Always a favorite here in RSBFS, the Suzuki RGV 250 debuted in 1988 and was redesigned in 1991 with upside down forks, a GP style banana swing arm and a 17-inch tire. Another design followed in 1997 and each generation of the bike was denoted with a V20 series code, with the 1998-1991 version often referred to as a V21, the 1992-1996 versions as the V22 and the 1997 onward as V23. More detailed info about the changes in the RGV250 over the years can be found here.
This particular RGV250 looks to be completely stock except for possibly the exhaust canisters. Overall it looks to be in incredible condition for an almost 20 year old bike. The seller indicates that not only is the the highly desireable SP version (which means it would have a dry clutch and close ratio gearbox) but that it also has a US title which is tough to get for the 250cc two stroke bikes.
UPDATED: It seems this might be a relist from a previous RSBFS post, check out this post. Also, the seller indicates this is a 1996 which would seem to make it a V22 series bike but multiple comments seem to indicate its a V23.
Here is what the seller has to say:
Here is your chance to own a modern classic-grey import Suzuki RGV250SP
- Only 8251 kilometers showing.
- Clean California title with new registration.
- Just a few minor marks from normal use and few scratches from a small fall.
- Starts on the button and runs great.
- Tires are nearly new Bridgstone BT016’s.
- Bike needs nothing.
- The only minor issue is fuel weeping from the tanks seam near the fuel tap.
At this point normally I would be asking “Is this bike worth the $
11,500 10,900 USD asking price?” But a quick review of previous 1996/1997 RGV 250 SP’s on RSBFS gives the answer; yes. The asking price is right in line with what these bikes have been going for over the last two years.
To be honest, if I could afford it I would be sending the seller an offer myself. I suggest anyone who is seriously interested act fast because these tend to go quickly (pun intended).