Posts by tag: RGV250

Honda August 6, 2010 posted by

1988 Ikuzawa-Honda (Harris Engineering) RS600DE

This is a Ikuzawa-Honda RS600DE in quite nice condition on eBay!

Bike:  1988 Ikuzawa-Honda (Harris Engineering) RS600DE

Location:  Boyne City, Michigan

Mileage:  TMU

The seller states that this RS600DE is a one-owner bike, with the seller purchasing it from Ikuzawa himself.  This bike has only been run four times on the track.  The bike looks to be in very good, original, condition.  However, brake fluid has been split by the front master and rear master causing some discoloration and paint peel.  The rear swing-arm pinch bolts have also cracked the swing-arm on both sides.  I imagine Harris Engineering could reproduce you a swing-arm if you were inclined to run the bike again.  The seller states that this bike has only been run four times on track but also lists the mileage at 2k miles.

From what I can gather, the RS600DE is a parts bin bike with one-off bits where nothing OEM would fit.  The frame is a Harris Engineering unit while the motor consists of a Honda XBR500 bottom end & head with a XL600R barrel and HRC cam.  The rest of the bike is surprisingly sourced from a Suzuki RGV250, primarily, with the rear wheel assembly, front forks (The example on eBay shows conventional forks instead of USD units), front wheel and fairing (modified).  See a data sheet here (This data looks to be based on a single while the bike in question is a twin).

We aren't privileged with many Harris specials on the open-market here in the U.S.A. but this one doesn't disappoint.  The only issues are the two small cosmetic ones and the cracks on the rear swing-arm.  The swing-arm issue could be resolved with a new one or, possibly, a repair depending on the integrity of those points.

Bid on this Ikuzawa-Honda on eBay .


Sport Bikes For Sale June 10, 2010 posted by

Clean Late Model RGV250 (VJ22) Down Under On Ebay

Clean Late Model RGV250 (VJ22) Down Under On Ebay

This little beauty comes to us from RSBFS reader Rick.  He is lucky enough to live in beautiful Australia and have a nice clean, low mile RGV for sale.  You see very few unmolested RGV's nowadays but this is one of them.  Rick states she is bone stock and he likes it that way for rideability.  Having owned a few RGV's I can state he is absolutely correct.  It is fun to add pipes and open up the air boxes etc etc but you end up tinkering around a lot.  When they are left stock it's add gas and oil to the oil tank and you are good to go.

Here she is:

The listing is currently set up with a buy it now of close to $4900 US with the current exchange rate.  The listing also has the make an offer option.  Maybe you can convince the Mrs. it's time for a nice Australian vacation and you can pick up a nice souvenir while you are there. .


Quick Spot June 3, 2010 posted by

1992 RGV250 For $4000 In IL

1992 RGV250 For $4000 In IL

Advertised as stock and complete.  Seller states he has all the plastic plus some extras.  The bike does look stock from the pictures but the paint might be a respray.  It doesn't seem to exactly match any RGV paint from 1992.  It does have the swingarm everyone loves so much.  Seller doesn't say anything about a title.



You can find it onChicago Craigslist here.


Quick Spot May 11, 2010 posted by

1994 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma VJ22 In Washington State

This looks like a very nice looking RGV250 VJ22!  Located in Seattle, Washington is an untitled 1994 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma with some new parts and spares.  The new parts consist of brakes, tires, chain and a titanium bolt kit; the spares are extra stock and aftermarket bodywork.  The seller states that this bike does run but, needs to be tuned correctly.  The bike also has an aftermarket exhaust fitted which, has Leo Vince stickers fitted to the carbon silencers--did Leo Vince make a system for the RGV?  This is a nice RGV project that will take some work to make it perfect but, the asking price is a realistic $2,500.  See this bike on Craigslist here.


Quick Spot May 6, 2010 posted by

1989 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma Project Bike In California

This is a great two stroke project RGV250 in California!  Located in San Francisco, California is a 1989 Suzuki RGV250 Gamma with no mileage listed.  This seller states:

This is a non-running project bike. New top end, new fork seals, new steering head bearings. I have stock and after-market exhaust pipe and a few other parts to go with bike, but otherwise what is shown in photo is it.

The asking price on this RGV is $1,500.  This is a good price for someone who knows how to finish this bike and is looking to track it or knows how to get a title as it probably doesn't currently have one.  These are great little two strokes making 58hp while only weighing in at 284lbs.  If you've got some time, have a look at this RGV on Craigslist here.


Aprilia May 1, 2010 posted by

2000 Aprilia RS250 Titled & Registered In Southern California

This is a nicely modified Aprilia RS250 that is titled & registered in California!  Located in Monrovia, California is a titled 2000 Aprilia RS250 with a 15 digit VIN and 3,854 miles on the clock.  The seller states that this bike is in fantastic condition and features:  "arrow exhaust, ohlins steering dampner, Woodcraft rearsets, floating front disks, quick shifter and more!" ...and... "Also a bunch of spares: levers, exhaust, alternate fork and shock springs, sprockets, etc."  The asking price is $7,000 which I would say is correct for a California bike with lower miles, a title, some good mod's and some spares.  See the other California RS250's we've posted here.  Spring isn't an exciting time for Southern California so hurry up and buy a decent rider to enjoy 'round!  See this RS on Craigslist here.