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.”
This bike is a V21 chassis, the first of 3 series for the RGV250. The watercooled V-Twin engine pumped out 58 horsepower between 8-11k rpm. Later versions of this engine were actually shared with the Aprilia RS250. It also features 32mm Mikuni carbs, triple disc brakes, and a digital upgrade of Suzuki’s “Pointless Electronic Ignition”, a name which I always found amusing.
The seller of this example (VIN: VJ21A114371) calls it a “rare 2 stroke GP Replica sportbike” with 13,722 miles. It was originally in Japan and is offered on a Nevada title – it’s got aftermarket Pepsi-liveried fairings though the tank doesn’t match. It also has Tyga carbon fier exhaust, a smoked windscreen, and rear seat cowl. The seller adds that it runs well but the year is the title is wrong and he suspects “that it was done this way when it was imported years ago to get around the 25 year old rule.” Get the tank painted to look like the Pepsi bike and then have yourself a blast smoking out the neighborhood!
Find this RGV for sale in Nolanville, Texas with bidding up to $3,500 and the reserve already met here on eBay.