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Matthew Birt  says:

Scott Redding rides historic Kevin Schwantz Suzuki 500

A typical Sunday afternoon on two wheels for Scott Redding is fighting for victories in the Moto2 world championship or having a play on his supermoto bike. Last Sunday was anything but typical for the 20-year-old though, who got a once in a lifetime chance to ride American legend Kevin Schwantz’s factory Suzuki RGV at the iconic Spa track in Belgium. The...

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Apr 09

Posts: 1389

Richard1967 says:


What a waste , shoulda been my turn :(

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Oct 10

Posts: 109

Every so often I get a pang of sadness that the 2-stroke era is over - this is one of those moments. There is something so special about a 2 stroke 500cc GP bike - a scalpel compared to today's machetes. I do wonder how fast a 500 would go these days with a few more years development and all the electronics and tyre tech we have now. Oh and how good does that Lucky Strike colour scheme still look?

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Feb 13

Posts: 1275

AlexDAbomB69 says:

My God

I love 500cc two stroke gp bikes.

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Jun 10

Posts: 288

bluehaze60 says:

Bring back 500 2strokes no need for traction control or ecu,s & at least they don't need millions to develop them

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Jul 08

Posts: 1570

jamieg999 says:

I'm getting deja vu

There's something about this story that seems strangely familiar...

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Jan 09

Posts: 95

Rowdygimly says:

My turn

Omg I want a go pleeease!

Enough said.

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Mar 13

Posts: 6

This is his 1995 RGV500 with the style of font of the 34 on the front. Sorry... in 1994 he rode with the number 1 plate (and quite rightly so)

Sorry MCN. you can even watch the 500cc reviews or check google or his website or even his fan website.

Yes i know im sad, but again sorry.... this is his 1995 RGV500 NOT his 1994

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Nov 09

Posts: 154

kwackanacki says:


Used to sort the men from the boys, I loved them - do you remember when Shinichi Ito hit 200mph at Hockenhiem / Great track, great bikes even greater riders.

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Mar 09

Posts: 5202

Nostrodamus says:

Late braker

You've out braked yourself and ended up face down in the kitty litter. The article clearly states this is the machine on which Schwantz won his last GP - which was the 1994 Brit GP at Donnington. Number fonts don't make a motorcycle!

Interesting to read how Redding found the machine both intoxicating and rideable. Clearly by the mid nineties the 500's were fairly refined machines and not the absolute peaky flexi framed bruts they were in the seventies and eighties.

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Oct 10

Posts: 109

I remember that win at Donnington - my first ever taste of GP racing in the flesh. As a 10yr old I remember being astounded by the noise and, oddly, the smell of the bikes. At that stage I was a Schwantz fan by osmosis - my dad being a keen follower at the time - so it was brilliant to see a victory - never knew it was his last one though - thanks for that bit of trivia.

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