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Pepsi Livery – 1989 Suzuki RGV250

In Japan, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

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 …

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1990 Suzuki VX800

In Japan, Standard, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

The Suzuki VX800 is an interesting cult bike that was discontinued in the US after 3 years after disappointing sales, though the European market saw production run from 1990-1997. A classic looking naked bike, it had comfortable steering geometry and a torquey engine that helped make this bike a fantastic all-arounder, despite its 500+ pound curb weight.

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1995 Suzuki RF900R

In Japan, Less than 5k, Touring by AbhiLeave a Comment

With an engine derived from the GSX-R1100, the Suzuki RF900R was designed as a entry-level bike in the sport-touring market, undercutting the competition by about $1,500. Despite the pricing, you still got a solid sport-tourer with odd styling that Suzuki claimed was “inspired a stingray.” Sales weren’t great.

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No Reserve – 1983 Suzuki GS1100E

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In the early 80s, Suzuki knocked off the CBX as the superbike du jour. The Suzuki GS1100E came into the market and instantly became the bike of choice for the power hungry. American press mags constantly raved about not just the power, but also the surprising handling abilities for such a large bike.

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In Crate – 2004 Honda CR250R

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Honda debuted the third-generation twin spar aluminum-framed CR250R two-stroke motocrosser in 2002, though they followed it up in 2003 with changes to the cylinder, exhaust, valves, air intake, CDI, suspension, and more. Yet none of that may matter with this bike, as it’s never been ridden before and I’d be stunned if the next owner would want to change that. …

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2000 Kawasaki W650 Cafe Racer

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4/1/21 Update: 4 years, Todd B notes that this bike is back up for sale with a drop in price – find it for sale in Greenwich Village, New York for $6,800 here on Craigslist. Post Listing Update: This custom W650 did not get any interest at the asking price of $8,500. Even though some reviewers thought the W650 looked …

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JDM Import – 1991 Honda CB-1 Type II

In Japan, Less than 5k, Sport by AbhiLeave a Comment

3-29 Update: Four years later, this CB-1 is now up for sale over on Iconic. The “Battely” sticker is gone and it has a couple hundred more miles, otherwise it appears to have stayed in good shape. Find it in Chandler, Arizona with bidding up to $1,900 and the reserve not yet met here on Iconic Motorbike Auctions. Honda’s CB-1 …