Post Sale Update: This RGV250 sold for $9,019 after 42 bids on eBay.
When Suzuki introduced the RGV250, it was a revelation. MCN put it thusly: “back in the day 250cc race replicas were the sharpest handling, most frenzied, maddest things you could buy on two wheels. Nowadays the RGV250 is a modern classic and is probably a bit slower and softer than you’d remember. 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 bike got even better in the second generation (known as the VJ22), as shown in this featured example. The watercooled V-Twin engine got bigger carbs, bumping up output to 62 horsepower between 8-11k rpm. Later versions of this engine were actually shared with the Aprilia RS250. Other upgrades included a new swingarm that yielded better ground clearance and a stiffer rear end, though the next generation gained 22 pounds. For more information on this bike, check out the model history from SuzukiCycle.org.
This example (VIN: VJ22A-115070XXXXX) has 6,717 miles and it’s said to run like new with a recent service. As the mileage will attest, this bike has been ridden so there’s plenty of scratches and cosmetic wear, but it still looks pretty good. It comes with the owners manual, Suzuki riders guide, first aid kit, Lucky Strike branded tool kit, and two keys. It’s currently titled in Utah and street legal, though your mileage may vary depending on what state you live in.
Find this RGV for sale in Springville, Utah with bidding up to $5,200