Suzuki restores Barry Sheene motorcycles for Motorcycle Live

September 18th, 2019


Suzuki GB have taken delivery of three iconic Barry Sheene race bikes, ready to be restored at the 2019 Motorcycle Live trade show. The bikes in question consist of Sheene’s final grand prix bike; a 1984 DAF Trucks-sponsored, Harris-framed XR45 RG500, alongside a 1978 XR27 RG500 and a special XR23A 652cc big bore RG500, raced in the 1979 Trans-Atlantic and F1 Championships. Taking place at Birmingham’s NEC between Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 24, all three machines have been shipped from the family home in Australia, with the XR45 and XR23A being refurbished in conjunction with Suzuki’s Vintage Parts scheme.