500cc

  • There’s a KTM 500 on the way. And it’s been confirmed by the big boss of the Austrian firm!

    There’s a KTM 500 on the way. And it’s been confirmed by the big boss of the Austrian firm!

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    Following on from the frank interview with Speedweek.com that we brought you recently READ THAT ARTICLE BY CLICKING HERE which blew the doors wide open over speculation that KTM could end up owning Ducati, how about THESE for some extra interesting future model titbits from boss Stefan Pierer? The KTM CEO has revealed what’s coming…

  • EICMA 2018: Honda’s CB500F gets aggressive new looks, CB500X is re-styled with a 19 inch front wheel, CB500R goes more racey and gets slipper clutch. Phew

    EICMA 2018: Honda’s CB500F gets aggressive new looks, CB500X is re-styled with a 19 inch front wheel, CB500R goes more racey and gets slipper clutch. Phew

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    Honda’s A2-compatible naked has been given an aggressive look and new tapered handlebars. Its twin-cylinder engine now has more (claimed) low-to-mid range power and torque and is also kitted out with an assist & slipper clutch. New LCD instruments and LED indicators round out the updates for 2019. The bike’s new LCD instruments feature a…

  • Suzuki to rebuild FIRST EVER RG500 at Motorcycle Live

    Suzuki to rebuild FIRST EVER RG500 at Motorcycle Live

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    Suzuki will restore arguably the most important racing motorcycle it ever produced at this year’s Motorcycle Live – which takes place at Birmingham’s NEC 17-25 November – with the rebuild of the G-54, the precursor to the iconic XR14 and RG500 machines that went on to take Suzuki and Barry Sheene to world championship glory.…

  • Team Classic Suzuki set to debut RG500 at Classic TT. Danny Webb at the helm.

    Team Classic Suzuki set to debut RG500 at Classic TT. Danny Webb at the helm.

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    Team Classic Suzuki has announced it’ll be running an original RG500 alongside its XR69 at this year’s Isle of Man Classic TT. And it’ll ridden by Danny Webb. Danny Webb will join Team Classic Suzuki for another year after finishing ninth in 2017 and sixth in 2016. This year the 123mph lap-holder will swap his…

  • VIDEO: Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola showboating at Laguna Seca in ‘85

    VIDEO: Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola showboating at Laguna Seca in ‘85

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    We’ve been sent this fantastic footage which shows Kenny Roberts and Randy Mamola tearing round Laguna Seca on 500cc two-strokers, with plenty of back wheel action, during the 1985 Champion Spark Plug 200 GP round. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIOvB-pb2L0 The action mainly features triple 500cc World Champion Kenny Roberts, taking on racer-turned-TV commentator Randy Mamola – with some…

  • VIDEO: ICONIC RACES – 1988 French 500cc GP with Gardner, Lawson, Schwantz and Sarron

    VIDEO: ICONIC RACES – 1988 French 500cc GP with Gardner, Lawson, Schwantz and Sarron

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    Got an hour to kill over the bank holiday? How about watching one of the most iconic 500cc GP races in history – in full? It features Wayne Gardner, Eddie Lawson, Kevin Schwantz and Christian Sarron going toe-to-toe – with the late great Barry Sheene on commentary duties.

  • SILVERSTONE CLASSIC: Bike legends out in force at Silverstone

    SILVERSTONE CLASSIC: Bike legends out in force at Silverstone

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    Wayne Gardner, Phil Read MBE, Christian Sarron and Freddie Spencer will be on hand at this summer’s Silverstone Classic, which takes place across 20-22 July. The famous foursome will be sharing memories with fans during a series of meet and greets and will be wowing crowds on Saturday and Sunday with laps of the full…

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

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

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    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…

  • Fancy getting your hands on a Suter MMX 500?

    Fancy getting your hands on a Suter MMX 500?

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    The Suter MMX 500 has long since been admired by two-stroke race fans far and wide – but with its limited production and prohibitive pricing, only a handful of people are ever going to get the chance to own one. Until now that is. That’s right, you can own a Suter MMX 500 – it’s…

  • Get your hands on a front fairing from Kevin Schwantz’s 1988 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500

    Get your hands on a front fairing from Kevin Schwantz’s 1988 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500

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    If you want to get your hands on a rare piece of motorcycle racing history, a genuine Suzuki RGV500 fairing from Kevin Schwantz’s 1988 French Grand Prix machine is up for sale on eBay. 1988 was a big year for Kevin Schwantz. To kick it off, he won the Daytona Superbike race with a broken…

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