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. Why? We have no idea, but how many all-pink OEM paint jobs do you know about?
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 (VIN: LA41A-119616) is the first of several bikes soon to be listed from a collection sourced in South Africa (and currently available at our shop in Santa Monica, California). The last owner in South Africa was the third owner, who notes that the bike spent the last decade on display before being shipped here.
Per the third owner, the second owner bought the bike approximately “18 years ago as a gift for his baby girl. The motorcycle was only used a couple of times in their yard and then stored inside the owner’s man cave as a novelty item. It was recently serviced with a new spark plug, fresh oil and filters.”
It came to us with 398 kilometers, however Abhi recently took it for a spin and confirms that it runs well. The odometer now shows 404 kilometers (251 miles).
There are several small scratches. Photos of all known cosmetic issues are included in the album up top.
Have any stories about the GAG or any questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments!
GSXR, GSXR50, GSX-R50, Gixxer
Santa Monica, California
Bill of Sale Only
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.