Gamma under the hammer: ’86 Suzuki RG500 Gamma (signed by Randy Mamola) up for auction


American restoration specialist Rick Lance has brought a beautiful 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma back to life – and it could be yours if you’ve got twenty grand going spare.

The Suzuki RG500 Gamma is an iconic machine. Essentially, it’s the street version of the ever-dominant RGB500 which picked up seven consecutive constructors’ titles in the World Championship – and was traditionally powered by a 2-stroke, four-cylinder 498cc engine, which kicks out 95bhp, and weighs in at 154 kg.

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Admittedly, the Gamma that’s going under the hammer it’s not exactly original – with Lance adding a multitude of parts to further improve the RG500’s performance. That includes an upgraded 555cc powerplant, a GSX-R radiator, a Maranello Engineering transmission kit, in addition to several parts manufactured by Lance himself, including a clutch, TriPod air kit, fiberglass fairing and custom paintwork.

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And Lance even managed to get Randy Mamola, who raced the RG500 in ‘82 and ‘83 to sign the Gamma’s tank. Cool right?

It’s currently sitting on eBay at $20,000 – which works out at around £14,000 – and there’s only a couple of days left to go on the auction. To check out the listing in full, click HERE.

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