Motorcycle Classics

Joe Carrillo’s 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

Reader Contribution by Joe Carrillo

Rider: Joe Carrillo, Menlo Park, California
Age: 57
Occupation: Property management
Current rides: Ducati Desmosedici and 1299 Superlegerra, Husky 701 S/M, KTM 1290 Super Duke, Yamaha TZR250, Honda NSR250, Suzuki RGV250, Honda NS250, Yamaha RD350LC, Kawasaki KH400, Velocette LE200 and about 50 more!

Joe’s 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma find: “I had pretty much given up on the idea of ever finding a nice Suzuki RG500 for my collection, but the other day, my good friend Graham Yates called to tell me an acquaintance of his had just done some handyman work for an elderly woman. Apparently, the woman’s late husband was a bit of a motorcycle buff and had several bikes of his still in her possession. The handyman did a couple of weeks of work for her, and in lieu of payment, he could choose one of the bikes. Guess what he picked out and came home with? Yep, a basically new 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma with only 800 miles on it!

  • Published on Dec 19, 2017
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