Missing it so much in fact, that I’ve found myself sat in the garage, watching endless footage of these fabulous machines. And while nothing can emulate the smell of an angry two-stroke, the online scream of a reverberating powerband is all too visceral.
If you too are suffering in scent-less silence, join us in an audio appreciation of the Suzuki RG500, one of the finest racing two-strokes that the ‘70s had to offer… Way back when men were men, the RG500 was a monster, a furious 498cc inline-four, which demanded to be ridden hard, at high revs and with the deft handling of which it deserved. While few could tame this legendary beast, one man had it wrapped around his little finger… Barry Sheene – for whom Revival has a namesake race – famously won 18 races and two world titles aboard the RG500, securing its status as one of the most successful 500cc GP racing motorcycles of all time.
The original RG500 racer hit the Grand Prix grid in 1974, 11 years before the road bike arrived. In various guises, it dominated the premiere level of motorcycle racing for the proceeding three decades, and it now a hardy competitor on the classic circuit. Join various iterations of the RG500 road and race bikes at circuits across the world for this four-minute celebration of two-stroke racing at its very best.
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