Posts by tag: RGV250

Sport Bikes For Sale July 16, 2011 posted by

Another Suzuki RGV 250- This one’s a ’92 VJ22

Location: Niantic, Connecticut
Mileage: 15,500
Price: Auction, BIN $7,500

Here's another Suzuki RGV 250 much like the one posted a few days back on RSBFS. However, this is the VJ22, with a 90 degree V-twin two-stroke cranking out roughly 65bhp at 10,500rpm. It also has the super-trick looking banana swingarm and upside down forks (rare at the time). These bikes are lightweight machines with good power and superb handling.

Some more pics-

Details from the seller-

1992 Suzuki RGV 250N VJ22 with approx 15,500 miles. Current speedo is in miles (19K) but was changed from a kilometer speedo (21K) and have put 2700 miles on the bike since so the total mileage is just under 16K. The bike starts effortlessly on the first kick and runs very strong. Power valves cleaned religiously. Bike was tuned and set up properly for Jolly moto exhaust an runs strong and crisp as well as pulls extremely hard in the proper RPM range.

(Not sure if it was ever rebuilt but based on how tight and crisp it runs / feels perhaps may have been)

At some point – previous owner polished the frame and swing arm ( the nice banana one) to a very high gloss finish or it came from the factory (not sure but it looks very trick)

This bike is in execellent condition (see photo’s) and has some very nice upgrades. $4000 alone in upgrades

·         Ohlin rear shock --

·         Jolly Moto pipes with carbon silencers

·         Dymag wheels – ( very expensive)

·         New Pilot Pro tires – 110 front  = 160 rear 

·         New plastics ( not OEM but nice and well made)

·         520 chain / non o ring ( to fit 160 rear tire)

·         New brake pads

·         Steel braided brake lines -

·         Stock oil injection ( works perfect –low to no smoke)

·         New air filter

·         Rear seat cowl – impossible to find today rare –rare-rare.

Comes with CT Title and copy of CA title as it was properly registered in CA and now in CT. (registered and titled as a 1991 but quite sure it is a 1992 based on vin number research which BTW is (11 digit) also included is a repair manual cd , original exhausts and silencers , assorted sprockets , extra fuel tank ( black / purple) , Black and Blue passenger seat , two extra fiberglass side panels and two complete gasket sets.

Bike is fully functional with no issues and runs clean and crisp.

Note – This bike is very light and fast – not for the novice rider – the thing screams / once on the pipe .

Please feel free to ask questions -- Buyer must arrange shipping or is welcome to pick up in CT.

I will assist.  Good luck..

Final note: Please if you do not intend to buy please do not bid -- Thanks

By the sellers description, it looks like the bike has been titled in both Connecticut and California, a bonus for those looking for a bike like this. Clearly the bike has many modified or replaced parts, including new fairings, wheels, and exhaust. Some of the original parts are included if that makes a big difference to you. Also, the seller highlights that the frame and swingarm may have been polished at some point. The seller claims that the bike runs well and that is important, especially with a two-stroke with that kind of mileage.

The seller has it listed with a BIN price of $7500. Other RGV's have gone for this kind of money but with all of the replaced parts you will have to decide how much you're willing to drop on a bike like this. For me, the kind of power, weight and handling this bike can offer makes it worth a look. If you agree, check out the auction here!


Sport Bikes For Sale July 14, 2011 posted by

1989 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21A for sale with a title-

1989 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21A

Location: Saugerties, NY
Mileage: 12,352
Price: $4,635.00

The first thing that sticks out about this VJ21A to me is there is no reserve on the auction and it has a title- Not too shabby considering it will be possible to pick this one up for $4,635.00. Now, I'm not one to knock on anyone's bike while they are trying to sell it, but the second thing I noticed was the seller doesn't state that it runs, has run or will run in it's current state of hibernation.

In reviewing the pictures I didn't notice any major corrosion on the aluminum bits, appears to be 99.9% complete and sitting in stock form which is a huge plus.

From the factory these had a claimed 58hp, weighed in at 350# full of fluid and a top speed of 120mph. (Sarcasm-on) I know that isn't much to some of our viewers, but to some it's all that is needed to show those silly liter bikes the way around a track (sacrcasm-off).

This is a stock "89" RGV250! With original miles. I do not know the maintenance that was kept on this bike.
Every thing on the bike is in working order. The one thing missing at this point is the stock air filter.
The tank inside is clean, but as the pictures show the rust has claimed sum of the rear holding tab on the tank. No leaks from the seals. The chain and sprockets are not worn but the "O" rings on the chain have become old and are no longer on the chain.

This bike has a clear US title!

The seller states that the inside of the tank is clean, but the rear mounting tabs have seen better days. This doesn't look to be that big of a job for anyone handy in the shop, but I'd definitely make sure the tank was free of any fuel prior to firing up the Miller and dropping the mask.

As a reference, I saw a pristine RGV, a few months back, that was in really nice shape and the asking price was $7,500. I'm getting old and I can't recall if it had a title or not, but either way it will help put this one into perspective.

All in all I like this one and the few problems it has shouldn't be an issue to most enthusiasts. Rebuilding a smoker isn't bad at all and parts for the these are available if you exercise a little patience. I hit up a few of my RSBFS friends who call themselves experts (pfffff!) and they didn't have much to add to what I've already said. So, if you're in the market for a nice track day project, a streetable smoker or just something to tinker with and resale this might be for you.

Click here to try your luck!



Sport Bikes For Sale July 2, 2011 posted by

Seriously Angry Bees: 1994 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22

Location: El Cajon, California
Mileage: 19,734
Price: Auction, currently at $4000

Two-strokes. Big power in a small package. I have never ridden one (except for maybe a scooter when I was a kid, and I wouldn't have known it). But the math adds up to me. Lots of power in a lightweight package. An engine doing twice the work in the same time as its lumping four-stroke brother. Revs for days. I only hope to find out what it's like someday.

I'm not an expert on the RGV by any stretch but reading up tells me that these were well made, popular, race-replicas with twin-spar aluminum frames, upside-down forks and four-piston front brakes. And certainly 65 bhp on a 306 lbs. package seems like a combo for some serious fun.

From the seller:

Beautiful bike in like new condition, no dents or scratches, engine just re-built, new pistons, rings, re-nikasiled cylinders, re-balanced crank, new seals and bearings (didn't really need it, but did it anyways). Only 600 km on new engine. New gold D.I.D. chain and sprockets, new stainless steel TIGA exhaust system, brand new Bridgestone soft compound tires, Penske 8900 series remote reservoir rear shock, new Race-Tech fork springs and seals, new brake pads on front and rear, re-built rear caliper, body work is original except for 2 side panels and front faring, gas tank and rear tail section has been painted to match. I have all stock body work that is in decent shape as well as the stock turn signals and mirrors. The mirrors that are currently on the bike are from a 2011 Ninja 250. This bike runs perfectly and handles extremely well. This bike has current California registration and comes with a service manual on cd. I do not have the tool kit, though. I am only selling this bike because I want to upgrade the suspension on my RZV500, otherwise I would keep it. It's an awesome bike! I am not the original owner, but this bike has been in San diego for the last 15 years. This is a rare Australian model. All of the re-builds and upgrades are verifiable. Mileage on bike is in km, but I have converted into miles in the ad. There is 31,785 km on bike.

Sale is final and bike is sold as-is.

$500 non-refundable paypal payment is due within 48 hours of auctions end and the balance is due within 7 days after that by cash (in person) or bank cashier's check. The bike will not leave my garage until all forms of payments clear the bank.

Buyer is responsible for all shipping costs and arrangement of shipping. local pick-up is ok, too.

Bike is also for sale locally and I reserve the right to end the auction early.

Mucho pics-

I don't know a ton about two strokes except that the engines suffer way more wear and tear than there four-stroke counterparts. So rebuilds are more frequent. It sounds like that work has been done on this bike. That being said, I would think that anyone would want to do their research on this bike before getting into one. Also note some fairing replacement that may cause concern for those looking for an all original model.

However, if this bike checks out and you've always wanted to experience the kind of performance a two-stroke can offer, then you can check this auction out.


Sport Bikes For Sale June 28, 2011 posted by

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Racing edition with only 1 Mile!

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Racing edition with only 1 Mile!

Update 6.28.2011: Back on Craigslist and with 2 more miles and a grand less! Thanks for the heads up Anthony! -dc

Price: $9,000.00 Now $8000
Mileage: 1 3
Location: the Bay Area CL

Yes, you are reading that correctly in that this WWR RG has a mere 1 mile. That whole mile is said to be racked up by pushing it around the garage and by looking at the pictures you have no choice, but to believe it.

Now, I have to ask for Ian's forgiveness since I'm upping him one on his WWR RG that was also posted today. I normally wouldn't have done such a thing, but since either of my Suzuki crazed buddies won't buy it I felt compelled to show it to the RSBFS masses as soon as possible.

I kept telling one of them that it only has 1 mile and he couldn't go wrong and his response? "It's not a 500", but it only has 1 mile! "But, it's not a 500." Anyway, since I couldn't beat him into submission- here it is.

What'cha think about that baby?

Ultra rare Japanese spec Walter Wolf Gamma 250 two stroke!! Perfect gift to put under the Christmas tree. 1 mi on it from pushing it around our shop over the years. Considering offers north of $ low ball offers please.

Ultra rare indeed, but maybe not as rare as my 98 VFR with the super, ultra rare red paint scheme.. Okay, okay, I jest, but this could be the only brand new 1986 RG250 Walter Wolf Racing left in the world!

Jump here to contact the seller



Suzuki June 2, 2011 posted by

Putting the “SP” In Special: 1991 RGV250SP Gamma

Putting the "SP" In Special: 1991 RGV250SP Gamma

Wow!  A RGV buyers dream is hiding in Oregon.  Being an RGV guy this one immediately caught my eye.  How does 1,450 miles, titled and SP sound together?  Sounds like time to write a check to me.

Plain and simple, this is the sort of RGV you hold out for.  It has super low miles, it has a title and it is an SP.  It also has one of the best color schemes to come out of Hammamatsu.  The owner knows what he has too, so hopefully the price is not in the stratosphere.  It looks close to stock as well.  I'm only noticing the bar ends, the windscreen and maybe braided brake lines.  Of course the pipes catch your eye.  They are not the traditional stacked RGV pipes but rather Tyga side by sides.  They give the bike a more modern look but maybe loose a little of  the classic RGV lines.  I can't quite make out if they are stainless or mild steel.  If they are mild steel remember they require regular up keep to keep them looking good.  Keep them bathed in WD40 and it will help keep the rust away.

Looks just as good from the back.  The old VJ22's have held up well with time.  The barely look dated to me.  If you don't keep up with RGV's, the SP gives you the usual sort of upgrades.  More adjustable suspension front and rear.  A close ratio gear box with dry clutch (which have been fetching close to $1,000).  A different CDI and straight plug heads are also included.  It might be worth finding out if it was a domestic market SP or and export model SP.  I believe they would differ in CDI and carb size.  Can't remember for sure though.  SP's in Japan were still covered under the 45hp limit.  Remember, if you ever need info on RGV's head over the RGV forum, it is a library of RGV info.

What would you pay for it?  If it looks as good in person as it does in the photos I would think the price would be pretty darn steep.  I wouldn't be surprised if the owner is seeking close to $10,000 considering everything it has going for it.  I know it is a buyers market right now but considering the model and condition I wouldn't let it go for much less than that.  I know I'd sure like to have it hanging out it my garage.  !


Sport Bikes For Sale May 29, 2011 posted by

1989 Suzuki RGV250 SP

I think this is a rare find, a new never started RGV250 from 1989.  These 250 2 strokes are nigh on race bikes for the road and to find one is such an untouched state is remarkable.  Personally I have always wanted to lay my hands on a KR1-S but a tidy little RGV would always do.

A few words from the seller:

New 1989 Suzuki RGV250SP Kevin Schwantz Pepsi Edition. This bike is NEW never started or had gas in it. Mirrors have never been mounted, and will come with the bike. The optional Suzuki rear stand in the pictures will also come with the bike. Bike has all the manuals, tool kit and extra sticker kit. I don't have a title for this bike. Bike is sold with a BILL OF SALE ONLY! Check out my other auctions for more race parts and bikes or check us out on the web. Payment must be received no later than 7 days of auction close. Payment must be a bank transfer or cash only. Bike is sold as is so ask questions before you bid.

The asking price of $15,000 certainly is higher than you would expect for an RGV250 but for one is this condition it is difficult to know.  The bike also has Kevin Schwantz's signature which adds a certain something.  Personally I would not mind having this little beauty in my garage.  A bit of research shows that this bike has been on and off for sale for some time which makes you wonder if the seller is not overly keen to sell rather wants to hold out for the price.

For those who wonder what a 2 stroke like this sounds like, this YouTube clip should give you some idea.