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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).
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us replace the battery, clean and sync the carbs, change the transmission oil, flush and fill the brake fluid, replace the front sprocket, and service the separated clutch plates.
Olly did the work, he notes the following in his condition report:
Gas Tank Internal: Fail
Tire Year Front: 1818 / Rear: 1217
Tire Life Front: 95% / Rear: 95%
Tire Press Front: 34PSI / Rear: 36PSI
Brake Life Front: 70% / Rear : 60%
Front and Rear Brake Fluid: New
Oil: New / Level: Good
Coolant: New / Level: Good
Low Beam: Ok
High Beam: Ok
Tail Light: Ok
Brake Light: Ok
Plate Light: Ok
Test Ride: 1 Mile
Bike operates as intended
• Gas tank has some internal signs of rust
• Engine, exhaust, controls, and shock have extensive signs of oxidation and rust
• Max speed on speedometer: 240kph
Please note: This example is currently fitted with ignition module part No. 32910-22D90. Based on our research, it was originally a German model and is not restricted to 45hp.
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 VJ22 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!