1993 Kevin Schwantz Team Suzuki Fairings

SOLD FOR: $6,206

Seller accepted post-auction offer.

This auction has ended.

Description

Additional photos of this bodywork are available here for your perusal.

Having spent his childhood in his parents’ motorcycle dealership, Kevin Schwantz began riding a Bonanza minibike as early as age three. In no time at all, he was competing in youth trials events, after which he moved up to motocross during his teenage years.

Come 1984, Schwantz finally made his start in road racing when he got a test ride for the Yoshimura Suzuki Superbike team at Willow Springs. There, he nearly broke the track record, immediately earning him a starting spot for the following year.

During the 1987 season, Kevin Schwantz battled Wayne Rainey in one of the most intense battles in AMA Superbike history. On and off the track, the two proved fierce rivals — beyond their personal disagreements, they demonstrated markedly different riding styles. Though Rainey was precise and calculated, Schwantz liked to keep things fast and loose (and often dangerous).

In fact, because Suzuki’s RGV500 couldn’t keep up with the competition, Schwantz famously developed a strategy for braking extremely late — something he coined as “See God, then brake.”

The Schwantz and Rainey era eventually came to an end in 1993 when the latter suffered a career-ending crash that left him paralyzed from the chest down. While this allowed Kevin Schwantz to secure his first world championship, it also served as a reality check. He retired just 18 months later with 25 Grand Prix races to him name, one more than his rival and second only to Eddie Lawson in American competition success.

This was the bodywork for Schwantz’ Team Lucky Strike RGV that he raced during that championship 1993 season.

As noted in our recent VJ22 Team Suzuki listing: because some countries prohibit cigarette sponsorship in motorsport, the Team Lucky Strike graphics have been covered with a set of Team Suzuki decals.

Cosmetic Blemishes:



Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this bodywork is offered on a Bill of Sale only. Have any Schwantz stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1993

Make

Memorabilia, Suzuki

Model

Memorabilia

Mileage

N/A

VIN

N/A

Title

Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country

N/A

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 38

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: scottsand1

After the auction ended, the seller accepted an offer of $6,206 including buyer fees.

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
scottsand1 December 21, 2022 9:59 am $5,600
AW22 December 21, 2022 9:59 am $5,500 Auto
AW22 December 21, 2022 9:58 am $4,600 Auto
Gabriel Magana December 21, 2022 9:58 am $4,500
AW22 December 21, 2022 9:58 am $4,300 Auto
Gabriel Magana December 21, 2022 9:58 am $4,200
AW22 December 21, 2022 9:58 am $4,100 Auto
Gabriel Magana December 21, 2022 9:58 am $4,000
AW22 December 21, 2022 9:33 am $3,900 Auto
PilotMarky December 21, 2022 9:33 am $3,800
AW22 December 21, 2022 9:07 am $3,595 Auto
Miggles23 December 21, 2022 9:07 am $3,495
AW22 December 21, 2022 8:58 am $3,395 Auto
Miggles23 December 21, 2022 8:58 am $3,295
AW22 December 21, 2022 6:23 am $3,101 Auto
Rev069 December 21, 2022 6:23 am $3,001
AW22 December 20, 2022 1:28 pm $2,800 Auto
Seshan December 20, 2022 1:28 pm $2,700
AW22 December 20, 2022 1:27 pm $2,600 Auto
Seshan December 20, 2022 1:27 pm $2,500
AW22 December 20, 2022 1:27 pm $2,400 Auto
Seshan December 20, 2022 1:27 pm $2,300
AW22 December 20, 2022 2:10 am $2,200
Seshan December 20, 2022 2:10 am $2,100 Auto
Seshan December 18, 2022 9:18 am $2,093
SODO-Moto December 18, 2022 9:18 am $1,993 Auto
SODO-Moto December 18, 2022 9:17 am $1,600 Auto
Seshan December 18, 2022 9:17 am $1,500
SODO-Moto December 18, 2022 9:11 am $1,300 Auto
Seshan December 18, 2022 9:11 am $1,200
SODO-Moto December 16, 2022 5:09 am $902 Auto
Rev069 December 16, 2022 5:09 am $802
SODO-Moto December 15, 2022 7:53 am $601 Auto
Rev069 December 15, 2022 7:53 am $501
SODO-Moto December 15, 2022 7:52 am $300
Jack_2603 December 14, 2022 6:47 pm $200 Auto
alecg22 December 14, 2022 6:47 pm $150
Jack_2603 December 14, 2022 2:47 pm $1
Auction started December 14, 2022 11:00 am
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