I’d imagine anyone in the market for a titled two stroke has liked what they have seen as of late. We’ve featured a mighty fine NSR250 (also CA titled) and a spudrific (Idaho titled) TZR250 in the past couple of weeks. According to the sellers info it looks like we have another winner with this RGV250SP.
Yes and yes to the questions in your head: it is titled and derestricted. Well the owner must have enjoyed the hell out of this thing on the CA mountain roads right? Well, maybe not, it only has 1800 miles on it. The owner says it spent most of its days in a living room.
Looks like she is running on premix as it has the kit block off plate where the oil pump should be. The seller states he has the oil injection parts. I’d ask the seller what full power SAPC the bike is running. Unless it was the full power V model SAPC a lot of guys didn’t trust the other racing SAPC’s to run the oil injection system.
What’s been upgraded on the bike:
COMPLETELY DERESTRICTED- FULL POWER, APPROXIMATELY 60HP.
$170.00 BRAND NEW DID ERV2 ROAD RACE X-RING GOLD CHAIN
$1300.00 RARE UNAVAILABLE OHLINS SHOCK
$400.00 RACE TECH REVALVED FORKS (SUSPENSION SET FOR 185-200 LBS RIDER)
$1200.00 SUGAYA PIPES
$300.00 JOLLY MOTO CARBON FIBER SILINCERS
$100.00 BRAIDED FRONT BRAKE LINES
$800.00 FULL POWER SAPC
NEWER PILOT POWERS TIRES – 300 MILES
BEEN STORED IN A LIVING ROOM MOST ITS LIFE
USA – CA PLATED CORRECTLY WITH ACTUAL VIN
PAPERWORK IN HAND.
Don’t be upset if the rear belly pan is cut. It is necessary to make the racing Sugaya’s fit. Sugaya’s street versions fit without the mod.
The Ohlins must be quite an upgrade from the stock Suzuki unit. Hangers are custom units.
The bike is listed as a classified ad with a price tag of $9,975. My first reaction is that this will sell quickly at this price but the last CA titled 23 we featured has made me wonder. It was listed for a couple grand more (but was completely stock) and was relisted several times. I wonder if the market has softened just a bit for my favorite bike?
By the way, I forgot to mention the year of the bike. The seller has the bike listed as a 1998. For the buyers out there, almost all the VJ23′s were produced in a production run in 1996. They went over in Japan like a led balloon and did not sell well. The naked bike craze was taking over. Some sat in dealerships into the 97 and 98 model years. What I’m trying to say is they are all the same bike. Let’s see if my RGV forum buddy Alan chimes in with the production run stats as he has researched the complete run of 23′s.