What sets the Suzuki RE5 apart? Some 6,000 of these bikes were built between 1974 and 1976, and each features a Felix Wankel-designed engine. With a distinctive sound, this is a bike that's just a little bit different to more conventional roadsters.
Many motorcycle manufacturers investigated incorporating rotary engines into their designs, however - despite offering a reputation for smooth, light, compact engines that were capable of producing high power outputs in relation to displacement; all of which are highly desirable traits for motorcycles - few made it into production.
With rotary engine motorcycles so scarce, we think that makes our Suzuki RE5 even more special - don't you agree?
This bike is among the motorcycles on display in our limited-time-only The Evolution of Japanese Motorcycles exhibit. Only here until 28 February, don't miss checking it out during the Burt Munro Challenge 2021.