Posts by Category: Suzuki

Honda August 17, 2009 posted by

Rapid Fire: V&H FZR1000, Low Miles FZR400, and Rare RG250

Doug forwarded all three of these bikes my way this weekend, and all are blogworthy! Check 'em out:

1990 Vance & Hines FZR1000 on FZRArchives ($4500, 11k miles):

Vance and Hines FZR1000 For SaleVance and Hines FZR1000 For SaleVance and Hines FZR1000 For Sale

quote from listing:

1990 Vance & Hines FZR1000 -- Vance & Hines built this motorcycle for a Cycle World "Shootout" in September of 1990.

Magnesium 40mm Flatside carburetors
Wiseco pistons enlarged to 1040cc
Yamaha owo1 race kit camshafts
the head has been ported
Olhins rear shock
about 11,000 miles
located in Kansas City KS

with only 6k miles and $2850 buy-it-now:

1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

excerpts from the listing:

The Good
Only 5,993 miles. I believe we are the 3rd owners, and to the best of my knowledge, the mileage is correct. When we were riding it, it always started and ran well and never let us down. As of the last time we rode it, everything worked... all the lights, switches, brakes, clutch, etc... The tires are Metzlers that only have 2,000 to 3,000 miles on them. Cosmetically, it looks great with the exception of the small amount of fairing damage described in "The Bad" section below. It still sports its factory original body work, including the wind screen and the cool removable cowl that covers the passenger seat! Everyone who is serious about FZR400s knows that 1990 is the year to have. FZR400s were only imported to the USA from 1988 to 1990, and the 1990 model had significant upgrades over the prior years (such as the greatly improved swing arm, etc...). Plus, 1990 was the only year it was offered in the black & dark blue color scheme.

The Unknown
We have not ridden it in about 8 years. It is in the infamous "ran when parked" condition. During the past 8 years (and really... during the whole time we have owned it), it has always been kept in an indoor, heated and air conditioned storage space. It has no battery, but I can't think of any reason that it would not start and run with a new battery and a carb cleaning.

The Bad
The guy we bought it from was either the 1st or 2nd owner. He wanted to take it to a track day, so he safety wired it, took it to one track day, lowsided, and then sold us the bike. The lowside resulted in the loss of a chunk of the right side of the fairing. This is such a shame because the rest of the bodywork is original and looks great. He also scraped the right side engine cover.

in Canada ($4500, 9k miles):

quote from seller's eBay listing:

My Suzuki RG250 1987 in A1 plus condition.(Collection rg 250)
Mark: Suyuki , Model: RG250 , Year: 1987, 250 CC 2 strokes
Vin: JS1GJ21A5H2100037
Plate for the road, welcome to see the bike in Sherbrooke,QC, Canada

with 15 000 km (9000 miles)
This bike, when i bought it 2 years ago cost my $3900.00 and i put more than
$4000.00 to make it perfect. There is New Original Gas Tank and one side pannel.
There is a scratch on front fender back side.
Carburator, brake,tires,seat (front and back), mono seat, battery are new.
It start on first kick. Everything work perfectly.
I have all the invoice and evaluation price for this bike is more than $14000.00 is this condition.
Auction with no reserve.

These are all interesting in their own way, but that V&H FZR1000 seems like a steal to me -- even if the colors are hideous! Thanks for hooking us up with the links Doug!


Suzuki August 11, 2009 posted by

1993 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22

Located in Grants Pass, Oregon is a titled and registered 1993 Suzuki RGV250 at a decent price.  This bike's title is reconstructed, but, it still is titled and registered.  Seller states that it needs some work but it runs and drives in its current state.  Price is a pretty reasonable $2,000.  Don't expect this one to be around very long.  See the Craigslist ad here.



Suzuki July 25, 2009 posted by

1991 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma

Located in Brooksville, Florida is a 1991 Suzuki RGV250 with 8,000 miles.  This bike is shown, very nicely, in the Lucky Strike replica colors (Did they release a '91 Lucky Strike replica?).  This RGV has Tyga exhaust, GCC Kevlar rear huger & chain guard (very period cool), and 34mm carbs (Not stock?).  This bike is also titled and registered in Florida.  See this very clean RGV, as a fantastic Lucky Strike replica,



Suzuki July 21, 2009 posted by

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R

Located in Flagler, Florida is a 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Homologation Special.  This is one of the limited edition bikes released to Homologate Suzuki's race bikes.  The differences from standard 750s are, dry clutch, solo seat body work, graphics--and possibly--Yoshimura frame, RGB500 front forks, polished head, larger intake valves, full titanium exhaust, 34mm carbs, Campagnola magnesium wheels and handmade aluminum fuel tank.  If you know the exact specification for U.S. model GSX-RRs, please, let us know.  This example only shows 8,407 miles, with the only defect being a small crack to the lower portion of the main fairing.  This bike has been sitting so it will probably also need to be gone through before using.  A thank you goes out to Rob for forwarding this to us.  See this very clean example of a GSX-R750R


Suzuki July 20, 2009 posted by

Suzuki GSX Katana For Sale: Only 3000 Miles, Barely Broken In!

The last time a champagne colored GSX750 Katana came up for sale I immediately thought of Paul's old bike. While the image with this eBay listing of course also made me fondly recall that bike, this particular one only has 3000 miles on it!

1989 Suzuki GSX750 Katana For Sale1989 Suzuki GSX750 Katana For Sale1989 Suzuki GSX750 Katana For Sale1989 Suzuki GSX750 Katana For Sale

quote from seller's listing:

989 suzuki 750 katana 2900 original miles, bike is like new, not a scratch. you could eat off of this bike, its that clean.

It doesn't look like the bids are going to break the reserve. Too bad, I wonder what the owner wants for a nearly new Katana?


Suzuki July 13, 2009 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma

Located in Eugene, Oregon is a rare 1986 Suzuki RG500 Gamma with 18,750 miles.  This bike looks to be in good condition with possibly non-standard paint.  Recent service mentioned from a seven year owner, but, also mentions that the top end may be going and it also needs a battery.  This RG is priced at $12,500 which would seem to be market correct but the decals and, most importantly, the engine would need to be investigated.  See the Craigslist ad here.