Kevin Schwantz

  • Iconic Metal: Screamer to Big Bang!

    Iconic Metal: Screamer to Big Bang!

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    Despite Honda’s move away from the famous Screamer motor to the more rider/tyre/frame friendly Big Bang engine, the 1993 500 MotoGP crown would elude The Big Aitch. Regardless of the investment, the R&D and much more besides, Honda spent most the season hanging on to the coattails of both Wayne Rainey on the polished Yamaha…

  • VIDEO: Take a look INSIDE the Team Classic Suzuki workshop

    VIDEO: Take a look INSIDE the Team Classic Suzuki workshop

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    Fancy a look a look at some of the most desirable Suzuki motorcycles on the planet? This video is for you. Join the Team Classic Suzuki chief mechanic and Nathan Colombi for a guided tour around its workshop, taking a look at rare RGV250s, Kevin Schwantz and Kenny Roberts Jr’s RGV500s, World Superbike GSX-Rs, Guy…

  • Here’s all the details of the gorgeous Yamaha R6 20th Anniversary bike

    Here’s all the details of the gorgeous Yamaha R6 20th Anniversary bike

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    There’s been the Suzuki GSX-R1000 in Kevin Schwantz colours and the Yamaha R1 in it’s 20th Anniversary clothes that sold for 40,000 euros which BOTH sold out in 24 hours, so you’ve got to think that there’s a market for a 20th Anniversary Yamaha R6. But this isn’t an official Yamaha. Oh no. This particular…

  • 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.…

  • EVENTS: Suzuki announce CLASSIC trackday at Cadwell Park

    EVENTS: Suzuki announce CLASSIC trackday at Cadwell Park

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     Suzuki has announced that it will host a classic Suzuki-themed trackday at Cadwell Park on September 13 – in partnership with its Vintage Parts Programme. Spots are available for £125 – and will be open to all Suzuki machinery manufactured before 2000, with riders able to book into one of four groups – novice, two-strokes,…

  • 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.

  • Alpinestars Limited Edition Schwantz Supertech R Boots

    Alpinestars Limited Edition Schwantz Supertech R Boots

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    In 1993 Kevin Schwantz became World Champion wearing a pair of Alpinestars GP PRO boots – and to mark the 25th anniversary since the Texan’s historic title, Alpinestars has unveiled a new pair of Limited Edition Kevin Schwantz Supertech R’s. No one typifies the all-or-nothing, knife-edge, racing of the 90s like Kevin Schwantz. Hailing from…

  • 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…

  • Which motorcycle legend would you like to enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame in 2018?

    Which motorcycle legend would you like to enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame in 2018?

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    Twelve of the greatest names in motorcycle history have been shortlisted for the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Awards in 2018 – and you’ve got until April to cast your vote! The 2018 nominees are: •             Mike Hailwood MBE: few could forget the victorious late-1970s TT return of ‘Mike the Bike’, a fabulous encore for…

  • Kevin Schwantz RGV500 to be restored at Motorcycle Live

    Kevin Schwantz RGV500 to be restored at Motorcycle Live

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    Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500 is to be restored to full working order at this year’s Motorcycle Live – which takes place from 18-26 November at the NEC in Birmingham – as part of the Japanese manufacturer’s presence at the annual event. The iconic Grand Prix machine will be completely stripped, before being carefully…

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