In 1974, Suzuki brought a square four cylinder two stroke screamer to the Grand Prix grid and gave us a taste of the future. The RG500 went on to have an illustrious career in the 500cc GP class. Luckily, manufacturers at the time saw a parallel between trophies and sales, and the term “race replica” began to pop up across marketing materials across the world. Suzuki’s RG500 Gamma was their first race replica, utilizing the same architecture as the GP-spec RG500 and benefiting from 10 extra years of R&D. The RG500 Gamma was only sold from 85-87, and put down 95hp in street form. Of course, no model line is complete without a proper farewell. The Walter Wolf Special Edition was a livery package adapted from the Walter Wolf Racing Formula 1 cars. Walter Wolf was a Canadian businessman who made a fortune in oil, then spent his cash on racing like a gentleman should.
This 1986 Walter Wolf Edition RG500 (VIN: JS1HM31A0G2100947) was imported from Canada and currently sits in Washington state. It has 15,556km (9,734 miles), though now sits in a private collection. A VIN check is recommended with all used bikes, and should be almost non-optional when special editions and importation are involved. Serious buyers should request all paperwork available for further insight in to this Suzuki’s lifetime. Some small blemishes around the instruments are noted, but a replacement part is included along with the service manual. Tires are recommended for any actual riders, though the tread depth has been preserved from storage. The current owner set a Buy It Now price of $32,900, and cites a Mecum sale from last week for $34,100. What price would you put on the GSX-R’s elder?
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