1989 Suzuki RGV250 SP VJ21

SOLD FOR: $12,626

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 15, 2022

Winner: jjlarach14

Winning Bid: $11,800
Buyer Fee: $826
Total: $12,626


Additional photos of this Suzuki RGV250 SP are available here for your perusal.

Introduced at the end of the 80s, the RGV250 was filled with design cues from Suzuki’s 250cc Gamma Grand Prix racer. When de-restricted, it produced over 60 horsepower to motivate just 282 pounds of dry weight. Visor Down called it “the purest and most race-bred two-stroke track tool ever to make it into a showroom.”

The VJ21 (first generation RGV250) an impressive machine with its V-Twin two stroke engine, Mikuni carbs, and alloy beam frame.

The SP (Sports Production) version took it one step further with a bump in power, close-ratio gearbox, and fully adjustable suspension with a remote reservoir for the rear shock.

This example is VIN: VJ21A110175.

The odometer shows 4,308 kilometers (2,627 miles).

The seller is a good friend of Iconic who just sold a VJ22 with us. He worked at a Suzuki dealership when he was 19 and had to uncrate a VJ21SP in Pepsi livery one day – that’s when he swore to himself that he would own one in the future.”

“The seller acquired this bike out of a collection in New Hampshire: “I gave it a good service and renewed anything that needed it and repaired what needed it, rode it with the side fairings removed to see if there were any issues with the engine and to keep the panels safe because they’re irreplaceable. I think I may have put 250 miles on it, checked everything again 3 times and then gave it a thorough clean and pickled it over ten years ago.”

“I did try and find a mph speedo for it but never came up lucky, so the kph speedo on it is original and has the correct mileage. I’m pretty sure I checked to see if the power valve recall had been done and it had.”

In preparation for the listing, the seller had us clean, service, and sync the carbs. We also replaced the air filter, the battery, the engine oil, the transmission oil, and the radiator cap. Finally, we flushed the cooling system, painted the rear brake reservoir cap, stripped and serviced the front calipers, and flushed the brake fluid. Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
– Tire Years – Front / Rear: Pre 2000
– Tire Life – Front / Rear: 95%
– Brake Life – Front: 60% / Rear: 95%
– Hydraulic Fluid – Front: Ok, New / Rear: Ok, New
– Oil – New, Ok
– Coolant – New, Ok
– Low Beam: Ok
– High Beam: Ok
– Turn Signals: Ok

The tail has been signed by Kevin Schwantz.

Battery tender lead.

Michelin Man stickers on fairings.

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop Sport Radial K510A tires that have aged out. We left them on as there is a chance that they are the original tires, but we aren’t able to confirm.

The sale includes one key.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Georgia title. Have any RGV250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Total Bids Placed: 17

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: jjlarach14

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
jjlarach14 December 15, 2022 12:54 pm $11,800 Auto
YaniTif December 15, 2022 12:54 pm $11,700
jjlarach14 December 15, 2022 8:41 am $11,600 Auto
YaniTif December 15, 2022 8:41 am $11,500
jjlarach14 December 13, 2022 2:32 pm $11,200
Smokeshow December 13, 2022 2:30 pm $11,100 Auto
jjlarach14 December 13, 2022 2:30 pm $11,000
Smokeshow December 13, 2022 2:30 pm $10,600
jjlarach14 December 13, 2022 2:30 pm $10,500 Auto
jjlarach14 December 13, 2022 2:26 pm $10,200 Reserve
Smokeshow December 8, 2022 4:49 pm $10,100
YaniTif December 8, 2022 4:49 pm $10,000 Auto
YaniTif December 8, 2022 4:47 pm $8,100
Smokeshow December 8, 2022 4:47 pm $8,000 Auto
Smokeshow December 8, 2022 4:34 pm $1,100
Duff December 8, 2022 4:34 pm $1,000 Auto
Duff December 8, 2022 4:19 pm $1
Auction started December 8, 2022 2:23 pm
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
  • additional details can be found here

Southern California
On a case-by-case basis, we can transport motorcycles in our van.

We are located in Santa Monica, California 90405.
Local Rates (one way):
0-50 miles: $150
50-150 miles: $300

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