Pepsi Suzuki

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Ar­guably the most pop­u­lar paint job in GP his­tory, Kevin Sch­wantz rode the Pepsi Suzuki to a fa­mous win over Ed­die Law­son at Don­ing­ton in 1989. Mak­ing an early break with Law­son and Niall Macken­zie, even a late charge from Wayne Rainey couldn’t stop his fel­low Yank. Much slower than the Honda and Yamaha in a straight line, the RGV500 none­the­less had the sweet han­dling that Suzuki is syn­ony­mous with in Mo­togp. That meant that while he might have been down on power, the fa­mous Sch­wantz ‘See God, then brake’ rid­ing style suited the bike to a tee.

Sweet-han­dling Suzuki out­classed its ri­vals

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