As if you needed any more reason to go to Motorcycle Live at the NEC this year, Suzuki has just given us another by deciding to restore one of Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500s right in front of you!
It’s a restoration that will be supported as part of their excellent ‘Suzuki Vintage Parts Programme’ which has been helping get older bikes back to better health, and giving them a new lease of life, too.
Suzuki GB’s aftersales manager, Tim Davies, had this to say: “Kevin Schwantz is still, undoubtedly, a legend among motorcyclists in the UK; we saw that with his presence at British Grand Prix at Silverstone earlier this year. For us at Suzuki, it’s no different, either, and his 1989 RGV500 is an iconic machine that we’re looking forward to restoring. We’ve built or restored a number of bikes at Motorcycle Live in recent years but this is the first time we’ve restored a legendary racing machine like this. It’s a new challenge, and also something different for visitors to the show, while still allowing us to highlight just how many genuine Suzuki parts can be ordered through the Vintage Parts Programme.”
You can find this, and the rest of the Suzuki range, on stand 3A20 @ Motorcycle Live.