“Tough. Gutsy. Fun on the road. Even more fun off.” That’s how Suzuki introduced the new-for-1981 SP500. It was durable but a little overweight, and nowadays it’s tough to find a clean survivor.
For more on the SP500, check out this Retrospective on Rider. For a more emotional look at the SP, enjoy this personal recollection on Dual Sport Alchemy. “What does the SP stand for? I have no idea.”
You may not know what SP stands for, but Suzuki asked customers to “think of it as a two-wheeled jeep.”
This example has 4,591 miles and it’s in impressive shape. Find this SP for sale in Williamstown, Pennsylvania for $3,200 here on Craigslist.
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