Most of my posts on this site are of bikes commemorating a rider who rode the same model to glory, or a bike having some cool 1st generation technology. But this post is going to be a little different.
When I was a younger the MotoGP series consisted of 125, 250 and 500cc machines, so my dream bikes were the big thumping machines like the Cagiva 592. NOTE: If you don't know why the Cagiva 592 was so special, I suggest you do a little browsing on Youtube.
When the top level MotoGP series moved over to the big 4 strokes so did I, and soon I was lusting after things like the ZX7R and OW01. Two strokes kind of fell off my personal radar, but lately I have been thinking of adding one to a little collection I am starting to build, with the RGV250 being the target.
Now the good news is that I have managed to convince my girl that another bike won't be an issue. The bad news is I don't really know enough about the RGV (and early 90's two strokes) to determine if a particular example is good or bad. So I thought I would do this post and readers with more two stroke experience and/or experience with this model can comment and share their thoughts. I think it would be useful to both myself and other RSBFS.com readers who are also not as familiar with these bikes, if someone can share info about what to look for when considering buying one of these classic two stroke bikes. Remember, we were all ignorant about bikes at one time!
This is a gray market 1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 in the classic Suzuki Blue and White bodywork. It looks to my eyes to be in excellent condition, and the seller provides a decent amount of photos and info about the condition, The seller also indicates that he has a US title, which seems to be the big challenge with gray market bikes. Plus it seems to have uber low kilometers/mileage.
So is this bike worth the asking price of 7500 USD? Is this a bike more for collectors or for daily riders? I look forward to reading the comments section of this post and seeing what the two stroke faithful on this site think. NOTE: While I know some people will say "if you really want it, get it regardless of the price", I would like to keep the discussion focused on the merits of this particular RGV250 from a value standpoint.