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Suzuki April 7, 2010 posted by

1983 Suzuki RG250 Gamma In Florida

This is the first of the modern Suzuki two-strokes and it’s available in Florida!  Located in Hollywood, Florida is a 1983 Suzuki RG250 Gamma.  I know, when you have a rare bike, you only need to advertise what you have and a phone number but, we potential buyers could use some more information!  The seller only states that this bike is sold with a Bill-Of-Sale only, sadly.  The bike looks to be in pretty good condition for being twenty-seven years old with only some slight sun fading and does have correct but, incorrectly colored wheels.  The 1983 RG250 features a water cooled, parallel twin with 46hp at 8,500rpm.  Other features include a six-speed transmission, anti-dive forks, aluminum frame and full floating, rear, suspension.  This bike also weighs in at only 131kg dry.  As with any bike, it’s good to have a title and that seems to be the only drawback this bike has.  The asking price is only $2,400; try to find something this rare and cool for that price.  See this RG on Craigslist here.


Suzuki February 14, 2010 posted by

1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma 2 stroke on ebay

1987 Suzuki RG250 Gamma with 12,087 miles for sale on ebay.

There are quite a few 2-stroke fans on RSBFS and although I am not too familiar with these machines, I do have an appreciation for them. The parallel-engined Suzuki RG250 is quite special in that it was the first mass-produced motorcycle with an aluminum frame and aerodynamic fairing. 1987 was the last production year for the RG250, later replaced by the RGV250 with a V twin. To learn more about the RG250, click HERE.

And here’s a :

With 49 hp (this is the Canadian version) on tap, the RG250 won’t win any drag races, but with only 287 lbs (dry) to push around, the weight to horsepower ratio ain’t too shabby even by modern standards and should make one serious fun machine.

Although I didn’t grow up around these smoke machines, 2-strokes remind me of the era when life was a bit more simple and racing was about pure rider talent and cojones – the likes of King Kenny, Barry Sheene, Mick Grant, and Agostini (I may have missed a few, but please spare me).

In any case, this sounds like a Suzuki that I wouldn’t mind having a go on!


Honda August 17, 2009 posted by

Rapid Fire: V&H FZR1000, Low Miles FZR400, and Rare RG250

Doug forwarded all three of these bikes my way this weekend, and all are blogworthy! Check ’em out:

1990 Vance & Hines FZR1000 on FZRArchives ($4500, 11k miles):

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quote from listing:

1990 Vance & Hines FZR1000 — Vance & Hines built this motorcycle for a Cycle World “Shootout” in September of 1990.

Magnesium 40mm Flatside carburetors
Wiseco pistons enlarged to 1040cc
Yamaha owo1 race kit camshafts
the head has been ported
Olhins rear shock
about 11,000 miles
located in Kansas City KS

with only 6k miles and $2850 buy-it-now:

1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale1990 Yamaha FZR400 For Sale

excerpts from the listing:

The Good
Only 5,993 miles. I believe we are the 3rd owners, and to the best of my knowledge, the mileage is correct. When we were riding it, it always started and ran well and never let us down. As of the last time we rode it, everything worked… all the lights, switches, brakes, clutch, etc… The tires are Metzlers that only have 2,000 to 3,000 miles on them. Cosmetically, it looks great with the exception of the small amount of fairing damage described in “The Bad” section below. It still sports its factory original body work, including the wind screen and the cool removable cowl that covers the passenger seat! Everyone who is serious about FZR400s knows that 1990 is the year to have. FZR400s were only imported to the USA from 1988 to 1990, and the 1990 model had significant upgrades over the prior years (such as the greatly improved swing arm, etc…). Plus, 1990 was the only year it was offered in the black & dark blue color scheme.

The Unknown
We have not ridden it in about 8 years. It is in the infamous “ran when parked” condition. During the past 8 years (and really… during the whole time we have owned it), it has always been kept in an indoor, heated and air conditioned storage space. It has no battery, but I can’t think of any reason that it would not start and run with a new battery and a carb cleaning.

The Bad
The guy we bought it from was either the 1st or 2nd owner. He wanted to take it to a track day, so he safety wired it, took it to one track day, lowsided, and then sold us the bike. The lowside resulted in the loss of a chunk of the right side of the fairing. This is such a shame because the rest of the bodywork is original and looks great. He also scraped the right side engine cover.

in Canada ($4500, 9k miles):

quote from seller’s eBay listing:

My Suzuki RG250 1987 in A1 plus condition.(Collection rg 250)
Mark: Suyuki , Model: RG250 , Year: 1987, 250 CC 2 strokes
Vin: JS1GJ21A5H2100037
Plate for the road, welcome to see the bike in Sherbrooke,QC, Canada

with 15 000 km (9000 miles)
This bike, when i bought it 2 years ago cost my $3900.00 and i put more than
$4000.00 to make it perfect. There is New Original Gas Tank and one side pannel.
There is a scratch on front fender back side.
Carburator, brake,tires,seat (front and back), mono seat, battery are new.
It start on first kick. Everything work perfectly.
I have all the invoice and evaluation price for this bike is more than $14000.00 is this condition.
Auction with no reserve.

These are all interesting in their own way, but that V&H FZR1000 seems like a steal to me — even if the colors are hideous! Thanks for hooking us up with the links Doug!


Featured Listing August 31, 2020 posted by

Featured Listing and NO RESERVE: 1987 Suzuki RGV250Γ for Sale

It’s a shame that we never really got any of the incredibly focused quarter-liter sportbikes from Japan here in the USA. Luckily, a few have sneaked in over the years, followed by a veritable flood of Japanese market bikes that have been brought over in recent years, since most are now over 25 years old and much easier to import. The spec sheets would have you believe they’re all virtually the same bike, but each had its own unique character, and today’s Featured Listing Suzuki RGV250Γ was the wild-child of the bunch.

1987 Suzuki RGV250Γ for Sale on eBay

Introduced in 1987 as a 90° v-twin followup to the parallel-twin RG250, the new RGV250 “Gamma” went through VJ21, VJ22, and VJ23 iterations before disappearing. The liquid-cooled two stroke engine displaced the expected 249cc, with a bore and stroke of 56mm x 50.6mm, and was backed by the equally expected six-speed gearbox. The bike used a 17″ front wheel and an 18″ rear as was common in the class, although later models featured matched 17″ hoops.

The “Real Sprinter Slingshot” emblazoned on the tail sounds like the sort of technical jargon the Japanese are known for but, as far as I can tell, it’s just a bit of a tie-in to the four-stroke GSX-R of the period that featured “Slingshot” carburetors. Later bikes featured swanky asymmetrical “banana” swingarms and electronic power valves, all shoutingly-proclaimed in bright acronyms on the fairings. Those bikes were more developed and more refined but, at just 282lbs dry, the VJ21 seen here was the lightest and most powerful of the bunch, and perhaps the most pure as well.

From the original eBay listing: 1987 Suzuki RGV250Γ for Sale

NO RESERVE This model not sold in USA, Direct import Japanese Domestic Market bike, 62hp pre-restrictions model, lightest weight year. Pretty much 250GP bike with lights added, cassette gearbox, all the right stuff! This is my favorite bike I have ever owned, absolute joy to ride, moving to where there are no roads, so gotta part with it. Runs great, shifts great, rides great. Recent sticky Dunlop Alpha 13 dot race series tires. Current MD tags and title. Original front fender cracked, see pic small cracks on fairings nothing major. Includes racing replica plastics from Hong Kong. Includes lots of extras, complete good running and shifting spare black Walter Wolf engine (no carbs, shift lever or kickstarter), original white wheels (18 in rear.) Zeeltronic programmable ignition box/ exhaust valve controller, spare exhaust valve actuator. Only bad, fork seals leak therefore front brake pads are oily. 29,614 km, or 18,401 miles. Unrestricted first year production for the V2, year after these were made Japanese law limited engine HP output. Also advertised locally so if ended early, that’s why.

Note that the seller does have this listed as a 1987 model and it’s probably titled that way, but it looks like a VJ21 model from 1988. That may just be a quirk of titling and registration, or the bike was a very early production VJ21. This is obviously not a perfectly-preserved museum piece. It’s a rider, and comes with some spares to change the look, or just keep the bike running. Or maybe you just happen to have an engine-less Walter Wolf RG250 lying around and can use the included engine to get that project rolling. The aftermarket panels might not be remotely original, but I like the idea of installing the included aftermarket, race-replica bodywork for a bike that’s intended to be ridden hard, instead of being displayed in a hermetically-sealed garage.


Featured Listing and NO RESERVE: 1987 Suzuki RGV250Γ for Sale
Suzuki October 29, 2019 posted by

Tastefully Modified Smoker: 1993 Suzuki RGV250Γ VJ22 for Sale

Two-stroke sportbikes of the late 1980s and early 1990s followed a very similar format: aluminum beam frame, full fairing, racy ergonomics, and a small two-stroke powerplants packing cutting-edge technology and serious power per cubic inch. But the formula wasn’t really the result of a lack of imagination, it was convergent evolution: the class was ruthlessly competitive, and every component of bikes like the Suzuki RGV250Γ was maximized for performance and minimal weight.

Early on, the quarter-liter two-stroke class saw a variety of configurations: longitudinal and transverse parallel-twins, v-twins… But as time went on, Honda, Yamaha, and Suzuki all moved to a v-twin. The original RG250 used a parallel-twin, but by the time of the RGV, the engine was a liquid-cooled, 90° two-stroke v-twin that displaced 249cc, along with a six-speed gearbox, a package that was also used to motivate Aprilia’s RS250.

Naturally, all of the bikes in the class used some form of power valve to help increase the peaky little two-stroke’s flexibility. In the case of the Suzuki, it was their SAPC or “Suzuki Advanced Power Control,” an electronically-controlled power valve and ignition-timing system. An asymmetrical swingarm with a pronounced curve on the right side allowed for the bulging expansion chambers on that side, and the second generation VJ22 version of the RGV250 used 17″ wheels at both ends, meaning you should be able to find good, modern rubber to shoe your whippy little sportbike.

The SAPC graphics and bodywork are very 90s, but upper fairing on this example isn’t stock: normally, the VJ22 has a large, trapezoidal unit in the center of the bike, as opposed to the more cat-eyed style, asymmetrical design seen here. It’s probably meant to evoke an endurance-racing machine of the era, since they often swapped the stock twin-lamp setups for single lights.

From the original eBay listing: 1993 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 for Sale

1993 Suzuki RGV250 custom with only 10,816 kilometers (6,720 miles). This RGV is gorgeous! Bike is in excellent condition with just a few scratches and blemishes you would expect to find on a used bike. There is a small rub mark on the left side frame down by the foot shift lever and scratches on the right side lower fairing towards the bottom. However there are no cracks in the fairings and no dents in the tank. Bike is really clean and has great curb appeal. All fairings are 100% genuine Suzuki factory OEM except for the custom upper cowling. I don’t normally buy custom bikes but this one is special. The custom single headlight look with the wide front fairing looks awesome! The previous owner changed the rear sprocket 4 teeth down for a higher top speed and added a Sugaya full exhaust system for a few more ponies and awesome racing sound. Original OEM sprocket and OEM exhaust chambers and silencers come with the bike so you can go back to stock if you like. The color looks black indoors but the true color comes out when you take the bike out into the sunlight. It is actually blue metallic and the paint really comes alive outside in the sun. Pictures don’t do it justice. Bike runs excellent and will arrive with new fluids. Bike comes with a Utah state title and is titled as a street bike for road use. $200 deposit due immediately after sale ends thru PayPal. Remaining balance due within 5 business days by bank wire, cash or check. Please text 801-358-6537 for more pictures or questions. 

We’ve featured bikes from this seller’s collection in the past and, as a group, they’ve been very nicely preserved examples of various rare Japanese sportbikes, and there’s no reason to expect this would be an exception. Purists might give the aftermarket headlight setup and exhaust the side-eye, but they’re pretty cool updates to what is, in most markets, a pretty commonly available machine. And the bike is priced well, with a $6,750 Buy It Now price!


Tastefully Modified Smoker: 1993 Suzuki RGV250Γ VJ22 for Sale
Sales Report January 22, 2018 posted by

Sales Summary – August 2017

The summer of 2017 was a good one when it came to the supply of bikes. Whether you are a collector or simply interested in values, let’s take a look back at August 2017 and see what sold and for how much. Links to the original post on RSBFS included.

SOLD Bikes

1993/1994 Bimota DB2 – SOLD as a Featured Listing after a price drop to Price drop to $9,000!

2006 Bimota SB8K Santamonica – SOLD for $13,000

1986 Ducati 400 F3 – SOLD for $5,299

2001 Ducati MH900e – SOLD for $19,572

2014 Ducati Superleggera in WSBK Spec – SOLD at a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

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1994 Harley-Davidson VR1000 AMA Superbike – SOLD as a Featured Listing for $55,500!

1973 Bimota HB1 350 – SOLD for $4,549

1989 Honda CBR600F – SOLD for $2,150

1996 Honda NSR 250 SP – SOLD as a Featured Listing in just 48 hours! (pricing data not available)

1996 Honda RVF400 – SOLD as a Featured Listing for $8,800!

1982 Kawasaki GPz1100 – SOLD for $5,800

1984 Kawasaki GPz750 Turbo – SOLD for $13,900

1997 Kawasaki ZX-7R – SOLD as a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

1983 Moto Guzzi V50 Monza – Sold for $4,000

Zero-Mile 1985 Suzuki RG500Γ – SOLD as a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

1986 Suzuki GSX-R 750 – SOLD for $5,150

1987 Yamaha TZR250 – SOLD for $4,450

1987 Yamaha TZR250 – SOLD as a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

1991 Yamaha R1Z – SOLD for $6,101

1994 Yamaha YZF 750 R – SOLD for $3,500

Yamaha FZR400RR 3TJ – SOLD as a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

2016 Yamaha YZF-R1 Factory BSB Superbike – SOLD as a Featured Listing! (pricing data not available)

Unsold Bikes

1997 Aprilia RS250 – No sale at $8,300

1988 Bimota YB7 – No sale

1993 Bimota YB10 Dieci – No sale at $8,900

1999 Bimota DB4 – No sale as eBay listing ended early

2008 Bimota 3D Carbonio – Listed as No Sale at $30,000 with listing ended early

2003 Derbi GPR-r 80cc – No sale at $2,000 opening ask

1984 Ducati MHR Mille – No sale with bids up to $16,205

1988 Ducati Paso 750 – eBay listing ended early

1995 Ducati 916 – No sale at $18,590 (although the seller indicated to RSBFS that it eventually sold to a collector)

1997 Ducati 916 Strada – No sale with bids up to $4,900

1998 Ducati 916 – No sale with bids up to $5,000

2010 Ducati 848 Nicky Hayden Edition – No sale at $6,200

Two 1982 Honda MB5s – No sale at $3,535

1984 Honda NS250R MC11 – No sale and zero bids at $2,500 opening ask

1984 Honda VF1000F – No sale at $8,000

1986 Honda NS400R – No sale with bids up to $10,438

1987 Honda NSR250R – eBay listing ended early

1987 Honda VFR400R NC24 – No sale at $5,900

2007 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol Edition – No sale; listing ended early

1989 Kawasaki ZXR400H1 – No sale with bids up to $4,050

2016 Kawasaki H2 – No sale at $18,900

1986 Moto Morini 350 K2 – No sale with bids up to $3,555

Ex-Doug Polen Suzuki GSX-R750 – No sale at $4,950

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf – No sale at $4,750

1997 Suzuki RGV250 – eBay listing ended early

1998 Suzuki TL 1000R – No sale at $6,900

1986 Yamaha FZR250 – No sale at $4,200

1988 Yamaha YSR 50 – No sale and zero bids at $2,800

1992 Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP – No sale at $7,500

1994 Yamaha TZR250RS – No sale at $6,056

1997 Yamaha YZF1000 – No sale with bids up to $2,025

1998 Yamaha R1 – No sale at $6,900

2006 Yamaha MT-01 – No sale at $12,000

Sales Report January 6, 2018 posted by

Sales Summary – June 2017

Whether you are a collector or simply interested in values, let’s take a look back at June 2017 and see what sold and for how much. Links to the original post on RSBFS included.

SOLD Bikes

2009 Aprilia RS125 – SOLD for $4,200

1992 Ducati 400SS – SOLD for $5,050

1993 Ducati 888 SPO – SOLD for $10,100

2001 Ducati 996 SPS – SOLD as a Featured Listing (pricing data not available)

2006 Ducati Paul Smart 1000LE – SOLD as a Featured Listing (pricing data not available)

1990 Honda NSR250R SE – SOLD for $4,200

1992 Honda VFR400R NC30 – SOLD as a Featured Listing (no pricing data available)

1993 Honda NSR250R SP MC21 – SOLD for $6,500

1998 Honda VTR1000F – SOLD for $3,401

2002 Honda NSR150SP – SOLD for $3,900

2002 Moto Guzzi V11 Le Mans – SOLD for $7,732

1996 Suzuki RGV250V Lucky Strike – SOLD as a Featured Listing (no pricing data available)

1988 Yamaha FZR750RU – SOLD as a Featured Listing

1996 Yamaha YZF-750R – SOLD for $4,025

2006 Yamaha YZF-R1 LE – SOLD for $12,967

Unsold Bikes

1982 BMW-Krauser MKM 1000 #130 – No sale with a $28,000 opening ask

1999 Ducati M900 Cromo – No sale with bids up to $7,995

2003 Ducati 999S – SOLD for $8,900

2008 Ducati-NCR Mike Hailwood TT – No sale with bids up to $74,600

1982 Hesketh V1000 – No sale with bids up to $14,900

1983 Honda CX650 Turbo – eBay Listing removed early

1984 Honda Nighthawk S – No sale at $4,999

1990 Honda CB-1 – SOLD for $2,475

1986 Kawasaki GPZ900R – No sale at $6,750

2013 KTM 1190 RC8R – No sale with bids up to $12,995

2006 Moto Guzzi MGS-01 – No sale with bids up to $22,300

2006 MV Agusta F4CC – No sale with a $50,000 ask.

1986 Suzuki RG500Γ – No sale with a $30,000 ask

1988 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21A – No sale and zero bids with a $3,500 opening ask

1996 Suzuki RGV250SP VJ23A – No sale at $9,400

2001 Suzuki TL1000R – No sale at $7,500

1984 Yamaha RZ500 – No sale with a $9,999 opening ask

1990 Yamaha FZR600 – No sale with a $4,000 opening ask

1991 Yamaha TZR250 – No sale with bids up to $5,501


Sales Report December 12, 2017 posted by

Sales Summary – May 2017

Whether you are a collector or simply interested in values, let’s take a look back at May 2017 and see what sold and for how much. Links to the original post on RSBFS included.

SOLD Bikes

1999 Bimota SB8R – SOLD for $9,103

2002 Ducati 998R – SOLD for $23,100

Two 1987 Honda NSR50s
SOLD for $3,050

1987 Honda VFR700F Interceptor – SOLD for $3,049

1988 Honda CBR250R MC19 – SOLD for $6,000

1990 Honda CBR250RR – SOLD as a Featured Listing!

1990 Honda RC30 – SOLD as a Featured Listing!

1991 Honda VFR400R NC30 – SOLD for $9,200

1992 Honda NSR150 SP – SOLD for $6,100

1995 Kawasaki ZXR400R – SOLD for $8,850

1999 Laverda 750S – SOLD for $4,350

1980 Suzuki GS1000S – SOLD for $15,477

1982 Suzuki Katana 1000 – SOLD for $8,300

1990 Suzuki GSX-R400 – SOLD for $5,600

1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22A – SOLD for $7,100

1992 Suzuki RGV250 Lucky Strike – SOLD for $9,019

1984 Yamaha RZ500 – SOLD for $22,000

1989 Yamaha FZR400R – SOLD for $4,300

1989 Yamaha TZR250 3MA – SOLD for $4,200

Unsold Bikes

2000 Aprilia RS 250 – no sale at $9,300

1990 Kawasaki ZX750F Ninja – No sale – listing ended

2004 Benelli TNT 1130 – No sale with a $10,000 opening ask

1997 Bimota SB6R – No sale with $20,000 opening ask

1997 Bimota YB11 – No sale with bids up to $7,600

2003 BMW R1100S Boxer Cup Replika – No sale at $10,000

2005 Ducati 749R #0051 – No sale with bids up to $10,100

2005 Ducati 999R – no sale at $14,000

1985 Honda VF750F Interceptor with Full-Factory HRC Engine Kit – No sale at $13,900

2015 Kawasaki Ninja H2R – No sale at $49,500

2012 MV Agusta F4RR – No sale at $17,000

1993 Suzuki GSX-R600 – No sale at $7,099

1970 Yamaha TR2 350 – No sale and zero bids at $9,900

Nico Bakker-Framed 1980 Yamaha TZ750 – No sale and zero bids at $25,000

1984 Yamaha RZV 500R – No sale with bids up to $13,777

2008 Yamaha R6 Graves Spec Racebike – No Sale at $12,000

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