Posts by tag: RG250

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!

-tad

Tastefully Modified Smoker: 1993 Suzuki RGV250Γ VJ22 for Sale
Suzuki January 24, 2017 posted by

New Arrival: 1983 Suzuki RG250 Gamma

Rarity is a curious question of locality. For US riders, the RG250 Gamma was always forbidden fruit (those residing in California were prohibited from even looking at pictures of these exotic machines). However in the home markets where small bikes rule, RG250s – as well as a host of other “exotic” small-bore rockets – are as plentiful as Honda Civics. Where you live has a great deal to do with the laws of supply and demand. As such, when we see the big RZs, RZVs, TZs, K1s and RGs, American riders tend to drool. After all, these are a delicacy in the otherwise land of plenty.

1983 Suzuki RG250 Gamma for sale on eBay

Although improperly listed as a Ganma (we are willing to overlook minor editing errors – after all RSBFS has been known to make them), it is unclear how much the seller knows about the history and condition of the bike. There are a number of photos and a video of the bike in question, so at least there is a willingness to provide as much info as possible to prospective buyers. The bike runs, and damage has been noted in both text and pictures.

From the seller:
The bike is imported from Japan.
Not registered yet in the U.S.
This bike is sold without title.
Original cowl , some re-painted, small dent & scratches.
Engine repainting, brake dragging, re-covered seat, changed to single seat
Some repair is necessary

This RG was recently imported directly from Japan. As is common with many such imports, corrosion and damage is prevalent. Because Japan is densely populated and real estate is at an absolute premium, most of the smaller bikes sit outside (usually alongside dozens – if not hundreds – of others). Proximity to the ocean accelerates the aging process, as does the occasionally tip-over or bump in the overcrowded parking locations where these bikes live. Nice to see that the spirit of modification is alive and well in the Far East. According to the seller, the saddle has been converted to a solo seat. I’m not sure what it looks like under the tail cover (that cover normally houses a second seat), nor is it clear what other mods a potential buyer may face.

There is also the issue of title. I’m sure this bike will be sold with a bill of sale, but if it has not been officially imported into the US then you will have some significant paperwork to do. If you know your state’s vehicle code (and don’t live in California), this may not be a tremendous hurdle. Or, you may be looking at a very cool track-day toy to make your fellow riders jealous. Either way, be aware that this is not a buy-and-ride-away sort of situation. Check it out here, and be sure and share your thoughts in the Comments section. Good Luck!

MI

New Arrival: 1983 Suzuki RG250 Gamma
Suzuki November 16, 2016 posted by

“You Sending the Wolf?” 1986 Suzuki RG250Γ Walter Wolf for Sale

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The parallel-twin precursor to the well-known RGV250, the Suzuki RG250Γ “Gamma” was built between 1983 and 1987. Dry weight was a claimed 286lbs, helped by the aluminum frame, so the bike’s 45hp can still move the bike down the road smartly. The little Gamma was styled to match the RG500, and was packed with technology to rival its bigger brother: dual front disc brakes, anti-dive front forks, Suzuki’s Automatic Exhaust Control power-valve, and a six-speed gearbox. Tires are shockingly skinny, especially the 18″ rear, but the low-mount exhausts look surprisingly modern on this classic sportbike.

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Styling is a bit slab-sided, but is helped here by the dark blue and red Walter Wolf colors, while the “W” branded gauge faces add a bit of flash to the otherwise functional dash. Although he sounds like the villain of a spy thriller, Walter Wolf was an Austrian-born, Canadian businessman who sponsored several Formula 1 racing teams in the late 1970s and then touring cars in the early 1980s. How they thought to use a limited-production motorcycle to advertise the brand is anyone’s guess, but it did make for a good-looking machine.

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Mileage on this example is very low and, although the bike isn’t perfect, is in very good, original condition, aside from the stingers mentioned in the listing. Even the foam instrument-surround looks solid. The seller has been importing grey market Japanese cars like Skylines and Kei-cars and for a few years now, and appear to have branched out into motorcycles more recently.

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From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki RG250Γ Walter Wolf Edition for Sale

Original Walter Wolf Key
OEM Fairings
Includes Spares
Includes Both Solo and Passenger Seats

This bike only has 4,836 ORIGINAL MILES! The Suziki RG250 Gamma was never originally offered in the U.S., but now that it’s 25+ years old, we’ve been able to legally import it.   It’s 100% Federally Legal and registration is like any other motorcycle. We have a valid Virginia title that is transferable to all 50 states.

This 1986 RG250Γ Walter Wolf example is in very good condition with just 4,836 original miles. The appearance is correct for the year with a red seat and wheel combination. The wheel size is 16” up front and 18” in the rear which was standard for the 1986 model. The only change appears to be a set of aftermarket mufflers and mirrors. The full aerodynamic fairings and exterior as a whole are clean for a motorcycle this age. There are a few light blemishes and a small crack on the right side fairing

The 247cc parallel twin two-stroke starts on the first or second kick and accelerates well with good pickup. Overall this unique and rare sports bike is mechanically sound and ready for its next owner. ***All of our vehicles come with a valid Virginia title, transferable to all 50 states, and a copy of the U.S. Customs release. All vehicles are located in Richmond, VA and shipping can be arranged to your front door.

You will not be disappointed with this motorcycle! We also have a number of spare parts available with this motorcycle. Including an extra fuel tank, Gold OEM Enkei wheels, brakes, stock exhaust, Solo + Passenger seat, and tail section. All of our vehicles come with a valid Virginia title, transferable to all 50 states, and a copy of the U.S. Customs release. All vehicles are located in Richmond, VA and shipping can be arranged to your front door.

This motorcycle was imported LEGALLY! It was NOT imported under a loophole, so there is no chance that it can be seized by the government. It will come with a CLEAN, CLEAR, VALID VA TITLE, and a U.S. Customs Release. **FEDERALLY LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES**

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There’s more than a week left on the listing, so there’s plenty of time to snap this bike up at that $6,000 Buy It Now price. If you’re looking for a handler, one of the more modern RGV250s is probably a better bet. But for that unadulterated 1980s experience, that seems like a very good price for such a clean machine. In spite of the sellers assurances, I’d check with my local DMV before bidding, but that valid title should make things a bit easier.

-tad

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“You Sending the Wolf?” 1986 Suzuki RG250Γ Walter Wolf for Sale
Suzuki September 17, 2016 posted by

Forbidden Fruit: 1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 for Sale

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Look, just to be clear: if you’re in California, you’re not getting this bike. The seller is most emphatic on that point. See below. It’s not that it’s completely impossible to find or to title a grey-market import Suzuki RGV250Γ in California, it’s just that you’re not getting this particular bike: apparently the seller tried but didn’t grease the right palms, or use the right combination of ancient incantations, so Title Compliance Overlords in Sacramento sent him a letter, clearly informing him he could not sell the bike to a CA resident. Bummer, but all you Golden State residents need to look elsewhere for your two-stroke fix. “But, but… I just wanted it as a for off-road-use-only track bike!” Sorry, buddy: you’re boned.

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But what’s the big deal with the RGV250 anyway? Well, if this is your first time visiting Rare Sport Bikes for Sale, the RGV250 Gamma was Suzuki’s entry into the hotly-contested and not-available-in-the-USA quarter-liter sportbike class that saw 249cc two-stroke twins battling for supremacy on track and in showrooms throughout the 80s and 90s. The bikes all featured cutting edge performance and technology, but with additional smoke and a lawnmower soundtrack. Lightweight aluminum frames, six-speed, sometimes cassette-style gearboxes, high-strung powerplants, and electronic trickery were the order of the day, and Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, and even Kawasaki all had bikes in play. Although Honda was the gold-standard in terms of quality and innovation, Suzuki was the wild man of the bunch and it says something that Aprilia cribbed the RGV’s powerplant for their RS250. Probably just that Suzuki was willing to provide them for a good price, but still: it’s a simple, powerful engine with endless tuning options, although by reputation it’s more fragile than the Honda NSR’s unit.

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This VJ22 model seen here is distinguished by that classic “banana” swingarm that curved upward on the right side of the bike to allow the exhaust’s expansion chambers to tuck up close to the bike. It added weight but looks super-trick and should increase cornering clearance. Suzuki’s “Advanced Power Controller” power-valve controller and was introduced to the Gamma in 1991 and helped boost midrange power. The 60hp the seller claims the tiny v-twin produces is completely believable and, although that may not sound like much at first, keep in mind that the RGV250 weighs in at under 300lbs dry.

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Feel free to check out the original listing: there’s plenty of information about the bike, as well as some very strongly worded political opinions…

From the original eBay listing: 1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 for Sale

This is a clean RGV250 VJ22 without the usual corrosion that so many of these import bikes have. I bought this about 18 months ago and did my best to try and title in here in CA. After 6 months of trying I realized that it’s not possible to title this here. It’s registered in Vermont and I just renewed it in August. Since it’s not legal here to ride it just sits in the garage. A few months ago I bought another RGV250 that was titled for a very long time in CA. so I finally have one to ride. I swapped the bodywork that I painted, white wheels and exhaust and put them on my new RGV.

So as to the details on the bike itself. Just did the top end with new pistons and made sure the power valves didn’t have any loose pins. Bike has 32,000 km, motor has just under 17,000, km (about 10,000 miles) Starts first kick just about every time and oil injection is set correctly and working. Bike has been de-restricted and has very clean 34mm carbs, full power 22D30 Power controller box and Jolly Moto chambers. OEM body panels that fit nice but have scratches here and there and a few minor cracks. I planned on painting this white with Pepsi decals but I need to spend what little free time I have putting a new roof on my garage before snow flies here. I live in the mountains at 6,250ft elevation and have not jetted this bike for this altitude.  One my other RGV I had to modify the airbox lid for more air and jet down 2 sizes on the needle jets, mains, and go up on the air jets to get it to run right here. I didn’t want to modify the airbox on this bike since it should work fine at lower altitude. The first thing you will need to do is jet this bike for your altitude, I left the jetting on stock sizes. If you don’t like tuning and working on your bike often, a RGV is not for you. When the weather changes your jetting that worked great before won’t even be in the ballpark. These are bikes for guys that like to work on their bikes often, that’s half the fun. The power valves are the weak point and it’s best to run Cougar Red power valves that don’t have the pin problem of stock valves. I run them on my other RGV and they even add a few HP too, Pricey at $500 but cheaper than destroying cylinders and pistons when a loose pin falls into the bore.

If you have never ridden one of these they are a hoot. Super light (under 300lbs with aftermarket exhaust) razor sharp handling, great brakes and 60hp on tap with a light switch power band. This one also has 6 pistons calipers from a GSXR, they will stop you. As for what the bike needs. It could use a paint job, don’t make the mistake of buying the Chinese painted body sets on eBay if you want a good panel fit. Front forks should be rebuilt and maybe re valve the GSX-R shock I added to replace the worn out stock one. Front rotors were replaced before I bought it but the rear should be changed. Frame is super clean and undamaged. Rear subframe is straight and I just had it powder coated. Most of the black small brackets were powder coated at the same time. Wire harness is nice with no splices…

If you’re a CA buyer I can’t legally sell you this bike. It’s in the system and there is no way you can title it in CA I tried believe me. These bikes are starting to get imported here now that the 91 and older GP 250 replicas like this are 25 years old. There quite collectible and going up in value. With a little work this bike can be super nice, no reserve so bid to win.

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It looks like this bike may have been featured on RSBFS awhile back, but with some parts swapped over to a different bike in the same owner’s collection. Regardless, there have been no takers yet at the $6,000 opening bid, and there’s just one day left on the auction. Certainly, that seems like a reasonable price for a solid, running RGV250, but the bike’s questionable legal status and lack of originality may be putting off buyers.

-tad

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Forbidden Fruit: 1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 for Sale
Suzuki July 7, 2016 posted by

Just a Pup: 1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf for Sale

1986 Suzuki RG250 WW R Side Front

Looking very much like a little brother to the RG500, this Suzuki RG250Γ offers up sophistication to match its larger stablemate: anti-dive forks, Full Floater suspension, Suzuki’s Automatic Exhaust Control that increased the weedy two-stroke midrange, and a six-speed gearbox. The package was very light, weighing in at 286lb dry and the water-cooled 247cc parallel twin came restricted to 45hp from the factory, although more was available with tuning.

1986 Suzuki RG250 WW Rear Wheel2

Available between 1983 and 1987, this generation of the RG250 was available in traditional Suzuki white and blue, but the dark blue, red, and gold Walter Wolf colors seen here are especially striking, and those proprietary gauge faces look very trick. Born in Austria, Walter Wolf’s name can be found on both the RG250 and RG500. Wolf made his fortune in the Canadian oil business and sponsored racing cars and bikes in the UK.

1986 Suzuki RG250 WW Clocks

This particular example is very clean, with little pitting on the aluminum parts, although there is some rust on the steel subframe and brackets visible. Unfortunately, the bodywork, while complete, has some bad cracking around the headlight and scuffs and scrapes from a lifetime of riding. Some of the decals have peeled so folks might think you’re riding a “S 7UKI” and the paint on the tank is in poor shape. Mechanically, the bike is claimed to be in excellent condition.

1986 Suzuki RG250 WW R Fairing

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf for Sale

1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf  version very rare to find one titled in the United States . This bke was brought from Japan with a U.S. service man in 1990 it is completely documented with all the custom papers and has a clear title . Good luck finding another. The bike starts one kick and runs and handles perfect. The plastics have some issues but are very restorable. I have some nos. Suzuki parts that go with bike new gas cap. new factory grips service manual and a few other Suzuki factory parts that will go with bike.  10927 kms, not miles.

1986 Suzuki RG250 WW Tank

There is no interest yet at the $3,000 opening bid, and the seller has set the Buy It Now price at $6,000. Walter Wolf Gammas come up for sale occasionally, but this is only the second 250 I’ve seen for sale: they were never common, and are especially rare here in the US. This one needs some cosmetic attention but, considering the rapidly escalating value of two-stroke sportbikes in general, it could be a great rolling restoration for someone living in a state with a permissive DMV.

-tad

1986 Suzuki RG250 WW R Side

Just a Pup: 1986 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf for Sale
Suzuki November 17, 2015 posted by

Baby Gamma: 1985 Suzuki RG250 for Sale

1985 Suzuki RG250 R Side FrontAlthough it lacks the lean and crisp looks and GP-specification of the later RGV250, the Suzuki RG250Γ Gamma makes up for it with classic styling that closely resembles the bigger RG500. The paint scheme on this example is very subdued and the low, shorty pipes are strangely modern, making for a surprisingly contemporary look considering this bike is more than thirty years old.

1985 Suzuki RG250 TankManufactured from 1983-1987 and weighing in at just 286lbs dry with a lightweight aluminum frame, anti-dive front forks, and a pair of tiny front discs, the RG250 wasn’t some primitive, stripped-out learner. The 247cc engine was a water-cooled parallel twin with perfectly square bore and stroke and featured Suzuki’s AEC or “Automatic Exhaust Control” to beef up the midrange. This sophisticated engine was backed by a six-speed gearbox, something that was still fairly uncommon in the mid-1980s.

1985 Suzuki RG250 CockpitOriginally restricted to just 45hp for the Japanese market, the new owner may well want to get this little Gamma modified to unleash its full potential, but that should be a far easier task on this early example than it would be on a later bike.

From the original eBay listing: 1985 Suzuki RG250 for Sale

Just imported from Japan through U.S. Customs, this 1985 Suzuki RG-250 comes with a clean and clear street legal title ready to be transferred into your name in your state.

Your new RG-250 is showing just 6436 original miles (10,358 kilometers) on the odometer so it is a low mileage bike. The original bodywork is intact with original paint and the original exhaust is in good condition. This is a 30 year old motorcycle so it isn’t perfect; you have to expect paint wear and the normal scratches and chips and cracks on the bar ends and lever ends and fairing mount points; please see the right and left lower fairing scratches as an example. Surprisingly the foot pegs and gear change/brake levers are nice with the only scuff I can find being on the front brake lever and front turn signal. And those are too small to see in the pictures.

I suspect this was a well cared for and inside stored bike as the windshield is clear and bright and the paint presents well and the seat is in good condition. The gas tank does has one very small ding on the right side of the tank at the top (barely visible in the pics). The tires are Dunlops with good tread but the front tire should be replaced for riding. The seat is in good condition with no scuffs or tears anywhere. The signals are original and the exhaust is original and in good condition which is rare for a 30 year old used motorcycle.

Here’s your chance to own a titled Japan market only Suzuki RG250 but don’t let this one pass you by. Someone is going to own this bike – why not you?

I can get great shipping rates (anywhere in California for $300 as an example) so don’t let the cost of shipping keep you from owning this collectible Japanese streetbike. This rare two stroke is not a grey market import, it has been imported through proper legal channels and is already titled in the USA and ready to be transferred into your name just like any other vehicle purchase and title transfer. You will not need my US Customs documents and EPA documents but I will include them in the sale of this bike so you have documentation your RG was legally imported.

The seller also includes a clip of the bike running and moving under its own power.

1985 Suzuki RG250 L Side RearI’m not sure if this is the original paint, but overall the bike looks to be in very decent condition and in far better shape than many of the recent two-stroke imports we’ve seen, with just some minor scuffing and general wear. While the skinny tires and 18″ wheels limit tire choice and track-day antics, the “baby RG500” looks are classic and if you’re able to register this where you live, this would make a fun back road bike and a great conversation piece at your local hang out.

-tad

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Baby Gamma: 1985 Suzuki RG250 for Sale
Suzuki October 19, 2015 posted by

Junior Walter Wolf Replica: 1985 Suzuki RG250Γ for Sale

1985 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf R Side

Monday morning brings us yet another whippy little “you can’t get parts for it” two-stroke ripper. This RG250Γ is one of only a couple I’ve ever seen for sale in the US, and it’s in striking Walter Wolf blue and red colors as a bonus!

1985 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf L Side Front

The little Gamma doesn’t have the mini-modern sportbike styling and 17″ wheels of the later RGV, but still has the usual two-stroke virtues: it weighs in at 286lbs dry and features one of the first mass-produced aluminum frames with anti-dive forks. Automatic Exhaust Control helps to boost the two-stroke’s weedy midrange and DecaPiston brakes have, as you’d expect, four pistons.

1985 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf R Side Rear

Powered by a water-cooled, perfectly square 54mm x 54mm 247cc two-stroke parallel twin, the bike was restricted to 45hp in the Japanese market, but is capable of more with simple tuning. Backed by a six-speed gearbox and packed with modern technology, it was basically a cutting-edge sportbike in miniature.

1985 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Dash

This example features the classic Walter Wolf replica dark blue paint and subtly menacing red graphics. And while you could always just paint your little RG to match, the missing WW-specific gauges would give the game away. This example does have some scuffs from a low-side or some really careless storage, but appears to be a mechanically solid example.

1985 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf R Side Fairing

From the original eBay listing: 1985 Suzuki RG250Γ Walter Wolf for Sale

Just imported from Japan through U.S. Customs, this 1985 Suzuki RG250 comes with a clean and clear street legal title ready to be transferred into your name in your state.

Your new Walter Wolf RG250 is showing just 9820 original miles (15803 kilometers) on the odometer so it is a lower mileage bike. The original bodywork is intact and the original gauges (unique to Walter Wolf editions) are present and accounted for. Nothing has been swapped out for aftermarket except the mirrors. This is a 30 year old motorcycle with 10k miles so it isn’t perfect; you have to expect paint wear and the normal scratches and chips and cracks on the bar ends and levers and fairing mount points; please see the scratches on the left fairing and left muffler tip as an example. Tires are newer and the seat is in good condition but the pillion seat has a previous repair on the factory stitching. The signals are original and the exhaust is original which is rare for a 30 year old used bike and the gas tank has 2 dents on the left side – please check with a paintless dent repair professional to see how cleanly those dings can be removed.

Here’s your chance to own a titled Japan market only Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf edition but don’t let this one pass you by because you’ll never see another one listed for no reserve. Someone is going to own it – why not you?

I can get great shipping rates (anywhere in California for $300 as an example) so don’t let the cost of shipping keep you from owning this collectible Japanese streetbike. This rare two stroke is not a grey market import, it has been imported through proper legal channels and is already titled in the USA and ready to be transferred into your name just like any other vehicle purchase and title transfer. You will not need my US Customs documents and EPA documents but I will include them in the sale of this bike so you have documentation your RG was legally imported.

1985 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf R Side Rear

This seller has listed several other fresh-off-the-boat strokers and, as always, includes a short clip of the bike running. Parts may be difficult to obtain for this Japan-only import, but hey: this isn’t “Easy to Maintain and Get Parts For Sportbikes.com” after all.

1985 Suzuki RG250 Walter Wolf Seat

Once again, I’m super-excited these have become easier to import. Even if titling them for road use here in SoCal is impossible, they’d make a great addition to someone’s collection or, in the case of later bikes, a great track day toy.

-tad

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Junior Walter Wolf Replica: 1985 Suzuki RG250Γ for Sale
Suzuki July 22, 2015 posted by

Dawn of the Repli-Racer: 1986 Suzuki RG250 for Sale

1986 Suzuki RG250 R SideSuzuki’s RGV250Γ shows up on this site from time to time, but it’s been almost a year since we featured that v-twin powered bike’s predecessor, the RG250Γ. Two-strokes were the best way to get both power and light weight out of the same package in the 1980’s and, instead of the later bike’s v-twin, the RG250 was powered by a 54mm x 54mm [247cc] liquid-cooled, two-stroke parallel twin, along with a trick aluminum frame and the usual bunch of 80’s acronyms and catchy names.

1986 Suzuki RG250 L Side Detail

AEC or “Automatic Exhaust Control” fattened the two-stroke’s midrange, DecaPiston brakes had… four pistons, while PosiDamp forks had air-assisted preload. All very trick stuff for the period.

1986 Suzuki RG250 Front Wheel

Produced between 1983-1986, the earlier Gammas had a bit of Yamaha RZ350 not-quite-fully-faired look about them, but by 1985, the RG was starting to look like the whippy little two-stroke repli-racers we all know and love.

1986 Suzuki RG250 Dash

The resulting bike weighted in at 286lbs dry and put 45hp through a six-speed gearbox while rolling on 16″ front and 18″ rear wheels. lightweight aluminum frame perfectly square 54mm x 54mm 6 speed 16″ front 18″ rear.

1986 Suzuki RG250 Front

The change to a v-twin was likely made to make a narrower, slipperier bike to maximize the limited power available and to create a smoother bike: parallel twins are compact and less expensive to manufacture, but v-twins tend to vibrate less at higher rpms.

From the original eBay listing: 1986 Suzuki RG250Γ for Sale

Just imported from Japan this summer, this 1986 RG250 comes with a US title ready to be transferred into your name in your state.

This RG-250 is showing just 4262 original miles (6862 kilometers) on the odometer so it is a clean, low mileage bike but the bike was lacking 1 piece of Japan paperwork so it was dismantled and shipped to the United States and then reassembled when it arrived stateside. It’s titled free and clear now in the USA but some final assembly like cables and electrical plug-ins and fluids, etc need to be finished before you can ride it. You can see from the video it’s a running bike and it’s complete and the fairing bodywork is original but maybe the front lower fairings are missing, I don’t know, I’m not that familiar with this model, I can only compare it to my NSR250R bike. The seat is in good condition with only a small 1 inch split along the lower left side. Needs new paint around the brake reservoir but the triple drilled disc brakes and original paint make for nice features on this bike. Tank is straight and there is no crash damage anywhere; the bar ends and levers and pegs and turn signals all look normal but the left fairing attachment by the gas tank is broke (see pics). All in all a clean used RG 250 listed for no reserve. Someone is going to own it – why not you?

I can get great shipping rates (anywhere in California for $300 as an example) so don’t let the cost of shipping keep you from owning this collectible Japanese two-stroke streetbike. This rare two-stroke motorcycle comes with a key and is already street legal titled in the United States in my name and ready to be transferred into your name just like any other vehicle title transfer.

The seller also includes a video of this bike showing running condition before it was shipped to the United States.

1986 Suzuki RG250 Rear Wheel

This certainly isn’t in pristine condition, but looks to be relatively clean and complete, with low miles and a title. Bidding is active, but only up to about $2,700 with three days left on the auction. With a little love, this could be a pretty cool back-road blaster, and one that holds an important place in Suzuki’s history.

-tad

1986 Suzuki RG250 L Side