Posts by tag: RGV250SP

Sport Bikes For Sale September 16, 2010 posted by

Double Take: Another 1993 RGV250 W/Telefonica Graphics

Double Take:  Another 1993 RGV250 W/Telefonica Graphics

In the span of just two weeks we've had two 93 RGV's appear for sale in Telefonica colors and both are on the west coast.  I had to go back and look at the old post to see if this was possibly a resale of the first bike for sale.  It is not.  Cali residents take note, it has that precious California title and registration, pollute away! 

At first glance it sure appears to have everything and a little more to enjoy a RGV.  The Jolly Moto pipes are a nice touch and the Dymag wheels couldn't have been cheap.  One thing that caught my eye right away was the swing arm.  Either this is an earlier 1991 model or a 91 banana swing arm was put on the bike.  That is an extremely common mod for RGV's since everyone loves the look of the earlier swing arm.  The other thing I noticed was no mention of if this is a restricted domestic model RGV or a full power export model.  I'm just guessing here but since it has the Jolly Moto pipes on it, I'm going to say it is currently at full power spec.  Generally you have to have the bigger carbs and full power CDI to get aftermarket pipes to work properly.

 From the ad:

93 RGV 250 street legal 2-stroke registered in california. This bike is extremly rare! It is fun and handles better than almost anything out there. This is a v-twin GP bike never sold in the US . Comes with many extras, Ohlins rear shock , Dymag magnesium wheels , Jolly Moto pipes, steel braded brake lines, 2 extra sets of plastics , extra sprockets stock wheels, stock pipes, and factory maintanance manuel. Please no low ballers , don't ask how to get yours registered. no free rides , Serious inquiries only has appx 11000 miles. I dont ride her much and have other projects I'd like to work on.

So how much overtime do I need to pull to ride away with this thing?  The seller is asking $7,500.  That is definitely on the high side considering what I've seen for sale lately.  Everything is more expensive in California, isn't it?  In my opinion the CA title would bump the price up some but would only matter to a California buyer, as other states aren't as restrictive.  The wheels are a nice touch as are the pipes.  The problem is that in this price range buyers are usually looking for stock and extremely low mile bikes.  Also as good as any respray may be it usually detracts from the price of a bike.  As usual it is a decision though.  For that price, do you want a bike that is legal, in good condition and has some nice upgrades or do you want to hold out for that bike that has been sitting in someones garage for years that has been untouched.  That could possibly be a long wait.  This RGV  is ready to go and can be found on the Bay Area Craigslist.


Sport Bikes For Sale August 24, 2010 posted by

70 Degress Of Two Stroke Fun : 1997 Suzuki RGV 250 SP VJ23

1997 Suzuki RGV 250 SP VJ23 for sale on ebay

All I can say is here it is if you've been holding out for a clean VJ23.  I didn't say it would be cheap but here it is.  What is really unique about the bike is that this thing is bone stock.  And I mean stock, it doesn't even look like the grips have been changed.  If you are in the market for a 23 this is a double edged sword.  On one hand you are getting a bike that is close to showroom fresh.  On the other hand you could easily be spending another $1,500 on derestricting it:  if you want it at it's full potential.  On a side note, prices for full power CDI's and pipes have skyrocketed on Yahoo Auctions Japan and other resellers.  Before  judging the price on this bike factor in the other costs if you are after the extra ponies.  No mention of a title but the bike is plated.  It should be question one for the seller though at this price point.

Mmmmm pictures:

Here is my 1997 Suzuki RGV 250 SP vj23 this bike needs no description. For those who are looking for a RGV-250 SP   know what it’s about.

Perfect and in pristine condition.

THIS BIKE IS EXTREMELY RARE.  (I am the only owner)  An absolutely stunning example of an all original Sport Production, Racing Replica,  imported by SUZUKI OF MEXICO from Japan for the Mexico MOTOR SHOW 1997

Take note the bike is 9.8 on 10 and cost me a lot of money to make sure it will be perfect. It drive perfectly and all original. It starts and runs perfectly, no issues to be worried about.  It is ready to ride and be enjoyed.  NEVER been abused, raced o drag

the bike had 2 issues

1. - some minor but annoying scratches on the front section and the front left turn signal

2. - The front right caliper wet’s (moisture) the brake disc, due to a aged O-ring in the piston caliper, very easy to change

the bike looks new and runs awesome.


THIS BIKE IS EXTREMELY RARE.  (I’ am the only owner)  An absolutely stunning example of an all original Sport Production, Racing Replica,  Imported by SUZUKI OF MEXICO from Japan, for the Mexico MOTOR SHOW 1997

I was a former SUZUKI DEALER and got this piece as a sales history award

I receive the bike with 0 kilometers so I really know the history on this bike, right Know It’s only 5,400 kilometers or 3,200 miles on it!

Always serviced by Suzuki Technicians and with Motul oils and fluids.


I've hinted at it a couple of times; the price.  The auction is ongoing but the seller has also listed a buy it now price.  Are you holding on to your wallet?  $14,500 and it can be yours.  On one hand that is outlandish.  On the other hand he is pricing in the pain in the ass factor of getting a clean/low mile VJ23 into the United States.  You can find an extremely clean VJ23 in Japan for $6,000 to $7000.  Then you have to factor another $1,500 for shipping.  Another $500 if you are going to have someone break down the bike for shipping.  There will be fee's to be paid at customs as well.  You could easily be in for over $10,000 and you have to be squeezing your cheeks for months worrying if the bike will get through customs and once home worrying if you can get a title.  It can be done cheaper but it is a gamble.   All that being said, I still think the price is a bit high.  That price might be appropriate if this was the ultra rare V model (only a few hundred made and derestricted) in say Lucky Strike colors.  I can vouch for the VJ23 though, they are a blast to ride.  The engine is strong, the chassis is rock solid and there is that exotic factor.  I spent over 5 years restoring mine so I'd be more than willing to answer any questions you might have about these bikes.  If you are ready to throw down some cash, you can find this 23 here


Sport Bikes For Sale June 10, 2010 posted by

Clean Late Model RGV250 (VJ22) Down Under On Ebay

Clean Late Model RGV250 (VJ22) Down Under On Ebay

This little beauty comes to us from RSBFS reader Rick.  He is lucky enough to live in beautiful Australia and have a nice clean, low mile RGV for sale.  You see very few unmolested RGV's nowadays but this is one of them.  Rick states she is bone stock and he likes it that way for rideability.  Having owned a few RGV's I can state he is absolutely correct.  It is fun to add pipes and open up the air boxes etc etc but you end up tinkering around a lot.  When they are left stock it's add gas and oil to the oil tank and you are good to go.

Here she is:

The listing is currently set up with a buy it now of close to $4900 US with the current exchange rate.  The listing also has the make an offer option.  Maybe you can convince the Mrs. it's time for a nice Australian vacation and you can pick up a nice souvenir while you are there. .


Quick Spot June 3, 2010 posted by

1992 RGV250 For $4000 In IL

1992 RGV250 For $4000 In IL

Advertised as stock and complete.  Seller states he has all the plastic plus some extras.  The bike does look stock from the pictures but the paint might be a respray.  It doesn't seem to exactly match any RGV paint from 1992.  It does have the swingarm everyone loves so much.  Seller doesn't say anything about a title.



You can find it onChicago Craigslist here.


Suzuki April 21, 2010 posted by

Titled 1994 ? Suzuki RGV250SP ? on Ebay

Titled 1994 ? Suzuki RGV250SP ? on Ebay

Did you notice the question marks?  Well, I have a lot of questions about this RGV up for auction on Ebay.  My biggest question is: is this really an SP?  As it sits in the pictures, it is not.  I do not see the dry clutch (mentioned in the text) nor do I see the adjustable suspension.  You usually see a dampener hanging off the rear left of the bike.  I'm also pretty sure that is 1993 bodywork not 94.    I hate to pile on but VJ22's do not have electric starting as stated in the auction (VJ23's do).  The mileage is stated at roughly 2,500 miles.  If correct, it looks like those were a rough 2,500.  My advice would be to ask the seller a lot of questions before bidding so you know what you are bidding on.

Now with that out the way the bike does have some good points.  The obvious one being a title.  That allows you to sleep at night knowing you can get the bike registered.  The bike is also sporting some Sugaya aftermarket pipes.  They may look different because they are the side by side style instead of the normal stacked pipes.  Sugaya pipes are highly regarded among RGV owners.  It looks like the seller has some extras to go along with the bike as well.

The bidding has already started and seems very active for a bike with a lot of question marks, dust and rust.  I'm a firm believer that a bike should be cleaned up before listing.  The seller has a Buy It Now price of almost $9,000.  I will be kind and say that is optimistic at best. I hate to be a bit of a downer on this bike but the information provided doesn't quite match up with what I'm seeing in the pictures.  Take a look at the auction .


Suzuki March 31, 2010 posted by

1991 Suzuki RGV250SP Titled on Ebay

1991 Suzuki RGV250SP Titled on Ebay

Here it is, back by popular demand of RSBFS readers.  You may remember this RGV250SP from a couple of months ago.  It got a new owner but is back for sale.  In my opinion this is one of the most desired RGV models out there.  First it's and SP (dry clutch, close ratio gearbox, adj. suspension, rare).  Second it has the banana swing arm and third it has one of the most popular paint schemes on a RGV.  Maybe the best feature though is that it is titled: am I correct?  It appears to be in good shape with low mileage (considering age) but the seller states if has a few bumps an bruises.

From the seller:

For sale is my 1991 Suzuki RGV250SP. Yes, this is a real SP w/dry clutch, close ratio transmission, fully adjustable suspension, larger carbs etc etc. Bike has a total of 9300 original kilometers. Bike is all original in rare unmolested condition. This was originally a Japanese spec bike but I have updated it with a  European spec de-restricted SAPC unit.  Only known issues are leaking forks seals and the right turn signal doesn't work (burn out bulb?)  All in all this is a nice original bike. It is not perfect, has a few nicks,cracks and dings hear and there but for a 20 year old bike it is very nice.  It is plated and registered here in California and the registration is current and up to date.

It will be very interesting to see what this .  It has everything going for it except maybe mint condition status.  The first time around the asking price was $4200 w/non functioning clutch.  One small note: in one photo on the old posting the bike has a different tail section on it. If I remember correctly that tail piece with the white background is off a standard RGV.  I'm not hinting at a great conspiracy but might be worth asking about.  One nice thing about RGV's is that there is a large supply of aftermarket goodies that are readily available thanks to the internet.  I've seen anything from bolt on stuff to race prep engine work.  So if you get tired of your boring SP there is plenty to spend your paycheck on.  Unless you are holding out for an ultra rare SP2 it's time to raid the savings account.

Here is some fun viewing to get you in the mood to bid.  It is the promotional video for the standard 92 RGV.