Dave Thorpe’s 1986 RC 500 Build

Comments (3)
  1. Super cool story and amazing bike. In ’86 both Kawasaki and KTM production bikes had rear disc brakes.

  2. The most beautiful works bike made! The same with the US open bikes and 250’s during the last years of works bikes. I did like the YZM 500 as well there are a few Kawasaki SR’s that are in the top 5. Great job on this bike! Amazing to just be able to get your hands that intimately on this bike. Awesome!

  3. It was a real privilege to see this monster and the top man in action in the 500cc years, never to be seen again. What a shame that era is over.
    A real top job on the restoration of this iconic bike. It needs to be back in action, not stuck in a glass case. Bring back the big man!!!!

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