6,100 Auto
g******9 December 30, 2023 10:22 am PST $6,000
s*****1 December 30, 2023 10:13 am PST $5,600
g******9 December 30, 2023 10:13 am PST $5,500 Auto
g******9 December 30, 2023 9:30 am PST $5,300
s**********s December 30, 2023 9:30 am PST $5,200 Auto
s**********s December 30, 2023 9:30 am PST $5,100 Auto
g******9 December 30, 2023 9:30 am PST $5,000
s**********s December 30, 2023 8:55 am PST $4,600
s*****1 December 30, 2023 8:55 am PST $4,500 Auto
s*****1 December 29, 2023 8:27 pm PST $4,060
l*******6 December 29, 2023 8:27 pm PST $3,960 Auto
l*******6 December 29, 2023 7:35 am PST $3,700
g***y December 28, 2023 2:24 pm PST $3,600
l*******6 December 28, 2023 2:24 pm PST $3,500 Auto
l*******6 December 28, 2023 1:18 pm PST $3,200
g***y December 27, 2023 10:19 am PST $3,100
n********h December 27, 2023 10:19 am PST $3,000 Auto
n********h December 24, 2023 2:02 pm PST $2,100
l*******6 December 24, 2023 9:13 am PST $2,000 Auto
t*******2 December 24, 2023 9:13 am PST $1,900
l*******6 December 23, 2023 3:39 pm PST $850
u*********y December 23, 2023 3:39 pm PST $750 Auto
u*********y December 23, 2023 2:22 pm PST $300 Auto
r********2 December 23, 2023 2:22 pm PST $200
u*********y December 23, 2023 12:21 pm PST $1
Auction started December 23, 2023 7:05 am PST
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