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Suzuki January 16, 2023 posted by

Swatch Me – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 !

Might be too nice to leave sitting around the pits all day, but today’s GSX-R50 seems to have a lock on rarity by the pound. 

1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 ( Switzerland ) for sale on eBay

 

Accompanying bigger GSX-R’s to the showroom in select markets, the littlest Gixxer was reportedly first to the market but took an early exit after just a year in production.  The fairing and livery template the GSX-R1100, though at at 139 lbs. weighs less than the superbike’s engine.   Differing from most other pocket sportbikes, the R50 is said to have an alloy chassis and four stroke engine.  Performance was off compared to 49cc smokers, but since it was never here, rarity is off the charts.

Knowing a market waiting for an unusual gem, this Swiss owner has listed his GSX-R50 on stateside eBay, and started with a healthy minimum bid.  It appears that required DOT equipment is in place, though it’s unclear whether road registration would be required or even desired.  Even Hamamatsu was in on the joke with the Suzuki Advance Comical System decals.  Owner’s comments from the eBay auction –

Real rarity!!!
Most likely the only one in Switzerland with official road approval
Mileage currently 230 ( Kilometers !!! Not Miles )
4 Gears – Top speed 60 km/h
Spiegler steel braided brake line
Rim edges chromed, rim star painted blue
Gear lever, Kick-starter and clutch bracket (at the engine) chromed
Polished muffler cover
Front brake caliper painted gold
Chain guard painted blue
Gold colored chain
Saddle with embroidered Suzuki “S”
New maintenance-free battery fitted in May 2022
Tire profile: 95%

This mini-GSX-R might be a little spendy after a plane ride and an appointment with customs, but will surely be the only one at the show.  By all means the nicest GSX-R50 to grace our pages over the years, and worth every effort to win the smiles per cc title.

-donn

Swatch Me – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R50 !
Suzuki January 11, 2023 posted by

Colorful – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition

In plucky defiance of the almost subdued red and bronze LE featured earlier this week, today’s GSX-R is a stateside version, with a few differences to the home market version, and quite an upgrade to base model.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition for sale on eBay

Good as the showroom GSX-R750 was, Suzuki needed to homologate certain features for racers, and the Limited Edition was almost half again the cost of the standard.  Hard parts like the dry clutch, close ratio gearbox, and a slightly larger fuel tank were only part of the story.  Some markets got 29mm Mikuni flat-slide carbs, but the stateside version came a year later and this example appears with a constant velocity set-up.  Other special components on the LE included electrically NEAS operated anti-dive forks, steering damper and beefier clip-ons.  The Japanese model was tuned for just 77 hp, but the ROW model claimed 100, and beside a few items conforming to each DOT rules, just the muffler and livery differentiate the two variants.

Presented by a collector with another GSX-R available, this one looks very collectible, with low miles and no apparent “experience”.  A fairing touch-up is noted but not visible in the pictures provided.  All other finishes look about 1/33 of their age.  Detailed comments from the eBay auction –

The example before you has never been subject to any major abuse or racing. It appears to have made it through unscathed. History of bike from what I know. It was originally from Massachusetts then made its way to Wisconsin and changed hands twice from the vehicle history report. It then made its way to Georgia where I purchased it in 2018. Owner did not register it as Georgia doesn’t require a title for bikes over 25 years old. Previous owner did mention that the upper fairing on the upper right side had been touched up due to a garage mishap. Not even noticeable. Owner rode it twice and stored it the rest of the time. All other body work is original. No cracks, no hair-line cracks, no scratches. Bike runs/idles/ shifts great. All electrical works as it should. I’ve put about 100 miles on it since 2018. 

In the last year I had RMC Moto motorcycle shop do:
New fork seals and fluid
Fresh Motul oil and Suzuki oil filter
New OEM air cleaner 
Rear shock completely rebuilt. 
New NKG spark plugs 
New brake fluid/bleed
New clutch fluid/bleed
Chain lubed and adjusted 
Carbs cleaned / adjusted / synched 
Tires are about 2-3 years old (probably 10-15 miles on them)
Battery is about two years old 
Bike is currently stored with fuel stabilizer in it. And on a battery tender. 

This bike sounds amazing at any speed and begs to be given more throttle. A very fun bike to ride. Whether for pleasure or investment, you will not be disappointed with this purchase as it’s sure to be a discussion piece and will continue to appreciate in value.

This model changed the look of superbike grids in national and world championships, and some described it as the first modern superbike.  No denying it belongs in any serious collector’s gallery.  Three days left in the auction and the mid-teens have arrived but haven’t met the reserve.  Hopefully knowledgeable readers will weigh in and maybe even bid.

-donn

Colorful – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750 Limited Edition
Suzuki January 4, 2023 posted by

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 590 miles!

Update 1.31:2023: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

In Miami, Florida there is an astounding collection of rare GSX-R models – including today’s Featured Listing 1986 GSX-R 1100 with only 590 original miles. This first year bike is so clean and original you would be hard pressed to find any of those miles evident. If you love ’em sort of slabby and are in the market for a clean example of the big beast of the 1100, you cannot go wrong with a bike that looks this perfect. Interested? Read on!

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 for sale on eBay

While the GSX-R750 dropped first, the 134 HP bad boy 1100 was released later in the same year. This was the bike that – at the time – married the best of big bore power with light weight (435-ish pounds, which was light for a liter bike for the day) and great handling thanks to an alloy frame with pronounced hump-back, adjustable 41 mm front suspension with adjustable anti-dive control, and a single shock rear suspension with rising rate linkage. The 1052cc inline four was fairly conventional, although the use of two oil pumps and a larger quantity of oil allowed for liquid-cooled power in an air-cooled styled package.

From the seller:
COMING OUT OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION GLOBEMOTORCYCLES.COM OF OVER 150 VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES 🙂 GLOBE MOTORCYCLES

THIS IS AN AWARD WINNING, ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION ULTRA LOW MILES 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 1100 WITH ONLY 590 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED MILES!!

MY FLAWLESS GSX-R 1100 HAS THE ORIGINAL FACTORY ORIGINAL 4 INTO ONE EXHAUST, FACTORY ORIGINAL WINDSCREEN, FACTORY ORIGINAL FLAWLESS SOLO SEAT COVER (IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND A PERFECT ONE), AND THE FACTORY ORIGINAL CARBURETOR WITH THE ORIGINAL AIRB BOX AND INTAKE BOOTS/JETS/PARTS AND BRAKE LINES (NOT INSTALLED). EASY TO MAKE 100% PERFECT ORIGINAL IF YOU WANTED TO.

More from the seller:
THE ENGINE:
THE ENGINE IS ALL ORIGINAL AND HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FRAME AND NEVER BEEN PAINTED. SHE IS THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST IN FLAWLESS CONDITION, FRESH ULTRA SONICALLY CLEANED AND OVERHAULED CARBURETORS, K&N POD FILTERS. COMES WITH THE OEM AIRB BOX AND INTAKE BOOTS.

THE FRAME:
THE FRAME HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL LABLES AND HAS NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH AT ALL. ORIGINAL CHAIN AND SPROCKETS, CHAIN GUARD, TURN SIGNALS AND MIRRORS, GRIPS, ECT. LOCKHART BRAKE LINES ARE INSTALLED BUT SHE COMES WITH THE OEM BRAKE LINES. NEW METZLER Z6 RADIALS MOUNTED AND BALANCED

THIS BIKE HAS BEEN IN THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED CARE OF 2 COLLECTORS SINCE NEW. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A HUGE PART OF MOTORCYCLING HISTORY IN THE HARD TO FIND RED WHITE AND BLUE COLORS.

RSBFS reader Bob knowns his collectible motorcycles, and his personal museum has offered up some stunning bikes to these pages. Slab-sided GSX-R models are in vogue and in demand, and rarely do we see an example so close to new as this; not rebuilt, not reconditioned, but an original example with a mere 590 miles. You can check out all of the details on eBay here. Look closely and bid quickly, as this one will go fast. Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R 1100 with 590 miles!
Featured Listing January 4, 2023 posted by

Featured Listing – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

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1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100

As RSBFS writers, we often get first dibs at some of the Featured Listings that we write up. Our meager earnings from the site keep our tanks full and the insurance man happy but they’ll never stack high enough to take advantage of the first looks we get. Initially, it hurts a bit to watch a some of the excellent listings pass by but you eventually get used it. Then every once in a while a good man named Bob comes out of nowhere and dangles 3 dimepiece Zookis in front of you… So close yet so far. Thanks Bob!

Who is Bob? Bob Benyo is the Chief of Restoration at Globe Motorcycles, a private collector/restorer dedicated to bringing vintage motorcycles back to factory condition. Hopefully a future friend of the site as well. Bob has been stripping screws, busting knuckles, missing apexes, and eating chicken strips since the 80s when he graduated from the AMI. He’s one of those cats who has forgotten more about the game than most will know.

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This GSX-R 1100 is one of 3 Zook’s and one of two 1100s our seller is getting offload of this week. If you’ve been patiently waiting out the storm for the past couple years for a classic sportbike this is an opportunity worth exploring.

The GSX-R 1100 was a quick successor to the GSX-R 750 which needs no introduction. The big bore market in general was not new of course but the big bore sport bike market…well that was uncharted territory at the time. Suzuki quickly understood that certain markets had an appetite for big horsepower and they quickly developed an offering based on their 750 platform. A 1,052 cc oil-cooled mill generated around ~120hp and ~70 lb ft of torque at the crank. Throw that in a pot with a lightweight (for the time) chassis and you get to 160 mph pretty quick… That’s surely far quicker than whatever the po po were using to chase GSX-R owners at the time. The powerplant was reliable as well. It became a favorite of tuners and drag rats as they could easily shove more hp through the engine without any issues. I suspect that the engine reliability played a big part in allowing the seller to offer this bike with a healthy engine today. Speaking of the engine, this one exhales into in a period correct SuperTrapp SS exhaust. Those types of bits are always hard to come by on the classics.

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Motorcycles are pretty simple and direct. That being said, there are still multiple parts to the system and the motor is just one part that helps deliver the experience we seek from these types of machines. While I believe the motor is arguably the most important part of the system, it’s only ever so slightly ahead of handling which is another strength of the 1100. Remember, the starting point for this was 750 which was a proper track bike. Much of the engineering that made the 750 great dynamically was carried over to the 1100. The 435 lb dry weight surely is the main character but steering damper, electronic anti-dive tech, and the cartridge-style suspension all carried their weight in supporting roles.

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The other GSX-R 1100 Bob is selling is the stock, low mile one in perfect condition. This one seems to have been the evening cruiser of choice and has some mods that allowed inflexible Bob to enjoy his ownership. The main one of those is the bar riser kit. The 1100 is a loooong bike with a loooong tank and spending even 5 minutes at the helm seems like a test of one’s physical fitness. A tinted Lockhart windscreen and upgraded brake lines come installed as well. A prior seller has painted the original bodywork in red/white/blue which actually looks high quality and stock.

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Even the inside front of the belly pan is clean… That’s a surefire way to determine if someone is OCD about their toys…

All said and done, this seems like as good as an opportunity as any to snatch up an early ancestor of the Suzuki lineup. The seller has considerable experience in owning and maintaining these bikes so from a quality standpoint, I see very little risk. From a collector standpoint, status has already been achieved and value is a function of time at this point…and Jerome Powell. I think you should gather more details from the seller but it seems the bike has had an interesting backstory as well so there’s your cherry on top.

The “Buy It Now” price is $16K and there have been 0 bids on the auction which starts at $10.5K. BaT sold an ’86 1100 for $14.5 in July ’22 and an ’87 1100 for $11.5K in December ’21. Reach out to Bob directly at skyad1@aol.com with any questions.

Thanks for reading and good luck!

Norm

Featured Listing – 1987 Suzuki GSX-R 1100
Suzuki January 4, 2023 posted by

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition!

Update 1.31:2023: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc

Firing a shot across the bow of 2023 is our first bona fide Collector Alert of the New Year. Brought to us by RSBFS regular Bob, today’s Featured Listing is an ultra rare Japanese home market example of the much sought after Limited Edition GSX-R750R. Looking perfectly preserved, residing indoors for what looks to be its entire life span, and showing only 863 kilometers on those white-faced, metric clocks (a mere 535-ish miles for those of us that compute mileage in American), this is a wake up call for anyone who dreams of collecting. Born and bred for the race track with goodies and tech over and above the already stunning GSX-R of the era, the Limited Edition has gained cult status and remains a key model in a very exclusive blue chip collector club.

1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition for sale on eBay

Much has been written about the mighty GSX-R750 and how it revolutionized sport bikes and production racers in particular. But the extra “R” in the Limited Edition meant that these special bikes were homologation specials more sharply focused for the race track. The biggest deal with the Limited Edition relates to the transmission. A close-ratio 6-speed is mated to a dry clutch setup, which is lighter (thanks to its magnesium construction) and has less parasitic drag than the standard oil-bath variety. Flat slide carbs replace the base CV vacuum units, suspension was upgraded for track duty (including New Electrically Activated Suspension (NEAS) forks from the 1100), and the package was wrapped in a special fiberglass solo tail.

From the seller:
COMING OUT OF MY PERSONAL COLLECTION GLOBEMOTORCYCLES.COM OF OVER 120 VINTAGE MOTORCYCLES 🙂 GLOBE MOTORCYCLES

THIS IS AN AWARD WINNING, ALL ORIGINAL CONDITION ULTRA LOW MILES JAPANESE IMPORT 1986 SUZUKI GSX-R 1100 WITH ONLY 863 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED KILOMETERS!! FLORIDA TITLE IN MY NAME.

ONLY A HAND FULL OF THESE JAPANESE IMPORTS EVER MADE IT TO THE US. THIS IS NOT THE RARE DOMESTIC LIMITED EDITION.

IN THE STUNNING MUST HAVE, HARD TO FIND FACTORY YOSHIMURA RACING BROWN OVER RED COLORS.

More from the seller:
MY FLAWLESS GSX-R 750 LIMITED EDITION HAS THE ORIGINAL FACTORY ORIGINAL 4 INTO ONE EXHAUST, FACTORY ORIGINAL WINDSCREEN, FACTORY ORIGINAL FLAWLESS SOLO SEAT COVER, AND THE FACTORY ORIGINAL CARBURETOR WITH THE ORIGINAL AIRB BOX. SHE STILL HAS THE JAPANESE WRITING ON THE FRAME DECALS

THE ENGINE:
THE ENGINE IS ALL ORIGINAL AND HAS NEVER BEEN REMOVED FROM THE FRAME AND NEVER BEEN PAINTED. SHE HAS THE ORIGINAL EXHAUST IN FLAWLESS CONDITION, FRESH ULTRA SONICALLY CLEANED AND OVERHAULED CARBURETORS.

THE FRAME:
THE FRAME HAS ALL THE ORIGINAL JAPANESE LABLES AND HAS NOT BEEN TAMPERED WITH AT ALL. ORIGINAL CHAIN AND SPROCKETS, CHAIN GUARD, TURN SIGNALS AND MIRRORS, GRIPS, ECT.

More from the seller:
THIS BIKE HAS BEEN IN THE CLIMATE CONTROLLED CARE OF 2 COLLECTORS SINCE NEW. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO HAVE A HUGE PART OF MOTORCYCLING RACING HISTORY IN THE IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND JAPANESE IMPORT COLORS.

I HAVE BEEN COLLECTING, RESTORING, REPAIRING, RIDING, AND RACING MOTORCYCLES SINCE BEFORE GRADUATING FROM AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE INSTITUTE “AMI” IN DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA IN 1980. I HAVE OWNED OVER 22 GSX-R’S BUT ONLY 1 OF THESE JAPANESE LIMITED EDITION 750’S I NEVER PLANED ON SELLING HER BUT I AM OUT OF ROOM. SO DON’T MISS OUT ON YOUR CHANCE TO OWN ONE OF MY AMAZING BIKES.

Over and above the rest of world Limited Edition, the Japanese home market LE model came with very distinctive paintwork, a 4-into-1 exhaust that deleted the heat shielding look, and lighting specific to the Japanese market. These bikes also added a fuel gauge to the cluster, but were otherwise mechanically similar to the exports. But there is no looking away from the striking paintwork on an imported LE, and today’s example is one for the ages.

With few miles, no observable blemishes, a long ownership history and a clean and clear title, this Japanese home market GSX-R750R Limited Edition looks to be as good as it gets. There is no doubt that when it comes to collectible Gixxers the LE is THE ONE to have, and the model has been outperforming market estimates as handily as the homologation market outperformed the competition on the race track. Bob has started the bidding low, with reserve in place. There is a Buy It Now that can be activated at the reasonable sum of $28,000. Located in Florida, this rare 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition is deserving of a close up look, and a new home that will appreciate it as much as the seller obviously has. You can check out all of the details on eBay here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Featured Listing – 1986 Suzuki GSX-R750R Limited Edition!
Featured Listing December 14, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks

Update 12.14.2022: Now on eBay! Good luck to buyers and seller! -dc

Today’s Featured Listing is brought to us by longtime RSBFS sponsor and supporter Speedwerks. If you are not familiar with Speedwerks, they are a shop based in Delaware that for nearly 30 years have turned out beautifully prepared and restored examples of bikes that we all drool over. If you don’t believe me, check out their shop directly (www.Speedwerks.com or www.facebook.com/speedwerks), and for some history, check out some of the Speedwerks bikes that have been featured over the years on RSBFS: Search Speedwerks.

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks

The RGV250 world changed with the introduction of the VJ23. The last of the RGV series, the VJ23 introduced an entirely new configuration for the two-stroke twin cylinder, affecting the remainder of the overall package dramatically. Gone was the popular 90 degree v-twin that powered the earlier VJ21 and VJ22 series bikes. In its place was a more compact 70 degree unit. Displacement was still 249cc, but that displacement was achieved by a square bore-stroke ratio, as opposed to the earlier models which had a bigger bore and less stroke (over square). The new motor fit more optimally in the twin-spar aluminum frame, providing better handling with improved weight distribution. Suspention consisted of an upside down front fork and rising rate linkage in the rear – both fully adjustable. Electric start was included in the package (no more kick starting or bump starting), and even with such luxurious appointments the whole package still came in under 300 lbs! The SP designation adds even more tasty goodies, including a close-ratio 6-speed gearbox driven by a dry clutch.

From the seller:
This 1997 RGV250/SP VJ23 is by far the nicest, original one we’ve had come through here. There are no stories, no Chinese panels and no excuses’. The Pic’s speak for themselves. We discovered this VJ23 with the help of our friend Rick Deegan of RMD Motors in Japan.

We’ve bought and sold a lot of bikes and Vehicles through Rick/RMD and although he’s a bit ‘Colorful’ at times, he has always been honest and straight forward regarding the machines he sells, this one is no exception and doesn’t disappoint. We struck a deal and purchased it earlier this year. This Suzuki has had only ONE Original Owner in Japan and the gentleman bought it brand new as a 1997 model year. This was a leftover and it was first dealer registered in the year 1999.

In his ownership he racked up 11,900 kms. installed a set of WRS rear sets, kept it serviced regularly, otherwise it’s remained original and unmolested. He was fortunate to have a large house with a garage, where this machine was kept from the harsh salt elements that plague most aluminum and steel on the Japanese island. Consequently, there is none on this chassis.

More from the seller:
The Japanese Documentation is included, along with the 2 Dealer Keys, Manual, Warranty Book, and Factory tool kit.

As evident in the photo’s we did an extensive time consuming service and a borderline OCD detail job on the Chassis. The body is original, shiny and beautiful. All fluids, Fuel system, Carbs, Plugs, Air, Gear Oil and Coolant. The front suspension was also refreshed with new seals, bushings and Bell Ray fork oil. Rear shock refreshed and checked.

Finally a new set of Dunlops were spooned on and this beautiful RGV/SP is ready to;
– add to your collection.
– blast thru the canyons to Alice’s for lunch.
– Use a daily/Sunday rider.

Enclosed, Private delivery is available in the Cont. USA. and included at $24,000.
We can also crate the machine and assist with air or sea freight anywhere in the world.

Asking Price: $24,000
(price includes personal delivery in the continental US – no risky shipping companies!)

Contact:
Speedwerks Sportbike Service
101 Weston Dr. suite-8
Dover,De 19904
(302)672-RACE

www.speedwerks.com
www.facebook.com/speedwerks

You can also email Steve directly: steve@speedwerks.com

As highlighted, this is a home market VJ23 imported directly from Japan. That means that this particular example is restricted in terms of power output. This affects any Japanese home market bike, as the government imposed power limitations in order to curb high-speed street riding. Suzuki did produce these models for export outside of Japan, and those bikes do not have the power restriction. Steve from Speedwerks notes that full power export models will have a black VIN plate riveted to the right side of the frame, just behind the neck, a non-restricted ECU, a modified airbox, a 240kms speedo, and a black cap on the rear master reservoir. If you are shopping for a full power model don’t give up: Speedwerks has one available for restoration with the identical color scheme as today’s home market example (contact Steve for details).

As with all the bikes we have seen come out of the Speedwerks shop – whether they are race bikes or really rare gray market examples such as this 1997 Suzuki RGV250 SP – this bike is immaculate. It has a wonderful back story as a one-owner ride, and the numerous pictures show what is perhaps the best of the VJ23 breed we have seen. As the last series produced by Suzuki, these are rare and sought after bikes. The SP configuration is the one you want, and with only 7,300-ish miles showing this one looks like it will bring joy to a new owner for many years to come. Did I mention that this is the LAST of the factory two strokes ever offered? How about electric start? The best by Suzuki presented by one of the best shops we know, Speedwerks is now offering this exquisite example of RGV250 SP VJ23 imported goodness for an asking price of $24,000 (includes deliver in the continental United States). Here is a link to all 100+ photos of this amazing machine. Contact Steve directly (steve@speedwerks.com) for more details. Good Luck, and thanks to Speedwerks for being such a long time supporter of this site!

MI

Featured Listing – 1997 Suzuki RGV250/SP VJ23 by Speedwerks
Suzuki December 6, 2022 posted by

Sunshine & Gamma Rays – 1990 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22A

We are coming to a point in the year where – in many places in the United States at least – the riding season is coming to a close. But across the south – from coast to coast – temperatures remain inviting and there is nary a snowflake in the forecast. Not surprisingly, that lower belt is where this pretty 1990 Suzuki RGV250 is located, ready to fire up and lay some blue smoke down.

1990 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22A for sale on eBay

The RGV series is arguably the best of the quarter liter smoking set, and back in the day the closest you could come to achieving GP goodness on the street. Suzuki switched from the parallel twin RG series to a 90 degree reed valve twin in order to maximize the packaging in the slim, twin-spar aluminum chassis. With upside down front forks and the fabled “banana” asymmetrical swing arm, the 282 pound (dry) package offered 50-ish stock ponies with which to play. So good was the RGV series that Aprilia licensed the motor from Suzuki for their RS250 line of bikes. A tight and tidy cockpit with full racer replica body work completed the offering.

From the seller:
1990 SUZUKI RGV250 VJ22A RGV250L RGV VJ22

“Gorgeous all original with just a few small scratchesand handling marks”

Up for sale is a 1990 Suzuki RGV250L VJ22A with only7,916 kilometers (4,359 miles). All fairings are 100% genuine OEM Suzukifactory. Bike is completely stock original condition except for the custom handgrips. Bike is in excellent condition and shows very well. Lower silencer has atiny ding in it on the top, right side lower has a few small to tiny scratches,left side rear fairing has some scratches. The rest of the bike is mint. Eventhough it’s not a museum piece this bike is a gorgeous low mileage rider. Youjust can’t find them like this in Japan anymore. Runs like new.

The oil pump works, everything works!

Suzuki did not officially import the RGV250 into the United States, making this a rare bike on our shores. Many were imported (with varying levels of registration success) and this continues to be a popular model for both riders and collectors. This beauty is plated in Texas, shows but 4359 miles on the all metric clock, and is looking for a new home. There are many days to go as of yet – and a somewhat surprising lack of bidding interest to this point (with reserve still in place) – but there is a Buy It Now option for a reasonable $9k. Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

Sunshine & Gamma Rays – 1990 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22A
Featured Listing November 24, 2022 posted by

Featured Listing – 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma!

The seller states this 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma Featured Listing is a “Street-legal Collectible GP Replica” and he is very correct indeed. The sharpest of the street going 500cc two strokes, the Gamma was the pinnacle of the GP replica set. Showroom statistics aside, this beauty goes quite a bit further than that, thanks to a massive rebuild and performance work done by the legendary Rick Lance. The best part is that this is not a new bike to RSBFS, as we have seen it before on occasion which allows us to track mileage and usage across owners. In short, this is a stunning example of what a RG500 could be with performance far beyond what you might otherwise find, and even includes a signature by Randy Mamola; someone who knows a thing or two about riding a fire-breathing beast.

Featured Listing: 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma for sale on eBay!

From the seller:
1985 Suzuki RG500
Powered by a very compact, water-cooled, twin-crank, square-four two-stroke engine that works like a pair of parallel twins geared together. Stock the bike was cutting-edge. Weighing-in under 400 lbs dry and producing 100+ HP at the crank (stock) with typically ‘exciting’ two-stroke delivery, the Gamma was one of the rawest bikes of the period, a true “race-bike for the road.”

More from the seller:
This listing isn’t some all-original barn-find, but was given serious mechanical and cosmetic attention by the late Gamma Guru Rick Lance. It has the following list of mods:
Full motor rebuild including:
555 Big-Bore upgrade
GSX-R Radiator
Maranello transmission kit
Lance Gamma clutch upgrade
Lance Gamma TriPod air filter kit
Lance Gamma supplemental fuel shut-offs
Pipes supplied by Lance Gamma (I believe Rick said the were Jim Lomas pipes in our last conversation)

Chassis, bodywork, etc:
Battery and oil tank relocation
Upgraded wheel/ tire combination (Katana wheels)
Race-Tech fork upgrade
Rear shock upgrade ( FOX, I believe)
Lance Gamma fiberglass bodywork with custom paint scheme
Tank autographed by GP legend Randy Manila

More from the seller:
This is the second Rick Lance prepped Gamma I have been fortunate enough to own and is irreplaceable to me, but life-circumstances change and it is time to let go. I’ve seen several Gammas sell for $30-35,000 and I believe this is highly collectible and nicer than any of them.

Feel free to contact Vinnie @ 920-988-1950 with any questions

With an auction starting in the bargain basement price territory, there has been avid interest in this bike (reserve not yet met). We know this will not stay in bargain territory very long – after all, you are never going to see one as striking – nor as nicely outfitted – as this one. We encourage you to check out all of the details on this one – as well as the archive posts from years past – and then throw your hat into the ring. Suzuki has not built a RG500 for decades, and the glory days of the two stroke is over. Rick Lance, sadly, has left us with a limited number of his fantastic creations, this being one. So move quickly if you are interested – this beautiful 1985 Suzuki RG500 Rick Lance Gamma won’t last long!

MI

Featured Listing – 1985 Suzuki RG500 Gamma!