1996 Suzuki RGV250 VJ23 Project

HIGH BID: $6,601

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Description

Please note: This VJ23 project does not currently run. The seller has asked that we list it as-is.

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.”

For the 1996 model year, Suzuki debuted the VJ23 generation with an all new engine that featured a 70 degree configuration of the V-twin, just like the factory race bikes. According to Suzuki UK, just 2,218 were built. All of the VJ23s were the high-spec SP model (an upgrade in the previous generation), which got a dry clutch, close-ratio transmission, ram air intake, and larger carbs. Claimed hp for a de-restricted model was 70.

This example is VIN: VJ23A100672. It came to Iconic as an import from Japan.

The odometer shows 12,713 kilometers (7,899 miles).

Maintenance:
In preparation for the listing, the seller had us verify that the engine was free and perform a safety inspection. Our service department notes the following in their condition report:

Gas Tank: INTERNAL RUST, GAS CAP CORRODED
Tire Year Front/ Rear: 2705/2705
Tire % Front/ Rear: CRACKED/CRACKED
Tire Press Front/ Rear: 32/32
Brake % Front/ Rear: 50/30 BOTH MASTER CYLINDER NEED SERVICE, NO PRESSURE BUILDUP
Front hydraulic fluid: OLD, NEEDS FLUSH/REPLACE
Rear Hydraulic Fluid: OLD, NEEDS FLUSH/REPLACE
Clutch Hydraulic Fluid: N/A
Oil: LEVEL OK/QUALITY OLD
Coolant: OLD, NEEDS TO BE FLUSHED
Low Beam: OK
High Beam: OK
Turn: FRT LEFT FAIL
Tail Light: OK
Brake Light: FAIL
Plate Light: OK
Kill: UNKNOWN
Horn: OK
Fork: OK
Shock/s: OK
Final Drive: FAIL UNUSABLE
Battery Standing Voltage: 0.2
Charging Voltage @ 4k RPM: UNK
Test Ride: None Taken, Bike does not run. Engine turns over freely
Notes: BIKE IS IN ROUGH SHAPE MECHANICALLY.

Recommended Services:
– Replace tires
– Replace battery
– Clean carbs
– Clean fuel tank and cap
– Diagnose no brakes
– Spark plugs
– Gearbox oil
– Coolant
– Brake fluid
– Diagnose electrical issues (No signal and front brake switch)
– Air filter
– Replace chain
– Scotchbrite various rust spots

Modifications:
Stickers.

Inside of the tank:

It is riding on Bridgestone Battlax tires that have aged out.

The sale includes two keys.

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 Washington 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!

Additional Information

Location

Santa Monica, California

Year

1996

Make

Suzuki

Model

RGV250

Mileage

5,013

VIN

VJ23A100672

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

Washington

Private Party/Dealership

Dealership

Additional Charges

No

VIN Report

N/A

Total Bids Placed: 31

Auction has ended.

Auction expired without reaching reserve price.

Highest bidder was: t**************r

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
t**************r June 12, 2024 9:27 am PDT $6,601 Auto
g********s June 12, 2024 9:27 am PDT $6,501
t**************r June 12, 2024 9:25 am PDT $6,101 Auto
g********s June 12, 2024 9:25 am PDT $6,001
t**************r June 12, 2024 9:00 am PDT $5,700 Auto
k********s June 12, 2024 9:00 am PDT $5,600
t**************r June 12, 2024 7:52 am PDT $5,500 Auto
k*******n June 12, 2024 7:52 am PDT $5,400
t**************r June 11, 2024 9:26 am PDT $5,300 Auto
u*****o June 11, 2024 9:26 am PDT $5,200
t**************r June 7, 2024 11:05 am PDT $5,100
u*****o June 7, 2024 11:04 am PDT $5,000 Auto
t**************r June 7, 2024 11:04 am PDT $4,999
u*****o June 6, 2024 3:27 pm PDT $4,600 Auto
y******7 June 6, 2024 3:27 pm PDT $4,500
u*****o June 6, 2024 3:26 pm PDT $3,600 Auto
y******7 June 6, 2024 3:26 pm PDT $3,500
u*****o June 6, 2024 10:03 am PDT $2,100
k********1 June 6, 2024 10:03 am PDT $2,000 Auto
k********1 June 5, 2024 12:51 pm PDT $1,600
t****t June 5, 2024 12:51 pm PDT $1,500 Auto
t****t June 5, 2024 12:40 pm PDT $1,300
k********1 June 5, 2024 12:40 pm PDT $1,200 Auto
k********1 June 5, 2024 12:40 pm PDT $1,100 Auto
t****t June 5, 2024 12:40 pm PDT $1,000
k********1 June 5, 2024 12:39 pm PDT $700
t****t June 5, 2024 12:37 pm PDT $600
k********1 June 5, 2024 12:37 pm PDT $500 Auto
k********1 June 5, 2024 12:34 pm PDT $200
t****t June 5, 2024 12:34 pm PDT $100 Auto
t****t June 5, 2024 10:15 am PDT $1
Auction started June 5, 2024 9:04 am PDT
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