1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22 Lucky Strike

SOLD FOR: $16,960

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on December 8, 2022

Winner: rsr250

Winning Bid: $15,850
Buyer Fee: $1,110
Total: $16,960

Description

Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 1991 Suzuki RGV250 VJ22. 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.”

Even 30 years later, it’s still held up well. Per MCN: “ It still looks good, sounds amazing and the smell of burning two-stroke oil will take you right back. Put simply, it’s still sensational.”

The second generation of the RGV (Racing Gamma V-Twin) debuted in 1991 as the VJ22. It featured 41mm upside down forks, 17″ rear wheel, a bump in power to 62 hp (restricted to 45 hp for JDM bikes), and some electronics including Multiple Digital Ignition System (MDIS), Automatic Exhaust Timing Control (AETC), and Suzuki Advanced Power Control (SAPC).

Manufactured in May of 1991, this example is VIN: JS1VJ22A8M2100646.

The seller states that he bought it from a private party in California ten years ago (so it is possible that you may be able to get a California title again, but we cannot guarantee that). The previous owner purchased the bike new in the crate in 1991 from a friend that owned a dealership in Australia. “Australia bans any advertisement of cigarettes, so Suzuki had to paint 50 VJ22’s in Team Suzuki colors just like the RGV500 that Kevin raced in Australia.” Thus, the logos that normally say “Lucky Strike” instead say “Team Suzuki”.


Here are two photos of another RGV250 new at an Australian dealership that was painted the same way.”

This is not the same bike for sale.
This is not the same bike for sale.
Kevin Schwantz in 1994. Photo courtesy Team Suzuki Press Office

With it being an Australian model, it’s also full power.”

When the seller acquired it in 2011, he restored it with work that included “refreshing the top end, cleaning the power valve chambers, honing the barrels, replacing the pistons, replacing the small end bearings, and replacing any damaged parts concerning the power valves. I also found a VJ22 mph speedo on eBay UK and installed it.” He then pickled it for display purposes at his home. The sale includes the original kmh speedo, which shows 30,613 kilometers (19,022 miles). This represents the mileage that the chassis has covered.

The current odometer shows 26,438 miles. The seller has not ridden the bike at all.

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us install a new battery, replace the air filter, change the engine oil/filter, flush the coolant, flush the front/rear brake fluid, service the front brake calipers, clean/lube/adjust the chain, verify function of the oil injection pump, and install new Bridgestone Battlax RS10 tires with date codes of 2122 and 3822.

Olly did the work, and this is his condition report:
Tire Years – Front/ Rear:2022
Tire Life – Front/ Rear: 100%
Brake Life – Front/ Rear : 85%
Hydraulic Fluid – Front/Back: Ok, New
Oil – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, New
Oil Tank : Full
Coolant – Level: Ok; Quality: Ok, New
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Turn Signals: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Killswitch: Ok
Horn: Ok
Battery: 12.6V
Test Ride: Ok

Modifications:
The tail section has been signed by Kevin Schwantz.

Arrow expansion chambers with carbon fiber silencers.

Rear seat cowl.

Swingarm spools.

Michelin Man stickers on front fender.

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






Inside of the tank:

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!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1991

Make

Suzuki

Model

RGV250

Mileage

19,022

VIN

JS1VJ22A8M2100646

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Georgia

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

CycleVIN

https://cyclevin.com/JS1VJ22A8M2100646.pdf

Total Bids Placed: 31

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: rsr250

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
rsr250 December 8, 2022 2:00 pm $15,850
blackpops December 8, 2022 2:00 pm $15,750 Auto
blackpops December 8, 2022 1:59 pm $15,600
rsr250 December 8, 2022 1:59 pm $15,500 Auto
rsr250 December 8, 2022 1:57 pm $15,400 Auto
YaniTif December 8, 2022 1:57 pm $15,300
rsr250 December 8, 2022 1:52 pm $15,200
blackpops December 8, 2022 1:50 pm $15,100
rsr250 December 8, 2022 1:50 pm $15,000 Auto
rsr250 December 8, 2022 1:47 pm $14,600 Auto
blackpops December 8, 2022 1:47 pm $14,500
rsr250 December 8, 2022 1:46 pm $14,100 Auto
blackpops December 8, 2022 1:46 pm $14,000
rsr250 December 8, 2022 1:26 pm $13,600
blackpops December 8, 2022 1:26 pm $13,500 Auto
blackpops December 8, 2022 12:18 pm $13,150
sdrcp December 7, 2022 7:37 am $13,050
Turbineguy December 7, 2022 7:37 am $13,000 Auto
Turbineguy December 7, 2022 7:36 am $12,950 Auto
sdrcp December 7, 2022 7:36 am $12,850
Turbineguy December 7, 2022 4:28 am $12,600 Auto
TDELORIEA December 7, 2022 4:28 am $12,500
Turbineguy December 6, 2022 3:47 pm $11,000 Reserve
Dontilgon December 6, 2022 3:47 pm $10,100 Auto
Dontilgon December 4, 2022 7:19 pm $9,600 Auto
COB704 December 4, 2022 7:19 pm $9,500
Dontilgon December 1, 2022 3:53 pm $9,100
jguidera December 1, 2022 3:53 pm $9,000 Auto
jguidera December 1, 2022 3:52 pm $8,100 Auto
Dontilgon December 1, 2022 3:52 pm $8,000
jguidera December 1, 2022 3:39 pm $1
Auction started December 1, 2022 3:13 pm
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