Introduced in 1983, the RG-Gamma series spanned displacements between 250 and 500cc – but the cream of the crop was the Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf – a bike made for just two years and only sold in Suzuki’s home market of Japan. None of them were officially exported. A replica of the race bike, it was full of the latest two-stroke technology, and featured an advanced chassis with an aluminum box frame, “Full-Floater” rear suspension, and the four cylinders arranged in a water-cooled square. In some motorcycle enthusiast circles, this was one of the greatest bikes ever sold in the 1980s.
Born in Austria, Walter Wolf was a business man who made his money in oil. His passion for motorsports led him to fund a F1 team, and then he sponsored a RG500 that won seven championships in Grand Prix racing. 99 examples of a race bike for the street were produced – only sold in Canada. On the other hand, only Japan got a limited edition of the RG400 with the Walter Wolf racing paint scheme. While the RG400 was made in 85 and 86, the Walter Wolf was only made in the latter. The 397cc square-4 engine produced 59 horsepower at 9,000 rpm.
This specific Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf (VIN MI0095A27G020890) is claimed to be in very good condition, and has a few upgrades including air filters, jetting, wheels and forks from a GSXR 750 and calipers from a RGV250. With a repaint and replacement parts from other bikes, this won’t win any originality awards, but all the stock parts come with the bike, and one hopes that the modifications help with the already fantastic handling. Not many people know what this bike truly represents, but those who appreciate it will probably be willing to bid big.
Find this Suzuki RG400 Gamma Walter Wolf for sale in Suisun City, California with an opening bid of $7,000