Kevin Schwantz’s 1989 Pepsi Suzuki RGV500 is to be restored to full working order at this year’s Motorcycle Live Show from November 18-26th at the NEC in Birmingham as part of the Japanese manufacturer’s presence at the annual event in the UK.
The iconic Grand Prix machine will be completely stripped, before being carefully and meticulously restored by Team Classic Suzuki Chief Mechanic Nathan Colombi, supported by Suzuki’s Vintage Parts Programme.
1989 was arguably Schwantz’s best season for results, with only crashes preventing him from lifting the world title. He finished either first or second in every race he completed that season, taking six wins and a further three runner-up finishes. He would eventually lift the world title for Suzuki in 1993 and the Texan was named a Grand Prix legend in 2000.
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