No Reserve – 1989 Suzuki RGV250 VJ21 Project

SOLD FOR: $4,815

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on July 6, 2023

Winner: t*********s

Winning Bid: $4,500
Buyer Fee: $315
Total: $4,815

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Description

Please Note: this bike starts but it will need work (detailed in the “Maintenance” section) before it can be a rider. The tank is rusty so we only ran it on a bottle and did not perform a test ride.

Additional photos 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) was an impressive machine with its V-Twin two stroke engine, Mikuni carbs, and alloy beam frame.

This example is VIN: J21A124461. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan; prior history is not known.

The odometer shows 41,752 kilometers (25,943 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us perform a safety inspection on the motorcycle.

Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Fuel Tank Internal: Rusty
Tire Years – Front/Rear: 2017
Tire Life – Front: 15%; Rear: 0%
Tire Pressure – Front/ Rear: 30PSI
Brake Life – Front: 45%; Rear: 15%
Hydraulic Fluid: Front/Rear: Ok, Less than 1.5% Moisture
Transmission Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Aged
2T Oil Injection: 1/4 Full
Drive Chain: Dirty, rusty
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Aged
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery:
OCV: 12.35V
State of Health: 100%
State of Charge: 49%

BIKE CONDITION
-Cannot hear exhaust power valve cycling when bike keyed-on
-Rear rotor worn
-Oxidation on rear sets; fork tubes; “Suzuki” tank decal
-Torn corners on passenger seat
-Damaged LF bar ends
-Weathered windscreen; triple clamp
-Steering-head has play

Modifications:
Tank pad.

Bar-ends.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Dunlop tires with date codes of 0217 and 0417.

The sale includes one key.

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





Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Suzuki is offered on a clean Oregon title. Please note that as an import, this bike lacks certain compliance and emissions stickers that the state of California would require to transfer a title. Have any RGV250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: this bike starts but it will need work (detailed in the “Maintenance” section) before it can be a rider. The tank is rusty so we only ran it on a bottle and did not perform a test ride.

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1989

Make

Suzuki

Model

RGV250

Mileage

25,943

VIN

J21A124461

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Oregon

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 26

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: t*********s

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
t*********s July 6, 2023 3:03 pm PDT $4,500 Auto
s******2 July 6, 2023 3:03 pm PDT $4,400
t*********s July 6, 2023 3:03 pm PDT $4,100 Auto
s******2 July 6, 2023 3:03 pm PDT $4,000
t*********s July 6, 2023 3:02 pm PDT $3,900 Auto
s******2 July 6, 2023 3:02 pm PDT $3,800
t*********s July 6, 2023 3:01 pm PDT $3,600 Auto
s******2 July 6, 2023 3:01 pm PDT $3,500
t*********s July 6, 2023 3:00 pm PDT $3,400 Auto
f*************0 July 6, 2023 3:00 pm PDT $3,300
t*********s July 6, 2023 3:00 pm PDT $3,200
f*************0 July 6, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $3,100
s******2 July 6, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $3,000 Auto
f*************0 July 6, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $2,900
s******2 July 6, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $2,800 Auto
f*************0 July 6, 2023 2:58 pm PDT $2,700
s******2 July 5, 2023 10:29 pm PDT $2,600
w*****r July 5, 2023 10:28 pm PDT $2,500 Auto
s******2 July 5, 2023 10:28 pm PDT $2,400
w*****r July 5, 2023 10:28 pm PDT $2,300 Auto
s******2 July 5, 2023 10:28 pm PDT $2,200
w*****r July 1, 2023 9:01 am PDT $2,100
r******3 July 1, 2023 9:01 am PDT $2,000 Auto
r******3 June 29, 2023 7:35 pm PDT $1,600
w*****r June 29, 2023 7:35 pm PDT $1,500 Auto
w*****r June 29, 2023 1:42 pm PDT $1 Reserve
Auction started June 29, 2023 12:38 pm PDT
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