Monday, May 28, 2012

VRP500 part 2

Got some more info and pics of Carlo and Enzo, the owner of a beautiful VRP RG500 Gamma. Carlo also made frames for the Honda RS500 and the Suzuki RG500 Gamma streetbike. For the Honda he made 3 frames and for the Gamma 6 or 7 frames. Also got an article about the VRP500 published in Moto Tecnica of January 1993 of Enzo.
For the pics and the article see my photoset

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nico Bakker RGB500

This time some pics of the 1989 500cc Dutch Championship bike of Koos van Leijen. This Nico Bakker framed bike had a rather special engine, it was an RGB500 engine with MK11 cylinders, with the powervalve system of an RG500 Gamma. This with special expansion pipes by Herman Looman was enough to be faster then the XR45 powered Spondon Suzuki of Theo Louwes. A few years ago the frame and fairings of this bike appeared on Ebay. I did some bidding on it but did not win the auction. After that it showed up in a Performance Bikes magazine, the current owner is planning to restore the bike.
For more pics see
Nico Bakker RGB500 Koos van Leijen