1997 Suzuki RGV250SP VJ23

SOLD FOR: $15,301

Reserve price has been met.

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Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional photos of this Suzuki RGV250SP 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 1997 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.

Even better than all of that, some SPs were available in a Lucky Strike replica race livery. Please note that this one is a Lucky Strike replica.

This example is VIN: VJ23A101480. The seller acquired it on eBay in 2015.

The VIN plate is not original.

The speedometer/odometer is a replacement unit for full power bikes (240 kph). It shows 803 kilometers. The original 180 kph gauges are included in the sale and show approximately 7,700 kilometers on them for a total of roughly 8,503 kilometers (5,278 miles).

Modifications:
The bike was de-restricted roughly 1,000 miles ago by the owner at the time, who was a 2-stroke tuner and technician in California. At that time, the pistons, rings, seals, and bearings were also replaced.

Lucky Strike paint on OEM panels.


Jolly Moto exhaust.

WR’S rear sets with aftermarket heel guards.

KYB front forks with Tokico radially-mounted calipers, carbon fiber front fender.

Brembo radial front master cylinder and brake lever from a Ducati Panigale.

Red chain, aftermarket rear sprocket, swingarm spools.

Not pictured are:
– 32900-42ERO Race SAPC CDI for high octane/avgas. The bike is currently set up for premix as the race CDI cannot control an oil pump.
– Full power air box lid and air filter.
– NGK BR93CMIX iridium plugs.

Cosmetic Blemishes:
The seller states that this Suzuki is in “cosmetically sound condition” with no significant blemishes.


The seller states that there are no known mechanical issues. He installed new Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 tires in 2015 and has also replaced the fluids and filters.

The sale includes the owner’s manual and the original exhaust. It does NOT include the stand shown in some pictures.

Currently located in Greenwich, Connecticut, this Suzuki is offered on a clean California title with back fees totaling $889. The seller is available to have a bidders proxy see the bike up close. Have any RGV250 stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

Please Note: In response to customer requests, we are implementing an automatic bid bump: if your proxy bid meets or exceeds the reserve price, bidding will jump up to meet that price and you will see “Reserve price has been met” under the price. Please contact abhi@iconicmotorbikes.com if you have any questions!

Additional Information

Location

Greenwich, Connecticut

Year

1997

Make

Suzuki

Model

RGV250

Mileage

5,278

VIN

VJ23A101480

Title

Clean

Title State/Country

California

Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

Additional Charges

No

Total Bids Placed: 38

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: Genostan

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
Genostan December 1, 2021 10:59 am $14,300
dennismoto November 26, 2021 11:26 am $14,200
amazzara November 26, 2021 11:26 am $14,150 Auto
amazzara November 24, 2021 11:04 pm $13,600 Auto
luckyme November 24, 2021 11:04 pm $13,500
amazzara November 24, 2021 10:44 pm $13,000 Reserve
amazzara November 24, 2021 10:44 pm $12,500 Auto
amazzara November 24, 2021 10:44 pm $12,101
luckyme November 24, 2021 10:44 pm $12,001 Auto
luckyme November 24, 2021 4:37 pm $11,611 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 4:37 pm $11,511
luckyme November 24, 2021 4:35 pm $11,311
OldRon November 24, 2021 4:26 pm $11,211
luckyme November 24, 2021 4:25 pm $11,111 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 4:25 pm $11,100
luckyme November 24, 2021 4:24 pm $11,000 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 4:24 pm $10,900
luckyme November 24, 2021 4:24 pm $10,600 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 4:24 pm $10,500
luckyme November 24, 2021 1:55 pm $10,200
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:53 pm $10,100
luckyme November 24, 2021 1:53 pm $10,000 Auto
luckyme November 24, 2021 1:53 pm $9,600 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:53 pm $9,500
luckyme November 24, 2021 1:51 pm $9,200
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:18 pm $9,100
Rhino November 24, 2021 1:18 pm $9,000 Auto
Rhino November 24, 2021 1:18 pm $8,200 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:18 pm $8,100
Rhino November 24, 2021 1:18 pm $7,600 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:18 pm $7,500
Rhino November 24, 2021 1:17 pm $6,100 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:17 pm $6,000
Rhino November 24, 2021 1:17 pm $4,600 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:17 pm $4,500
Rhino November 24, 2021 1:16 pm $3,100 Auto
OldRon November 24, 2021 1:16 pm $3,000
Rhino November 24, 2021 12:28 pm $1,000
Auction started November 24, 2021 11:45 am
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Shipping Information

Continental US:
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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.
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