Suzuki RG 500 XR 40

Lucchinelli 1981

Lucchinelli's bike is a recent purchase but is part of one of the most beautiful stories about Italian pilots.
I admired it at Imola and Misano never suspecting that one day it would have been mine.
Genesio Bevilacqua

Front suspension

Traditional telescopic fork with anti dive system

Front brake

Self-ventilated disc with "boomerang" arm

Frame

Tubular double cradle
with double Kayaba shock absorber

Engine

Four-cylinder 2t 498 cc rotary disc intake
powered by 4 32mm magnesium Mikuni carburetors
Maximum power 125 hp at 11,200 rpm

Lucchinelli's bike is a recent purchase but is part of one of the most beautiful stories about Italian pilots.
I admired it at Imola and Misano never suspecting that one day it would have been mine.
Genesio Bevilacqua

Front suspension

Traditional telescopic fork with anti dive system

Front brake

Self-ventilated disc with "boomerang" arm

Suzuki RG 500 XR 40 Lucchinelli 1981

Frame

Tubular double cradle
with double Kayaba shock absorber

Engine

Four-cylinder 2t 498 cc rotary disc intake
powered by 4 32mm magnesium Mikuni carburetors
Maximum power 125 hp at 11,200 rpm

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“Lately I've heard of an official team trying to find a solution to keep the rear end of the bike down when braking. On this bike we had already found a solution: a linkage anchored to the upper part of the frame, which we called "boomerang" and which made the rear brake anchorage float, including the caliper. With this system, in violent braking, the bike remained "seated" and stable. It was 1980 ...”