Back in 2015, all the motorcycling publications couldn’t wait to share the news about Suter’s new model, the MMX500. The Swiss company said they’d be producing just 99 examples of the 576cc V-4 two-stroke track bike that put down 195 horsepower, weighed 280 pounds and had a claimed top speed of about 195 miles per hour. Turns out that just 18 have been built, and one of them has hit the used market.
This one is owned by Michael Woolaway – the Design Director of Deus Ex Machina’s US location in Venice, California. It’s #69 of 99, but Woolie spoke with a Suter engineer who said that they were only able to sell 18. Obviously I’m excited about any bike that I get to feature on the new auction site, but this one is truly special.
It has a new motor with some design updates and a whole bunch of spares. I got to see this bike up close at the Alpinestars Friends and Family trackday – as I mentioned in my recap: “every time Woolie fired it up, it was a spectacle that got attention from people who already spend their whole lives around special motorcycles.”
Find this Suter for sale in Santa Monica, California with bidding up to $60,000 here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions.