No Reserve – 1980 Suzuki RM400 Project

SOLD FOR: $651

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 26, 2022

Winner: imightbidsometimes

Winning Bid: $401
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $651


Additional photos of this Suzuki RM400 are available here for your perusal.

Suzuki released the RM (“racing motorcycles”) line in 1975 to replace the TM series, which bikes ranging in size from 50cc to 400cc. 1978 was the first year for the RM400, though it was completely redesigned just a year later. Per PulpMX, “Virtually everything from the old bike had been tweaked or modified to improve performance. Cosmetically the radically laid down shocks, new tank, and rearward mounted numberplates made the new RM look years removed from its older brother. Even today these RM’s are considered excellent vintage racers.”

This example is VIN: RM400111005, Engine# (RM400111005). The seller purchased this bike 20 years ago from a private party.

There is no odometer, true mileage is unknown.

The seller’s plan was to restore it but he hasn’t had the time and realizes he won’t get to it so he wants it to find a new home. It does not run and is being sold as a no-reserve project.

The exhaust has an exhaust labeled “KX125”.

MSR handlebar pad.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

The tires have aged out.

Currently in Santa Monica, California, Suzuki is offered as a Bill of Sale only. Have any RM400 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Additional Information


Santa Monica, California










Bill of Sale Only

Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges


Total Bids Placed: 6

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: imightbidsometimes

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
imightbidsometimes July 26, 2022 9:54 am $401
liketotally July 26, 2022 9:54 am $400 Auto
liketotally July 21, 2022 4:56 pm $301
Baja_Benny July 20, 2022 3:25 pm $201
BIDRIDER July 20, 2022 2:55 pm $101
Baja_Benny July 20, 2022 10:57 am $1 Reserve
Auction started July 19, 2022 7:42 am
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