THE SUZUKI 500 SPOT­TER’S GUIDE

Classic Bike (UK) - - STARS’ BIKES SALE -

RG500 XR14 (1974-77)

Square four, 95bhp, 18in wheels, steel frame. Sub­tle tweaks each year ended with 114bhp. This one is 1975.

RG500 XR22 (1978-80)

New ‘stacked’ en­gine, 122bhp, cas­sette gear­box, bet­ter sus­pen­sion, plus longer swingarm for sta­bil­ity.

RG500 XR35 (1981-84)

Big­ger carbs, 130bhp, 16in front wheel. New alu­minium box-sec­tion frame from 1982, as on this ’83 bike.

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