It’s forty years this year since Barry Sheene won the first of his two consecutive World Championships. To mark this anniversary, Barry’s actual Suzuki RG500 race bikes from 1976 and 1977 will be on display at this year’s Barry Sheene Festival at Oliver’s Mount from 23-24 July 2016.
Motorcycle manufacturers, it can be argued, have a duty to their own heritage and to play an active role in supporting owners of their older products by manufacturing spare parts for motorcycles that are out of production. Whilst all manufacturers undoubtedly do this to a degree, Suzuki is making greater mileage out of it with the creation of the Suzuki Vintage Parts Service. Continue reading