Posts by tag: RG250

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!

phil

Suzuki November 27, 2009 posted by

2 for 2 Stroke Friday

First up is a good looking

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Bike information from the seller:

My Yamaha RZ350 1988 in A1 plus condition.The motor is full rebuilt (Cost me $1800.00)
The CLutch is new + Stearing bearing + Brake + fork seal + seat + battery etc. I put more than $4000.00 (I have all the invoice) on it.
I also done full paint like original except the side pannel near the seat. The gas tank receive acid treatment.
The paint job is not perfect but not far. It cost me with the sticker $1250.00
So i put aroung $5250.00 on it. Any question write to me using contact seller.
Also injection is A1 working perfectly.
It start on first kick. Everything work perfectly

This looks like it could be a ton of fun on the open road.

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Next up is a as well. Both of these gems are for sale by the same owner in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

This RG250 was listed on RSBFS back in August and is still for sale.

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Quotes from the seller:

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

The seller seems to have a lot of $ into restoring these little bikes and it shows. Back in August I believe the RG was for sale on ebay for 4,500, but that may have been a starting price. Both have B.I.N prices of $5,300.00 so if you or your significant other has a cool 2 stroke on the wish list, these could be under the tree by Christmas.

dd

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):

Vance and Hines FZR1000 For SaleVance and Hines FZR1000 For SaleVance and Hines FZR1000 For Sale

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!

dc