Post Sale Update: This Gamma sold for $19,752 after 11 bids on eBay.
Suzuki won 7 consecutive manufacturer titles in the 500cc Grand Prix class with their Gamma racer, and it inspired a street bike called the RG500. Classic Motorbikes said the “Suzuki is almost an exact replica of the race machine, its roots can be traced directly to the 1983 factory XR45 and the crankcases, barrels and general engine layout are virtually identical to the bikes ridden by Sheene, Mamola, Crosby and the rest of the factory boys.” This specific Gamma stands out as it’s not just race-inspired, it’s also got race history – it’s the current SCTA World Record holder in the 500cc production class for a run at Bonneville in 1998.
Said run was officially clocked at 148.242 miles per hour – records are set by averaging runs in both directions, this bike managed to hit 161 on one of the runs! The seller states that the “record was set by Shane Kenneally and we have the many notes, receipts and pictures from the event and the work leading up to it.” The sale includes the original SCTA log book, run receipts, and other documents of verification. The bike is said to be mostly stock with the exception of a steering damper and pipe wrap on the expansion chambers. Unfortunately, this example (VIN: JS1HM31A4G2100529) is not currently running, but maybe someone will find it worth bringing back to life.
Find this Gamma for sale in Boyertown, Pennsylvania with an unmet opening bid of $15,000
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