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1993 Suzuki RGV250 (VJ22) with California Title!

Santa Rosa, CA – 9,653mi – $5,000 No Reserve

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Do you have an itch that only a two-stroke 250 can scratch? Looking for a solid project bike, or something to ride and enjoy without having to worry too much about scratching it? Then take a look at this Suzuki RGV and give it some serious thought. It seems as though most of these mid-sized smokers we see here are NSRs. So its nice to see a Suzuki pop up every now and then.

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This bike comes to us from California, and currently has a clean CA title and registration. Yes that’s right, I said “California Title and Registration”. That alone can be worth more than its weight in gold for the two-stroke world. It is however in “non-op” status. I don’t know exactly what that means, anyone out there have an insight?

From the seller:

Australian model. Purchased in October, 1993.

I am the original owner.

The bike has 15,569 km (9653 miles) on it.

Note the damage on the LH fairing, LH rear-view mirror and LH front turn signal. This is the result of a low-side, low-speed crash in turn one, at Laguna Seca, on a track day in 1999. There was no other damage to the bike (or me).

This bike was ahead of its time for a street machine. Check out the rear swing-arm design and the upside-down fork configuration. Hot stuff for 1993, and still state of the art.

This bike will out corner just about anything you can name except for another 250cc two-stroke. It weighs 350 pounds with a full gas tank. It simply goes where it is pointed.

The engine is still strong and solid. It starts and runs flawlessly. I have always treated it with care: thoroughly warming it up before putting it under full load or high revs, and carefully cooling it down after every ride. The engine has never had a piston seizure or any other issue or event. It has always been run on REDLINE racing two-stroke oil. The fuel tank is clean and rust free inside.

The brake system and cooling system have been flushed every other year and both still work perfectly.

All systems — including lights, turn signals, horn, side-stand ignition-interlock and rev-limiter — work perfectly.

The only thing on the bike that is not stock is a set of braided, stainless-steel brake lines.

The bike comes with the following extras:

Factory service manual and parts microfiche.

Spare battery (still dry, never activated).

Brand new fuel tank; exactly the same as the one on the bike.

Spare, slightly damaged LH fairing and rear frame cover.

Miscellaneous small bits and parts.

The bike has a clear California title and the registration is in Non-Op status.

Let’s start with the Pros; CA title and Registration, One-owner, and well taken care of in the mechanical department. For the Cons; obviously it need some fairing work and the tank has been scratched. This bike would be perfect for a track toy or for someone looking to restore it to its former glory. Bidding is up to $5k and the Reserve is off. I will be keeping a close eye on this one. You can check out the auction here and place your bid as well!

-JS

3 Comments

  • Nice bike. The only worrying factor is: if the bike was damaged 14 years ago(1999), why hasn’t the owner gotten around to fixing a simple cosmetic item?

  • The Non-Op status just means it wasn’t incurring past due fees while registration wasn’t kept current. So the last registration may have been in ’07 for example, but whomever registers it next won’t have to pay for the last 6 years registration. I’d want to know when it was run last, but legally the registration process is very simple and inexpensive.

  • Sold for $5,000. -JS

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