In 1985 you could down to your local suzuki motorcycle dealer and buy a GP style race bike. The 1985 RG 500 Gamma was suzuki’s production race bike and it was a one of a kind water cooled, 2 stroke, square cylinder twin crank racer. The lightweight (340) put a astounding 95 hp to the rear wheel and hugged the road like it was its mommy. For just a few thousand dollars you could basically own the same race bikes of the GP style racers.
The 500 cc square four cylinder engine was advanced 2 stroke racer. suzuki fine tuned every aspect of the motorcycle. It had a aluminum frame that weighted almost nothing but was stronger than any other steel frame. It used a posi damping front brake system. This helped with the bikes tendency to nose dive under extreme braking. It had a full floating rear swing arm assy that help the motorcycle hug the track like it was hugging its mommy! The 4 mufflers made a wicked exhaust sounds that was as unique and the bike itself.
The suzuki rg 500 gamma was a gp style race bike that you could pickup right off the show room floor for a few thousand dollars. Now days if you want to own one of the machines. they can go for over $30000 or more. if you own a gamma leave some comments telling us about your experiences or if you want to own one someday tells us why.